For a long time, I was on the fence about primers. I just didn’t see their value. Until I gave Laura Mercier’s Foundation Primer a shot. My foundation lasted hours longer. And I was a convert.
Laura Mercier, the queen of the flawless face, is known for her complexion items, especially her tinted moisturizer. But I think these primers are the real stars. She has five varieties:
- Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (the original)
- Laura Mercier Mineral Foundation Primer
- Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Hydrating
- Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
- Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance (my new favorite)
My friends and family will all tell you I am a fan of the glowy and dewy look. I love a hydrated and healthy face (an uphill battle with my dry skin). So, I was quick to get my paws on the newest primer, Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance.
The primer contains Jojoba Oil and Vitamins A, C & E that keep your skin from looking dull and tired. The the water content keeps it looking hydrated. The formula doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin at all and is silicone and paraben-free.
Out of the tube, this looks like a peachy, pearl lotion. But it goes on perfectly sheer when you blend it into the face. Don’t be fooled though – it is creating the perfect canvas for foundation. My undertone is slightly less red with a radiance about it. And it makes a bare face incredibly soft. I still need a moisturizer underneath, but those with more normal or oily skin will do just fine without.