Laura Mercier Candle Glow Foundation


It’s time to review another foundation. I have been trying this one out for about a month now, and I believe that I can give a pretty good review on it.

In a foundation, I’m one of these girls who likes a nice natural glow with a medium coverage finish. Just something that makes me look healthy and non corpse like.

I spent quite a lot of time at the Laura Mercier counter whilst I waited to catch a glimpse of Charlotte Tilbury (I saw her hair) and had a lot of fun chatting to the beauty assistants and trying a lot of products on. I was really impressed by a few of the products and splashed out on this foundation, ignoring my usual instincts to wait a bit or ask for a sample. I just spent the money and went home excited to try out a new foundation.

So this is Laura Mercier’s Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation. It retails at £35 which is steeper than what I normally pay. However, is it worth the higher price tag?

This foundation claims to give the skin a luminous lit from within quality, as if candlelight was dancing off the skin. It is a hydrating formula, with quite a few natural oils and water within, which help the skin stay moisturised throughout the day. It also claims to not sit within fine lines.

This applies beautifully, for a start. I usually pump about three pumps worth of product into my hand and buff this into the skin with a buffing brush. I will then use the Laura Mercier Makeup Sponge to blend away any streaks. This technique gives the foundation a gorgeous airbrushed finish. It feels comfortable on the skin, not irritating the skin in any way, and covering my slightly red and dry patches left over from the face wipe incident. Yep, this product had to help me cover a battlefield of a face after that!

This does give a medium coverage finish, and has a lovely glowy quality. My skin does look quite dewy with this on, without making me look greasy. It’s absolutely gorgeous. I do tend to get a few comments on my skin when I wear this compared to my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, which in turn is starting to look a bit cakey on me.

As for the hydration claim, I love wearing this on days where I am working as it really helps fight the signs of fatigue from our heating and air con systems in the hospital. My skin can still looks pretty fresh after a thirteen hour shift. The hydrating ingredients really do work wonders for my skin without compromising the longevity of the foundation, which is pretty awesome.


Also wearing Laura Mercier Matte Baked Powder Highlight, Nars Impassioned Blush and Nars Paloma Contour Powder. Lips are Nyx Matte Lipstick in Euro Trash

Overall, it is definitely worth the splurge and I will be repurchasing this one day, and I am considering using this for a bridal makeup.

So what are your thoughts of this foundation? Have you used it; or is it on your wishlist? Let me know.

Have a great day guys! Bye for now.





About jennywren7

I'm Jennifer; northern beauty blogger and Starbucks addict. I enjoy blogging about various aspects of my life and throwing the odd review and tutorial into the mix. Hope you enjoy reading my various ramblings.
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