Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation

Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation
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1 fl oz/30ml
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Sheer to Medium coverage foundation, delivers a Soft Luminous finish. Hydrating. Lightweight.
2 Deluxe Samples
Receive 2 Deluxe Samples with any $65 purchase plus Free Shipping & Returns
Sheer to Medium coverage foundation, delivers a Soft Luminous finish. Hydrating. Lightweight.

Works Well With

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.

Dispense a small amount onto the back of your hand and apply to face with Laura’s Egg-Shaped Sponge or fingertips. For best results, use after your preferred Laura Mercier Foundation Primer.


For the most flawless, natural look, Laura says it's key to avoid over-applying foundation to the middle of the face—where too much formula can accentuate lines and other imperfections. With liquid, crème, or powder, she recommends starting at the outer portion of the face and working inward towards the nose. Focus on one area at a time and be sure to blend well. Avoid excess application around eyes or the contours of the face. Repeat application until desired coverage is achieved.

Remember, use Foundation to even out your skin tone. Use Concealer to camouflage imperfections.

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/Peut Contenir/ (+/-): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides). 


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I would buy this product again


I was disappointed to find they discontinued my brand I had been using for years (smooth finish flawless fluid) so I tried this - a bit shinier so requires more powder but I am learning to like the glow. I think anytime you are forced to change foundation it takes a couple of week to adjust to! I do wish they would consider changing to a non-glass bottle - mine fell of the counter the first week I purchased and broke in half! Overall I am very happy with the product.


Dallas TX


Maybe it's the perfect foundation if you are 30


I'm 60, with dry skin. My daughter got this for me as I was on a quest to find a foundation that wasn't heavy coverage but wasn't matte and this was one she really liked. Even with my normal moisturizer, this foundation left dry, sparkly patches on my skin in daylight that made any large pores totally stand out. There was no "glow", just dry flakes. Highly disappointed given the price she paid for it.

Lin B.

Chicag, IL


LOVE this foundation!


I have been searching for a foundation for 5 years, once Bobbi Brown discontinued a foundation that I loved. This is finally my replacement - I love this foundation!! Natural, but good coverage and evens skin tone, without being too heavy. Please NEVER discontinue this!


Minneapolis MN


This Foundation Makes my skin Glow


I use this foundation as a tinted moisturizer and a full coverage foundation. It is AMAZING. For application, you have to use a beauty blender or makeup sponge to really see the best results. Go visit my youtube channel entitled (Juheard) to see my honest review on the foundation.


New York


Best foundation ever


This foundation does everything a foundation needs to do. Gives a natural,, sheer/medium coverage, slightly dewy look but not too much. Even my (sometimes) oily / sensitive skin can handle this foundation without looking greasy/shiny (lasting all day). No outbreaks, in contrarary, my skin looks better than ever since I use this foundation! I apply it just with my fingers for best results.No primer needed, only moisturizer. Cashew and macademia match both very good with my complexion.




I would highly recommend this foundation


I have very pale, very sensitive (intolerant) combination skin that just needs a little bit of evening out and this foundation is absolute perfect for that reason. Firstly, the colour I use (Shell) is light enough for me and is not too pink, nor too orange. Secondly, the foundation does not give me any allergic reaction. Moreover, it is very easy to apply (no streaking). I was a little concerned at first that the foundation might become a little bit too dewy, but this is not the case. I feel like this foundation manages to control the more oily parts of my skin better than any mattifying foundation I have ever used. Furthermore this foundation does not clog my pores at all. Finally, the foundation (especially in combination with the translucent loose setting powder) lasts all day.




I really like this product!


I learned if I use my fingers to apply instead of a sponge I get the coverage I need. It's easy to apply and needs to be layered if you need more coverage.


Charlotte, NC


Best foundation on the market today!!!!!


I've found my perfect foundation! It has a beautiful very light feel and a beautiful candlelit glow! I'm 59 and I was afraid it would be too much sheen for my age but boy was I wrong. I literally get compliments on my skin everyday with this foundation. Yes I do Botox, Laser but no plastic surgery what so ever. I've always looked young so when I still get compliments on my skin at this age I tell you it makes me feel great! I've found that my best application is with a blender sponge. I've tried different brushes but I get a flawless finish with the sponge. I always just use sunscreen as a primer and they work perfect together for a flawless gorgeous look. PLEASE NEVER STOP MAKING THIS FOUNDATION AND NEVER CHANGE THE FORMULA....ITS PERFECT!!! LM you have a customer for life. I also use your finishing powder and lip liners all I will always use. Keep it coming because your products are superior to any others out there!!




Perfect Finish


This light weight foundation has the most natural finish I've ever seen in a foundation. No 'cakiness' in sight and my very sensitive skin is happy because it's not reacting to the product and breaking out - even after extended wear of 10 hours . I wear Suntan and the glow is phenomenal! Looks like I've spent the summer in Greece. A little of this product goes a long way and it's my go to from now on. I do so hope this foundation remains in production for many, many years to come. Great formula, well done.




not impressed


I was really hoping this foundation would make me loyal to LM again, but it failed. The coverage is poor, and the texture is sticky. Left my skin looking greasy.




Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation

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questions & answers

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Can you please tell me if the Candleglow Foundation is suitable for a dry/sensitive skin. I have a sensitive skin that doesnot tolerate fragrance or silicones in foundations. I have used the tinted moisturiser but am looking for foundation instead now.


This product is ideal for all types of skin.

Community Answer

Hi, I wear BISQUE in the tinted moisturizer and love it. I also have the silk fluid foundation in VANILLE and feel it is too light/yellow most of the year. What would be the closest match be for the color bisque?


Nickol Langlois Try____3N2 HONEY


Does this foundation contain spf?


I don't believe it has it Sent from my iPad


i am 65 and would like to know if the candlelight foundation is right for me or does the luminocity make soft lines and wrinkles more prominent


I don't think it makes wrinkles more prominent. However, I don't use it anymore because it is heavier than I like. That is, it doesn't disappear into the skin the way the tinted moisturizer does. But that's a personal preference on my part.


I am 69 and find this product to work very well. Sent from my iPad


I wear the Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation in Cashew. Which shade of Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder is the best match? Please let me know. Thanks!

Jennifer C

Jennifer, Your Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder shade match is 2 (Light).


I wear bare natural in bare minerals what color do you suggest in this foundations


Sutherlandshopper, Because we are not familiar with Bare Minerals foundation shade and how they would match to our foundation shades we, recommend you give our Customer Service Team a call at 1888-637-2437 or visit a Laura Mercier counter near you. Our representative will be happy to assist you. Please log on to the Laura Mercier website ( to find a store location near you.


I use rose ivory in your foundation. What color do I get in Candleglow?


Joy, Your Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation shade match is Shell.


I am using laura merciertinted moisturizer..Do theyhave a foundation in ajar


No, the foundation is not available in a jar.

Community Answer

Hi what shade do i need in this one if i am Suntan beige in moisture supreme foundation


Naz, Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation shade Suntan is the closest shade match to Moisture Supreme Foundation shade Suntan Beige.


Hi i have been using Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser in natural and am so pleased with it. Can you recommend which primer to use to make it longer lasting . Also am interested in trying one of your foundations which shade would be comparable to the tinted moisturiser I am using. Would the candleglow foundation be suitable or would you recommend one of your other foundations. I am 55 with pretty ok skin just a few fine lines. Thank you


Sheila, Select a Foundation Primer according to your skin type. For example, if your skin is oily select Foundation Primer Oil-Free. If your skin is dry select Foundation Primer Hydrating or you can use Foundation Primer it is ideal for all skin types. Please, check or website to see which Foundation Primer best suits your skin type. Select a foundation according to the coverage and finish you want. Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation can be worn by anyone. If you are currently using Tinted Moisturizer shade Natural your Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation shade match is Macadamia.