FOUNDATION REVIEW: Laura Mercier Silk Creme Photo Edition Oil Free Foundation.

Price = $65AUD.

Available = Sephora, David Jones, Myer, AdoreBeauty (online), SpaceNK, Selfridges, etc.

Weight = 1 Ounce/ 30mls.

Shade Range = 12.

Contains: Silk powder blend, tea tree extract, Vitamin A & E.

My skin type: I have an oily t-zone and relatively normal over the rest of my face, with dehydration and rough texturing on my lower cheeks and jawline. I also have congestion and blackheads on my nose.



This foundation is another new favourite to me, I have been using it for roughly three months now, and throughly enjoying it. It is a really lovely light weight texture and creates beautiful coverage that still feels like skin, without being overwhelmed with coverage. I thoroughly enjoy the way that the foundation sits on my skin.

My favourite aspect of this foundation is definitely how it photographs, it has a beautiful natural look without being exceptionally matte or dewy, just gives the impression of natural skin whilst covering imperfections and discolouration. I really recommend this for a day of photography or even a special occasion.

The foundation does have a decent wear time on my skin, typically I get eight hours of beautiful wear from this foundation before it begins to need touching up or just generally begins to look less than it’s best. However, with a drier skin type it ma be a more long wearing foundation, and even on my skin in cooler weather it may be able to last a little longer. I do personally set this foundation with a light powder, but this is obviously a personal preference, but works beautifully in conjunction with the Laura Mercier Translucent powder or for a more affordable alternative, it does sit beautifully under a light dusting of the RCMA No Colour Powder.

My main criticism of this foundation is sadly the shade range which is incredibly limited in the darker shades, which truly limits the variety of people who are able to enjoy this foundation.

Please let me know if you have any experience with this foundation in the comments along with your skin type, so that others may have a better gauge if they would enjoy the foundation. Thank you for reading!


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