|Above: The freshly-released La Mer Reparative Skintint.|
Just when I thought I couldn't fathom another foundation release, the La Mer Reparative Skintint surfaced. This lightweight base offers the skincare benefits of the La Mer Miracle Broth, coupled with buildable, ultra-flattering coverage that wears beautifully throughout the day. I am excited to share swatches of each shade as well as a some fresh products from Omorovicza, Tata Harper, Napoleon Perdis, Sania's Brow Bar, Kevyn Aucoin, ReVive and Show Beauty.
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches, product closeups and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...
|Above: Behold...the La Mer Reparative Skintint!|
The La Mer Reparative Skintint (also available at Bergdorf Goodman and Barney's NY) is utterly lovely. In my initial experiences, the SPF 30 formula is:
- Buildable for customizable light to medium, nearly full coverage
- Very creamy, yet easily absorbed
- Able to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for nearly an airbrushed (yet natural) finish
- Good for most skin tones in the light to medium-deep range...the undertones are neutral enough to blend well
- Long lasting...I get nearly 8 hours of flawless wear
- My most favorite La Mer product yet!
- Very Fair: @N/NC/NW 10-15
- Light: @N/NC/NW 20-23
- Light-Medium: @N/NC/NW 25-27
- Medium: @N/NC/NW 30-35
- Tan: @N/NC/NW 37-42
|Above: The full ingredients list...click image to enlarge!|
Official details, courtesy of Neiman Marcus:
This reparative treatment with a healthy wash of color works to perfect the complexion instantly and over time. Skin is immersed in the healing energies of our legendary Miracle Broth™, while potent marine ferments help even, smooth and repair the look of lines and wrinkles. SPF30 and antioxidants help protect from environmental stressors such as pollution that can age the look of the skin. Day by day, skin looks healthier, more glowing and luminous**If you are looking to pick this formula up by phone, I highly recommend calling La Mer Specialist Scott Reyes at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills (310) 550-5900...he is a brilliant resource for the line!
|Above: Swatches of the La Mer Reparative Skintint in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Products used for the look that follows|
To adequately showcase the resplendent performance of the La Mer Reparative Skintint, I created a bright yet casual look that features some of my latest product procurements on heavy rotation!
- *Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge #2 (reviewed HERE)...as an initial, non-negotiable, moisturizer/priming base.
- *ReVive Fermatif Hand Renewal Cream SPF 15....a wildly hydrating formula, my typing and handwriting-fatigued hands feel truly transformed after a single application.
- La Mer Restorative Skintint in Light-Medium...buffed on with a Beauty Blender, I am loving the medium coverage that sets within a minute and wears like a dream.
- *Omorovicza Mineral Touch in Beige (swatched below)...this latest debut from the venerable Hungarian skincare line is simply stunning. The silky formula can be used as a concealer or even a light base and the pigmented cream covers imperfections while still looking entirely natural. I adore this.
- *Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in Very Charming (swatched below)...this all natural formula is light and buildable for softly flushed cheeks that look lit from within. I'm impressed with its ingredients and versatility!
- Napoleon Perdis Closeup Powder...coming soon, this completely invisible powder banishes shine while blurring pores and fine lines for confidence in extreme closeup situations.
- *Napoleon Perdis Nude U Palette (reviewed HERE)...this set of neutrals offers limiteless possibilities and I embraced the first and forth shades on the top row for a light taupe lid with gleaming accents.
- *Sania's Brow Bar Brow Pencil in Medium (swatched below)...this retractable brow pencil yields creamy pigment that looks ever so natural and features a spooly on the other side...a wonderful pairing for brows on the go.
- *Clé de Peau Beauté Perfect Lash Mascara (reviewed HERE)...two coats and this formula does not budge until I remove it.
- *Kevyn Aucoin Matte Lip Color in Eternal (swatched below)...this bright, classic cherry shade can be blotted for a casual twist on the bold red pout. The pigmentation is insane!
- *Show Beauty Pure Treatment Oil...luxuriously scented and ultra hydrating, I apply this oil both on wet hair (to lend to managability) and dry hair (to add immediate shine).
|Above: Swatches of all products used in direct sunlight.|
|Above: The Omorovicza Mineral Touch concealers are creamy and high performing.|
|Above: Swatches of both shades in direct sunlight.|
|Above: The full ingredients list.|
|Above: The Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in Very Charming is a fresh pop of color for the face.|
|Above: Light and heavy swatches of Very Charming in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Impressive ingredients list, no?|
|Above: The Napoleon Perdis Closeup Powder...so invisible, the swatch couldn't be captured!|
|Above: Magnificent packaging, marvelous hair oil, courtesy of Show Beauty.|
|Above: Last look.|
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Bottom Line: The La Mer Reparative Skintint is an incredible base option for those seeking buildable medium coverage with skincare benefits and a lasting finish. I, for one, am delighted with the formula and anticipate it joining the ranks of my rotation in the months to come!
Good things ahead, including a beauty + skincare travel packing list, some new product procurements and even more foundation! I am in Dallas this week for a digital publishers conference (more on that forthcoming) and am working on responding to email and comments as quickly as my schedule allows ; )
Hope your week is going well...the weekend is almost here!
--The Beauty Professor
** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.
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