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Makeup Product Review: Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation

Makeup Product Review: Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation

At fiftysomething, I have a whole new outlook on makeup. Less is more. Glow is a must. None of that 7 layer dip on my face. Just great skin and foundation that keeps me glowing. Well guess what, Laura Mercier must have heard my prayer. She just released her Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation and I’m loving it.

Here are the details for Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation $48:

What it is:
laura mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous FoundationAn ultra-lightweight, medium-coverage foundation that creates a soft candlelit glow on skin, day or night.

What it does:
Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation spotlights your skin with a soft glow. Its calibrated blend of radiant-pearl mica, embedded in an ultra-lightweight formula, mimics the reflective glow of just lit candles. This mica fusion is blended with purified water to hydrate skin and allow foundation to glide onto skin for lasting smoothness and natural luminosity. Its blend of lightweight oils locks in this moisture to leave skin balanced, soft, and beautifully radiant, while micro-fine, color-true pigments provide a natural, skin-flattering finish.

 Why I love it:

I love the look of gorgeous, flawless skin, which is probably why I’m  such a fan of Laura Mercier makeup. What I don’t  like it makeup that makes my skin look like I’m wearing makeup. So, when I wear a foundation, I usually moisturize my skin like crazy before application because I want a soft, dewy look. Well, with Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation I don’t have to worry about looking radiant or dewy because the foundation does all the work. Nor to I have to wear so much moisturizer to get my luminous look.

When I wear this lightweight foundation my skin doesn’t feel like I’m wearing a thing, and yet it is luminous and glowing. The finish is sheer to medium, yet covers up my imperfections. Also, the finish is so gorgeous, you don’t want to cover it up with powder and other makeup, you just want your skin to show the glow. It truly lives up to its name and gives your skin a candleglow finish.  Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation wears for hours — I have worn it all day and still have glowing skin at the end of the day. This has got to be my favorite foundation for radiant, luminous skin to-date.

The packaging is gorgeous and luxe; it comes in a beautiful glass bottle. But, there’s a pump, so you don’t overuse your product.

Bling Factor:
Pro: Lightweight, long-wearing, radiant finish, a little goes a long way
Con: None
Price: $48
Buy Again: Yes
Packaging: 5 Blings
Overall: 5 Blings
Hero Ingredient: -Calibrated Blend of Radiant-Pearl Mica: Blurs imperfections and helps to even skintone; mimics the reflective glow of just-lit candles.
-Refreshing Purified Water: Gives skin a burst of hydration and helps foundation glide onto skin for lasting smoothness and a natural-looking glow.
-Blend of Lightweight, Emollient Oils: Lock in moisture, leaving skin balanced and soft.
-Vitamin C and E Derivatives: 0ffer anti-oxidant protection and antiaging properties.
Natural/Organic/Vegan: No
Cruelty Free: Yes


Before and After Pics (the last one is with setting powder):

No makeup before Laura Mercier foundation

Laura Mercier Candleglow Luminous foundation review swatch

Laura Mercier Candleglow Luminous foundation review swatch 3

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  • Joanna

    Coverage does not look bad at all. I like a foundation that has more of a natural feel to it on my skin rather than heavy. One product that I really love from Laura Mercier was the illuminators.

    • Thanks. This one definitely has a more natural finish.

  • 1chynna

    Looks very shiny I love to try this foundation