Laura Mercier Powder Foundation is one of those genius little products that can make a huge difference. Generally, powder foundations are not meant for dry skin, and Laura Mercier's version isn't different as it contains oil-control ingredients. Thus, I wouldn't have tested it if the little compact weren't part of a GWP package and that would have been my loss.
Laura Mercier Foundation Powder can be used wet or dry. A damp sponge transforms the product into a high-coverage paste while dry it's a shine absorbent powder that goes over tinted moisturizers and the like to set them and mattify. The secret as far as I'm concerned is localized use. It's the dog days of summer and some days are so humid I can feel my hair being liquefied. A light touch of this Laura Mercier foundation in powder form (I use a brush, not a puff, to avoid over powdering) fights even NYC haze. When used damp over blemishes and such the powder becomes an excellent concealer that doesn't budge or slide.
The color I have is No.3 for fair to medium yellow undertones. It matches my skin well. I also played with both No. 2 and No. 4 at the counter and discovered that with light application this powder is surprisingly forgiving, so finding the perfect match is less stressful that you'd expect.
Bottom Line: excellent.
Laura Mercier Foundation Powder ($40) is available at the counters, Sephora and lauramercier.com. The product for this review was received as a gift with purchase.