I'm not a huge fan of powder foundations. I think they can sit in creases, accentuate pores and generally make you look older. However, I know it's hard for the pale and the darker skin tones to find products that work. So when Laura Mercier asked me to review her new Smooth Finish Powder Foundation, I almost said no. When I realized they had TWENTY shades in this one formulation, I decided to check them out.
I tried shade #01 when I needed to look a little polished for a blog photo shoot. I was shocked at how beautiful the foundation made my skin look. I tried wearing it to work, hoping to see the same results. To my surprise, the foundation looked slightly less than flawless, but still polished, about 9 hours later. While it doesn't seem to settle into fine lines, by the end of the day my eyes were starting to look a little tired (I was tired!).
According to Laura Mercier, here are the benefits of the foundation:
He'll probably kill me, but I had to share this. It makes me laugh hysterically. He found this at my Mom's and likes to call it his "nature onesie". He thinks it gives him "nature power", which is often followed by him saying "oh-la-la" in a heavy Baltimore accent. If you were curious, with a B-more accent, it becomes "Ewww-laaa-laaa". Now you know.
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