Cushion compacts took the beauty world by storm, but La Mer taught our judges panel you can still get one step closer to perfection with this super-luxe compact. With a thin applicator pad and a sponge that dispenses just the right amount of product, this foundation leaves a glowy medium coverage finish and an unusually lightweight feel. Plus, you can’t overlook the skin care benefits: Not only does it have SPF, but a dose of the brand’s signature Miracle Broth to boot.
Our judges loved the reliable coverage of this 30-shade foundation. Judges Jane Larkworthy and Daniel Martin both raved about the radiance, and Kahlana Barfield Brown said it was a good everyday option: “I applied it with a damp sponge, so it melted into my skin and never looked patchy.” Marianna Hewitt tested it over New York Fashion Week and it lasted her all day.
This new drugstore launch got a lot of buzz for its luxury-level formula with a super approachable price tag. Our judge’s panel agreed. “I was really surprised by the amount of coverage this product gave me,” said Marianna Hewitt. “It has a natural finish but full coverage.” Daniel recommends applying it with a brush to help buff the formula to the level you like.