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10/3/10

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Oil Free Review





I've never been one to bother with foundation primers. I used to think of them as pointless extras and brands' clever ruse to get us to buy more products from them (rascals!)



But I figured I had to at least try one, since one out of three bloggers I know can't go a day without a foundation primer.


Then one day the virgin picked Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Oil Free to be her first. 




If you're living in a hot place, it only takes a day to find out if a primer is working out for you.
In my case, this one does.

The test:
I get very hyper when I'm getting ready and doing my makeup. One: 'coz I'm not very stable...mentally :P, and Two: My stuff is all over the place, which makes finding what I'm looking for almost impossible! So, my face starts to sweat in between and I usually have to re-apply powder about 2 times ~ before blush and sometimes in the elevator when I'm leaving the building.

With this primer on my face, I didn't sweat at all, even though I felt so hot! And I was ready with a puff in hand only to see in the mirror I didn't need any. It's like the primer was preventing my face from sweating. *Don't you bother her!*


It minimizes my pores to a certain extent, which is what I hoped a primer would do.


If silicone-based primers block your pores, then this would probably be better for you coz it is water-based and feels like a moisturizer. Sometimes, I skip my moisturizer if I'm gonna be using this.


There is a tiny BUT though. My face looked extremely greasy at the end of the day when I'm using this primer. It could be the primer wearing off after fighting my oilies all day, or that I didn't bother reapplying powder coz, you, know, it's the end of the day and I'll be washing my face soon anyways. Not an issue with me, but just thought I'd mention it.


Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥4/5





Foundation does go on better and blends quicker with a primer. 




Like I think that once you start using eye creams, you'll never be able to live without one anymore, I feel the same about foundation primers. I'm hooked now. I bought 2 different ones recently. I might as well consider cutting up my credit cards now. No, 
I take that back!




Available at strawberrynet.com for Rs.1725




♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


Disclaimer~ The product in this post was provided to me by strawberrynet.com for review purposes, but I picked it out myself.