Foundation Review | Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide

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-Price: $59 CAD
-24 Shades available 
-Finish: Semi Matte
-Coverage: Medium build-able
-Texture: Thin, watery and pigmented
-Last wear: 4-5 hours
-Recommended for: Normal, dry/oily combination skin
-My Shade: Macadamia (Around NC25)

Claims from Laura Mercier: 
"A long-wear, oil-free foundation that magically blurs the line between real skin and makeup. This revolutionary bi-phase, two part formula is designed to deliver the most natural looking colour and lightweight coverage. Colour true pigments rest at the bottom of the package while reflective waters (Hydro-Brilliant Technology) float to the top. Vigorously shaking the package before each use ensures the pigments blend with the reflective waters to create fresh colour every time.
Long-wear (12 hours). Humidity-proof, sweat-proof / water resistant. Oil-free; non-comedogenic. Non-greasy; non-drying. Dermatologist tested. Suitable for all skin types (including sensitive skin), especially normal-to-oily skins."

Laura Mercier's claims of blurring skin and makeup, being natural and lightweight, and being suitable for normal-to-oily-skins are completely spot on! My only complaints were that my dry patches were a bit more noticeable with the makeup, and also that the coverage was not able to cover my acne. However, after reading the claims,it does say that it's suitable for all skin types, but especially for normal - oily skin, meaning that skin with dry patches will be okay with this foundation, but not the best. Additionally, being "natural looking," I could not expect it to be anything more than medium coverage. You are able build it from a light-medium to a heavier medium coverage, but I wouldn't try to build it any further. The recommended application is with fingers, or with a sponge. However, the sponge soaks up all the product (due to its liquidity) and makes it too sheer, and my fingers don't build enough coverage. Instead, I find that using a dense foundation brush gives the most even and build-able application.
The semi-matte finish makes it a great look if you're looking for something everyday, to magically blur your skin without looking cake-y. 
Recommend to people with : normal-oily skin, looking for skin-like natural makeup. 

Side note: I only wish they also fixed the packaging!!! Please store upside-down to prevent loss of product. Also, shake well before use.