|Images courtesy of Live Laugh Lipstick (thank you!)|
Needless to say I was super excited when it arrived the next day. Stupidly beautiful, simplistic packaging - my favourite, I was smitten as soon as I opened the envelope. I ran home, (well I didn't run home at all, I drove, sensibly) took off my makeup from the day and reapplied with Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation (in shade Cream Ivory). The smell was lovely, almost powdery with a hint of vanilla.
But I looked in the mirror and just stared for a minute. I started off with quite a small amount, but we all know that I'm partial to quite full coverage, so I buffed in a fair bit more to see how well it built up. I don't know what it was but it just didn't sit well on my skin at all, it was instantly sloppy and didn't seem to blend nicely like many bloggers had promised. I figured it was probably down to already having had a full face of makeup that day and hadn't given it time to breathe etc.
The next morning, albeit more apprehensively than the night before I did my usual routine and pulled out the foundation to try again. The same thing happened, every time I tried to blend it just made lines, even when I used the teeniest amount (and yes I shook the bottle well before use). Regardless I blended as best I could and set with powder, determined to wear it for a full day considering I'd just spent £33 on it.
After about an hour of wear I went to the bathroom, sad to see that the sloppiness had got worse and that the foundation was clinging to any blemishes or dry patches, highlighting them like little halos. It also made my skin look quite dull and lackluster but I persisted a few more times but after 3/4 wears I'd had enough and decided that it was best we ended our relationship.
I managed to sell it on to someone who loves it dearly, which makes me happy. But it certainly didn't tick the foundation holy grail box for me. Pretty packaging? Yes. Medium-Full Coverage? Yes. Suitable for my skin? Nope. I'm sure this is a wonderful foundation for most, but sadly we just didn't get along. If you, like me, have troubles finding a suitable foundation and were thinking of trying this one I would perhaps suggest visiting your local counter first and picking up a sample.
I know there are so many of you who love it, but are there any who feel similar to me? I'd love to know I'm not the only one!!!
(PS a big thank you to Georgina for letting me use her photo's!! I sold this before I'd even had a chance to snap it, so really appreciate her generosity :) bloomin lovely piccies too lady!)