Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance Review, Swatches, Photos
Laura Mercier only you could make me a believer that a glowing, radiance primer is brilliant.
Typically I avoid glowy, pearly foundation, bb cream, and primer products. I have a full, round face and adding glow to it just makes me look odd.
So I did head into my Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer with feet dragging and caution in the wind.
I came out of the experience pleasantly surprised.
Yup, everyone’s favorite hydrating primer is now available in Radiance formula. Same great, hydrating formula here but now a bit of radiance and glow is added to the mix.
I’ve always loved Laura’s primer since I have dry skin and silicon laden primer simply don’t do the job for me. Laura’s version absorbs easily, preps skin perfectly for powders and creams, and sets the foundation for all my makeup with a formula that provides lasting foundation coverage.
Her new Radiance formula I was a little wary of since I don’t typical migrate towards glow-y foundation primers or products of any kind. This one contains light diffusing properties that will give skin that glow from within finish. The formula is a bit on the runnier side and isn’t a gel like the original but it still applies and absorbs easily leaving behind a very subtle glowing effect. I find it works best on makeup free skin with a little cheek stain on top for a more natural finish. When I applied it under foundation it kinda of faded away into the background however on top of it, it adds a bit of a glowing light but of course, defeats the purpose of being a foundation primer when applied under foundation products.
The shade is a pearl beige that reflects peach. It’s a very natural glowing finish as the beige compliments most skin tones while the peach gives just the right amount of light to your face. There isn’t any shimmer, sparkle, or glitter in the mix here only a hint of iridescence is left behind however do apply sparingly as you could potentially over do it and end up looking a little too glow-y.
If you’re talented enough, I’m not, you can use it to highlight specific areas on your face such as cheek and brow bones.
Overall, Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance is like candlelight in a squeeze tube. It gives the perfect healthy glow to face and cheeks without every looking over done. I prefer using it sans foundation as it offers a natural, fresh look. If you’re a highlighter junkie of sorts you’ll absolutely love this one.
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