Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder

It's no secret I love powder foundations. Not everyone does but if you are also a fan there's a new one in town from Laura Mercier- Smooth Finish .

This is a very dry powder. Mercier  lists shea butter in the ingredients for some moisture which surprised me , as I can't tell it's there. Smooth Finish is definitely for normal to oily skins, with oily probably liking it best. It works really well over a BB or primer as that gives it something to adhere to as well as some moisture.  Laura Mercier  has a new lightweight primer out that has SPF , handy to use with this as the powder itself has no SPF.

Smooth Finish wears really well. On a more humid day when I was, we'll call it dewy, I got oil breakthrough on nose/chin ( not unusual) but the rest of my face looked as good as just applied. That lasted all day and there was no oxidation either.

This can be used wet or dry ( I've only done dry so far)  as an all over foundation or for touch ups later. The coverage makes it a good one for touch ups if you tend to have makeup melt midday or anytime . It gives a nice flawless finish  with medium coverage but I think will settle into lines if you have them. You'll definitely want primer first on them.

Overall I really like how my skin looks in this. I do feel though that in  winter when I go from oily to normal I won't find myself reaching for it much. For summer and warmer temps, it's nice.

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Powder Foundation is $45 at Sephora  in 20 shades 

Shade shown is 04- Light Beige w/Yellow Undertones . 

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