Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide!

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I’m always searching for a foundation that will make me look like Charlize Theron but I’m beginning to think that may not be possible. Shoot. No fear beauties, I may have found something close to perfection. Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide ($48) is a revolutionary new foundation that changes the game. It is light as water, is highly pigmented, blurs imperfections and wears all day. The formula is similar to bareMinerals Bareskin foundation, however Laura’s version is what I wanted Bareskin to be. It gives your skin a flawless finish that looks like you’re not wearing makeup!! This foundation is ideal for us over 40 gals who are tired of thick, heavy foundations.

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Press Sample


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Let’s talk about the formula. It does NOT contain SPF, so don’t forget to put sunscreen on under this. You must shake the bottle vigorously before applying to make sure the pigment does not separate from the fluid. I’ve found the best way to apply this foundation is with a flat top brush. The one pictured here is from tarte and it works beautifully. Place one or two drops of foundation on the brush and buff into skin. I start with the center of my face (forehead, nose, chin) and work my way outward. The coverage is fairly sheer, however, just keep adding a few drops at time to your brush to get the desired coverage. Just be stingy at first and then build up. Laura says I don’t believe in putting a mask of makeup on, but rather applying foundation sparingly, only where it’s needed.”  The finish is a beautiful satin. The wear on this foundation is amazing and it does not transfer like Bareskin did.

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Bottom Line: Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide is the perfect solution if you are searching for a light yet effective foundation that will achieve the “no makeup” look.  I love the satin finish and the feel of not wearing foundation!

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Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide comes in 24 oil-free shades and is available at Sephora now and will be on counters in September.



  • It looks great on you in the photo! I’m wondering whether it will build up enough to give me enough coverage on my dark spots. In spite of using heavy duty concealers and trying the powder first trick, those darn spots always manage to peak through with most foundations. I like the sound of it. I may ask for a sample at LM at Sephora or Nordstrom. The lightweight feel sounds great.

    • You can add more fdtn on your problem areas–I need to add to my red chin and on a few brown spots.

  • I need to get a sample of this! It looks fabulous on you and sounds like something I would love.

    • If you have normal, combo or even slightly dry skin, you’ve gotta try it!

  • You look fabulous!

    • Thank you Courtney!

  • This looks fantastic on you! I was NOT a fan of BareSkin at all. I used it a couple times and gave up on it.

    • Me too, I gave it away to a friend with super dry skin and it works great for her. This LM one is perfect for my combo skin and it doesn’t slide off or transfer!

  • Such a great look on you!

  • I ´ve never used any Laura Mercier products but this one sounds like a winner

  • I want to try this – I had high hopes for the Bareskin minerals, but the transfer and melting off oily-skin ensured I never bought it. I don’t like heavy makeup, maybe this is the answer for me!

    • LM Smooth Finish Fluide is what I wanted BareSkin to be–no sliding off or feeling greasy and no transferring!

  • You look amazing! I totally need this!

  • For one this looks awesome on you! For two, I totally need it!

  • This foundation really gave your skin a “flawless finish”. You look so pretty and radiant!

    • Love that it doesn’t settle into my fine lines!

  • You have a beautiful complexion and this certainly enhances it!

    • Thank you so much Miranda!

  • the finish and coverage is amazing, can’t wait to try this!

    • I think it would suit any skin type!

  • You look really good. I know you want to look like Charlize but then you’d have to be with Sean Penn and I think he’s ugly. So keep being yourself. LOL

    • Totes agree I can’t stand Sean Penn!!

  • You are so pretty! 🙂 And 24 shades!? All the bases are covered.

  • this is one of my favorites

  • Mai

    I think this looks beautiful but I’m used to a heavier coverage so I might pass!

  • I agree, at 40 years young, I prefer lighter coverage now. This looks like something I will enjoy

  • Mamavalveeta03

    This sounds great! And it certainly looks great on your skin…love the pops of color from your top and lip color! I like something that allows skin to look like skin, so I think I’d like this.
    And don’t turn into Charlize Theron, cuz I think you’re a lot nicer and I don’t want to find you on pg. one of The Star!

    • I really think you’ll like this foundation Mama, you should get a sample and try it then let me know what you think! Oh and no chance of me having a CT doppleganger, I can’t stand Sean Penn!

  • This is gorgeous on you and I love the way it looks on me too!

  • Looks gorgeous on you!

  • It looks incredible on you.

    • Aww, thanks girl!

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