Wednesday, 11 September 2013

NEW Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder
Foundation powder is a must have in my beauty stash! Due to my combination/oily skin type, foundation powder helps to reduce the amount of shine developed along my T-zone during the day, so I always have one in hand!

Laura Mercier will be launching their new Smooth Finish Foundation Powder (A$59/9.2g) on the 22nd of September in Australia and this powder aims to reduce the look of shine and smooth away the appearance of fine lines and pores. This foundation powder is suitable for all skin types and even those who have sensitive skin!

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder in shade #5 Medium Beige with Yellow Undertones.
There are 20 shades in total ranging from #1 to #20 and these shades cater for light beige to medium-beige to dark skin tones with either pink, yellow or neutral undertones. In Australia, there will only be 12 shades available on counter. I was kindly sent the shade #5 'medium beige with yellow undertones' (equivalent to MAC NC25) and have been using this foundation powder religiously for the last 3 weeks as a finishing powder to set my liquid foundation. 

The signature sleek brown Laura Mercier packaging of this foundation powder is quite bulky and fits just nicely in the palm of my hand. The large diameter of this compact is of course due to the large in-built mirror which allows me to see my full face profile. There is also a compartment underneath the powder pan which stores one sponge applicator. This perfectly portable foundation powder is hands down a great handbag companion!

This silky smooth, finely milled and long-wearing formula fuses foundation and powder, so you could use this multitasker as foundation applied over primer or even as a finishing powder to prolong the shine along the T-zone. The powder doesn't clog my pores and it worked well to conceal minor blemishes. The powder contains Vitamin E and Shea Butter to protect the skin from free-radical damage, while simultaneously hydrate and soothe the skin. However, the formula does not contain any sun protection factor, so wearing this over BB/CC cream, moisturiser or primer containing SPF is a must to shield your skin against the harmful sun rays.

What I love about this foundation powder is that when I use a large fluffy powder brush, only a small amount of product binds onto the bristles of the brush. Once the powder is gently applied to the face, my skin transforms instantly to reveal an impeccable natural and healthy-looking complexion that doesn't leave a powdery, matte nor cakey look to the skin. 

Although I prefer to use this powder after liquid foundation application, using this powder alone does subtly make my complexion appear awake and healthy. I never thought that a foundation powder alone could provide a soft-focus effect which looks very natural until I met Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder! I love using this foundation powder as it not only gives a beautiful natural look to my skin, but it also protects my skin while sufficiently hydrates my skin.

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder will launch on counter at selected Myer and David Jones stores nationally on the 22nd of September 2013. 

 Which foundation types do you use - mineral/liquid/powder?
Have you tried Laura Mercier foundation products in the past?

xx Rose 

Product was provided for consideration only. This review is 100% based on my own thoughts and opinions. I am not affiliated with Laura Mercier and did not receive remuneration to post this product review. 

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