I LOVE Laura Mercier products they are always so beautifully packaged and usually really good quality. I bought the Face Illuminator a few months and really like it – so last month I decided to try their latest foundation and their lippie.
So I got the Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour from Sephora for S$42 in shade Golden Peach, which is meant to be a pink rose colour. It’s supposed to deliver a creamy coat of intense, liquid, demi-matte colour. In comes in 9 different shades. The packaging is pretty- a glass casing with a chrome cap. I love the colour its a gorgeous peach with a lot of gold undertones that would look good on every skin colour. But that is about the only thing I liked about this. I found the applicator really weird and flat, and the texture of the lippie was really weird as well- like a thin film over your lips. It gets really flaky just an hour after I apply it and makes my lips really dry (you can see it in my photo). It’s supposed to dry down to a demi-matte finish but it shouldn’t be this drying. After using it for a few weeks my lips are really dry and in such bad condition! I’m really disappointed in this lippie and it’s the worst Laura Mercier product I’ve ever tried. Plus this really shouldn’t be happening for a high-end lipstick. Really wish I got the Lip Glace instead and I will definitely not be repurchasing this. 😦
My boyfriend got the Flawless Lumiere Radiance Perfecting Foundation (what a mouthful) a few weeks ago from Sephora for me. A 30 ml bottle cost S$80. I’ve heard so many good reviews about it and have been waiting for it to come to Singapore! So it’s a luminous liquid foundation that provides 15 hours of hydration and is supposed to give a weightless medium to full coverage. It claims to give an immediate glow and improved natural luminosity within a week because of the vitamin C in it and is supposed to reduce the appearance of dark spots. And the Silver Ear Mushroom Extract is supposed to hydrate and smooth skin instantly to provide 15 hours of hydration. It’s also fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and dermatologist-tested. Laura Mercier also released a Flawless Finish Makeup Sponge that you’re supposed to buy separately for the best application of this foundation. I didn’t get the sponge though as I read some bad reviews about it (it’s small surface area etc). You’re also supposed to avoid applying too much foundation to the middle of the face for the best results. The bottle is beautiful, very luxurious looking a glass with a matte gold cap but also very small lol. I got the shade 1N1 Creme – fair with neutral undertones. So I am happy to say I love this foundation! The texture is gorgeous and it goes on my face really smoothly and is so blendable (blending is such a problem for me). I would say it provides a light to medium coverage, not full coverage though. It also does give your skin a luminous radiant glow without making it look oily. And it is also really hydrating and after the entire day still looks really good and doesn’t settle into my fine lines as much as other foundations do. I honestly don’t know if it has improved my skin’s luminosity yet after using it for a few weeks lol. The only issue I have is I feel the 30 shade range is somewhat limited and this particular shade 1N1 Creme is way too yellow for my skin and definitely not for neutral undertones. But the shades with cool undertones were also way too pink for me and not typical cool undertones either. I feel like they definitely should do something about the shades! But overall I love it and would definitely repurchase it.
So I love the foundation and would definitely recommend trying it but not the lip colour, bisous! X