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

Laura Mercier

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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

the best
Purchased

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!
Purchased

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
Purchased

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

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

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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On the fence

I have been Using this now for a month or so. It's light and never breaks out my skin, but I don't think it extends the wear of my make-up like other primers.

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top notch

I gave this a try and now I'm hooked. I won't go back to the old stuff. It kept my skin from getting too oily and my makeup lasted from the time I painted my face at 6 am until I washed my face, at around sevens in the evening. Give it a try.

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Works well!

I was using Nars before and it broke my fare out. This primer is awesome, my skin is soft, and make up stays on longer.

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YES!

This is a must have for my daily makeup routine. It prepares the face for a long day of make up wearing and it feels like nothing is there.

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Works great

I used this under my foundation and it helped it to stay looking fresh most of the day. I have very oily skin and it usually "melts" off within a few hours of applying. This seemed to help a lot.

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