I went to visit the Laura Mercier counter today with no intentions of buying but ended up walking out with the foundation and loose powder. I've had a sample of the loose powder before and liked it. The fact that it doesn't come with a puff is ridiculous and makes the powder even more expensive. Anyway I liked the way it looked after the girl did my makeup at the counter. At the end of today though it doesn't look as good. It looks too cakey and is settled in my pores. I'm going to take these back. Also my skin was itchy after about couple of hours but the itchiness disappeared. I'm glad I found out now before trying them on although I know you can return them anyway. I was wondering if I should take a look the Clarins foundation and powder or Origins or maybe some other lines. I would be more than happy to hear some suggestions ladies.