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Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Radiance Bronze
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on 3/17/2018 10:17:00 AM
More reviews by gizmondo
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
The difficulty with illuminating primers, is that for people with combination (like me) or oily skin is that they can highlight problem areas e.g larger pores and oily t -zone. The Radiance one gives a slight golden glow but my preference is for the Radiance Bronze which worked perfectly on my brown skin - no ashy silver undertone with either of these primers. A nice lightweight primer, which gave a good base for my make up. I was able to dab a little on top of make up to freshen up my look.*update" I tried this with Mac Studio fix powder foundation - and despite Studio fix being more matte in texture, it was clear that the radiance primer "lifted" it and gave my skin luminescence. Under studio fix there was no sign of my skin looking shiny either, it just gave me a glow. It held my make up in place all day as wellYou only need to use pea size amount, so I can imagine this tube lasting ages
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 7/3/2017 5:17:00 PM
More reviews by ChloeLB
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I have combo/oily skin and find this primer did nothing to make my foundation last and isn't that the whole point of a primer?? If anything it helped it to slide off. I felt I looked greasy from the moment I had finished my make up. I was hoping for a bit of a glow. I'd never tried a luminating primer before because I have oily skin but this was a sample in my birchbox. I expected to enjoy this product especially as it has a higher price point. I want to like it but I just can't. It's just been sitting in my make up drawer. Keep hoping it will magically become good but I just dont reach for it. That said I imagine someone with dry skin night appreciate this but not for me.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 6/21/2017 9:44:00 PM
More reviews by mandapandarin
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Not kind on your T-zone at all. I have combo skin and really didn't know what to expect. I hoped it would be better than the Becca primer that was similar but was saddened by the fact that is was way worse. I do look very radiant but also very shiny and not like myself at all. I think it would be nice to use maybe as a subtle highlight on the cheekbone on a day where you are wearing little to no makeup but I'm not a fan at all!
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 12/28/2016 4:14:00 PM
More reviews by esmeralda1977
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I received a generous sample of this one and had high hopes. Unfortunately, this made my pores look huge, made me look paler (I'm an NC 25) and cooler, my nose looked extra shiny even on a winter's day and all in all I gained nothing from using this primer. Maybe I will use it up around my eyes to give a bit of luminosity bit for those with combination skin I'd rather stay away.
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 3/19/2016 10:54:00 AM
More reviews by ellen1159
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Not feeling the love that others do. My skin is mature, on the dry side, large pores...this felt too silconey under foundation, too gummy by itself. Too shiny by itself. I've used better, cheaper primers.
5 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 3/6/2016 10:58:00 PM
More reviews by alina08
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Well, this certainly is a radiant primer. This gives a lovely wash of luminosity minus all the glitter flecks or obvious shimmer. It is quite nice as a base for another foundation and it does not fall into fine lines or overemphasize anything. I wish this were made with more natural ingredients as I am not apt to buy this otherwise, but I do have to admit that this product performs exactly as it says it does, which is rare. This does have a peachy tint that blends out on my fair skin when I rub it in, but I wonder if on darker skin tones this might pose a problem. This does not do anything in the way of moisturizing (although that is not an advertised feature), although perhaps if it had a few extra humectant ingredients this would perform even better.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 2/17/2016 11:20:00 PM
More reviews by Kikirini
Hair: Red, Straight, Medium
This isn't a bad primer! I got a very, very generous sample of it from Sephora with an order and have been using it for a while, since, you know, it was free. Most "radiant" or "dewy" primers I've used add a nice glow, but it doesn't show through once I put on foundation (and I wear sheer coverage, so there's no excuse). This does show through my foundation, which is nice - I prefer a dewy finish, so this is nice to use. It also keeps my makeup on all day, which is awesome.My one bitch - this makes my pores look HUGE! So beware if you wanna cover up your pores. This is a nice primer and worth the money if you like what it offers. I already have my HG primer, so I won't be repurchasing.
on 2/2/2016 6:49:00 AM
More reviews by Maya2688
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I bought this primer because it had a good review. Unfortunately I wasnt that impressed. It just made my skin break out even more. Dont see the difference that it gave me radiance after putting foundation and press powder on. With the primer alone, it look gross on my skin, it looks like i put 'tin lotion'or somethin on my face =SI kinda regret this purchase
on 1/19/2016 10:48:00 AM
More reviews by hgilbert57
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I purchased this product in the hopes that all of the 'hype' and ads were at least on par... well--I was TOTALLY wrong. 1st I did a test with this letting the product 'set'; that never happened... the 'feel' of this product on my skin was awful ... specifically it was tacky and made me feel as though I needed to scrub my skin to get it off. 2nd--while I only used a small amount, I can honestly say that this product made my skin break out ( I only know this bc I only used it on 1/2 of my face to compare it to Laura Gellar's Spackle ). Needless to say, my skin broke out on the half--literally--that I used this primer on... 3rd--this product is abhorrently expensive when you compare it to the effect it has on one's skin. I truly wish I could return the product but unfortunately, this product doesn't have the 'return if not satisfied' clause. So overall, it was a waste of money and mottled my already acne prone skin. I was incredibly disappointed esp bc mags everywhere give this rave reviews and tout it as "the best in the industry"--so not; if anything it is possibly the worst primer I have ever purchased and the amount of money I spent on this product makes my stomach turn over. I mean I am glad I tried it but I would never use this on a client--ever
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 1/4/2016 11:26:00 PM
More reviews by reptilegrrl
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I think I received this as a gift from Sephora, maybe I got it with BI points? Anyway, I wasn't impressed. Maybe for people who wear a heavy foundation, this would be good, but I like sheer coverage so it made me way too shiny. It's not so much radiant as very shiny!
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