Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation

Laura Mercier was one of the first high end brands I ever bought foundation from - they always seemed to have a great range of finishes and shades that match all skin tones. I'm still a big fan of their tinted moisturizer nearly a decade later but have recently been giving their Silk Creme Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation* a whirl.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation
The Photo Edition Foundation (had to shorten it a bit as it's such a mouthful!) is a medium to full coverage foundation that gives a semi matte but very natural finish. It's been designed to work well in photography or film situations, where a more dewy look can leave you looking a bit shiny. It also boasts up to 12 hours wear time without needing any touch ups.

The oil free formula is great if you have combination or oilier skin but I've also found it also sits really well on my dehydrated patches - it doesn't seem to rest on the surface like other heavier, more matte foundations I've tried.

One of the things I love about Laura Mercier foundations is that they offer a really good range of shades. There are 12 to choose from in this particular product. As per the norm, I'm the lightest shade (Rose Ivory, which has cool undertones) but I think pretty much all skin tones should find a decent match here.

For the most flawless finish, I use a buffing brush and apply a small amount from the centre of my face outwards. Most of us can get away with less product as we move out towards the edges of the face, so this gives a really polished look that still looks natural at the same time.

I've been testing this during peak hay fever season, so have ignored the fact it went slightly patchy around my nose area (due to sneezing into a tissue every five mins) as I don't think this is down to the product itself. Other than that, it lasted exceptionally well throughout the day, lasting a whole day at work without slipping or fading.

If you're on the hunt for a fuller coverage base then I'd definitely recommend popping down to a counter and getting colour matched. I think it's a fab formula and definitely worth a purchase.
You can find it on all Laura Mercier counters priced £35 for 30ml.

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*PR sample

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