Rated 4.09 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review It's okay
I have fair to light mature skin with red undertones. I've tried both the 1C1 and 1N1. Lots of freckles and some broken capillaries. This is sheer to medium coverage at best. Yes it's buildable but will look cakey if you build it. It dries super fast. What I've found with Laura's foundations is that you HAVE to go lighter that what you think you wear. Once it's blended in it will match. At least that's been my experience.
Most Helpful Critical Review Formula is nice, but the color range sucks
I have this foundation in 5N1 (pecan) and there is nothing neutral about this shade. The undertone is so orange it is ridiculous! In every formula, I find that this shade's undertone is perpetually orange. Also, there seems to be a gap between shades 4w2 and 5n1. Why isn't there a 5w1? Laura Mercier really needs to re-calibrate her shade range and go back to the drawing board and fix this the orange undertone in the shade pecan and make it appropriately neutral. The formulation of this foundation is nice and skin-like but I just can't get pass the oompa loompaness it gives my complexion.
Reviewed by 323 customers Cakes on Dry Skin
hollyreil from Grand Rapids, Michigan
This foundation cakes terribly. It was recommended to me by the sales associate in the store who was supposed to be an "expert". She sold me this foundation and the primer of the same brand. I have dry skin. I use moisturizer and then the primer and put on the foundation and it was absolutely awful. I tried everything I could with a beauty blender but it is clear this is not a brand for me!
by far the best foundation I have ever worn
ginab1218 from boston, MA
I had purchased this foundation 3yrs ago at another makeup store for my wedding, I needed something that would stay in place, photograph well, but not feel heavy because I don't wear a lot of makeup usually. I've been a tinted moisturizer girl forever, but found myself wanting a little more coverage so I came back to this foundation (3N1 Buff) and paired with the 3N ultra longwear concealer this is AMAZING! When I first wore this, my friends said, "you look like you got a really good night's sleep!" and I will take it! Seriously, a little goes a long way, it gives amazing coverage, and doesn't feel like I have foundation on my face (something that can't be said of previous tinted moisturizers I have worn).
Severe allergic reaction
Janelle from West Palm Beach, FL.
This is the worst foundation I've ever used. Over time my under-eyes swelled and my skin burned. Also, when they say "matte" they mean MATTE. There is not a drop of moisturizer in this foundation. My skin dried out so bad, it felt like paper. This is a horrible product.
The worst foundation!!!
Haley from Georgia
I tried this foundation two different ways, with two different primers. The first time with a sponge and spray on primer. The second time with a brush and application primer. Both times my face looked so cakey and GROSS.
Beautiful....until it wasn't
DCMeryl from Washington, DC
I really wanted to love this, but it was not a good fit for my combo oily skin. I gave it a fair shot over about two weeks - without primer, with matte primer, with hydrating primer, with pore filling primer - and the results were always the same.
The initial application was amazing - lightweight and beautiful high-medium coverage (with a damp sponge). Unfortunately, at the 3-4 hour mark my oils started coming through and, by hour 5, the foundation started breaking up in my T-zone. At 6 hours, it had completely disappeared down the center of my face.
Honestly, the CoverGirl TruBlend MatteMade provides the same coverage and longer, better wear at a fraction of the cost.
NOT LONG LASTING
DESA81 from texas
I use it as an everyday use. My go to foundation is Estee Lauder double wear, but I wanted to try something different. This is a good coverage, but it is NOT transfer, sweat or long wearing at all. My mask is full of makeup and I dont' wear it all day. The Estee Lauder does not transfer and it lasts all day. SO i'll be going back to my tried and trued.
Karlths from Miami
GREAT for oily skin. I love how natural it looks
My daughters favorite!
On the go from PNW
I had a great coupon and rewards so I decided to treat my daughter to a prestige foundation. She has oily skin and typically uses it cc cream. However even though the coverage with it is beautiful on her it slips around by the end of the day. This foundation has exceeded expectation. The coverage and finish remained close to perfect at the end of the day, even without setting it. She even wore it to an event where it was warm and it didn't fall off. That is a major feat for oily skin!
That being said my skin is more mature and dry. I tried it an was unable to feel comfortable with it. But there is no foundation that will be perfect for every skin type. That being said I am so impressed with it on her I may verge from my Georgia Armani Luminous Silk and try the more radiant foundation line by Laura Mercier next time.
Glad we bought it!
Beautiful, like skin
Reb from Usa
Love the finish! Looks just like skin! Only gave 4 stars because its not quite full coverage but its a high medium coverage. Dries down and doesnt transfer. A new favorite!
Marie from Chattanooga
I have had very temperamental skin since being diagnosed with Lupus and this foundation blends perfectly period. And even better with a silicone based primer like Smashbox Photofinish. I feel flawless and beautiful. It built up coverage over my rash without being cakey. 💖
Justme from Bridgeview Il
I have tried every way possible to apply this and no luck whatsoever. I LOVE LM setting powers, primers but this is way to thick. Its like crafing acrylic paint, a little thicker. Wont blend out with a blender or with a brush. Even tried warming up with my fingers and applying with my hands. It's patchy at best. Don't know why youtuber's talk good on this, but no. Just no. One thing is the shade I picked, 3N2 honey is DEAD ON! Im hesitant to try different foundations because no testers in stores an have had NO luck at all online (is it just me or is it like playing roulette when you look at the shade finders? lol). Bummer for such a high end and well known name. First product from LM I am not a fan of.
Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Foundation
anonymous from Lawrenceville,GA
Beautiful smooth coverage. Looks wonderful and last long.
Flawless fusion ultra long wear foundation
anonymous from undisclosed
Linen shade is the best match for my skin tone however it does not last long as described but is matte which I love!
Kinda new to make up but my favorite foundation so far
KitaB from Jonesboro Ga
Great foundation. I'm tzone oily and this one is good
anonymous from California
First time ive used this foundation the best coverage and last all day i will most diffently buy again!
anonymous from Los Angeles
The foundation is too thick and it's hard to bend also the foundation drys to quick and when you try to bend it, it clumps up and starts to create little bumps of foundation.
Very happy with the natural look.
anonymous from Buford, GA
love the coverage, it looks natural. No more circles.
A must have for your make-up
anonymous from undisclosed
Fabulous! Doesn't feel heavy on the face, but great coverage.
45 Yrs old with a flawless foundation!
anonymous from Savannah Ga
It's great! It made my skin look so natural, it's light, and work well in oily skin. Great foundation!
anonymous from Fairbanks, Alaska
I have been looking for a new foundation to fall in love with, this foundation is beautiful, leaves me looking luminous and airbrushed! I love it so much.
anonymous from Texas
It blends nicely with my skin and doesn't cake or dry out.
Not my fav
Taylor from Birmingham, Al
Definitely too thick and heavy. Looked super patchy and dry by the end of the day and just doesn't wear very nicely. Probably better if you have super super oily skin.
Trae from Davenport, IA
I have been a long time user of several of the Laura Mercier products and LOVE them all!
Specifically their foundation continues to be the best I've ever used! It gives me perfect coverage and a beautiful complexion. I can't say enough great things about this product!!
anonymous from undisclosed
Beautiful coverage with a silky texture. Color Blended perfectly on my mocha skin smooth and with ease, Thanks Laura Mercier !!!!!!!! I'LL be BaCk
Holy grail I will buy over and over again
anonymous from Modesto, ca
Great coverage. Looks fresh. Stays put. Covers what needs covering.