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A new foundation affair

Unrelated fun fact: I’m watching the Six Nations right now and it’s very stressful (Ireland better win).

So a new foundation from Laura Mercier arrived on my doorstep last week and I made this noise when I clapped eyes on it: ‘OoooOOh’. When I read the full title; Silk Creme Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation… I thought to myself, oh no. No, no, no. I’m currently rocking some seriously oily skin so this baby will undoubtedly make it worse, right? Wrong! It’s bloody amazing.

I don’t know how it does it, but it almost seems to control the oil on my face.

In comparison the original Silk Creme foundation, which I am a huge fan of, I can attest to this being more of the same; full coverage, non-cakey, very long-lasting etc,. with the main differences being that this new version is not as thick in consistency as it’s sister and leaves a beautiful glow on the skin. And when I say glow, I don’t mean shiny yuck, I mean like a fresh looking, good nights sleep, your-skin-looks-amazing-and-not-oily, kind of glow. It lasts as long as the original Silk Creme but honestly, it’s all about the glow guys.

I can imagine that dry skin types will drink this stuff up, combo skin will love it and oilier skinned gals like myself can join the party too as it doesn’t discriminate. There are 12 shades available, ranging from light to dark (I’m Rose Ivory) and it retails for approximately Dhs200 from Areej in Dubai or online from Saks and Nordstrom.

If you like Silk Creme and a bit of a luminous finish, you will love this so I insist you go buy it immediately! That is all πŸ™‚

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  • Reply t

    I have the tinted moisturiser but stopped using it because it gave too much of a matte finish, hope this is better- definitely picking it up!

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    March 21, 2015 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply Stacey

    Ah I need another foundation like a hole in the head but I want it!!!!!!!!

    March 21, 2015 at 9:55 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    Looks lovely! I might have to get a sample when I see it here in Canada. Question, what is that lipstick in the background? Colour looks amazing!!

    March 22, 2015 at 12:55 am
    • Reply Simone

      Thanks Michelle! It’s Chanel Rouge Coco in Jean πŸ™‚

      March 22, 2015 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Coco

    I haven’t even tried the Silk Creme but I want to try both now x

    March 22, 2015 at 2:34 am
  • Reply nueyork

    This base sounds incredible and is definitely one I want to try!

    March 22, 2015 at 6:01 am
  • Reply Beauty Bloss

    Silk creme gives a lovely finish, but I find it gets a bit patchy on me after a Few hours. Will look into this one!

    March 22, 2015 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Siobhan

    Simone, I’m all over this next time I’m in town. You need to try the new improved Chanel CC cream also… It’s amazing! Siobhan xx

    March 22, 2015 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply Alice

    This sounds amazing! I haven’t tried anything from Laura Mercier for a while, this may have to change. x

    March 22, 2015 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply beautyandbrains007

    Definitely something for me…

    March 22, 2015 at 11:13 pm
  • Reply Elisabeth

    Firstly, congratulations on winning the 6 nations! πŸ™‚

    Secondly, I’m definitely buying this!

    Thirdly, I’m gutted I didn’t get to meet you when I was out in Dubai recently (bumped into the Laura’s at the food festival) but I’m coming back soon so hopefully get to see you then! πŸ™‚

    Lis x

    March 23, 2015 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Tina Yums

    Astonished with these baby.. seriously a must have especially for the weather here in Dubai.. <3 <3 <3


    April 3, 2015 at 8:39 am
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