Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Foundation
I kind of love that beauty brands are seeing their customers as constantly on the go and in need of make up that lasts well past going out or standard working hours. There must have been some research back at the beauty trend labs that found we want make up to last longer, particularly foundation, because there is no other reason that brands suddenly all start bringing out foundations we can keep on longer than our shoes. Once again, it’s a matte finish, sweat and humidity, water and transfer resistant and it promises no oxidization. My favourite Laura Mercier foundation is Candleglow that gives skin a ‘lit’ look so Flawless Fusion could never live up to the flattering glow of that because, like every matte base, it will unglow you completely! If you want glow on matte base you have to add it in afterwards.
Again, this is going to suit your skin if it runs to oily – it’s an oil free formula which contains mica that helps to control oil and promises improved pigments that stay true during wear time. You can build this up very easily to a full coverage (perhaps that’s why there isn’t any SPF in this – if you are already fully covered maybe it isn’t strictly necessary) although I liked it semi-full better than full. It feel smooth on application but you need to go quite quickly because it sets. I can definitely feel it on my skin and maybe it’s the water resistant element, but my complexion felt (very slightly) ‘coated’.
I’ve got two shades here – bottom one is Buff, top is Cashew and there are 18 other shades. I did feel the last was good but when I took it off I am pretty sure that less came off than I put on at the start of the day. It’s already launched at SpaceNK HERE.
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