40 Days and 40 Nights of Beauty Brand Reviews
Day 20, La Mer
Cavewoman: It is always a treat when a favorite sales associate or makeup artist is eager to share something new and noteworthy from his or her own particular line. What is even more remarkable is when that sales associate or makeup artist can't wait to escort you to another counter to show you a superb product from another line. This is how I came to know and love and buy La Mer Skincolor De La Mer The Powder. It's a long name for a huge heavy glass jar filled with the best loose powder I've ever tried, and I can thank my friend Shawn for showing it to The Cleveland Gang when it was launched at Saks last Fall. Shawn is one of those makeup artists who makes it a point to investigate all the new things that appear at all the counters, not just his own. Shawn appreciates a great product, no matter which company makes it.
And so off to the La Mer counter we all marched, behind Shawn, who instructed me to close my eyes. He held the open tester of the powder and guided my forefinger to the jar, and told me to put my finger in the powder jar. I did not feel a thing on my finger until it hit the bottom of the jar. This powder is absolutely weightless to the touch, and if there is any texture at all, it feels like whipped cream! And then Shawn applied the powder to our eager faces.
I am not a fan of loose powder, and I've tried many. My last loose powder mistakes were a few LeClercs, which were too pigmented and looked cakey and chalky on my face. After Shawn applied the La Mer powder, I went skeptically to check my complexion in the unforgiving mirrors of our Saks store. To my absolute delight, I did not see powder, all I saw was glowing, luminous, poreless skin, without the matte or dry or chalky effect, and no visible color whatsoever. Shawn had chosen the 02 Neutral color for me, and of course, it was perfect. Since that first purchase, I've now added the Translucent to my vanity table. The Translucent has a bit of shimmer added to it, like candlelight on the skin. There is no glitter and no color, just the luminous glow of healthy, happy skin. Rumor has it that the Translucent is being discontinued, so scour the counters and grab the phones, this one is not to be missed. Everyone needs a Shawn in her life to guide her to all the best that the counters have to offer. I hope you have your own Shawn.
Annieytown: Previously I was involved with Chantecaille's Future Skin foundation. It took me a while to warm up to it's charms but we were happy.
At least...I thought we were happy.
In waltzed La Mer's Treatment Foundation SPF 15 and my world has never been the same. I kicked the Chantecaille to the curb and have never looked back.
What made La Mer turn my back on a trusted friend?
It was the coverage.
La Mer's coverage skills can not be beat.
It is the best "smoke and mirrors" foundation ever created. It covers any issue you have from scars, redness, acne and discoloration. The coverage is as light as a feather with no pancake heaviness or settling into fine lines.
It "optically erases imperfections to reveal a flawless complexion."
This foundation tricks the outside world into thinking that I have great skin.
While it is busy fooling everyone, it is using all the great La Mer technology to actually improve the appearance of my skin. La Mer's Blue Algae Lift Ferment "adds radiance while working to lift skin's appearance while restoring firmness, clarity and brightness."
My skin feels and looks amazing.
The price is fairly high at $75 but it is worth it. You will find that you do not use as much foundation due to the superior coverage and texture.
A little amount goes a long way!
Plus La Mer's Skin Treatment Foundation comes in a dispenser that is flawless in its design. You can actually control how much comes out of the pump.
There is no clogging or mess.
High smitten status for both La Mer powder and foundation!
What are your favorite La Mer products?
Disclosure: The products were purchased by the reviewers.