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I love the way Laura Mercier does skin, so I was super excited to try the brand new Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiere Radiance Perfecting Foundation. I have swatches and before and after photos for you.
Although this foundation has a very long name, it definitely has a very appealing name that includes all the things that I personally want from a foundation!
Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiere Foundation Features
The keys points the brand is focusing on is ’15 hours hydration. Weightless medium to full coverage. Naturally luminous finish.’ LOVE.
- Delivers a perfectly glowing finish that looks luminous in any light
- Immediate glow & improved natural luminosity within 1 week
- Vitamin C boosts skin’s luminosity, revealing brighter, clearer & more even toned skin over time
- Skin appears more even & the appearance of dark spots are reduced after 4 weeks of use
- Provides 15 hours of hydration & moisturisation to visibly smooth & soften skin
- Powered by Silver Ear Mushroom Extract (400 times as moisturising as Sodium Hyaluronate) to hydrate & smooth skin instantly, for maximum skin comfort
- Super Crystal Clear Pearl has a super-fine texture with a flat surface for strong light reflecting effect
- Replenishes skin while softening the look of fine lines & wrinkles
- Weightless medium to full coverage formula
- Second skin look and feel
- Flexible polymers melt into skin to create a longwearing coverage
- Colour-true pigments resist oxidation
- Naturally luminous finish
- Ideal for all skin types, especially normal to dry
- Available in 30 shades
So this foundation has a soft glowy finish, rather than super dewy, but it is also rather good at minimising the look of pores which I wasn’t expecting when I read the description at all. Pore perfecting is sometimes rare with more luminous finishes. This is a big win for me. The creamy texture works really well on my combination skin and it melts in easily when applied with fingers.
I have read some feedback that it might not work too well on dry skins which is surprising as it is positioned as a moisturising formula.
In terms of shades, I have to confess that I always find it a bit tricky to work out my match when it comes to Laura Mercier foundation. I was sent three shades, and surprisingly I actually found a really good foundation match with a shade that I thought would be too light. I think this might be one that you have to go to counter and try before you commit.
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