Friday, April 8, 2011

My Face Today: Testing out Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation!

I received a message on formspring a few days ago asking if I've tried Laura Mercier's Silk Creme Foundation & what my thoughts were about it. Well, I actually haven't tried any Laura Mercier products, but decided to give myself an excuse to go to Sephora and pick up a sample of the foundation. I didn't do any prior research of what my shade would be, but with a little swatching, I decided on Bamboo Beige, which seems to be a pretty good NC30 match. The Sales Associate gave me a pretty nice sample that should last me a full week, possibly more. Today is my first day wearing it, and so far I think it's great. It actually seems like a spinning image of MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation. I'll give you a full review on it soon!
Sample of Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation - Bamboo Beige
I used my Dior Crush Glow palette (I posted about here) for today's look, and I've actually been using it just about every day as my "go-to" product. It's just so convenient that all of the shades go so well together and the palette is fairly small and lightweight. I actually think I'm going to start investing more in Dior quints rather than any other brand of shadows. Although I love MAC, I'm over the obsession of owning so many eye shadows. I just don't use them enough, with the exception of a small handful.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream as a base (2nd day trying this out)
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Conealer in medium under my eyes
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Bamboo Beige applied with my Sigma F50 Duo Fibre Brush
Ben Nye Neutral Set Powder to set my foundation
Bare Escentuals Well Rested applied lightly under my eyes
MAC Dainty Mineralized Blush
MAC Golden Bronzer

MAKE UP FOREVER Brow Corrector in Medium
MAC Brow Set in Girl/Boy

Dior Crush Glow Quint (Taupe in crease, copper brown in crease and outer v, gold on lid, frosted pink by the tearducts and blended into the beginning of lower lashline, copper brown all the way across lower lashline)
Nars Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (deepened my lower and upper lashline)
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara in Very Black
Dollar Tree False Lashes (cut in half - seen in this post)

MAC Subculture Lipliner
MAC Shygirl Lipstick
Nars Chihuahua Lipgloss

Oh! Also you may notice I'm sporting a little colour, which I've been lacking lately. I purchased Clarins Intense Bronze Self Tanning Tint to use daily on my face. Day two, and no breakouts.. so I'm being very hopeful! A review for it coming up soon...


  1. Your face looks really fresh and glowy with this foundation. Looking forward to your full review.

  2. It really does look like you don't wear any foundation, just perfect skin :)

  3. Your skin looks flawless, but i cannot skip noticing your amazing hair! Love the colour and how perfect it looks. xoxo

  4. Love the look, especially that lip colour! I've been wanting to try the Silk Creme for a while now...looking forward to the full review (:

    Heather x

  5. wow, you're so gorgeous! i love your clothes and hair here (and your smile is to die for). please do more FOTD and OOTD :]

  6. OMGOSH, I have been using this foundation for a long time! I have recommended it to so many people. The thing about this foundation is that it feels light but has full coverage - LOVE. It comes in a small tube, however it lasts for a long time. I found though that I had to go darker for this foundation than I usually go because her shades start out so light! This is one of my absolute FAVORITE foundations and I am so happy you tried it out!!!

  7. i wanted to try this foundation out so much, but they don't have my perfect match:(

  8. Oh yay I was the one that asked you about the foundation!! I am so glad you are going to do a review. Thanks and love your blog

  9. I am loving laura mercier lately, it's my new fave brand. I tried the silk creme, but turns out that I returned it because couldn't justify having spent that much on something that wasn't quite my right colour. It was nice though, maybe if I was tanner.

  10. How did you get the acne scars you had a few weeks ago to fade so quickly and beautifully? You look great! :)

  11. Oooh! Your skin looks super flawless! Beautiful! :)

  12. So fresh and flawless!! I would be apt to try this now, not normally a foundation person its just soooo heavy feeling. Thanks for your post.

  13. Absolutely gorgeous luv!!

  14. Agree! You look so fresh and flawless!

  15. Oooh I really want to try that foundation ^^
    I love your blog & you're gorgeous <3

  16. Wow you look absolutely amazing!

  17. ooh that foundation looks so creamy. Your gorgeous by the way :)

  18. Laura Mercier's Silk Creme is such a wonderful product, and its so concentrated that it should be stippled on with a sponge, not a brush, or else it just sits on top of the skin and doesn't look natural. Just FYI. You look gorgeous! :)