Thursday, 21 May 2015

Aallexxy's Foundation Files; Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluid

Foundation Files; This is where I test out different base products, from concealer to powder, tinted moisturiser and foundation etc, over a period of 7-14 days and post my findings. (Follow me on Instagram,Twitter and Bloglovin so you don't miss a post) So let’s get started!!!

First off some information about me; Skintype: Combination (leaning dry in winter and Oily in Summer). Shade Reference:in between MAC NC45-50/NW43. Undertones: Yellow/Neutral.

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluid
Brand: Laura Mercier
Name: Smooth Finish Flawless Fluid

Coverage: Medium
Shade: Pecan (Medium to Deep with Cool to Neutral Undertones)

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluid Foundation Swatch
What The brand says: A long-wear, oil-free foundation that magically blurs the line between real skin and makeup. Shake & tap to activate this unique formula. This revolutionary bi-phase, two part formula is designed to deliver the most natural looking colour and lightweight coverage. Colour true pigments rest at the bottom of the package while reflective waters (Hydro-Brilliant Technology) float to the top. Vigorously shaking the package before each use ensures the pigments blend with the reflective waters to create fresh colour every time. Long-wear (12 hours). Humidity-proof, sweat-proof / water resistant. Oil-free; non-comedogenic. Non-greasy; non-drying. Dermatologist tested. Suitable for all skin types (including sensitive skin), especially normal-to-oily skins.

Wear time (with/without primer): This base has great wear time, on my combo skin though, my oils do push through after a while, but it gives more of a glow than oil slick look.
Price (ml): £35 for 30ml
Pros: 24 Shades

Cons: Messy packaging
Suitable Skin Types: All; oily skin types will need good prep, especially if you prefer a true matte finish.

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Water/Aqua/Eau, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Phytostearyl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Poly(Glycol Adipate)/Bis-Hydroxyethoxypropyl Dimethicone Copolymer, Citrus Limon (Lemon)Fruit Extract, Fumaria Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Hull Powder, Fumaric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone/Divinyldimethicone/Silsexquioxane Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Isohexadecane, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Sodium Lauroyl Asparate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Zinc Chloride, Polysilicone-1 Crosspolymer, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Ammonium Polyacryloydimethyl Taurate, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80, Polyurethane-40, Nylon-12 Fluorescent Brightener 230 Salt, Polyvinylalcohol Crosspolymer, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylysilane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disodium Edta, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. Maycontain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Ironoxides).
Oxidation: None
Any Other Information: This is one of those bi-phase products, where the fluid and pigment seperate, so you have to shake it to mix. If you shake it with the lid on, the product oozes out everywhere, a way to prevent this is to shake the bottle with the lid off and your finger over the hole.

Conclusion: This is a gorgeous lightweight base, that photographs beautifully and covers well without looking cakey or heavy. I have overlooked Laura Mercier base products in the past, not sure why, but I will definitely be investigating them further.
*Rating: Love
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