This foundation is brilliant for my dry skin. It gives a luminous finish that doesn't look made up. I have had many people compliment my skin, saying that it is "flawless" when I have this on. I love that they compliment my skin and not my makeup, There are no downsides to this if you have dry skin. For reference I am a MAC NW20 and in this foundation I am blush ivory.
I haven't tried many, but this foundation is the best I've used so far. Blush Ivory is the closest shade to my natural skin color, and it is not cake-y, or weird and orange-y. I love that it is oil free and moisturizing to my dry skin without clogging pores. Perfect for dry skin. It offers great coverage too. I think it's a 1fl oz bottle that cost about $42 at Sephora. A little pricey, but definitely worth the quality. I use it virtually everyday and this little bottle lasts me a good 7 or 8 months.
one of the best foundations out there for dry skin
I have severe, very dry skin and this is one of the best foundations that I've tried. it's expensive, but I believe it's worth it. I think they reformulated the formula so I haven't been able to get my hands on another bottle, but when I save up for it I will go and get it. I find that my shade sunny beige is very popular as well because it's normally sold out at my sephora. I enjoy this product because it doesn't leave a matte or dewy finish. It just looks natural, like your skin but better. Its got great coverage. I'm not sure if it's buildable because I only use one layer (that's all I need). I like this better than laura mercier's tinted moisturizer for sure.
Lots of coverage
I got this because I have dry skin and usually my foundation doesn't blend too nicely. This stuff is great. You don't need a lot and you can build the coverage. My only issue is that it comes off really easily so it doesn't have the best staying power. You really need to buff it in!
I bought this product a while ago from a counter in John Lewis, I'd say around mid-June. I walked in, white as a sheet like normal with utterly no makeup on, no fake tan no nothing, looking for the 'Silk Cream Foundation' and the assistant was like no no no that's too heavy for your skin, you need to try this, handing me the moisturising foundation. I was like okay well can I swatch it and she turned to the counter and grabbed 'warm ivory' and proceded to put it on me. She also put it on using her fingers which I also thought was odd. I bought the foundation believing friends that were like yeah it looks good! SoI went home continued with life, the next day I went to apply my foundation and was horrified with my orange face!!!!!!!! She gave me the complete wrong colour, I'm usually the lightest shade in everything but after visiting the Laura Mercier website, it's like the 4th shade along. Safe to say, I was pissed after spending £36 for something I didn't want....but, there was no way I was wasting it. I'd checked the policy for returns and apparantly I didn't fall under it.
Now, I had to tell you about that so that you would know my bias. That being said, it does have a nice finish, especially because my skin is a little dry and it's easily buildable. I wouldn't describe the finish as either matte or dewy. It's in the middle sort of. But, if you have any excess oil on your face, it goes streaky and slides right off. I wouldn't reccomend applying this with your fingers (no matter what the sales lady does) application with either a sponge or a dense brush and reeeeeealllllllyyyyyy buff it in! I find it doesn't make a difference whether you work areas seperately or dab it all over and blend it in....it just needs a lot of buffing. The problem with that though is on days when you're lazy, as soon as you put on your powder, you are cakey and actually there's a sticky texture to the makeup too. Odd.