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!
This broke me out horribly! Not in big mother of pimples.. but little red itchy annoying ones!!! YUCK! Thank God I asked for a sample instead of buying the tube. Argh.. really was hoping this would work, my skin can get dry and flakie in the winter, and if I slather more moisturizers on, i will only look shiny with flakies.
Anyways.. I would not buy this product.