Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme Foundation Review

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Laura Mercier recently released the new Oil Free Supreme Foundation.  It retails for $42USD and is available now for purchase.

·         Oil-free, non-drying, lightweight formula glides on evenly on to skin and does not settle into fine lines. 
·         Visibly minimizes the appearance of pores for smoother skin.
·         Buildable coverage, from moderate to full, evens skin tone.
·         Provides a soft matte finish.
·         Longwearing formula (lasts up to 8 hours) feels lightweight and comfortable on skin.
·         Silicone-free, fragrance-free, non-greasy.

·         Aloe Bardadens – soothes and refresh skin.
·         Green Tea Leaf Extract – provides antioxidant and astringent properties.
·         Vitamin E – provides moisturizing properties.
·         Vitamin A – provides antioxidant and moisturizing capabilities and helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
·         Panthenol – a hydrating agent that improves skin’s natural moisture balance.
·         Silica – porous mineral absorbs oils, visibly smoothes skin.

I tried out the shade Shell Beige but found it a tad too pink for my skintone.  I think Tawny beige might be a better match. The texture of the foundation is creamy but not so thick and greasy that it makes my skin shiny.  I made the mistake of using half a pump on the first try. Moderation is really the key with this formula. You do not need a lot of foundation because a little bit really goes a long way. 

As claimed, the Oil Free Supreme Foundation does provide a medium to full coverage. On the first try, my face looked extremely cakey because I used way too much foundation.  The second time around, I used a tiny amount of the foundation and lightly tapped it onto my skin. This worked a lot better and it gave me a really nice finish.  

I was pleasantly surprised that this foundation did not accentuate wrinkles, fine lines, or dry patches. Again, if you use the correct application method, you should not be seeing any of these issues. Laura Mercier recommends "shaking well before using and applying to face with Laura’s Foundation Sponge or fingertips. For best results, use with a Foundation Primer".

Overall, I am quite fond of the Oil Free Supreme Foundation.  It did not break me out and did provide a nice medium to full coverage.  I think this is a great formula for those looking to even out the skintone or cover up acne/imperfections.

Bottom Line: This is a good product to check out.  I recommend getting your color match at the counter to get the correct shade.  I also really want to emphasize that you really do not  need to use a lot of product to achieve a flawless look.  In fact, the less you use, the better. If you have dry skin, moisturize and use a primer beforehand.  This should work well on normal, combination, or oily skin.

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Popcorn said...

Is this a matte finish? This foundation seems really nice? Im definitely going to check this one out. Ive been going through a foundation-loving phase

Lucy said...

I own this foundation, and I really like it. The fact that I need very little to cover my whole face, made it totally splurge worthy :)

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Thanks for the review! I've always love LM products, especially foundations :D this was nice!

Kristie said...

Hi Popcorn, the finish is semi matte.

Rola said...

I love LM Silky Creme foundation because it looks great and its superb coverage. This new one has different formula and good coverage, I would love to try it too. I think it would be great for warmer weather.

Eden-Avalon said...

This has been on my to-try list, but I purchased MAC Studio Sculpt instead to try to ease the dryness i've been experiencing. I hesitate only because I don't always have time to mositurize and prime.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Really love your blog, is the Best! Do you know where i can get Mac Msf in Superb? Is Sold Out everywhere o.O thanx =^.^=

Kristie said...

Hi Anon - thank you so much. I would suggest trying Nordstrom or Macy's. They might have some available. Once in a while, MAC's website may even stock up on the product again. Best of luck!

chubby said...

not sure if i should be using the oil free primer and oil free tinted moisturiser or the regular primer foundation and tinted moisturiser with this oil free supreme foundation?

Anonymous said...

Chubby- it depends on your skin type. If you are acne-prone, I suggest the oil-free primer before applying your foundation. If you aren't, then go with the original primer (it's a really great formula.) I don't really see the need for adding the tinted moisturizer to the mix unless you want to mix with the oil-free foundation for a lighter texture. When I worked for LM, we only mixed tinted moisturizer with foundation to change the texture or to achieve the perfect foundation color (whether darker or lighter.)

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