March 9, 2010

Product Review: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, B

Hi everyone! Up for review today is Laura Mercier's Foundation Primer. Here is the description at

What it is:
A vitamin-rich, water-based foundation primer.

What it does:
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer creates a smooth, invisible layer that acts as a "buffer" to outside elements and expertly holds foundation. This water-based formula guarantees that your makeup stays fresh and color-true for hours. With vitamins A, C, and E added to protect the skin, Foundation Primer is oil-free and ideal for all skin types.

And now for my review:

The Good: It keeps your face makeup in place and fresh for quite some time. Not the entire day, but close to it. Also, I've never experienced any skin reaction or breakout with this product.

The Bad: It's a bit watery yet you do receive 1.75 ounces for $30. Nonetheless, I love Laura Mercier and I expect close to perfection. Overall, I've tried a few other primers and this one hits the middle of the road for me.

The Verdict: B, it's a decent primer with good-for-your-face ingredients. However, I won't be rebuying as I think Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer is much closer to perfection in my book. You get a bit less with Smashbox's product, one ounce for $36, but I use less as Photo Finish is a thicker, more substantial primer with better results. Plus, you can buy the jumbo for $49 (2 ounces).

So, that's my review!

Anyone have any great foundation primers to share?


Jessica said...

I have yet to try a primer but I really want to! I think I will be giving the Smashbox one a try. It seems to get the most consistent positive reviews.

Rosa in DC said...

I actually have some Laura Mercier eyeshadow and I love it. I do not wear primer, but I might have to give it a try. Thanks for the review.

Coley said...

Jessica - The Smashbox is primer is great! Let me know how you like it!

Rosa - LM really makes great products. I love their shadows, foundation, blush and lip glace!