Foundation Primer (Oil Free) by Laura Mercier Cosmetics

Foundation Primer (Oil Free)

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CLAIM TO FAME: A lightweight gel primer for oily skin

FAST FACTS: Primes, protects, and nourishes with vitamin A, C, and E; soothes, refreshes, and conditions sensitive, acne-prone, oily skin; lightweight, creamy gel formulation creates an invisible layer to protect skin from outside elements; leaves makeup looking fresh and color-true all day

PERFECT FOR: Oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin types

The only makeup that does not make me breakout
August 6, 2014
”I love the oil free line from Laura Mercier! I used to have extremely bad breakouts until I started using her products and now I will only get one every once in a while. The primer makes my face feel fresh and helps the tinted moisturizer stick for a longer period of time. I love this product!”
–heyymevy (from

Extremely good product!
July 8, 2014
”I love this product! It gives you a very smooth texture of your skin and the most important thing is, it is truly oil free! Apply it before you using foundation, it will give you a matt, oil free look all day! Highly recommend it! You will love it, especially in summer.”
–Vivian, Madison, WI (from

WHAT YOU GET: (1) tube Foundation Primer (Oil Free)

Apply a liberal amount of primer all over the face, massaging it into the skin for a few minutes to stimulate your complexion. Use after moisturizer or sunscreen.\
Laura’s Tip: Place the Foundation Primer in the refrigerator before use; the coolness is extra refreshing and helps reduce puffiness.

As a personal makeup artist to Hollywood’s celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, and Juliette Binoche, Laura Mercier has perfected the art of flawless, natural makeup. Her eponymous line of cosmetics, skincare, fragrances, and bath and body treats is a global phenomenon that has garnered praise from magazine editors and beauty-savvy customers alike. The success of Laura Mercier the brand is a testament to the quality and versatility of its namesake, with colors both classic and current, catering to women of all ages.

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Top Reviewer


This is another best selling product from Laura Mercier. I have this in my kit and I use this on clients with normal skin types. I love how this spreads easily on the skin. It preps the skin by making sure that the skin is hydrated. It also helps lengthen the longevity of the make up.

3 months ago


I had fresh face all day long when I started using this primer. It made the tinted moisturizer adhere on my skin longer, gave me a dewy finish all day and made my skin look so smooth. I love that it's so easy to apply, dries fast and instantly makes your face matte. And best of all, it didn't cause any irritation on my skin!

4 months ago
Top Reviewer


When my daughter introduced me to the power of using face primers to make my make up stay in put all day long, this Foundation Primer (Oil Free) from Laura Mercier was the very first primer that I purchased. I like that it is very easy to use and it is free from silicone.

8 months ago
Top Reviewer


I love all the Laura Mercier skin primers but this one is definitely my fave out of all of them. I have oily skin and this primer really mattify my skin in an instant. I like how thin the consistency of this primer is. It goes on super smooth on my skin and it adds longevity to my make up.

10 months ago

Best Primer

This by far is the best primer I have used. Before giving birth, I used to have really oily skin and most makeup would cause break outs. But after using this, I found my perfect match - no pimples after putting on makeup, and I lost that shiny looking nose hours into day.

11 months ago
Top Reviewer

Great Product

So as you can see under skin type, I have an oily skin. I have been doing a lot of research online and reading a lot of reviews for different brands. I wasn't able to choose and buy because I was able to get one for free (Thanks ma!). I like this product because it feels light and most importantly, I didn't have any breakouts so it's a two-thumbs up for me!!!

12 months ago
Top Reviewer

HG Primer

Only the best from Laura Mercier!! This primer feels light on the skin and stays on the whole day.

about 1 year ago
Top Reviewer


So I've been searching for the best primer for my very oily skin. I have told that i should use products that are oil free so i tried our Laura Mercier's oil free primer and It worked really well with my face. I didnt get any breakouts or some sort of problems. I have also read some bad reviews about this but I swear this works out quite well for my face.

about 1 year ago
Certified Buyer

Lightweight Primer

This product is the first silicone-free and oil-free primer I've tried and I think it is very light on the skin. It smoothens out my face and makeup is easier to apply (and it doesn't "cake" or "melt"). It also has a dewy effect on my skin after a few hours, which is nice.

8 months ago
Top Reviewer

Great for everyday use

With the help of using a makeup setting spray, this Laura Mercier Foundation Primer keeps my makeup in place all day. Since I have oily skin, especially on my T-zone, this oil-free variant works best!

about 1 year ago
Top Reviewer

Doesn't feel sticky on the face

I also have the regular LM foundation primer aside from this one, and I prefer this a teeny bit more since I have oily skin. Both primers have this gel formula. It doesn't have the smoothing effect you get from the silicone primers, but this formula is good for everyday wear for me.

about 1 year ago

Great Primer

Use this in the middle part of your face where the pores are more visible. It's great all by itself during the warm months, and provides enough coverage (untinted) to wear all by itself. I use tinted moisturizer over this.

about 1 year ago
Top Reviewer

Radiance is better

For my normal skin (cheeks) this stuff is great. Goes on smooth like lotion, soaks into my skin and holds foundation all day with a nice, matte finish. For my T-zone, this wasn't great. After a few hours I had a light sheen to my nose, so I decided to blot, which turned out to be a big mistake. My skin oils lifted away the makeup on my pores, leaving my nose area splotchy with makeup.

11 months ago

Glides smoothly but..

It glides beautifully on my face. However, it does not mattify my make up. Like Toni (the girl that reviewed this too), I also had slight sheen on my face especially the T-zone area. When I tried to use oil blotting paper, my foundation transferred on it as well so I had to re-apply my foundation again.

16 days ago