Monday, October 14, 2013

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Protect | Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen PA+++

Laura Mercier has a new variant of their Foundation Primer ($32; with broad spectrum protection with an SPF 30. Its a creamy gel-creme that helps protect and enhance wear time without feeling heavy. *Press Sample

I use this over my moisturizer, just like I would with any other primer. It doesn't have too much of a slip - just the right amount of creaminess to smooth skin out. There's a slight sunscreen-like scent which doesn't bother me much - its mild and dissipates before you even start with foundation/tinted moisturizer. I also like that there's no white cast, just some sort of an instant brightening effect with a little bit of a glow. The finish is semi-matte, so if you have dry skin like me, be sure to moisturize really well beforehand. Its not the best at instantly minimizing pores, but definitely nice for creating an even canvas to help with the base makeup go on smooth. Since its a gel creme and slightly less thicker in consistency than regular primers, it tends to separate, so be sure to shake the tube well before use, especially if you store it sideways. Overall, a really nice, lightweight primer, base and sunscreen all rolled into one. Like I said before, if you have dry skin though, be sure to moisturize well, but if you have oily skin, this should be good enough to use as a base by itself, especially in the summer!

Have you tried the new Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Protect?

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