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Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation is the new foundation from Laura Mercier which launched this year. I am all about glow when it comes to base makeup, the glowy, dewy skin is my go-to always. I do like Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation which I reviewed in the past here. If you see the packaging of both foundations, the striking difference is the cover of the foundation. The shape and size of the foundation bottle are the same. The bottle of the Flawless fusion ultra-long wear foundation is matte glass with brown cover while the Flawless Lumiere is a glossy shiny bottle with shiny nickel cover. Both foundations feel very lightweight and the coverage is amazing while the major visible difference is the finish.

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation is a lightweight foundation which gives medium coverage buildable to full coverage. The finish of the foundation is naturally luminous. I use a pump or two of the foundation for a medium coverage which I usually prefer most of the days when I am working. The foundation blends in beautifully into the skin and looks like second skin. It does not look or feels cakey or heavy on my combination skin. It does not accentuate my dry areas on the skin but is hydrating.

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

The staying time of the foundation is impressive, almost same as the flawless fusion ultra long wear (which has a matte finish). For me, the foundation stays good with a light touch up of powder on my oily areas, which I usually don’t do much, for over 10 hours which I have tested it for. I did not notice any oxidization of the foundation on my skin tone. It lasted well on my skin with or without primer, there was no major difference in the time. My shade is Tawny 4W1.5 which is for medium skin tones having warm undertones.

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

The shade range has 30 shades ranging from light to dark and with cool, neutral, and warm undertones. I have swatched all the shades of the foundation in the pictures below and also described them below:

1C0 Cameo – very fair with cool undertones

1C1 Shell – fair with cool undertones

1N1 creme – fair with neutral undertones

1N2 Vanille – fair to light with neutral undertones

1W1 Ivory – fair with warm undertones

2C1 Ecru – light with cool undertones

2N1 Cashew – light with neutral undertones

2N1.5 Beige, 2N2 Linen – light with neutral undertones

2W1 Macadamia – light with warm undertones

2W1.5 Bisque – light with warm undertones

2W2 Butterscotch – light with warm undertones

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

3C1 Dune – medium with cool undertones

3N1 Buff – medium with neutral undertones

3N1.5 Latte – light-medium with neutral undertones

3N2 Honey – medium with neutral undertones

3W1 Dusk – medium with warm undertones

3W2 Golden – medium with warm undertones

4C1 Praline – medium with cool undertones

4N1 Suntan – tan with neutral undertones

4W1 Maple – tan with warm undertones

4W1.5 Tawny – medium with warm undertones

4W2 Chai – tan with warm undertones

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

5C1 Nutmeg – medium deep with cool undertones

5N1 Pecan – medium deep with neutral undertones

5N2 Hazelnut – medium-deep with neutral undertones

5W1 Amber – medium-deep with warm undertones

6N1 Truffle – deep with neutral undertones

6N2 Espresso – deep with neutral undertones

6W1 Ganache – deep with warm undertones

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

The foundation applies nicely with a buffing brush, makeup sponge, especially the one newly launched by the brand called Flawless Finish Makeup Sponge which is an s-shaped sponge that is designed to provide an even laydown for flawless application. I have noticed the absorption of the product is pretty less with this makeup sponge.

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation vs ultra long wear

The shape of this sponge allows easy application of the foundation around the edges of the nose, and apply concealer under eyes smoothly. It can be used for multiple purposes in the makeup application routine after applying foundation with it, to blend concealer, apply powder over concealer or for baking, blending the contour.

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

The foundation and sponge duo are definitely amazing launches from Laura Mercier that you need to check. Laura Mercier products are available at Sephora Canada, Sephora, Holt RenfrewSaks Fifth AvenueNordstromSpaceNK, and Net-A-Porter.

*Press samples