Last month when I ran out of my Yves Saint Laurent LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT Illuminating Foundation I decided to try something new! I loved this foundation, but at times found the look to be a little too dewy for me. I am prone to oily skin, so dewy isn’t always the best look for me.
At the recommendation of a beauty expert at Sephora I decided to try Laura Mercier’s Silk Crème Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation. The only Laura Mercier item I had tried in the past was their tinted primer which I liked, but it wasn’t something I bought again just because I always forget to wear primer.
This foundation was completely different then the YSL formula! It was very very matte. It was a totally different look, and I really liked it! I didn’t see my oily t-zone break through the foundation which can often happen. It mattified my whole face which was amazing.
I found the colour I chose matched my skin very well. So well it was hard to see exactly where I had this foundation on.
It is actually a very watery foundation which I was surprised by since it was so mattifying. I would need to shake the bottle with each use which I was not used to. Normally I would just pump my foundation and go, but with this one I would need to shake and then squeeze it out of the bottle. If I didn’t, often times water would run out of it. I would forget sometimes and get this watery mess on me, but once I shook it the formula mixed well.
The coverage was long lasting as well. It claims to offer 12 hours of coverage, and I believe it to be true. It was so comfortable, and seemed to last all day.
Laura Mercier’s Silk Crème Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation claims to also be photo-ready. I think it looks very well in photos, and hides imperfections well.
Is it my forever foundation? Maybe! I love to switch things up, but I found this foundation was one of the more flattering ones I have tried.