Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer + Protect SPF 30

Laura Mercier is often though of as the Queen of primers. She has a large range and is adding one more- new Foundation Primer + Protect.

What's new  here? Well it has SPF 30 PA +++ for one , so you can prime and protect in one.  It's also oil free  and has no tint.

The formula is very light, gel like,  and because of that it works well for oilier skins like mine. You don't get a tacky feeling like some silicone heavy primers can have. It blends right into skin and immediately gave it a smoother more refined look. Subtle but there . And you can't really even feel that you have it on.  Foundation applies right over easily.

The primer, as with most, is said to help makeup wear and while I have makeup melt issues I can usually keep foundation on relatively well even in the warmer temps. I do think  this extended the wear  an extra hour or two except for the nose/chin oil areas.

The SPF  here is chemical and there is glycerin for light hydration .

With all the BBs and Tinted Moisturizers out there, just a reminder that primer is neither of those. It imparts no coverage and at least in this case , little moisture. I Primer simply preps skin for foundation to look and wear better . It's the base for the canvas .

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer + Protect SPF 30 is available now at and should be at Sephora  shortly.

A 1 .7 oz tube is $ 32

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