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For a flawless finish with mineral makeup, check out Laura Mercier’s Foundation Primer – Mineral.

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Life is full of fleeting pleasures—don’t let your makeup job be one of them. This oil-free primer ensures that your foundation stays just where it belongs: on your face. The sheer gel absorbs instantly and clings to both powder and liquid foundation. Bonus: It’s rich in skin-loving antioxidants A, C, and E.

How it Works

Formulated for oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin, this primer won’t grease you up, but it will help hydrate the dry skin around blemishes. Meanwhile, grease-curbing ingredients ensure that your makeup doesn’t slip-slide off, so it lasts all day.

How to Use

After applying sunscreen or moisturizer, massage a generous amount of primer into skin. Follow with Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact SPF 20. (Pro tip: Stick this tube in the fridge 15-20 minutes before use. The cooled gel will have a delightful depuffing effect on skin.)

Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Stearic Acid, Isodecyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate, C22-20 Alcohols, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Boron Nitride, Silica, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Allantoin Tocopherol Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hamaelis Viginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Cucumis sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Retinyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Polyamino Sugar Condesate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Chlorphensin, Benzoic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Saccharomyces/Xylium Black Tea Ferment, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Potassium Sorbate, Green 5 (CI 61570), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

made my makeup disappear
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i was so excited to try this and got it in a travel size since im going to traveling for work buttttt. NO. it basically erased my makeup in 2-3 hours (i sit in an office btw, im not at the gym or something) so i;ll have to return. Really disappointed.

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Very smooth
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I bought this to compliment my Laura mercier foundation and it's a great primer. Not too heavy and seems to do it's job. Not really better or worse than some of the other products I've used but definitely no problems and a similar price.

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Great Primer
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I love the light texture of this primer. And the fact that it is oil-free is great for summertime wear.

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Light, great base
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Love this primer, especially in the summer when I want something lighter than usual. Goes on smooth and helps keep me less oily and more matte.

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not a great primer
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I previously purchased MAKE primer from Birchbox, which I absolutely loved, ran out, and it ended up being out of stock. I decided to purchase Laura Mercier after hearing rave reviews practically everywhere online. I wore it for about three months. I'd put it on at 7am; and by the time I'd get home, my face, especially my forehead, would look greasy. I also started getting a bunch of pimples on my forehead after using this product. I just purchased Pur Minerals primer (also from Birchbox), and within a couple weeks of using it, my pimples are disappearing. I will not buy Laura Mercier again.

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the best
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I have used MAC primer and smash box and this is better! This didnt make me break out and it doesnt just sit on the top layer of your skin like others!

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LOVE!
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I use the tinted moisturizer with the foundation primer and it is such a great product. Makes my tinted moisturizer go on so evenly and evens out the redness in my face. One of the better products LM makes..

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Great base
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This primer acts as a great base! I am very happy with how it goes on and keeps my powder in place. I am happy with the purchase.

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goes on so smooth
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this stuff feels amazing. so soft, so clean feeling. my skin always looks amazing when i use this. i feel like i have good skin immediately!

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Does the trick
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I have a tried countless products that promise they'll keep you shine free or that they'll keep your make-up in tact, but this primer has outbeat others by doing a decent job at keeping my skin a little less oily then normal. My skin is still oily at the end of the day, but not as unbearable as it has been with other make-up primers.

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