Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Foundation- Review (for Influenster)
Hi guys! So, if you know anything about contouring and highlighting the face, then you have heard of the brand Laura Mercier. Best known for it's translucent finishing powder, Laura Mercier is a staple in any beauty guru's makeup bag (and also their newest powder made for darker skin tones- yay we finally got rid of that dusty look on the face).
Recently, Laura Mercier came out with a liquid foundation, called Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation and Influenster sent me a complimentary box (THANK YOU INFLUUUU) to try for review purposes. So, I dug into the box, tried out the product, and now here I am to tell you what I think :)
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! 5 out of 5, 100/100, 10 OUT OF 10 in my book. Now, let's talk about why.
First off, this foundation (my shade being Buff) is full coverage, which is right up my alley. I may not have a lot of blemishes or scarring on my skin, BUT I definitely do have uneven skin tone (lots of redness in those cheeks) so I like to even everything out with a full coverage product.
What I also LOVE about this foundation is that it is super light-weight, meaning it is my go-to summer foundation. I love warmer weather, but when summer comes around, I sweat A LOT. So, because of warmer weather and beautiful sunshine, I need a foundation that will not only go on flawlessly, but will also stay on all day long without smearing or smudging or caking up due to all that sweat.
Another bonus to this foundation is that it not only is light-weight, but it also goes on matte. There is nothing I hate more in summer than using a foundation that makes me look like a highlighted, shimmery, wet summer goddess (BECAUSE I SWEAT I NEED MATTE EVERYTHING). Everyone loves highlight, but only in the places we specifically want highlighted (AMIRITE).
Last, but definitely not least, I loved this product because it perfectly matches me. Look at the photo above: my face with the foundation perfectly matches my neck with nothing on it. I was sold on this product as soon as I took the photos and realized my skin has never looked so flawless!!
Now available at Sephora.com you guys must go in and test it out!
About the Product:
This foundation is long lasting (15 hours to be exact), oil-free, and virtually weightless on the face. Formulated with Skin Fusion Technology, Flawless Fusion Foundation is transfer-, sweat-, humidity-, and water-resistant. Foundation is build-able, with color that stays true and wears evenly to cover spots in skin tone. This foundation comes as a matte finish that minimizes imperfections while fine powders throughout the formula help control oil immediately and throughout the day (perfect for normal to oily skin types). It has a weightless texture, and is available in a wide array of shades.
Things to Consider & Other Tips:
- When I pumped product onto my hand, I ended up using a lot to get full coverage! I always say a little goes a long way, but with this product, I think because it is so matte, it takes a good bit to get that full coverage look. I would still suggest using less at first and then building onto it when you first apply.
- I set my face with the Laura Mercier translucent powder that I got in my Infuenster box (it's the normal translucent powder that is so widely known by the brand). I think using setting powder is essential to a flawless look. Try it!
The Final Look:
Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer & MAC Prep + Prime Fix+
Foundation: Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation in Buff
Concealer: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Cannelle
Bronzer: bhcosmetics Contour & Blush 2
Setting Powder: Laura Mercer Loose Setting Powder in Translucent
Eyes: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette in Nooner & Buzz
Eyeliners: Aveda Petal Essence Eye Definer in Black Orchid & Makeup Forever Graphic Liner in Bright Black
Eyebrows: Eyeko Brow Gel Tinted
Eyelashes: Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Big Shot Washable Mascara in Black
Lipliner: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow N Arrow
Highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop
Setting Spray: Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray for Oil Control
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