Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder review

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Photos: c/o Laura Mercier “Smooth Finish Foundation Powder” color #5

Laura Mercier “Smooth Finish Foundation Powder” is a new line of finishing powder from Laura Mercier! This new collection of foundation powder is offered in a large variety of skin tone’s and can act as a powder or a foundation; or both! Love that!

I tested out color #5 and loved it. On a daily basis I prefer to only wear powder. I usually wear foundation and concealer for special occasions or at night. My skin is acne prone so I have always found the less I put on it, the better! I love Laura Mercier’s “Smooth Finish Foundation Powder” because you have the option to apply it light, medium or heavy. The powder offers a lot of coverage without showing any traces of itself on the face. Love that!

In the video below I show how I applied Laura Mercier’s “Smooth Finish Foundation Powder” with a powder brush. My application was light to medium. The powder instantly covered my uneven skin tone due to sun damage and also my acne. As a thirty-something, covering up my acne is imperative! Acne is embarrassing at my age!

The “Smooth Finish Foundation Powder” by Laura Mercier can also be applied with a sponge. If the sponge is damp you can use it to apply the powder in lieu of liquid foundation. When dampened, the sponge with the powder offers full coverage; as if you were wearing liquid foundation but without the weight!

I am really excited to use Laura Mercier’s “Smooth Finish Foundation Powder” on a daily basis. It is really easy to apply, overs a lot of coverage, is lightweight and is really fast to apply! Love that!

Laura Mercier’s “Smooth Finish Foundation Powder” is priced at $45 and can be found online here, here and here.

Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme Foundation review and launch announcement

Laura Mercier has announced that they will be launching a new, oil free foundation on April 1, 2012. This exciting new make-up product is in line with Laura Mercier’s “Flawless Face” collection. The new, Oil Free Supreme Foundation is going to be available in twelve shades and includes vitamin-rich, soothing and anti-aging ingredients. Love that!

Laura Mercier was sweet enough to send me a sample of the new Oil Free Supreme Foundation so that our readers and I could see for ourselves how fabulous this foundation really can be. I tested the foundation and loved it! As someone with combination skin which is exposed to the outdoors on a daily basis, I found the foundation long-lasting with ample coverage. In addition to fabulous coverage, my face stayed matte-no afternoon shine! Love it!

Here are a few key points about the Oil Free Supreme Foundation by Laura Mercier from Laura Mercier!


-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.



Laura’s Technique:

Shake well before using and apply to face with Laura’s Foundation Sponge or fingertips. For best results, use with a Foundation Primer.

SKUS: 12 (Porcelain Ivory, Blush Ivory, Warm Ivory, Sunny Beige, Vanilla Beige, Golden Beige, Shell Beige, Tawny Beige, Honey Beige, Suntan Beige, Toffee Bronze, Rich Sienna)

STATUS: Permanent (all shades)

SRP: $42.00

SIZE: 1 oz./29 ml

*The verdict is in. Laura Mercier’s new Oil Free Supreme Foundation has earned five out of five stars for a flawless, shine-free face. Fabulous!
Laura Mercier’s Oil Free Supreme Foundation can be pre-ordered from Laura Mercier’s website


*Bay Area Fashionista received a complimentary sample for consideration. We were not required to write a review of this product due to receipt of a product sample. Receipt of this sample did not influence our opinion. For more information, please read our disclaimer.