Monday, June 8, 2015

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation

I really wanted to review this and I wanted to tell you all I have found my new favorite. I had so much hope for this foundation. This my "New Summer Foundation" story:

Once upon a time a girl who already has more foundations than she can use needed another one. Something she had never tried before. Something that would make her happy every time she looked into the mirror.

Seriously I was SO excited to check out the new LM foundations and initially I thought of getting the luminous version. However when we got to color matching at Sephora non of the shades were right.. like at all. They all had too pink or too yellow undertones and I wanted something that matched my current skin tone perfectly as I already have lighter and darker shades at home.

As I moved on to the Oil Free option shades matched much better and I settled on one. I have a combination skin and for summer months in Dubai I get very oily T-zone. Most of my usual foundations just dont do the job anymore. Also I love a bit of mattifying effect for these hot months so it seemed like green lights in every aspect. And now to the big reveal- I dont like it at all :(

I tried my very best to love it. Everyone knows LM foundations are supposed to be excellent.  I tried it with every moisturizer, every primer and every brush I own and it just doesn't do it for me. From far away I think it kind of looks good. It has medium to full coverage slightly powdery finish and it does stay matte way longer than other foundations I own. And its a nice slightly luminous matte but a flat no shine at all kind of matte. But it just doesnt blend into my skin at all. There is a permanent layer of foundation on my face no matter how carefully I try to blend it and every time I happen to touch my face I feel it slipping around. This doesn't mean it will not suit you of course as foundations are so individual but after 2 weeks of being unhappy with results I have had to give up.

I guess we were just not meant to be. 

This means I am still on the look out for a medium to full coverage foundation that could put up a fight against humidity and heat. Recommendations are more than welcome!


  1. I'm still trying to figure if I like it or not but yeah, I feel you on this one! It's so difficult to find a good foundation which can resist Dubai's crazy weather!
    I'm very tempted by the new Clinique BB cream, the acne solutions one...
    Have you tried it? :)

    1. Oh Im glad someone shares my feelings so Im not crazy after all :D

      I havent tried the BB Cream but Laura keeps raving about the EL Double Wear and now im tempted to give that a go for summer months. Do you have that?

    2. No, I don't have it but after reading Laura's post, I think I'm gonna need to buy it ASAP ;)

  2. I'm glad I read this review, since I almost purchased this the other day. I've actually fallen out of love with the original LM Silk Creme Foundation over the last few weeks, for the same reasons.

    The search continues...I think I'm going to try Estee Lauder Doublewear Light next for the Summer months, I've heard good things....

    Hope you're good! :)

    Lis xxx

    1. Hearing Laura and Simone rave about Double Wear for days now I think thats my best bet for next option also. Did you get the light already?

  3. Oh noes! I hate it when that happens :-( I have the new LM Moisturising version and I think it's fab. Like seriously airbrushed skin. My only dilemma is that it's about a shade or 2 too dark for me now that it's winter here. I can still kind of get away with it (just barely!) so I think I'll be picking up a new shade very soon x
    The Beauty Bloss

    1. right! Foundations are not my preference when it comes to hoarding products (not like lipsticks) so when I finally buy one I always do so much research and expect to like it. Not this time. I should have just gotten the moisturizing version maybe even if the color match wasnt perfect.

      Now Im considering Estee Lauder Double Wear purchase but Im not totally convinced yet! x

  4. Oh no! I'm so sad this didn't work out for you :( Well, I think it's going to be a skip for me as well kind of sounds like it was a bit of a nightmare and I trust your opinion!