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Best Makeup Primers That Actually Work | UK Reviews 2020

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

Primer – is it really worth it? Is it worth the money? Is it worth the effort of another sub- process within a process for the application of makeup?

Do you really need it?

The answer is absolutely! Yes Yes and YESS! Primer is so important. Firstly there is a misconception that primer is only meant for oily skin. This is a myth because yes the function of a primer is to reduce oil-iness but it is also to smooth out skin and blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer is superb at providing radiance to the skin. In consistency the primer feels almost like a hybrid of a gel and a moisturiser. In colour the product is pink toned but once applied there is no actual colour or shade.

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Application – the traditional method.

Best applied before the application of foundation, can be applied with a brush or with your fingertips. The best most recommended method would be via the application of your fingertips. This is because the heat of your fingers will warm up the product and melt it into the skin. Perfectly prepped and ready for foundation!

This product can be worn on its own for gorgeous coverage. It gives a subtle radiance and immediate glow to the skin as soon as it is applied.

Where to apply your primer?

The T- zone. This is specifically applicable if you have oily skin. If not you can definitely apply a small amount of the primer all over. A little goes a long way!

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The untraditional method of primer application?

This product is very diverse as it can be applied on top of foundation to add a natural glowwy hue to the skin.

Another great factor about this product is that it acts almost an invisible layer or buffer to outside elements. It protects from dust, pollution and small particles that are one of the reasons that cause breakouts. The Vitamins A, C and E are key and act as antioxidants that protect the skin. The primer also helps the foundation to stay intact all day. Prevents your makeup from creasing and setting into fine lines/ wrinkles.

Hate the cake-y feeling?

Image result for laura mercier foundation primer swatchWhen using the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer as a base, this automatically restricts the amount of foundation you apply. This is because the primer gives a subtle glow to the skin and therefore you don’t need to use a lot of foundation. The primer is super moisturising in nature and thus the foundation is only required in targeted areas. For example if you apply the primer on your nose, cheeks and forehead, you can focus the foundation everywhere else and then eventually give a light application of foundation with whatever product is contained on the brush. However if you want the full – coverage looks you can definitely apply and layer more foundation as you wish.


The packaging itself is light-weight just like the product! It comes in a easy to use tube where you can control exactly the amount of product you want. So if you only need the tiniest bit- then you can get exactly that!

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