Laura Mercier Silk Crème Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation

Best Overall Liquid Full-Coverage Foundation

Why people love it
  • Blurs away blemishes and evens skin tone leaving a flawless finish
  • Lasts all day and won't budge for 12 hours
  • Doesn't look cakey on the skin

Ivory is too dark for fair skin and there are no lighter shades offered.


This foundation from Laura Mercier is the best of the best. We know because we've tested it ourselves. It lets you cover imperfections and even your skin tone without actually looking covered up. It’s easily blendable and buildable, giving you even coverage with a luminous, photo-ready finish. Why we love this product so much? It's formula is ultra-lightweight and gives you a flawless look.

Coverage: Laura Mercier provides a medium to full coverage right away, so you don't need to use more than one layer of product at a time. Unless of course you want a more full-coverage look. The pigmented formula gives a flawless, natural look that covers all traces of blemishes and will even out your skin instantly. This foundation comes in 12 shades, from ivory to truffle. Unfortunately, ivory is a pretty dark shade for the lightest one offered.

One thing we love about this stuff is that it will absorb oil but won't leave skin dry. And, there are no parabens in this formula. Oh, and don't even get us started on how well this foundation photographs. If you have been looking for that perfect foundation that shows up perfectly in pictures, you found it. 

Application: The Silk Crème Oil Free foundation has the consistency of a creme, but when blended in, it seamlessly transforms into a lightweight liquid. The best way to apply the foundation is with a damp Beauty Blender sponge for a streak-free look. After, set the foundation properly with a loose setting powder to keep everything in place throughout the day. When applied, this foundation leaves a matte finish but as it wears throughout the day it develops into a beautiful glow. You're going to love it.

Price: We think $48 for the best foundation is a pretty good deal. Not to mention, because this is medium to full coverage you don’t have to use very much to get the job done. The less you have to apply, the less you have to buy. And, depending on how much you use on a daily basis, it will last around three months. Pair this foundation with the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder and you'll never look back.

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