Packaging (B): Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation comes in a travel friendly tube that fits everywhere. You can easily control the dispense amount due to its flexibility. I am really impressed with the color range and how forgiving the shades are if you picked a shade off.
Application (A): It can be applied with fingers, brushes and beauty blender. Any method of application works for this formula, though I prefer my fingers due to its superb blendibility and smooth silky texture. When skin is not well prepped, it tends to slip around on skin, which was very disappointing. I would avoid heavy moisturizers under this foundation.
Coverage (B+) : Laura Mercier Silke Creme Foundation has medium to full coverage that is easily buildable. It reasonably conceals hyperpigmentation, but you can still see fresh acne hyperpigmentation through. Unfortunately, the product do not conceal active breakouts and accentuates bumps and dryness. It has luminous finish, which can be mattified with finishing powder. Although it is oil free, it is surprisingly moisturizing.
Longevity (D): Beauty communities have been swearing by its longevity, however, I did wore off completely after 5 hrs even with primer, leaving me a grease ball with disintegrated foundation all over (Not pretty!).
Price (B): Liquid foundation product of 1.18 fl.oz /35 ml is sold for $42-45 dollars in the US, which is pretty expensive. However, I am sure it will last forever since you do not need much of it per use.
Main Problem: The main problem with this foundation was that it broke me out like crazy. As soon as I stopped using it, I stopped breaking out and my skin started clearing up. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer clogs my pores if I use it extensively, so it might be Laura Mercier's formula that clogs my pores. I love the tinted moisturizer enough to ignore the clogged pores (that says so much), but the foundation was a disappointment.
Overall (D): Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation is one of the holy grails of beauty community for its coverage, lasting power, silky smooth texture and glowing finish. Unfortunately, it did not live up to its hype for me, mostly because of the lack of lasting power and its tendency to accentuate dryness and imperfections. I agree with Judy from Itsjudy time on this product (her first impression video here) Most importantly, it broke me out horribly, which really made me return the product. I think it would work great for people without much of skin problem.