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Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Oil Free
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Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Oil Free


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4.28 / 5 based on 122 Reviews

Product Description

If you're looking for an oil-free primer, this is it. Creates a smooth, even surface for flawless makeup application. The formula provides a soft-focus effect to help minimize the look of pores, fine lines, and imperfections.

Laura created this expert primer specifically for oily skin. Lightweight, soothing, water-based gel keeps oily skin fresh.

Prepares for and perfects makeup application

Like all Laura Mercier™ Primers, it creates a perfectly smooth, even surface for applying foundation. It helps makeup glide on easily and last longer, so your look stays fresh and colour-true for hours.

Why Laura's primers are different

Unlike traditional primers that are overloaded with silicone smoothers, Laura Mercier Primers™ are water-based and include a minimal concentration of the lightest silicones. That's why they feel fresh and lightweight, and why they work as well as they do. In addition, they create an invisible "buffer" for your skin, with an antioxidant vitamin complex that helps protect skin against harmful, aging effects of the environment.

Demi-Matte Finish

Foundation Primer - Oil-Free gives skin a demi-matte finish, with invisible coverage. Ideal for normal to oily skin types.

Formulation Details:

  • Oil-free
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Dermatologist tested


  • Aqua/Water/Eau
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate
  • Stearic Acid
  • Isodecyl Isononanoate
  • Glycerin
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate
  • C20-22 Alcohols
  • Squalane
  • Butylene Glycol
  • Cetyl Esters
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Boron Nitride
  • Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Silica
  • Caprylyl Glycol
  • Dimethicone
  • Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
  • Polyamino Sugar Condensate
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Polysorbate 60
  • Urea
  • Allantoin
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water
  • Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment
  • Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract
  • Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Leaf Extract
  • Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

May Contain:

  • Ci 61570 (Green 5)
  • Ci 19140 (Yellow 5)
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Top Questions See all 23 Q&A

  • Is this truly oil free? I have combination skin that gets oily du...1 Answers
  • Is this product good on oily skin?1 Answers
  • Hey! I have been looking for a new primer and have heard some goo...1 Answers
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Oil Free
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Oil Free
Reviews (122)
Q&A (23)
Media (5)
Jenna J.
S Glastonbury, CT
187 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: 1.7 oz more...
I received a sample of the LM oil-free primer with the flawless foundation and found it worked quite well at making foundation last longer!!! I have combo skin, so I am very particular with my foundations and primers.. this primer also worked well with other foundations. Would definitely recommend.
Candace S.
138 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: 1.7 oz more...
I received this as a free sample with my voxbox and I WILL be going to purchase it now. It has an amazing finish, lightweight and keeps makeup on all day. I have sensitive skin and it didn’t break me out at all so that’s a super plus! I highly recommended if you’re looking to try a new primer.
Chantay G.
Portland, OR
136 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: .5 oz more...
I love that this primer does not feel like it is packed with silicone.  It feels more like a lightweight gel/cream.  While I don't feel like it fills in my pores, it does help to keep my makeup on longer and helps me to stay more matte throughout the day.
Sonya T.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This primer was okay. It application was easy, it made my skin feel really smooth and it made easy to apply foundation. It didn't help with oiliness of my skin at all. I liked it was oil free and didn't cause any break outs. I won't be purchasing again.
lizzy s.
Milwaukee, WI
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 1.7 oz more...
This primer worked really well for my skin! i have oily skin and it didn’t add any oil to my face and kept my foundation on all day. it was really light on my skin and i’d totally buy it again! totally recommended
Maria T.
East Boston, MA
553 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: .5 oz more...
Got this as a deluxe sample a while back- I had to check since I mixed up primers-they're all great buy Laura cellar just get for your skin type! but it really makes makeup
Look airbrushed and only drawback- if you have oily skin- use a tiny amount or you will hate it! It's will look shiny instead of dewy ! It says oil free but I'm sure they're still dimethicone in it like all primers which can make you oily ..
Ivanna G.
86 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: 1.7 oz more...
Laura mercier always has the best products in the beauty industry so a primer wouldn't be the exception. I love this oil free primer, first of all a little goes a long way and for the price its totally worth it even though its on the pricey side. This primer controls my oiliness throughout the day and leaves my makeup intact. I often get compliments when wearing this primer, i would recomend to anyone who has a really oily t zone to try this primer out and the blemish free one too is amazing. Even the radiance goes well wih my skin type.
Anna B.
East Hanover, NJ
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: .5 oz more...
On texture means lung, smell sweetish. Inflicted easily, moistens a skin very well. Only here spangles, to my mind, a bit too much. Seems transparent enough but a complexion a bit evens. 
In general at all my love to the shining skin and mother-of-pearl cheek-bones as for a model - this means too glitter for me. A complete version I will not buy.
Jennifer P.
Los Angeles, CA
3 reviews
Review for: 1 oz more...
The silky formula smoothes over skin and provides an excellent base for foundation. As an added bonus the formula includes some antioxidants and non-fragrant plant oils that are helpful for normal to dry skin, but the antioxidants aren't present in amounts worth getting excited about. Still, it's nice to see them in a primer, as these products tend to omit helpful extras.
Alicia J.
Bethany, OK
11 reviews
Review for: 1 oz more...
We all know her famous baking powder, so I was curious on trying to her foundation primer, and I seen some difference not much though, it helped some pores , but did not tame my oily skin with my t-zone so not a big fan of this , but it's possible it works better on other people
Alivia C.
Mobile, AL
302 reviews
Does this help with filling pores? Does it leave a greasy feeling?
Lola M.
2 reviews
Is long lasting?
Brittney G.
Midway Park, NC
1 review
is it good for dry skin ?
Ivana K.
118 reviews
Is this good for dry skin?
Martha W.
347 reviews
Does this feel tacky at all?

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