I am not a foundation person. I almost always go makeup-free during the weekend, and during the work week, I'm all about BB cream or tinted moisturizer. But leave it to La Mer to create the least foundation-y foundation ever, and capture my heart in the process. At a recent event with makeup artist Violette (who also happens to be a "global ambassador" for the brand), I got to try out the product for the first time, and it's pretty insane. The formula blends seamlessly into skin, rather than sitting on top of it, and the shade Sand is a near-perfect match to my skin.
"When you see the foundation, it's like seeing the magician's trick — like seeing behind the curtain," said Violette at the event. The foundation, which comes in 15 shades, is spiked with the brand's signature Miracle Broth, meaning it coddles and protects skin while you wear it. But it's also worth noting that though it's an amazing foundation — if not the best I own — at $110, it's also the most expensive one. Why? Because La Mer. (Kidding, it's also because the formulation is really excellent in all the of the ways outlined above.)
La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, $110, available at Bergdorf Goodman
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