Foundation Primer (Radiance)


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CLAIM TO FAME: A lightweight gel primer that minimizes imperfections for a luminous look

FAST FACTS: Primes, protects, and nourishes with vitamin A, C, and E; visibly minimizes the look of flaws with a universal pearl tint for a soft-focus effect; 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: Normal skin types

I was skeptical but this actually works
November 9, 2014
”OK, so I used to never wear primer under my foundation because I didn’t think it mattered that much, but I decided to give this a shot and am so glad I did. I have light-medium combination skin and generally wear a powder foundation; my problem was that my skin looked kind of dull and wan all the time. The first day I added this primer into my makeup routine, I immediately noticed a HUGE difference in my face. My skin was glowing and looked soft and smooth and healthy. It’s expensive but I really think it’s worth it.”
–Alpaca Warrior (from Amazon.com)

WHAT YOU GET: (1) Foundation Primer (Radiance)
INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Hydrogenated Didecene, Glycerin, Pvp, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Stearate, Mica, Cetyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Propylene Glycol Isostearate, Glyceryl Isostearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Boron Nitride, Squalane, Caprylyl Glycol, Oleth-25, Ceteth-25, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 60, Retinyl Palmitate, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Triethanolamine, Tropolone, Butylene Glycol, Plankton Extract. May Contain (+/-): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides).

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.

Laura Mercier Cosmetics

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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  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Chinita

Great !!

I haven't tried too many primers, but out of all those I have tried, this was the best. It's great for covering pores and giving you a natural shine. It also doesn't cause my skin to flake, which was a huge problem for me in using other primers like the Benefit Primer. I have not tried Laura Mercier's other base products, so I look forward in doing so in the future.

5 months ago
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  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 17

Not the greatest for oily skin

This was given to me as a gift by one of my friends. The word "radiance" was really scary to me, as I do have oily skin and prefer to use primers with a mattifying finish. Unfortunately, this primer did not work well for me at all, as I had expected. It did not keep my oils at bay, and they started to appear a mere two hours after application. I think this primer would work best for those with drier skin types, but this was a miss for me.

about 4 years ago
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 22

Works on oily skin without making you look like an oil spill

I ordered mine off Nordstrom about a year ago and I've really been enjoying it since. I was quite hesitant in the beginning to order this mostly because I have oily skin and anything with a glow/radiance tends to exaggerate slick on my face. But this particular product doesn't do that at all. I still do use moisturizer (Glossier's face primer/moisturizer) underneath, just because this isn't meant to moisturize. It will give your face a nice glow even under foundation (I sometimes use Mac's Studio Finish foundation, or Glossier's skin tint). If you have flawless skin (which I don't, mind you. Covering dark spots on my face is a daily struggle) this will look incredible just as is. But if you do have blemishes, or acne of any kind (because ditto) this product won't draw attention to it, so long as you dust it with a matte powder, or just set it with any powder. Worth the money and you get a lot of product.

over 4 years ago
Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium

Highly Recommended!

I just got a small deluxe size of this Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (Radiance) from a gift set that I got some time ago. I like how this primer preps my skin before applying my foundation. It really adds that subtle glow and radiance to my skin instantly. It makes my make up dewy and fresh.

over 4 years ago
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  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Deep
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 30

Radiant glow

I am absolutely obsessed with this primer! I use it under a light tinted moisturizer and it gives me this amazing dewy glow that lasts all day. It just looks so fresh and naturally pretty. It's the perfect illuminating product—no enormous sparkles on your face, and definitely no shine or grease. Instant HG!

almost 5 years ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Sensitive
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 38

Holy grail!

I have tried a lot of primers but hands down, this is the best all around. I love this primer! Gives my skin a very dewy complexion without looking shimmery. I use it under my foundation and it looks like my skin has been airbrushed and it lasts for hours. Oh my goodness! Dewy RADIANT goodness. Would repurchase 😍

almost 5 years ago

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