Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

RATING (out of 5 stars): 3.5 stars

COST: $33 for 1.7 ounces

THE SKINNY: This primer was not at all like what I expected. It's also the first true face primer I have tried.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer is a medium to thin thickness white gel/cream that you apply before foundation to help give it staying power. Unlike a BB cream (what I thought it would be like), this product has no tinting and does not provide additional coverage.

It does contain sunscreen -- a real bonus if your foundation does not -- and is easy to use. It did seem to help hold my powder foundation all day.

The formula was a little too thick for me. I could feel and see a little shininess after application. (But in the winter this will be welcome.) If you have drier skin, this is definitely a bonus.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep.

CHECK IT OUT: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer gets great reviews on the company website as well; check them out if you are thinking about buying.

-- Tested by Carrie