ace of base: laura mercier

laura mercier silk creme foundation radiance primer review swatch photo
laura mercier silk creme foundation radiance primer review swatch photo

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
Laura Mercier Primer In Radiance

I thought today I'd write a renewed ode to my favourite base ever. The funny thing about this is that I used to hate Laura Mercier Silk Creme. I remember buying it off the recommendation of Juicystar07 (IKR, those were the days) years and years ago. But I just couldn't get it to work for me. I felt it looked cakey and dry and just didn't sit nicely on my skin. I found it hard to blend and felt like it just wasn't that good overall. None the less I repurchased it last year after it experienced a bit of blog hype and I haven't looked back since. I don't throw Holy Grail around much, but this is just... the one.

I used to wear the shade Cashew Beige, and worn Medium Ivory and Sand Beige but have been more recently matched with Cream Ivory. Which is a HUGE colour jump, I was a little shocked when I was matched to that shade as it really is so different from the one I'd used before. I find a little goes a long way, but I can use a small amount on lazy no makeup makeup days to give even coverage, then on the days I need a little more I can layer for full coverage. The finish is matte while also have a natural satin like glow. It's hard to describe, but it's sort of like "glow from within" rather than dewy. I have oily, sensitive spot prone skin and I've never broken out using this foundation. I can often breakout with foundations as I'm allergic to a lot of different ingredients that are pumped into foundations. This one has never done anything bad to my skin and anytime I get a breakout from a foundation I go back to this as I know it's so fail safe on me.

I also want to give one big nod to the Laura Mercier Primer in Radiance. It's just a stunning pink pearly primer which evens out the skin tone all the whole it perks up and illuminates the face. I recently caved and bought the full size of this after going through a mini version I got in a gift set. I love how it even's out my skin tone and brings the brightness to the face. I sometimes wear it on its own as a base when I do wear no makeup as I just feel it gives it an extra lil' something.

Have you tried this before?


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