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Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer (1.7 Oz.)
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance
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on 10/11/2014 1:54:00 AM
More reviews by LiseC
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
OK, so my typical acne-prone face had been going off the charts for the last year. After process of elimination and every dermatologist rx out there, I came to the conclusion the breakouts *might* be a result silicone. Devastating. So I did hours of research and apparent there aren't a lot of foundations don't contain silicone (or a derivative - dimethicone, cyclomethicone, etc). Here's the deal: Silicones make your skin look gorgeous. They make the makeup sit on your skin and move with it. Anything that does not contain them just can't be compared. Apparently, most your options are natural makeup and natural makeup has, generally speaking, terrible coverage (which sucks for my acne-scared face!). Which is how I came across this product. No, I am not in love with it BUT in a market where silicones dominate everything, this water-based formula is pretty darn good when you put it up against the other options. Why the 3 lippies? Color - can't find one that is 'just right'. Settles a little weird (looks good from a distance, settles into pores / cakes a little bit up close). Coverage - really good. So I ended up going with a natural brand for now but I may be back to this in the future when I want more coverage and those looking for alternatives to the silicone formulas should at least give it a shot!
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 5/23/2014 4:53:00 PM
More reviews by ashley914
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
On my hunt for the perfect hydrating sheer to medium coverage foundation I decided to give this a try. Pros - light feel Cons - settled into my pores made my dry areas appear patchy I think this foundation would be better suited for someone looking for a semi matte finish that had normal/normal to dry skin.
on 2/4/2014 10:19:00 AM
More reviews by 26cyj58
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I went to Laura Mercier a few weeks ago, intent on buying the Moisture Supreme. However, on the advice of the SA, I went for the Oil Free foundation in Sunny Beige. She told me I have normal to combo skin. I always assumed I was normal to dry, and I have never gone for an oil free foundation. Anyway, I took her advice.The next day I had it on and it was a gloopy mess that sat on my skin, separating in every possible area - cheeks, nose, forehead, etc. The colour was spot on, but the foundation itself was horrendous. It actually stung my face and felt tight.I returned it to Laura Mercier, and got the Moisture Supreme instead. The girls there gave me the exact same colour, Sunny Beige. Unfortunately this is not much better. While the stinging sensation has gone, and the separation that came with the Oil Free does not happen, it's just...........not nice. It seems to settle in fine lines, fade in patches, oxidize quickly and what's more, the colour Sunny Beige is much more dark in the Moisture Supreme. They could have told me the colours are not exact matches in the two foundations. I 'm quite frustrated. This foundation cost the guts of â‚¬50 and I feel I may as well have burnt a â‚¬50 note.I feel that the service I received from Laura Mercier leaves a lot to be desired.There's a lot to be said for going into Boots and in your own time trying on cheap foundations on the back of your hand (a lot of which, I might add, outperform Laura Mercier) and deciding which colour is right for you and your skin type, without being hassled by some SA who makes you feel compelled to buy and tries to upsell their product as well. I doubt very much that I will repurchase Laura Mercier.
on 10/28/2013 6:39:00 PM
More reviews by alliemarie655
Skin: Very Dry, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine
Very shocked at all the negative reviews of this product.I've used it for years now. I have terribly terribly dry eczema prone skin on my face and almost always foundations would start to form dry patches on my skin.With this, it moisturizes my face beyond what my moisturizers do. Like a double-attack of moisture.I find that it has great coverage for what I need (I don't really have acne or anything that needs major coverage) and I don't need a concealer -- this foundation is enough.I guess it's a little bit pricey but the bottle always lasts me 6-8 months so I feel like it's a pretty fair price.I would say that if you have severely dry skin you should give this a try. Definitely changed my life and my face. I've even had people comment on how nice my skin is. Totally unheard of comment before I started using this foundation.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 10/14/2013 5:47:00 PM
More reviews by Ldercole
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
My holy grail foundation. Flawless natural finish. Looks like a second skin NOT a mask. I have both oily and dry patches and this foundation covers beautifully. Def worth the price. Bottle pump allows for easy dispense of product. Controls shine. Just apply matte primer if you want a complete matte finish. I apply Ben Nye banana powder over top of this foundation for an immaculate finish. Lasts all day. Feels light on the skin. Strongly recommend. :)
on 9/15/2013 8:28:00 AM
More reviews by Cat82
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
I've never in my life used such a bad foundation!! My skin usually takes great to any foundations from the cheapest ones to the more expensive ones so I don't kno what the hell is in this foundation!!! I applied it with my makeup brush, travelled 25 mins to wrk and in that short time it's like it all gathered in to clumps of muck on my face and looked like I didn't even blend it on to my skin!! Vile vile product!!! I went straight to boots and bought rimmels lasting finish foundation and its flawless on my skin!! Do not buy this foundation!!!!!!
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 5/30/2013 5:07:00 PM
More reviews by Gracielleanne
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Inspire of all the negative reviews and the average rating, I decided to purchase and give this product a try. The first couple of times I've used it, I wasn't sure how I felt about the product. It was kind of a love/hate relationship. But I've gotten a bunch of compliments on my skin when I wear this foundation which made me decide that I do like the foundation. It is no Chanel or Ysl, but I like it for everyday use. The staying power is just okay and it transfers a little but it is lightweight and build able. You do have to use a good moisturizer and a primer if you want it to last longer. I'd say it lasts about a good 4 hours maybe more with a primer and a setting powder. I'm not sure if I would repurchase. I will have to wear it for a bit longer to decide whether I love it enough.
on 5/23/2013 12:58:00 PM
More reviews by xyan
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
You have you apply a good moisturizer before applying this foundation, otherwise you may notice uneven coverage. This isn't a problem for me because I always moisturizer before applying makeup. The coverage is perfect for me, and makes my skin look fresh (not too matte and not too glowy). Also, a little goes a long way, and I love that this uses a pump to dispense the product.
on 5/17/2013 3:09:00 AM
More reviews by Kish888
This is my first time to give a comment for a certain product i used here in makeupalley. To start, i have a dry and flaky face... And been hunting for a good foundation that can hide the dryness - but i dont know, i just feel that the coverage of this foundation is ugly, although i will continue to use it and hoping that eventually i will fall in love with this product. But for those who are planning of buying one i would suggest try it 2x before buying :-)
on 4/28/2013 6:15:00 PM
More reviews by Lenright
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I really dislike this foundation. I had heard amazing things about laura mercier and her foundations and concealers, so iam super disappointed. I thought that if i splurged a little bit to get this foundation that it would be worth it. I have combination skin, but since its getting warmer my skin is getting oiler. The foundation felt heavy on my skin and looked really cakey. when i went to the department store i was returning the laura merciers illuminating tinted moisturizer because it didnt look right on my skin, and the coverage was too sheer for my liking. I told the lady at the counter that i wanted the creme foundation, but she gave me the moisture supreme instead. She told me that the supreme foundation would be better and that the creme foundation was too much coverage. I thought she knew what she was talking about so i let her do her thing. Then when she gave me the foundation, she matched me all wrong!! i got back home and i looked at how dark and fake it made my skin look.. i continuously have the hardest time finding foundations because all the people at the department store match me wrong... they always give me a darker shade than my skin tone!! needless to say i am majorly pissed because i spent 43 dollars on a horrible foundation.
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