Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Powder, Laura Mercier Foundation, Laura Mercier Australia

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

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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!

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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!

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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…

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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

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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. Happy shopping 🙂

14 Comments on NEW! Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder

  1. Emma Brown
    02/09/2013 at 4:18 pm (4 years ago)

    Amazing overview! I have super dry skin so I can’t use face powders, if I could the Laura Mercier sound like wonderful options!

    • Ling
      08/09/2013 at 5:38 pm (4 years ago)

      @Emma Brown, I have super dry skin too and I was worried this wouldn’t work for me but as you can see, it has worked a treat 🙂

  2. Emily Kristina
    02/09/2013 at 4:40 pm (4 years ago)

    Love your reviews. You always give great precise reviews on products explaining everything well. I love that you always show demonstrations of the products on yourself so we can see how they work. I will have to try this Laura Mercier Foundation Powder. 🙂

    • Ling
      08/09/2013 at 5:38 pm (4 years ago)

      @Emily Kristina, Thanks for the lovely compliments 🙂

  3. Chloe
    02/09/2013 at 4:43 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks so natural!
    I really want to try Laura Mercier products, i always hear great things about their bases but never know where to start!

    • Ling
      08/09/2013 at 5:37 pm (4 years ago)

      @Chloe, Just head to the Laura Mercier counter and I’m sure a lovely sales assistant will help you navigate through the bestselling products 🙂

  4. covetingnow
    02/09/2013 at 9:16 pm (4 years ago)

    you have great skin,, !!

  5. jenn f
    03/09/2013 at 12:07 am (4 years ago)

    that foundation really evens the skin out! i haven’t tried any Mercier products but she gets a lot of hype. i might have to check this out in store.

    • Ling
      08/09/2013 at 5:37 pm (4 years ago)

      @jenn f, Hopefully you will find a Laura Mercier product you will love 🙂

  6. Stephanie
    03/09/2013 at 8:42 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow this looks great. Good coverage and the finish looks quite natural.

    • Ling
      08/09/2013 at 5:35 pm (4 years ago)

      @Stephanie, It’s awesomeness for my skin 🙂

  7. Shopaholic
    21/08/2014 at 10:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi, Thanks for your review which made me take a chance and try this powder even though it has gotten som bad reviews as well. I love that it really smooths out the skin and is perfect on the go.
    Thanks again!

    • Ling
      28/08/2014 at 10:27 pm (3 years ago)

      @Shopaholic, You are welcome 😀