Love It: Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide

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Welcome to the biggest development in foundation this year. Call it bare, aqua, a veil or wonder; this particular kind of foundation changes everything.

What am I talking about? A revolutionary type of foundation that is as light as pure water, as pigmented as a medium to full traditional foundation, that blurs imperfections like a selfie app and wears as long as an airbrush-applied base. Laura Mercier just released the Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide and you're going to want to check it out.

This bi-phase formula goes on perfectly smooth, making fine lines seem to virtually disappear. It's available in twenty-four shades, but does not have an SPF. Be sure to apply a sunscreen first to avoid damaging your skin. Because formulas like this aren't quite traditional, you may have to practice once or twice to get the flawless look possible with this foundation. After playing with these types of foundations for months, here is my foolproof method for a flawless application.

Step One:
Start with a clean face, apply your skincare and SPF and give it a few minutes to really sink in.

Step Two:
Shake the bottle for about ten seconds. This part is really important! If you don't shake the bottle really well, the formula won't mix properly. The pigment will be wrong and the texture will be oily. Shake it, sisters!

Step Three:
Using a flat top brush, apply one drop of foundation on the top of the brush. Swirl the foundation over one portion of your face. I usually start with the cheeks.

Step Four:
Apply another dot to the brush and continue swirling over the next section of your face. Repeat this until your entire face has been covered. If needed, apply another layer to build to your perfect coverage.

Step Five:
Apply the rest of your face makeup. Dust lightly with a translucent powder if needed. The final finish without a powder is a satiny matte.

I'm hooked on this foundation (I'm wearing Vanille). I see no reason to go back to old fashioned, thick foundations.

If you've tried it, please let me know what you think! Pick it up anywhere Laura Mercier is sold for $48. I expect this one bottle to last me four to six months. A little really goes a long, long way!

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  1. Wow - that does look lovely!!! I have been leery of LM foundations for a long time b/c the better formulations of them seem to be for oily skin, but I may have to jump in to this one and try it on for size!!! Thanks - this is the first review I've seen of it; must go to LM counter soon and give it a whirl!

  2. Kelly -- Wondering how you think this compares to the Armani Maestro, which I did not love for some reason...but i am always looking for a light foundation for day (and i have way too many broken bloodvessels/age spots for most tinted moisturizers or even some bb/cc creams to work.) thanks!

    1. I have dry skin and this works pretty well on me. I think all of these watery, bi-phase foundations are cut from the same cloth. I really, really like the LM Fluide. You should check it out at the counter. I don't think it transfers as much to my cell phone screen as some of the others, which is a big plus.


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