Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder Review

Ahh lazy Sundays. My day today consisted of reading a book (Murder on the Orient Expresso[not a typo]) and watching football.

However, I decided after lunch that I wanted to make taco dip as a dinner side dish.

I didn’t bother doing my makeup or hair since I wasn’t planning on going out today. However, I also wasn’t going to do a full face just to run to the store.

Why is that you always run into people when you look your worst? Oh God here comes the high school beauty queen. Maybe if I just hide behind this giant stack of goldfish she won’t see me.

My solution?

Powder foundation. It only takes a few seconds to apply, but it can make a world of difference. Powder, mascara and lipgloss and I’m ready to face the world.

My latest favorite is Laura Mercier’s Smooth Finish Foundation Powder.

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder Review


Laura Mercier says:Second skin comfort meets color-true wear, wet or dry. This silky-smooth innovation offers a natural veil that imparts a color true finish. It glides on effortlessly, camouflages, hydrates and visibly reduces lines.

Baking Beauty says: This powder provides light/medium coverage without settling into lines.





My shade is 01 which is a light beige with yellow undertones. It is pigmented enough to lightly conceal redness and even my skin tone. Blemishes may still peek through but they are visibly diminished. You can always add concealer and then set with this powder.


The powder is soft, smooth, and doesn’t settle into lines/scars.

Ease of use:5/5

I just apply with a fluffy kabui and blend in a circular motion.

Lasting Power:4/5

This lasted for around 6 hours on me before I felt it needed touching up.


The packaging has a mirror and a powder puff compartment. I don’t like using the included puff so I thought the extra compartment wasn’t really needed.


If you like light, natural coverage this is a good investment!


Available at:Your favorite Laura Mercier counter or online at Nordstrom or Sephora

Have you tried any LM Foundations? Do you like powder, liquid, or cream Foundations?


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  1. This looks intriguing! I totally agree that powders are easy and make you look flawless quickly. I will have to check this out!

  2. The powder foundation looks so promising.. cnat tell how many times that happened with me .. i went out n*de face and tere comes any relative or my long lost school friend.. just wehn I am at my worst best.. 😐 ..
    I havent tried Laura Mercier stuff but so wanna grab this.. 🙂

  3. I doubt I’d like it, just because I’m not a powder girl, but I am glad you’re happy with it!

  4. When I use anything I like to go with a powder. It just looks and feels lighter. Also,I just feel cleaner.

  5. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I have not yet tried any LM Foundations, but after your review I shall look for them at Sephora. I always put on lip gloss and earrings when I go out.

  6. I haven’t tried this, but lately I have been loving my It Cosmetics celebration foundation which is also a powder. It’s great coverage, and super fast and easy to blend! 🙂

  7. i haven’t tried any of LM base makeup.
    this sounds like something can be used during the colder months, too. i also like the light yellow based color!
    i use the Chanel powder makeup just for touch up, but i find it too dry even for my combination skin sometimes.

  8. Isn’t powder foundation the easiest thing to use? This one sounds fantastic! I haven’t tried much from Laura Mercier besides the Caviar Sticks, but I heard they make great bases!

  9. I love powder foundation, this one looks really nice.

  10. This made me laugh! I have totally hid from people before when I am lookin not so great! I haven’t checked out the Laura Mercier powder before, but it looks awesome!