Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation
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Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation


4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star3%
4.38 / 5 based on 324 Reviews


Light-as-air foundation includes unique light-reflecting pigments that capture your skin in its best light, giving it a soft, luminous glow, day or night.

Our blend of micro-fine Radiant-Pearl Mica helps even skin tone and soften the appearance of lines, wrinkles, pores, and other imperfections. Stay-true colour blends into skin to flatter your natural complexion without masking it. Provides a refreshing double boost of hydration with both immediate and long-lasting moisturizers.

  • Sheer to Medium, buildable coverage.
  • Soft Luminous finish.
  • Ideal for all skin types.

Formulation Details:

  • Fragrance-free.
  • Non-comedogenic. 
  • Dermatologist-tested. 
  • Talc-free.


  • Aqua/Water/ Eau
  • Isohexadecane
  • Hexyl Laurate
  • Mica
  • Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
  • Glycerin
  • Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate
  • Potassium Cetyl Phosphate
  • Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Glyceryl Stearate
  • Peg-100 Stearate
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Carbomer
  • Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Chlorphenesin
  • Sodium Dehydroacetate
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Undaria Pinnatifida Extract
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate. 

May Contain:

  • Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)
  • Ci 77491 / Ci 77492 / Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides)
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  • Is this foundation good with dry skin?3 Answers
  • I've been eyeing this foundation and was wondering if it ...1 Answers
  • Is this foundation good for people w oily skin?10 Answers
Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation
Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation
Reviews (324)
Q&A (60)
Media (34)
gabriela e.
Chicago, IL
111 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Cashew more...
Long wearing, soft luminous finish is right! I love this foundation because you get the most beautiful velvety finish.  I absolutely love this product and don't mind using extra to get the full cover finish I want.  While people like to promote this as a full coverage foundation it is definitely a medium.  This product has a thin formulation and never looks cakey or thick on your skin.  You could probably put the entire bottle on your face and it would never look thick or heavy on the skin.  It does not feel like you have a mask on your face either.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Amy M.
Rochester, NY
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Suntan more...
I didn't think my combo skin would like this.....but this foundation gives that natural glow..that light from within that people do a double take when they see your face.

surprisingly, the glow never looks oily on my skin, and just makes me skin look fresh.

the only downfall? the coverage is light, and if I try to build this up...then it looks oily and messy. so for light, summer foundation days I think this is great...when you need heavy duty coverage, you cannot build this up without looking like a disco ball mess!
Nicole B.
Cottonwd Hts, UT
92 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Purchased at: ULTA
Review for: Shell more...
Wow I am super impressed with this foundation. It is so natural looking and glowing. My day to day makeup is a no makeup, makeup look. I love naturally looking makeup and this is perfect for that. The color is so perfect for my light cool toned skin. The foundation is very liquid in consistency, which I prefer. It is medium coverage, but builds beautifully. Feels very light and comfortable. Love it so far need to do a wear test now.
Jenna M.
Fort Pierce, FL
167 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Ivory more...
I’ve used drugstore products for the younger starter years of my makeup life but once I switched to high end brands, this is the first thing I found. The creamy out of this foundation literally sinks into your skin and gives you such great coverage. I’ve gotten so many compliments about this.
Naureen H.
Orlando, FL
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation more...
So I tried a sample of this foundation from Sephora and I ended up loving it. It was a very bold decision but I took the sample to a wedding in Houston and and figured if I hate it I’ll grab a foundation I love before the wedding. So the sample was great I was able to use it for a week some how by the graces of God lol. A little goes a long way with this one it’s smooth and I like it a lot I came back from humid Houston and used it in Orlando which is humid but not as bad as Houston. So I bought it and have been using it but I feel like I don’t get enough bang for my buck I just wish it had a little more foundation I use at least two pumps and at $48 it’s a bit pricey. But it definitely works for my combination skin and it surprisingly had a color that worked for me! So if you’re looking to splurge try it out!
Erin H.
Poway, CA
178 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I think there's something in my skin care routine that causes a lot of foundations to separate on my skin. And my skin is crazy sensitive so a lot of products give me itchy hives. This does neither of those things and gives me the glowly finish I like. Already on my second bottle.
Emeraude🥀 B.
Pomona, CA
80 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Macadamia more...
Gives you a radiant glow, applies and blends easily and you can’t feel that it’s on, very lightweight! And if you choose to use setting powder with this it’ll still show your glow. Would absolutely recommend.
Kelsey G.
Blacksburg, VA
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Cashew more...
My skin is acne prone and has dry patches. I would not recommend it for my skin types the foundation clung to my dry skin and looked really caked after trying to build the foundation to cover acne. Easily comes off the face and needs to be set for sure!
Emmi M.
New York
3 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Shell more...
This product is lightwieght and easy to apply. I believe it is made to by applied with your hands, which is great because I don't like brushes. It stays on all day and provides light coverage. You'll need cover-up if you have a breakout.
Kristin H.
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
So this product really gives a natural glowy finish. I really liked it when I tried it. It stayed on well and it really looked pretty on my face. Though it really didnt suit my needs, but it was nice.
Johana A.
182 reviews
Is this foundation good for people w oily skin?
Santa Fe Spgs, CA
24 reviews
Is it build able coverage or just light?
Diane D.
San marcos, Ca
4 reviews
Does it blend well and cover scars.
Ka K.
New York, NY
44 reviews
What kind of finish does this foundation have? Can it give a "dewy" look?
Andrea S.
Springtown , TX
59 reviews
Somebody please help me make the decision on purchasing this foundation! Lol! Longevity? Wearability? Finish?

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