Review of Laura Mercier Smooth Finish
Flawless Fluid Foundation
Hi All! I am so excited to share my thoughts on this product – the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluid Foundation! It is definitely one of my Holy Grail foundations! This product is easy to apply, dries to a nice satin finish, and feels as light as air. It boasts medium to full coverage (very true) and is easily build-able. I love applying it with my Beauty Blender but my Sigma F80 also does the job so nicely. The coverage lasts all day with very little breakdown (a bit around my nose) but nothing different than any other foundation. I am wearing the color Ecru – as a reference point, I am an NC 25 in Mac.
What makes this foundations so much better than others? I love the ease of application – but you HAVE to SHAKE it – the coverage, longevity, and the fact that I forget it is on my skin. This foundation also does not seem to sit in my fine (maybe a bit more than fine) lines as much as others. I think it also looks very nice. I do apply powder over it (typically Laura Mercier Translucent Powder); but I always feel the need to powder, which I guess is a remnant from my younger (oilier skin) years. Be careful how much powder you apply as it can get a bit cakey easily, which is probably a trigger to tell you that you do no need powder. I use primer and find that the Laura Geller Spackle Hydrating Under Makeup one to work beautifully. I also use my tried and true Benefit Porefessional that works wonderfully as well.