I recently had the opportunity to try several La Mer cosmetic products and I have to tell you, I think I have found another Holy Grail foundation to add to my list.
La Mer offers two formulas in The Treatment foundations. One being a creme and the other a liquid. The first product I tried was the Treatment Creme Foundation SPF15. This luxurious creme is formulated with the same La Mer's anti-aging properties. It's a souffle like weightless creme that comes in a glass jar along with a hard plastic spatula. The spatula comes in handy for removing the foundation, which is a better sanitary choice than having to use ones fingers and risking the chance of contamination.
I tried using my foundation brush but the application did not seem to work too well for me. I then used the handy little spatula and applied the creme to my face with my fingers. Dotting it all over and gently patting it to smooth it out. It blended perfectly and did a decent job of covering my imperfections. I have oily skin with large pores along with a few sun spots and my skin really did take on a healthy looking glow.
This creme gives you a medium to full coverage application and is buildable. To set my foundation I used La Mer The Powder.
This powder comes in an oversized glass jar along with a powder puff.
This luxurious finishing powder is so incredibly light it appears to float. Developed with symmetrically shaped, uniquely coated particles, it magnetically attracts to the skin for a perfect fit. Airspun seaborne particles – some of the lightest materials on earth – create an imperceptible finish that leaves skin looking flawless. Translucent coverage.
After trying the creme foundation, I just couldn't wait to get my hands on the liquid one. So I cleansed my skin and prepared it with my moisturizer. I opted out of using a foundation primer for this one because I wanted to see how smooth my application would be and how long it would last.
Like the creme, this foundation is also formulated with La Mer's anti-aging properties. It too came in a glass jar with a pump that is very similar to Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk one. I added 2 small pumps of this foundation onto my foundation brush and applied it. This has to be one of the best foundations I have used. It felt so light on my skin and the color blended in beautifully to give me that airbrushed flawless look. I then set my foundation with the La Mer The Powder and went about my day as usual. Several hours later I went to freshen up and saw that my foundation did not budge. My blush did not melt off nor did my powder! I was shocked to say the least. I know that with my other high end foundations, I normally get oily within the first hour or two of the application and end up doing touch ups soon after. So you can imagine how surprised I was to see that my makeup looked like I had just put it on. These products definitely have the power to transform the skin.
Honestly I did not anticipate that I was going to fancy these products at all. La Mer is definitely in a league of its' own.