Current Fave: Foundation

I have such trouble finding the right foundation. Not necessarily the right shade (thankfully), but the right formula that won’t sink into my large pores. I’ve tried everything.  However, I think I found it.

I recently received a sample of the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation in shade 1N2 Vanille. I was trying not to have high hopes, as I didn’t want them dashed, but this foundation exceeded my expectations.

Now, what works for one person doesn’t work for everyone, but I tried mixing and matching this foundation with different primers and finishing powders, but here is the product sequence that gave me 10-hour wear:

  1. Primer: Laura Geller Spackle Hydrating Under-makeup Primer (didn’t work as well with original Spackle…not sure why)
  2. The new Laura Mercier foundation (ugh…so many Lauras…I either want to start singing some Christopher Cross, rewatch old “General Hospital” episodes, or both).
  3. Setting Powder (right after foundation application and before contour, highlight, blush, bronzer): MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
  4. Finishing Powder (after contour, highlight, blush, bronzer): Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder
  5. Setting Spray: Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Setting Spray

This foundation has medium coverage, but you can build to full, which is my preference. It’s also very creamy, and despite being billed as matte, I didn’t find it too matte. I used my Shiseido Foundation Brush for application.

I still want to try some more primer and finishing powder combinations, but am super happy with everything so far, and I couldn’t wait to share with everyone. Finding the right foundation is HARD. It really takes a lot of time and effort. I’ve probably been on the hunt for about 18 months, if not longer. If I find any product combination I like better, I’ll update this post, but I highly recommend heading to Sephora to try out this foundation. Let me know how it goes!

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