La Mer offers a fluid foundation, a cream foundation, a pressed powder, a loose powder, and a potted cream concealer. I’ve heard the cream foundation is being discontinued, so if it’s something you use and love, stock up.
The Treatment Fluid Foundation comes in 10 shades (the sales associate at the counter in Neiman Marcus told me to ignore the numbers and use the names — La Mer added lighter and darker shades later, so the numbers are out of whack). Â Fluid provides medium coverage with a dewy finish, and contains SPF 15.
The “treatment” part of Treatment Fluid foundation is blue algae, which undergoes La Mer’s patented bio-fermentation process, but is not the “miracle broth” found in La Mer’s famous cream. The foundation is supposed to lift, add firmness and radiance, and promote clarity.
Porcelain, which looks like it matches my suntanned arms pretty well, was too dark for my face. The Fluid Foundation is $85 for a 1 oz. bottle with a pump top.