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Primer/ Corrector - Laura Mercier - Foundation Primer Radiance

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rated 4.1(71 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 4.1
  • 78% would buy again
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rated 5 of 5 on 4/25/2012 11:17:00 AM More reviews by thebeautyfountain

Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I don't like that it's in a tube because then you have to cut it in half to get the last of it out lol. But I love that it doesn't dry my skin out or give me breakouts. My makeup looks so much better when i use my mineral or matte foundations. It's very moisturizing & really evens out the skin tone !

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rated 4 of 5 on 4/19/2012 3:28:00 PM More reviews by hrhirene

Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown

This stuff scared me when I first squirted some out, since it's pretty tinted and looked glittery and shiny. Even rubbed on the back of my hand I thought it looked a little too glitter ball-y. So I threw it in the back of my makeup drawer and ignored it until today.

I got to thinking about it and decided to grab this in place of my usual primer which is a bit drying. To my surprise, when applied to my face the shiny-shimmery thing toned down a lot, and after I put foundation over it, I was incredibly pleased with the result. This really does add true, lovely radiance to my face without being over the top. My skin looks moisturized, well rested, and simply glows.... even AFTER being on a plane for six hours, and even in those horrible airport bathrooms with the world's worst lighting.

I have this in a very generous sample size, which will probably take ages to run out since I tend to be too lazy to use primer most of the time, but will almost certainly purchase when I run out.

Gave a four due to the darker tint (would not wear this on my skin alone, given how pale I am, but it doesn't seem to matter under foundation) and for breakthrough shine on the nose. Not a huge deal, and I'd rather have that than a matte primer that mattifies the nose and makes the rest of my face look like the desert.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 4/18/2012 7:15:00 AM More reviews by mariannepilgaard

Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue

Over time I have amassed a number of primers. This one I really like as it can be worn on its own and it really makes a difference in your skin tone immediately when you apply it. It looks a bit pearly when you look at the formula but it does not show when you have applied it - you just look much more... refreshed... A generous sized tube, 50ml and easy to get just the right amount. No offensive smell. As I have quite a bit of primers to finish it will take a while before it is time to re-purchas, but this one is on the "get-again" list.

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rated 5 of 5 on 4/16/2012 1:13:00 PM More reviews by LoriAshley

Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I Love it! I was not looking for a primer nor did I want to add another step to my morning make up routine. ~~BUT~~ Thank goodness the lovely girls at Sephora gave me a sample of this wonderful primer. After using up the sample, I was hooked! My skin is getting drier as I'm getting older and this primer gives me the glow that I want. I use it under my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. I highly recommend this primer especially if you have dry skin that needs a little pick me up.

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rated 3 of 5 on 3/25/2012 8:19:00 PM More reviews by Rebecca34

Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green

I'm undecided on this primer. For awhile I thought I liked it and even bought a tube after getting a sample at Sephora. However, I'm starting to think it may be too dark for me. My skin is very fair - lightest shade in most lines of foundation and some don't even carry one light enough for me. I may buy another LM primer and mix it half and half with this to see if I can get the nice radiance without the tint.

This works well as a primer and I like the "glowy" look it gives me. I just think the tint may show up too well on us pale people.

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rated 5 of 5 on 3/11/2012 8:47:00 AM More reviews by peaceandhope

Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

Love, love, love this primer! I use it under my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer (the illuminating one) and my skin looks exactly the way I want - it glows and looks almost young. (I say almost because at 58, ''young" would be a real stretch.) Definately worth the price. If you're over 45 and you have dry skin, do try this under your foundation or tinted moisturizer.

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rated 3 of 5 on 2/15/2012 10:15:00 PM More reviews by 6thmercury

Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I got a sample jar of this primer from sephora before deciding if I wanted to buy it. It was pretty radiating, not hydrating. This is great for someone who has really dry skin who wants a nice sheen on their face. It is also great when used in winter not summer. However, when adding a matte foundation on top of this, the radiance totally disappears. When a dewy foundation is added on top, the radiance is still there. I dont think I'll be buying it again since there really is nothing special about it.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 2/14/2012 11:46:00 AM More reviews by HunterGray

Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue

I really love the way this feels on my skin, not greasy at all. It adds just enough of a subtle glow, and leaves my skin looking really healthy. Even on days where I don't wear foundation, a little of this along the tops of my cheekbones gives me more of an "alive" look. My skin is about NC20 , and I don't find it to be too dark on me.

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/3/2012 7:56:00 PM More reviews by Honey9

Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown

I really LOVE this product!!! I love how my skin glows and everyone tells me how gorgeous my skin looks. What I like about the primer is its not a glitter illuminer or some glittery mess its a natural glow for us girls who dont want to look like a disco ball. I will always buy again !! <3

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rated 4 of 5 on 1/20/2012 12:18:00 PM More reviews by GalileosDaughter

Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other Eyes: Brown

On the positive side, this primer works really well under makeup and feels wonderful on my dry skin. In a week's use, it hasn't caused any breakouts. However, the finish on this is just too dark and shiny to wear alone. It's tinted with a "rose gold" color that is just a touch too dark for my NC15/Bobbi Brown Alabaster skin. Under foundation, the darkness seems okay, and it seems to add a hint of glowiness. (Or maybe that's just my wishful thinking.) This would be **perfect** if they kept the pearl/glowiness and took out the tint.

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