Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

When it comes to makeup I would like to think that foundation is my forte! Base products get me excited and I love sampling new foundations on the eternal mission to find that absolute must-have to give me skin like a perfectly-filtered instagram photo. I always have quite a stash on the go at the same time; the light, dewy option for a simple day time look, the higher end, higher coverage one for those ‘bad skin days’ and those faithful foundations that I can pick up and feel assured will perform time after time. Another day I think I will need to share with you my top five ten foundations of the moment…but for the time being I just want to focus on my latest base product purchase that has certainly lived up to all the hype and my own expectations.

I purchased the much-raved about Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation (£35) from Space NK a few months ago and knew it was going to be something special from the moment I got colour matched in store. This foundation smooth, creamy and quite a thick consistency but doesn’t feel heavy or ‘mask like’ on the skin. It blends in beautifully, either with your fingers or a buffing brush, and instantly makes any imperfections, red marks, fine lines or uneven squinting instantly disappear. It is highly pigmented so you only need a little bit to cover your whole complexion and will give you a medium to full coverage look whilst still feeling fresh on the skin. As the name would suggest the formula is wonderfully silky and practically melts into your skin as you start to apply it. It is a great foundation to lightly apply and wear everyday with the assurance it will last from morning to night or to keep it aside as a special foundation for fancy nights out to give you the most flawless base. The finish is soft and satin-like with a natural effect – it isn’t dewy or even that luminous but gives you a very delicate glow which sets it apart from other high-coverage foundations that can seem a bit heavy, cakey or flat on your face. The finish is matte enough that you hardly need any powder on top to set it – in fact I either leave my makeup bare and un-powdered or just give it a light dusting along my t-zone.

Laura Mercier’s Silk Creme is seriously a beautiful foundation and has lived up to all my hopes and dreams! If you are after a new base product then I would definitely recommend giving this a whirl.

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  1. 7th March 2015 / 11:32 am

    I really love how it looks! I'm on the hunt for a natural looking foundation (more like a tinted moisturizer) and I've read a lot of reviews talking about Laura Mercier products. It's a bit pricy for me, but I think it's worth it. I was surprised this is a full-coverage foundation because it looks natural on you! Might give it a go 🙂

    Lovely review!
    Valérie | Scribbles of Valérie

  2. 7th March 2015 / 11:41 am

    This sounds lovely! I adore light bases that let your actual skin shine through, I'd love to try this one day.

  3. 7th March 2015 / 11:43 am

    I've been lusting over this foundation for a while now, so many bloggers seem to love it. It sounds like something I'd love to wear too. Maybe when I have a little more money I'll pick this up 🙂

    UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  4. 7th March 2015 / 12:01 pm

    I love the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation it is one of my go to foundations along with Nars Sheer Glow.

    Beth x

  5. 7th March 2015 / 12:16 pm

    I always tought that this foundation has less coverage cause it is creme foundation but now I really want to try it out. And your eyeshadows on picture look beautiful

  6. 7th March 2015 / 1:48 pm

    ah it sounds so good! I have always wanted to try something from this brand, always see such great reviews:)

    Eilidh from Velvet Winter

  7. 7th March 2015 / 6:00 pm

    this sounds really good, im always on the hunt for a new foundation, its good to have a few on the go to play around with xx

  8. 7th March 2015 / 8:04 pm

    Your skin looks flawless. I recently did a review on this foundation too x

  9. 7th March 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Heard so much about this foundation! Really need to get it I think (:

  10. 7th March 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Your skin looks so flawless but still so natural and glowy! love it xx

    <a href="”>Lisa | Rock Me Fabulous Blog</a>

  11. 7th March 2015 / 9:50 pm

    The Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation seems to be having a surge in popularity recently. I've never tried a foundation from this brand but do love my Laura Mercier minerals. I am on the hunt for a new winter foundation. I might try to pick up a sample.

  12. 8th March 2015 / 12:10 am

    This is on my wishlist of the foundations I'd wanna try, I have too many at the moment haha! And the tinted moisturiser sounds fab too x

  13. 8th March 2015 / 11:06 am

    I've wanted to try this for ages but I always imagined it would like a bit thick on the screen! Looks lovely in your picture! Defiantly want to try it now 🙂

  14. 8th March 2015 / 1:10 pm

    I'm just waiting for this foundation to come back in stock in my shade… it sounds so amazing!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  15. 8th March 2015 / 4:18 pm

    I have always wanted to try this foundation! Everybody has said such good things about it! 🙂


  16. 8th March 2015 / 10:19 pm

    It looks lovely on you, I just couldn't get on with it, it separated and looked blotchy and turned me into a easy mess after 2 hours 🙁

  17. 9th March 2015 / 8:48 am

    This has been on my wish list for a while, and it looks so flawless on you! As much as I like natural makeup days I love having a full coverage base like this in my makeup stash!

    Kat |

  18. 9th March 2015 / 6:11 pm

    Apparently this is being discontinued in the next couple of months and being replaced by two similar foundations… So say Harvey Nics anyway x

  19. 10th March 2015 / 2:24 pm

    Best Foundation! But unfortunately, they are not selling it at the counters anymore because it isn't oil free. So they have launched the new foundation and are then bringing silk creme back in the summer 🙁 🙁
    Soo soo devastated when i went to repurchase!

  20. 16th March 2015 / 8:06 am

    Such a good review, I used to love the estee lauder double wear but I feel like it is way too thick on my skin now and looks everything but natural which for everyday is not what I am looking for. Might try and grab a sample of this xxx