As you can see from reading my blog, Laura Mercier is one of my favorite brands for face products. I love her concealers, translucent powder, mineral foundation, and especially the oil-free tinted moisturizer which I wear for my everyday makeup. I'd been wanting to try a foundation that had a little more coverage than a tinted moisturizer for special occasions or nights when I want my skin to look "perfect." I've always hated the feeling of heavy foundations so I thought my attempt to something with more coverage than a tinted moisturizer would be hopeless. That was until I tried Laura Mercier's Silk Creme Foundation...
|Packaging is a simple squeeze tube. Perfect and easy to use!|
|My shade is Medium Ivory!|
|This is literally the amount I use for my entire face! It looks too yellow toned here but it really blends into my skintone perfectly.|
To apply, I dot it a few times on my cheeks, chin, forehead and nose, and then blend with either my Mac 187 brush (skunk brush! Sonia Kashuk makes one I like as well!) or Sephora #55 brush. I get a light, blended finish from both brushes. One thing to remember with this foundation is to make sure to not use too much or it will get cakey!! Less is more with Silk Creme! Dot first, blend, and then add more little by little you even need it. Lastly, don't forget to shake well before using it to make sure the consistency is together and product is not separated when it comes out (since it is water based).
Two things I don't like about this foundation, yet aren't deal breakers for me are the price and smell. Silk Creme has a weird, slightly synthetic smell that I can't quite describe. It's not horrible but it's not the most appealing scent in my opinion. Luckily it goes away less than a minute after applying--this is something I can overlook easily so I personally don't mind it. As for the price, it retails for around $42. Definitely not the most expensive foundation on the market, but it's quite pricey to me. However, I genuinely think this foundation is worth every single penny. I personally like to wait for coupon codes or sales before I buy products so I doubt I will ever pay full price for it (for example, Sephora 20% friends and family sale, LauraMercier.com sometimes has deals as well. etc). It is definitely worth the money. Also, I'd try to get to a Sephora or Laura Mercier counter to get the perfect match for your skintone--you can also ask for a sample first to see how you like it on you!
Here's a few FOTD posts where I'm wearing this foundation:
1, 2, 3
I hope I covered the important points of this foundation but please let me know if you have any other questions! To me, this is the foundation I use when I want my skin to look completely flawless--not so much for my everyday makeup where I want the skin to peek through more. What foundation do you like to use for special occasions? Any Silk Creme fans out there!?!? I love it!