Foundation Primer - Hydrating

Foundation Primer - Hydrating
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1.7 fl. oz./50ml
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Our most nourishing primer, for a dewy look and flawless makeup application. Ideal for normal to dry skin.

2 Deluxe Samples
Receive 2 Deluxe Samples with any $65 purchase plus Free Shipping & Returns.

Our most nourishing primer, for a dewy look and flawless makeup application. Ideal for normal to dry skin.

Works Well With

Moisture-rich primer nourishes, soothes, and conditions skin as it creates a smooth surface for flawless makeup application. The formula provides a soft-focus effect to help minimize the look of pores, fine lines, and imperfections.

Laura created this expert Hydrating primer specifically for dry, dehydrated skin. Lightweight, creamy formula creates a protective moisture buffer, with an enhanced antioxidant vitamin "cocktail" that helps protect skin against harmful, aging effects of the environment.

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.

Natural/Dewy Finish

Foundation Primer - Hydrating gives skin a natural, dewy finish, with invisible coverage. Ideal for normal to dry 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.


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

Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Peg/Ppg 18/18 Dimethicone, Sodium Pca, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sucrose Distearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Xylitylglucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Anhydroxylitol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Xylitol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Mica, Tripotassium Edta, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Sorbate. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 75470 (Carmine).


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I love this product


Perfect for hydrating your skin before adding makeup. Love this product


Boston, Ma


I've used this product before but it was the oil-free. Great


I have not run out of my oil-free primer yet so will give you a review at a later date.






The two primers I received were both separated. Basically I received two tubes of water. Though they refunded me, I cannot use the promotion code again.


Boston, MA


Don't know


The product is great! I almost use it daily before apply foundation. Lovely because it's give skin amount of hydration.




Great primer!!!


Great primer to use with the matte long lasting foundation.


Charlotte, NC


Love it.


Gives skin a lovely glow and makes foundation go on smoother.




Best Primer Ever!


A fantastic all around primer. As this is a hydrating primer perfect to do double duty during the warmer months as a moisturizer.




Lightweight and Smooth


A smooth application that makes my skin feel soft and hydrated.


Mission Viejo, CA


Doesn't feel like it does anything


I got this as a sample when i redeemed my beauty points. I was excited to try it but it feels like your just putting cool lotion on your face. It doesn't help with the make up staying power at all. You keep on wanting to put more on thinking it will change but it doesn't. I'll keep using it since i have it but i will not purchase it.


Chicago, IL


Simply the BEST


This is by far the best primer I've ever used. My primed face has a silky feel to it. I do love the fact that it contains Vitamins A, C and E. It also contains Sodium Hyaluronate, the more bio-available form of that awesome skin (and wrinkle) plumper hyaluronic acid. What is not to love about this unscented, soothing, non-greasy primer containing antioxidants that are good for aging skin? Absolutely nothing. It is awesome!




Foundation Primer - Hydrating

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questions & answers

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Does this primer contain SPF? If so how much?




No, it does not have SPF.  But if you use a good foundation, the foundation or your moisturizer will have the SPF in it.


Is this hydrating primer oil free?


Bunnie, Foundation Primer Hydrating is not an oil-free product.


Can the hydrating primer also be used prior to application of mineral powder makeup? Or, does it only work well with liquid foundations?

GA Lady

GA Lady, Yes, you can use Foundation Primer Hydrating before you apply your Mineral Powder makeup. Always give your primer a few second to dry before you apply your mineral makeup.


Can the hydrating primer also be used as a night time moisturizer?


Susan, Hydrating Foundation Primer is a moisture rich primer that nourishes, soothes, and conditions the skin for flawless makeup application but, it does not offer the same moisturizing benefits as a night time or daily moisturizer.


how long can the foundation primer be used after opened


J, The period after opening date can be found on the foundation primer tube or packaging. Please look for a jar icon that has 3m, 6m, or 12m.This indicates how long a product is good for after opening. 3m is good for 3 months, 6m is good for 6 months and 12 m is good for 12 months after opening.


I am new to Laura Mercier primer and foundation. I'm thinking of trying Candleglow foundation in Shell (very pale skin, cool undertones). I'm 65 and am unsure which LM primer would go best with Candleglow foundation: hydrating or radiance? Since the Candleglow supposedly gives a luminous quality to the skin, would a "radiance" primer still be needed? I have dry skin, and I stay away from "matte" looking results in my makeup! I want a soft-focus (blur those fine lines!), luminous appearance post-foundation and primer. I also see that LM has a primer with SPF protection, but again, I'm confused if the finished result would be more radiant or matte if using THIS primer? What is the difference in appearance between these three primers (hydrating, radiant, and SPF primer)? What do you advise to meet my needs for use with Candleglow foundation? Thank you!


I use the hydrating primer to add hydration to the skin. I use to wear radiance intill the hydrating came out. I hope this helps. Sent from myMail for iOS


Hello Luv2Smile! As I too have skin that has a tendency to be dry I have been using the Hydrating primer all year round, however, during the winter months when I feel I need a little more color I do mix one part Radiance primer in with the Hydrating primer as my foundation base. This adds a subtle glow to my skin before applying the foundation. I use the SPF Tinted moisturizer for everyday use. I haven't tried the Candleglow products yet. As long as you have one of their products with SPF like the foundation of your choice I think you would be happy with the Hydrating primer & mix in some Radiance primer. Also if I am dressing up for an evening I use more Radiance underneath to give me a soft luminous look. I have had people compliment me on my skin for years & have been told it looks like I am not wearing any! Hope this helps!


will this primer make me break out with acne on my face?


Harriet, your shade match in the High Coverage Concealers would be 2.5. Kate, our products have been thoroughly tested for skin compatibility and safety, with no evidence of allergic response or skin irritation. However, no product is guaranteed to be 100% irritation-free for every person.


Have used regular LM primer for years, but w/ aging (67 y/o), high-dose IV steroids, chemo, New England winters, etc, my skin is thinning, dry, & very sensitive (easily reddened). Photo-sensitivity also very high due to multiple concomitant medications. Now handicapped, usually unable to shop in dept stores. The reviews indicate a problem w/ product separation - please advise as I can't speak w/ sales rep.

solution shopper

Hello, to speak to a Laura Mercier counter specialist please contact a retailer near you by logging on to the Laura Mercier website ( and clicking on the store locator at the bottom of the webpage. You can also contact our Customer Service Department our representatives will be happy to assist you. The customer service number is 1-888-637-2437.

When will the product expired after opening?


Hi, The expiration date is listed on the box/product. The boxes have a small image of a jar with a number in it: 6m, 12m, 18m, etc. The product's expiration countdown begins once the product is open and exposed to air.