I like this but I think it only works with liquid foundation. I tried it with MAC studiofix and although the staying power is awesome I recently tried it with liquid foundation and it worked great! Next time i am going to try Smashbox primer.
This stuff is great! I have noticable pores and this primer really minimized them! I have to swap for this(thanks TonyaW!) because the price is ridiculous in Canada!
I received a sample of this from the Mercier counter of Nordstroms. I have mixed feelings about this one. I think it did improve the appearance of my foundation, but no more than my normal moisturizer.
I like this. It lighlty moisturizes my skin, and foundation goes on more even and lasts longer when I use this. I've also tried Smashbox PhotoFinish primer, which many people love, but I much prefer the LM primer. The Smashbox is silicone based and too dry for my skin. 8/16/03 update: I hadn't used this in quite a while. I tried new products that sounded interesting and got out of the habit of using Laura Mercier's primer. But I used it again the other morning, and I realized at the end of the day my makeup looked the freshest and best in had in a while. So I used it again the last few days, and I can really tell a difference in how my makeup wears. I use the primer first, then DDF organic spf, and then foundation. I'm definitely going to start using LM's primer again daily.
I decided to try this primer again as I recently started wearing Laura's oil free foudation. When I tried this a few years prior, I thought it irritated my face. However, I have been using this now for 2 weeks and love how it "primes" the skin and how my foundation lasts for 10 plus hours! You can ask for samples and see what you think.
This is a waste of money. It didn't make my foundation easier to apply. It's just one extra step that I really don't need. I swapped this one right away.
Yuck! After hearing some of the raves about this product, I excitedly went down to the Laura Mercier counter and plunked my money down.
Unfortunately, I found it to be very sticky, and it took forever to absorb into my skin. What's more, I didn't notice that my makeup stayed on any longer with it. Hmph! Some primer!
Save your $$!!
Love Love Love this!
This really help to let your foundation stay longer.
The best is it make my face glow.
This is the first foundation primer I used so I can't really say it's the best I've tried. It works pretty effectively for me and I'll probably stick to it.
I got a sample of this highly raved about product and found nothing about it the least bit appealing! It's like a gel moisturizer that took too long to dry. I don't know what it was about the formula that made it a primer but I swear that my foundation looked flakey. If you like this, then you haven't tried Philosophy's The Present which I've found to be an ideal moisturizer and primer!