I am pleased to showcase another BRAND NEW & COMING SOON tried, tested and loved beauty product which was sent for review - Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder. You heard it here first, but I declare that it is TOTALLY THE BEES KNEES and you will see why later when you see the unedited before and after photos because high res photos (taken with my awesome new Canon 40mm pancake lens – thank you hubby!) tell no lies!!!
But before that, let’s get the nitty-gritty on Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder…
So, my first few thoughts were – “Is it foundation? Is it powder? Is it both?”
Yes, it is indeed both. Gotta love multi-tasking products!
As you can see, Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder comes in the classic Laura Mercier packaging – feminine chic – which houses a soft sponge disc and encased mirror to allow easy touch-ups for women on-the-go.
The formulation is just beautiful. Silky smooth which glides on effortlessly to even out skintone, mask redness and best of all, does not settle into fine lines!
I have read a few reviews which say that it is a bit drying, but as the owner of dry / dehydrated / ageing skin, I did not find it remotely drying AT ALL. Maybe the difference is that I use very hydrating skincare beforehand (potent serum + potent moisturiser + potent sunscreen) and prior to application of Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder, I used a silicone smooth primer (currently loving Benefit POREfessional)
Anyway, photos speak louder than words so brace yourself for ugly naked butt-face me which is then drastically improved by using ONLY Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder, i.e. no concealer, no foundation…
And for your reference, I am using Shade 06 on my NC 25-30 skin which is the ideal shade for my yellow undertone Asian skin.
The effects of Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder on my face are plain to see :-
- Evened out and brightened up my tired pasty complexion
- Redness under my nose has been camouflaged pretty well
- Not all my freckles are hidden, but they are definitely less “in-yer-face”
- Makes my skin look au naturale and smooth and not caked with foundation
- Matte finish but not dry
- Lasts for a good solid 6-8 hours before my T-zones get oily and need a touch-up
All hail Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder!
It has definitely been elevated to one of my “quick ‘n’ easy” beauty favourites because of how convenient it is to just slap this on instead of separate foundation / concealer / powder. The only tiny ickle little thing is reminding myself to wash the sponge disc to avoid bacterial breakout.
There are 12 delightful shades to choose from so get swatching! Get your paws on this for $59 AUD at Laura Mercier counters from 22 September 2013 – only 3 more weeks till the release in Australia! Happy shopping