Foundation Primer

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Foundation Primer

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Prime skin with this invisible layer that leaves makeup looking fresh and colour-true all day.
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Prime skin with this invisible layer that leaves makeup looking fresh and colour-true all day.

Works Well With

Award-winning go-to primer creates a smooth, even surface for flawless makeup application. The formula provides a soft-focus optics effect to help minimize the look of pores, fine lines, and imperfections.

Prepares for and perfects makeup application

Like all Laura Mercier™ Primers, it creates a perfectly smooth, even surface for applying foundation. It helps makeup glide on easily and last longer, so your look stays fresh and colour-true for hours.

Why Laura's primers are different

Unlike traditional primers that are overloaded with silicone smoothers, Laura Mercier™ Primers are water-based and include a minimal concentration of the lightest silicones. That's why they feel fresh and lightweight, and why they work as well as they do. In addition, they create an invisible "buffer" for your skin, with an antioxidant vitamin complex that helps protect skin against harmful, aging effects of the environment.

Natural Finish

Our most universal primer, it gives skin a natural finish, with invisible coverage. The lightweight, creamy, water-based gel is ideal for all skin types.

Formulation Details

Non-comedogenic.  Dermatologist tested.

Apply on clean skin, or after your moisturizer or sunscreen. Gently massage primer into skin’s surface with fingertips. Follow with Tinted Moisturizer, Foundation, or Concealer.

PRO TIP

Place in the refrigerator before use. The coolness will refresh your skin and help reduce visible puffiness.

Aqua/Water/Eau, Tridecyl Neopentanoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Lanolin, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycerin, Allantoin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Mel Extract/Honey Extract/Extrait De Miel, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Rose Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Ci 19140 (Yellow 5), Ci 14700 (Red 4).

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Laura MercierFoundation Primer
 
4.8

(based on 115 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (95)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Still my favourite primer!

I have been using Laura Mercier primers (usually regular and hydrating) for more than six years. I love the light, creamy consistency and the fact that it blends in so it does not...Read complete review

I have been using Laura Mercier primers (usually regular and hydrating) for more than six years. I love the light, creamy consistency and the fact that it blends in so it does not feel heavy on your skin. After using this primer daily for many years I was tempted to try Smashbox and a number of other primers after reading beauty reviews, just to try something different. The other primers made by skin feel like it was suffocating (silicon bases), were gritty or left my face shiny by the end of the day. Lesson learned. When you find something good, stick with it! Laura Mercier primers are very comfortable to wear. My foundation looks as good at the end of the day than it did at the start. I don't need translucent powder over my foundation. I recommend it to everyone. It's good value and you only need a small amount so it lasts a long time. I live in Australia where the climate is very dry and spend time in humid climates in Asia. It works the same regardless of environment.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not my favorite

I have tried all of the LM Primers. I choose to use a primer with SPF, for double the SPF coverage. The LM primer works OK, but just doesn't give my face the...Read complete review

I have tried all of the LM Primers. I choose to use a primer with SPF, for double the SPF coverage. The LM primer works OK, but just doesn't give my face the same silky feeling of the one that I choose to use. Not that it is a bad product, just not my fav

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Still my favourite primer!

By 

from Melbourne, Australia

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Laura Mercier Foundation Primer:

    I have been using Laura Mercier primers (usually regular and hydrating) for more than six years. I love the light, creamy consistency and the fact that it blends in so it does not feel heavy on your skin. After using this primer daily for many years I was tempted to try Smashbox and a number of other primers after reading beauty reviews, just to try something different. The other primers made by skin feel like it was suffocating (silicon bases), were gritty or left my face shiny by the end of the day. Lesson learned. When you find something good, stick with it! Laura Mercier primers are very comfortable to wear. My foundation looks as good at the end of the day than it did at the start. I don't need translucent powder over my foundation. I recommend it to everyone. It's good value and you only need a small amount so it lasts a long time. I live in Australia where the climate is very dry and spend time in humid climates in Asia. It works the same regardless of environment.

    • Eye Colour:
    • Green
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
    • Type of User:
    • Product User
    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 45-59, 46-55

    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best primer ever made!

    By 

    from San Antonio, Texas

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Laura Mercier Foundation Primer:

      I absolutely LOVE this primer!! I freelance for a major cosmetic line, and have worked behind the counter as well, this product is pretty amazing! Nothing out there that works as well as this foundation primer!!!

      • Eye Colour:
      • Brown
      • Skin Tone:
      • Light Medium
      • Type of User:
      • Makeup Artist
      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Age:
      • 36-45, 45-59

      (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      fabulous

      By 

      from Mississippi

      Site Member

      Comments about Laura Mercier Foundation Primer:

      I LOVE this primer I got it in my ipsy and I used it for prom I had my makeup on for 12 hours and it still looked amazing I didn't want to take it off 10 out of 10 I would recommen

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Makes a difference.

      By 

      from Lacey, NJ

      Site Member

      Comments about Laura Mercier Foundation Primer:

      I've been using this primer for years now and wouldn't have it any other way. It creates a smooth canvas for my makeup and it works equally well with tinted moisturizer and foundation. I definitely notice a difference if I skip this step so I make sure to apply it every day. I love this stuff.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not my favorite

      By 

      from plymouth,MI

      Site Member

      Comments about Laura Mercier Foundation Primer:

      I have tried all of the LM Primers. I choose to use a primer with SPF, for double the SPF coverage. The LM primer works OK, but just doesn't give my face the same silky feeling of the one that I choose to use. Not that it is a bad product, just not my fav

      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      All day long wear

      By 

      from Whittier, CA

      Site Member

      Comments about Laura Mercier Foundation Primer:

      By far my favorite primer! It really is true to the label, depending on your type of skin. During the winter time I tend to be a bit more dry so I use the Hydrating Primer and it works wonders. During the summer time I can be oily so I switch to the oil free and it works just as we'll. I would totally recommend this primer to anyone!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Primer Ever

      By 

      from Knoxville, TN

      Site Member

      Comments about Laura Mercier Foundation Primer:

      This is by far the best primer I've ever used. I've been using it for five or six years now and never skip it. It keeps my foundation going on smoothly. I love it.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      perfection!

      By 

      from Manila

      Site Member

      Comments about Laura Mercier Foundation Primer:

      i have this product since the start of my career, it's invinsible unlike other products which is whitish and can ruin the exact color of my foundation either liquid or powder..it's smooth, fresh, foundation is easier to blend and stays! I it fits most of my clients ( asian skin -oily) i don't need any other mattifier. And the best part of it is the tube is bigger than the other product than what i paid for..just refrigerate for a fresher feeling! :-)...Highly recommended and worth the tag! :-) pretty up ladies! :-)

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great start

      By 

      from NYC

      Site Member

      Comments about Laura Mercier Foundation Primer:

      The foundation primer is a great way to start the makeup process. I feel like makeup goes on and stays on better when I use the primer first.

      (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      classic primer

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Site Member

      Comments about Laura Mercier Foundation Primer:

      This is my go to primer- I have tried a lot but this oldie but goodie never lets me down. Keeps makeup looking fresh and helps smooth out surface imperfections so foundation doesn't pool

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      • Q:

        I have a normal skin, with oily T-zone. I am thinking between the regular and oil-free LM primer. Which one do you recommend?
        Asked on 5/3/2017 by Ella from Switzerland

        1 answer

        • A:

          I love the Foundation Primer and have used it for years morning and night!
          Sharon
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 5/3/2017 by sscholl09 from undisclosed
      • Q:

        I wanted to know which primer I should buy. I have sensitive/dry skin and suffer from redness! Thank you.
        Asked on 3/4/2017 by Sophie from UK

        1 answer

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          A:

          Sophie, We recommend you use our regular Foundation Primer it is ideal for all skin types and it is non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested.

          Answered on 3/15/2017 by DD
      • Q:

        I bought this at a big box store because you didnt have it in stock. Ugh When I opened it, it has a smell to it. Is that normal? It seems more liquidity than creamy. Doesn't seem to match the texture of the sample I got from the box store the week before.
        Asked on 12/10/2016 by Lori from New jersey

        1 answer

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          Lori, Foundation Primer should be light weight and creamy with no odor. We recommend you contact the retailer where you made your purchase to see if they are able to exchange or return your Foundation Primer.

          Answered on 12/12/2016 by DD
      • Q:

        I was introduced this Primer(sample) for my skin type( Oily T-zone, Enlarge Pores and dry on cheeks) to go with the LM Oil Free Foundation. However, oil broke through, usually by 3hours. Should I switch to another primer instead? i even bought it and now I can't even get it exchanged as I lost my receipt (BNIB)
        Asked on 12/5/2016 by LM Newbie from Singapore

        1 answer

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          A:

          LM Newbie, we recommend you used Foundation Primer- Blemish-Less. Foundation Primer- Blemish-Less is an oil-free formula that helps improve the appearance of blemishes, control shine breakthrough, and minimize the look of pores and is ideal for normal to oily skin.

          Answered on 12/7/2016 by DD
      • Q:

        May I use this at night for extra hydrating? Like night mask. Thank you. Also, if I use this primer, should I use it before apply sunblock or after(not tint moisturer.
        Asked on 11/16/2016 by Kate

        1 answer

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          Kate, You can use Foundation Primer at night for extra hydrating. You should always apply your sunscreen before you apply your primer. After you have applied your Primer apply your tinted moisturizer.

          Answered on 11/18/2016 by DD
      • Q:

        What is the best primer for an oily skin? i have an oily skin, acne and pores on my face. does foundation primer work well with my skin or do you have any suggestions?
        Asked on 11/10/2016 by Anna

        2 answers

        • A:

          Actually, I have both primers, and I like them both.  The hydrating one works well in the dry wintertime.  I have combination skin, oily around my nose and dry cheeks.
          The plain (regular?) primer is very light, goes very far and feels very good on.  Probably the best for oily skin.  Just don't use too much the first time so you can see how far it spreads.  Your dermatologist should be able to help with your acne.  
          I would highly recommend LM primers.  I love all LM products!
          Ilene Rosenfeld

          Answered on 11/15/2016 by ilenerosenfeld from undisclosed
        • A:

          I have oily skin myself and the oil free primer from Laura Mercier works like a charm! Just make sure to use a mattifying foundation; I'm currently using Becca ever-matte and loving the results~ hope my answer helps 
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 11/11/2016 by idalisgarci from undisclosed
      • Q:

        Can I use this primer on the eyelid for long wearing eyeliner n shadow ?
        Should I use my sunblock before or after the primer ?
        Thank you !!
        Asked on 10/17/2016 by Sysy from Singapore

        1 answer

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          A:

          Sysy, Apply sunscreen before you apply your makeup. Foundation Primer can be used all over the face. However, customers with sensitive eyes should avoid the eye area. For long wearing eyeliner and eye shadows we recommend you use one of our Eye Primer/ Eye Basics. Eye Basics are the perfect eyelid primer. Wear under eye shadow to create a uniform base. It helps prevent creasing, extend color wear and enhance how colors pop on your eye lids. You can wear Eye Basics alone or as a foundation for lids to camouflage imperfections for a flawless nude eye. Eye Basics are Non-comedogenic. Dermatologist-tested and Ophthalmologist tested.

          Answered on 10/19/2016 by DD
      • Q:

        Can I use this primer on the eyelid for long wearing eyeliner n shadow ?
        Should I use my sunblock before or after the primer ?
        Thank you !!
        Asked on 10/17/2016 by Sysy from Singapore

        1 answer

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          Sysy, Apply sunscreen before you apply your makeup. Foundation Primer can be used all over the face. However, customers with sensitive eyes should avoid the eye area. For long wearing eyeliner and eye shadows we recommend you use one of our Eye Primer/ Eye Basics. Eye Basics are the perfect eyelid primer. Wear under eye shadow to create a uniform base. It helps prevent creasing, extend color wear and enhance how colors pop on your eyelids. You can wear Eye Basics alone or as a foundation for lids to camouflage imperfections for a flawless nude eye. Eye Basics are Non-comedogenic. Dermatologist-tested and Ophthalmologist tested.

          Answered on 10/20/2016 by DD
      • Q:

        Is this product tested on animals?
        Asked on 9/27/2016 by Mallory

        1 answer

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          A:

          Mallory, Laura Mercier is committed to the elimination of animal testing. We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf. We evaluate our finished products in clinical tests on volunteer panels.

          Answered on 9/29/2016 by DD
      • Q:

        I use LM tinted moisturizer (Porcelain) -- would this primer be used with it? If so, how?
        I love the moisturizer by itself most of the time, but sometimes I need a little coverage. Any suggestions?
        Asked on 7/24/2016 by Southern Lady from GA

        1 answer

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          A:

          Southern Lady, we recommend you use a Primer before you apply your tinted moisturizer. Foundation Primers prime your skin and create an invisible layer that acts as a buffer to outside elements to help protect the skin from harmful aging effects of the environment. If you are needing a little more coverage try pairing your tinted moisturizer with Secret Camouflage. Secret Camouflage contains a unique two-shade system, one to match the skins depth of color and one to match the skins undertone, making it possible for every woman to custom-blend her own perfect shade. The high level of pigment requires very little product to achieve perfect coverage.

          Answered on 7/26/2016 by DD
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