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Foundation, Reviews

Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation

This foundation is award winning; Allure Best of Beauty Editors’ Choice – Best Foundation – October 2009 and In Style Best Beauty Buy – Best Oil-Free Foundation – April 2009.

I had to try it. Had to I tell you! Here’s what I think:

The Good:

  • Good Coverage
  • Feels Soft

The Bad:

  • It made my skin look flat and lifeless. I can’t stand make-up that makes me look 1 dimensional.
  • It transferred to my shirt.
  • Poor Range of Shades : There are 11 shades in the range. The make-up Assistant at the Laura Mercier stand had difficulty finding a shade to match my skintone. There is not a wide enough variety of shades.
  • Price: Very expensive. A foundation in this price range should be without fault.
  • It smells like plasticine
  • Dried out my blemish. My make-up looked crusty over the top. Yuck!
  • Tricky to apply because of it’s consistency
  • The cap doesn’t stay on

Would I buy it again? I think the long list of ‘bads’ above answer that question.  I would like to try their foundation for normal skin though.

What do you think?


Celebrity Style/Makeup, General

Twilight Saga Makeup Artist – Robin Mathews

Robin Mathews is Kristen Stewarts Personal Makeup artist. She worked with her on Twilight and New Moon.

Robin won’t divulge the product list she used on Kristen in New Moon until Breaking Dawn has been filmed. Ah, a bit of a wait to find out what lipstick she was wearing! But she has shared some of her favourite products in an interview with Beauty Blogging Junkie, Yay! She loves:

  • Shiseido Moisturisers
  • Cle de Peau Concealers
  • Stila Convertable Colours
  • Most of the Laura Mercier line
  • Anastacia’s line for eyebrows
  • Va Neill Brushes
  • She Umeura Eyelash Curlers

Her best beauty tip “use the lightest formula of foundation you can get away with. If you have beautiful skin, don’t use any foundation at all!”

“Our motivation for Bella in New Moon was a look that would define Bella as an idolized popular literary character, surrounded by mythical creatures while still being a “real girl”. She is almost a realistic cartoon character if you will, but still natural, youthful and fresh”

To achieve her look at home Robin suggests “Keep it young, fresh, and natural; pretty but with a punch”