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on 2/18/2011 3:53:00 PM
More reviews by blondebohemian
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I'm surprised there's so many poor reviews here! I've been using this primer for 2 weeks and it's pretty much amazing. I have normal skin, no breakouts, not acne prone (just a few hormonal pimples once in a blue moon), so I'm not sensitive to any products. I wash my face, tone, put on eye cream and moisturizer, let it sink it - and then put a tiny bit of this on. I think the key is to use a very small amount. I let it sink in for a minute or so, then apply my NARS duo concelear and the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. The foundation applies like a dream and looks so natural, like it's truly a part of my skin. It makes my foundation application so easy. I then set it with MUFE HD powder. I do end up reapplying MUFE powder once throughout the day on my t-zone, but other than that my make up looks fresh throughout the day. People have mentioned that this primer has a bad scent -- but maybe my sense of smell is non existent because I can't really smell anything wrong with it!I'm really happy with this primer and I would definitely repurchase. I've heard really good things about the Smashbox primer, which I think I will sample when I'm done with my Laura Mercier tube.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 1/31/2011 12:12:00 AM
More reviews by katharineb
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
This product is expensive and just did not work for me - what a disappointment after the salesperson at Sephora recommended it as the best. I have oily skin and it did not control the oil at all - I returned the product to the store and I'm sticking with Avon Magix.
on 1/23/2011 1:50:00 PM
More reviews by Kirsten821
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
When I try this product on my hands, my skin turn red and ache...I dare not put it on my face.
on 12/22/2010 8:25:00 PM
More reviews by CHARLENE314
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I got a sample of it. It broke me out like crazy, and I don't see the difference of using it or not, but it smelled pretty nice tho. Won't buy again for sure
on 12/20/2010 9:44:00 AM
More reviews by NancyM
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
I got this as part of a Sephora BI sample and I'm happy I tried it before I bought it. I have dry, sensitive, mature skin with rosacea and I'm on the hunt for a great primer to use either on its own or under foundation. This is not the one.When I squeezed it out of the tube, I was pleasantly surprized at how creamy it looked. However, as soon as I applied it, it felt as if my face just dried up. My skin instanly became uncomfortably dry and I had to rewash my face and start my skincare routine over, without this product (of course).This might work in the summer but not for my dry, winter skin.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 12/11/2010 7:36:00 AM
More reviews by Pendoline
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse
I generally find most foundation primers to be a waste of time, merely adding to layers of cream and make-up, and creating a clogging sensation. However, Laura Mercier’s primers are fantastic: they are light and they ensure make-up stays put all day. Her primers are also available in oil free and extra hydrating varieties, as well as in a version formulated for mineral foundation, with a liquid-to-powder formulation.The hydrating primer is a particularly good product for me as I have dry skin, and use this instead of a moisturiser.
on 12/3/2010 12:49:00 AM
More reviews by amhowe12
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I am absolutely in love with this product. So light and smooth and makes your foundation go on so nicely! The packaging is adorable and the top stays very clean, something I always appreciate in a product that comes in a tube. This can be worn alone or over moisturizer depending on your skin type. I have dry skin and like to put a light moisturizer on beforehand. Thsi product is also great if you have a small dry area after applying foundation that you want to smooth up! It is pricey, but if used correctly you shouldn't need more than one per six months.
on 12/2/2010 1:32:00 AM
More reviews by wonderhj
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Why is it so hard to find a decent primer? I don't think my foundation stayed longer while using this primer- in fact, I don't know what it did. I couldn't wait to finish it so I could move on to another primer... I ended up buying Benefit's primer which is another (unhappy) story.I have heard good things about their tinted moisturizer so I hoped that this will be good too. I am sorry that I wasted my money on this.
on 11/10/2010 9:27:00 AM
More reviews by caleee143
Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I'm very glad that I received this in a swap because I would have certainly been very angry to waste so much money on such a lousy product. It goes on very light, I'll give it that much, but the moment it dries my face is already shiny!! Then when I do my makeup the shine turns into a slick not long after application. I guess I can stand the smell, I change diapers all day and nothing smells as bad as my boys diapers =] I will certainly never pay money for this.
on 10/22/2010 4:06:00 AM
More reviews by Ethabella
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
This is the first foundation primer that I really love! It's just so lightweight! My foundation stays fresh with it!
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