Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation Review

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation Review

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If you have ever had dry skin, really dry skin, you would know that it can make foundation look terrible. Desert-dry and flaky skin was my problem in the last several months (due to pregnancy), so I looked for a foundation made for dry skin. In nearly every list of foundation recommendations for dry skin types, Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation was present, and incidentally being fond of this brand, I had to try it.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

Product Description:

An innovative full coverage foundation that makes the skin look luminous and rich. By combining a special collection of silk proteins, tea extracts and treated mica, Laura has created a luxurious formula that leaves skin hydrated and protected with a radiant, timeless glow.

Price:

$45

My Take on Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation:

This tube contains 35 ml or 1.8 oz of product. It’s in a simple brown squeeze tube. A tip is if you are purchasing any cosmetic in similar packaging, make sure it has a sticker seal on it’s opening to ensure freshness.

On top of the cap of the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, it says to shake well, which is important to note for anyone trying this foundation, because if that step isn’t done, the product will come out somewhat separated.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

The consistency of this foundation is creamy. It feels smooth and not runny at all. It seems a little on the thicker side coming out of the tube, however, when applied on the face, it spreads easily and feels lightweight. It feels and looks like skin – it’s lovely.

I don’t get a mask-like look from it and it’s fairly easy to blend – even on the dry patches of skin! Provided, I do exfoliate and moisturize my skin beforehand, but there are still some dry spots after that, which my other foundations emphasized. The Silk Creme Foundation doesn’t make my dry areas look more obvious. It doesn’t catch or gather on the flaky skin, which I’m so happy with.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

Often being suggested for dry skin, I thought the Silk Creme Foundation would probably have a dewy finish, but it has a satin finish rather than being outright dewy or shiny.  It has no glitter/shimmer particles in it whatsoever.  It looks very natural and skin like.  I find it’s coverage to be medium to heavy. I don’t have to use globs and globs of it to achieve good coverage. When I have angry red pimples, most of their redness is covered though not completely.  I still need a concealer for full coverage of zits. I find that a little goes a long way with this, so I put small dots of it on different parts of my face and then dab and pat to blend. I apply another light layer if I want more coverage.  It’s recommended to apply it with a sponge but I often just use my fingers.

The Silk Creme Foundation doesn’t make my skin oilier, drier, or irritated. It also lasts for several hours on my skin but take note that my skin is very dry and I have used it mostly in cool weather.  I will have to see how it does in very hot, humid weather this summer.  I am not sure I would recommend it to oily skin types because it feels moisturizing on oily skin and it might turn more shiny as the day progresses.

One of the cons to this product though is that there are only around ten shades to choose from. I’m lucky that I found a close match in the Bamboo Beige shade. I’m NC30-35 in MAC.

A swatch of Silk Crème Foundation in Bamboo Beige, unblended.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

Left side, unblended. Right side, slightly blended.  You can see how it covered most of my tiny mole, and also it’s finish.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

Pros of Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation:

  • It looks like skin, has a very natural-looking finish.
  • Feels like skin too, lightweight and comfortable to wear.
  • I don’t find it streaky or difficult to blend.
  • Doesn’t make my dry, flaky skin look worse or more obvious.
  • Feels moisturizing on the skin.
  • Offers medium to heavy coverage.
  • Pigmented, that not a huge amount is needed to achieve my desired coverage.
  • Hygienic tube packaging.
  • Doesn’t irritate my skin.
  • Lasts several hours on my face.

Cons of Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation:

  • Limited shade choices.
  • It has a chemical scent to it, though it’s light and doesn’t linger.
  • Expensive.
  • May not be suitable for oily skin types.

Overall, I’m happy with the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation because it suits my skin type. If you are searching for a foundation for dry skin, I would definitely recommend this product. I love that it looks natural and that it doesn’t make my dry skin look worse. Despite the high price point, I would repurchase it again, unless I find a cheaper alternative that works just as well for me.

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6 thoughts on “Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation Review

    1. I think for wintertime it’d be nice to try for all skin types. Baby is doing well. *happydance* Feeds a lot and is getting heavy. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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