Monday, 8 October 2012

Review - Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme Foundation


I am vowing for this to be the start of me getting a grip, and being able to manage my time well between A Levels, work and my blog! I've been neglecting it lately and I've really missed blogging, however I haven't missed shopping, I've been doing rather a lot of that, so today I'm going to share with you my most extravagant purchase..

I've always been someone who thought that high end foundations were a waste of money, what was the point when there were perfectly nice ones in drugstores? So really, I'm unsure of what actually changed my mind! I was in Meadowhall a few weeks ago, and suddenly just had the urge to buy one, so I popped into House of Fraser, bit the bullet and went over to the Laura Mercier stand.

I wanted a foundation that gave me medium coverage, something that covered any redness/imperfections and balanced out my skin without it looking to cakey and full on, so the very nice man on the counter, tested the 'oil free supreme' foundation on me, and needless to was purchased!!

A little warning, as I made this mistake the first time I wore it, is that do not apply this foundation without shaking the bottle beforehand, it looks a thick mess. However, if you apply this like a normal human being(!), I do it with a Real Techniques stippling brush, it gives a gorgeous flawless finish, but looks natural, is oil free, without clutching to dry patches and is easily blended. 

Being Laura Mercier, it actually has 12 different shades to choose from, so it can basically match anyone, I am in the shade 'sunny beige' and it's perrrrrrrfect! This foundation is slightly steeply priced at £33, although I got mine for £29.70 with a cheeky 10% discount sale they were having without me even realising, so I am expecting sleek but subtle packaging, which is definitely is; and has a pump! I've read so many reviews of high end foundations that don't have a pump, which I think is absurd for the price you are paying to be honest.

I have used it over the Clarins Beauty Balm, review here and I got a sample of the Laura Mercier primer and it looks lovely over both, with the Clarins balm just giving that slightly dewier finish, which is perfect with this foundation as due to it being oil free, your face isn't going to end up an oily mess! The primer does a great job, I personally don't have a huge problem with foundation wearing off throughout the day however I could definitely tell a difference, and it also makes the foundation glide on beautifully too.

Do I recommend it? Yes! I think it's a great winter foundation, without looking too full on for daytime, however it's a no go area for people with really dry skin!

I want to try more high end products now, I've caught the bug! What does everyone recommend?

Charlotte xx


  1. This looks great! I may need to buy it now! I absolutely love the Laura Mercier primer - I have the regular one and would definitely recommend it :) I love high end makeup x

    1. i recommend it! yeah i have the sample of the regular one and it seems to work really well, want to get the full size! x

  2. Great review, looks gorgeous! I used to get high-end foundations but then discovered l'oreal lumi maqique, i'd love to try some high-end again but i am lacking funds, boo ):

    Sophierosehearts x

    1. thank you! ohh i really want to try that, i've heard amazing reviews! x

  3. That looks like a gorgeous foundation!:)

    Belle Epoque

  4. This looks really good, i have really dry skin too. x

    Love your blog, i'm now following!


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