So Is La Mer Foundation Really Worth the $200 Spend?
La Mer's makeup is seriously luxe and comes with a price tag to match. But is it worth the spend? I decided to try the foundation to see whether it could sway me away from the more affordable options out there. Spoiler alert: I was impressed.
Earlier this year I headed to La Mer's HQ on Long Island, New York, to discover the secrets of La Mer and its mysterious skin-rejuvenating Miracle Broth. The insights I gleaned was that the potent Miracle Broth has some pretty impressive skin-boosting benefits and, despite the secrecy surrounding the substance, the results and return custom speaks volumes. Every single product contains the Miracle Broth, including the foundation so you're gaining serious skin benefits like line softening and hydration-boosting while you're wearing your makeup.
The foundation, as the name suggests, has a fluid consistency that feels as light as air on the skin, but that's not to say it doesn't offer good coverage. It's quite miraculous in that it evened out my complexion, concealing pigmentation and blemishes pretty effectively without masking my skin. I asked a couple of colleagues what they thought, and one said it made my face "look expensive." It's the makeup equivalent of carrying a really great designer handbag that can make a high-street outfit look far more luxe. I used a flat-top brush to apply the foundation, but I can imagine this gliding on with ease whether you were using your fingers or a Beautyblender.
As for longevity, I wore it on a sweltering hot evening last week, which started as quiet drinks and descended into a two-hour karaoke session. I arrived home looking fresh as a daisy, and I hadn't had to retouch my makeup once throughout the night. It comes in 18 shades (it doesn't go as dark as other foundations on the market, which is a shame), so if you can find your shade and have $200 to spare, you won't be disappointed. Keep scrolling to shop the foundation, plus the matching concealer.