So Is La Mer Foundation Really Worth the £90 Spend?

La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 Review

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. 

La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 Review
Amy Lawrenson

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 21 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 £90 to spare, you won't be disappointed. Keep scrolling to shop the foundation, plus the two other complexion products from La Mer.

La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 review
La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 $120
La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 review: La Mer The Concealer
La Mer The Concealer $80

While the foundation offers pretty good coverage, this silky concealer glides on and melts into the skin, making light work of concealing even the most stubborn blemishes. The weightless texture also works around the delicate eye area.

La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 review: La Mer The Reparative Skin Tint SPF30
La Mer The Reparative Skin Tint SPF30 $95

Unlike the fluid texture of the foundation, this feels creamier like a tinted moisturizer or BB. With SPF 30, it offers a little extra protection too. Packed with the Miracle Broth, this provides a sheer veil of tint and gives the complexion a luminosity, so your skin looks lit from within. I have worked my way through a lot of these tubes over the years.

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