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.
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.
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!
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.