I hate to be the one to use a tired old beauty term, but this IS a bit of magic in a bottle! Whenever a brand gives a name to their products that you think it cannot possibly live up to, I’m immediately on my guard, but in this case, soft and luminous are exactly right. I don’t think I could say Candleglow exactly, but I can see why that name is appropriate. Laura Mercier Candleglow Foundation has already launched Stateside and I don’t have a launch date for the UK yet but if you’re on the hunt for an instantly perfecting, softer than soft, dewy looking foundation, I’d urge you to hang on for the UK launch of Candleglow.
It’s a medium to full coverage base containing radiant pearl mica, purified water and lightweight oils that literally let it glide over skin. Particularly with older skin, any dryness to a foundation can leach the life out of your complexion – this puts the life back, in my opinion. My skin absolutely loves it and *whispers* I think it’s better than the forthcoming Chanel foundation. In terms of radiance and luminosity – yes and yes, but in a gentle way. In fact, everything about the formula of Laura Mercier Candleglow Foundation is gentle and softening in both look and feel making it a perfect any-age base.
I have three shades in the unfiltered swatch above (I think you can see the luminosity element) going from bottom to top: Honey, Golden and Vanille. On Sephora there is an impressive line up of 24 shades, going from really light to really dark, but that’s not necessarily an indicator of what shades we will get in the UK. It’s $48 which I think would make it roughly £35 or so here.
I’ll keep you updated with a UK arrival date, but it’s a huge, huge recommend from me.
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