I’ve dabbled in a few Laura Mercier products over the years – love their blushes and their lip glosses and their radiance primer (mentioned here!). I used to obsess over the discontinued silk creme foundation; I was eager to try the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation. The brand does good bases and as my quest for a flawless foundation has been documented over the years, I had to try this one!
This is designed as a foundation to have all the coverage with none of the weight like a traditional foundation. It’s the longest wearing formula in the brand and it promises to have 15 hours of wear. The foundation is meant to be sweat, humidity, water and transfer resistant. It’s also meant to have a matte finish that controls any shine & a formula that won’t oxidise or change colour as the day progresses.
There are 20 shades in the range ranging from light to deep. I think for particularly pale or deep skin tones, there are some shades missing and there could be at least five more to complete the difference spectrum of swatches. Laura Mercier bases tend to run warm toned so they’re a good one for reducing redness in the skin.
I am the shade 1N1 creme, which seems like a good match. Maybe a tiny bit too dark but perfectly workable when blended. There’s one paler shade but it ran a little too pink for me, and I’d rather the undertones match.
This foundation is what I’m going to describe as a modern matte finish. It’s definitely not too glowy all on its own, and I’d say it makes skin look natural, clean and skin-like. It’s on the matte side of things so I think it’s going to be an excellent pick for when it gets slightly warmer. It sat really well on oily areas on my skin but didn’t look patchy on any drier areas. It doesn’t need setting with any powder for a natural skin finish.
I’ve been applying on top of the radiance primer – it’s a beautiful primer that instantly adds such a lovely level of light to the skin. Having tried many options, I can safely report that it’s one of the best primers around for adding glow to the skin. Then I’ve been applying one pump directly to the skin and working it in with e beauty blender. The coverage on me isn’t full (not like Huda), as I’d say it’s much more of a medium finish. Buildable, definitely. Not instantly wham bam full coverage though!
Have you tried any Laura Mercier bases?