L’Oréal True Match has always been my go-to foundation. I’ve tried an absurd amount of high-end foundations but always find myself coming right back to this little drugstore gem. Though I’ll still sing its praises to anyone who asks (full review here), I’ll refrain for today in order to talk about … wait for it … my NEW favorite. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation has completely blown me away and knocked my sorry little drugstore product right out of its top spot.
First of all, let me say that I love every single Laura Mercier product that I have tried to date. If the line wasn’t so pricey, I’d probably own one (or two) of every item. I should’ve known that this foundation would be no different. I’m lucky enough to have received it for FREE it in my Influenster VoxBox in exchange for an honest review.
I kid you not, this foundation really is “flawless”. Everything about it lives up to the name. It provides a smooth matte finish without making your skin look dry or washed out. It provides buildable medium-to-full coverage without looking cakey. It’s incredibly lightweight, yet still lasts the entire day (15 hours) without reapplication—I’ve worn it for 10-12 hours on multiple occasions without issue. The biggest perk for me is that it is transfer-resistant! I have been praying for this feature for years but I’ve never owned a foundation that has successfully accomplished it until now. I truly have no complaints. This is an excellent product that I will absolutely be purchasing once I run out.
My one “pro” (not a pro) tip is to blend out your foundation almost immediately. Because it is water-resistant (I mean, does it get any better?), you’ll find it harder to blend the product once it sets. Also, it pairs nicely with the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder (which I was also fortunate enough to receive). If you’re like me and too lazy to bother with translucent powders, note that it still wears beautifully on its own. Other than that, enjoy a full day of weightless coverage that stays put. You can thank me later. See additional specs below taken from the Sephora product page.
- Oil- and fragrance-free
- Sweat-, humidity-, and water resistant