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Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Radiance
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Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Radiance

BY LAURA MERCIER

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars62%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star2%
4.43 / 5 based on 411 Reviews

Description

Skin-awakening primer brings a healthy glow to skin as it creates a smooth surface for flawless makeup application. The pearl tint helps turn up the radiance and tone down the look of pores, fine lines, and redness.

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.

Radiant Finish

Foundation Primer - Radiance gives skin a radiant finish, with sheer coverage. The lightweight, cooling, water-based gel is  ideal for all skin types. Pearl tint is ideal for light to medium skin tones.

Formulation Details:

  • Non-comedogenic
  • Dermatologist tested

Ingredients:

  • Water (Aqua)
  • Hydrogenated Didecene
  • Glycerin
  • Pvp
  • Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
  • Sorbitan Stearate
  • Mica
  • Cetyl Alcohol
  • Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
  • Glyceryl Stearate
  • Propylene Glycol Stearate
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
  • Propylene Glycol Isostearate
  • Glyceryl Isostearate
  • 1,2-Hexanediol
  • Boron Nitride
  • Squalane
  • Caprylyl Glycol
  • Oleth-25
  • Ceteth-25
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Polysorbate 60
  • Retinyl Palmitate
  • Tin Oxide
  • Triethoxycaprylylsilane
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate
  • Triethanolamine
  • Tropolone
  • Butylene Glycol
  • Plankton Extract

May Contain:

  • Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)
  • Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides)
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  • Does this come in lots of shades and the price on it and ...1 Answers
  • Do you use a foundation primer? And if yes, what kind and...5 Answers
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Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Radiance
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Radiance
Reviews (411)
Q&A (13)
Media (28)
REVIEWS
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "i love the glow this gives to the skin, my skin is normal and it doesn't make it oily at all just brighter, keep in mind that, if you don't like dewy finish this is not for you. on days that i know i'm gonna be outside more i just wear it on my cheeks. the only reason i give this 4 stars is because as far as making my makeup last longer i don't see any difference with cheaper primers." in 53 reviews
  • "38$ for 1.7 oz at sephora. this is a good illuminating primer, without feeling heavy, and does not leave my face greasy. sometimes i️ feel like i️ don’t even need to wear makeup after applying this primer. this makes skin glow! has never caused breakouts for me and my skin is very sensitive. this primer is not very hydrating, so for oily skin it works great with a moisturizer first!" in 13 reviews
Amanda A.
Novinger, MO
176 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
My picture doesn't do it justice. It is a pretty tinted primmer that is not overly shimmering but has just the right amount of glow to it. Bought from Sephora just to try something new and I have some other Laura Mercier products that I love so this seemed like a good fit. There is no odor, goes over your face easily and is moisturizing at the same time. Is just tacky enough to hold onto your foundation to keep it in place. It is pricey but a little goes a long way and if you can splurge on something give this a shot.
Cherish B.
Shawano, WI
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 1 oz more...
I received this as a sample with my recent Sephora order and this primer is BOMB! I’m all about feeling flawless while giving my skin the appearance of a natural glow, and this product achieves both. An added bonus is that most times I can wear just this and skip the foundation!
Tatiana M.
Hustonville, KY
98 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Other more...
I received a sample size of this primer in a Sephora order I placed. It’s my first product from Laura Mercier and I love it! It leaves a beautiful glow to the skin and feels moisturizing but didn’t leave my skin oily. It’s also got a tacky feel to it which I personally like because I feel like it helps my foundation to stick to my skin well. Would recommended!
Mercedes T.
Los Angeles, CA
123 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 1.7 oz more...
I received the sample from Sephora, and fell in love. Once it was finished I need to get the full size. It makes my skin smooth and it has a bit of tint before I put my makeup on. I love it. Once of the best primers ive tried. 
Annette P.
Greenacres, FL
154 reviews
38$ for 1.7 oz at sephora. This is a good illuminating primer, without feeling heavy, and does not leave my face greasy. Sometimes I️ feel like I️ don’t even need to wear makeup after applying this primer. This makes skin glow! Has never caused breakouts for me and my skin is very sensitive. This primer is not very hydrating, so for oily skin it works great with a moisturizer first!
Danielle E.
Pittsburgh, PA
243 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: 1 oz more...
I generally don't like primers because even the ones that claim not to clog your pores still cause me to break out. So I tried this with trepidation, but I was surprised. It is almost irridescent and it glides on easily - and a little goes a long way. I didn't apply it over my whole face, just mostly in my T zone, but it did seem to help make my makeup last longer and it didn't cause me to break out! Win!
Roxanne O.
Bakersfield, CA
939 reviews
I can’t do tinted primers. This Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Radiance didn’t do me well at all, and I got two of them. I think it’s mainly be about of the tint. The tint just made my skin look dirty. The #LauraMercier foundation works fabulously for me!! Maybe these tinted primers were just a bust (for me) because of the tint. I was bummed getting two of these and not being able to use them so it’s just taken me forever to write this review. I hate writing negative ones but they do come around. I love the brand lauramercier just not this exact tinted primer.
Katie C.
Piedmont
123 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 1.7 oz more...
Yassssss! I LOVE the glow this gives me with my foundation for days I don’t want matte finish. For a natural look I mix this with the tinted moisturizer by LM and blend this in after as a natural subtle highlight for my no makeup makeup days. It’s the best. Great as a highlight on the eyes too. So many little uses for this! Laura is the OG of primers for a reason
Mary C.
Pueblo West, CO
156 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 1 oz more...
Love the shimmer! Not overwhelming. Did have to keep in mind that certain foundation doesn't work well with this primer. A little goes a long way. So you definitely can buy and not run through the tube if you use 4 out of 7 days a week. Worth every penny. I purchased mine at Sephora. 
Jina J.
Los Angeles, CA
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 1.7 oz more...
I will start off by saying that this primer is not for everyone. It will not mattify you nor fill in your pores. It will however leave a glow and look great under your foundation.

I have dry skin and I love using this, especially on days when I’m looking for that glow and I don’t feel like looking super matte. It applies like a moisturizer and has a slightly tacky finish for your foundation to adhere to. Your foundation sticks really well to this and although it won’t give you a beaming shine when you’ve put on makeup, it will give a very healthy glow.

Because this isn’t for everyone I would suggest getting the small 1 oz size first to try. There are also other finishes in Laura Mercier’s primer line that are worth trying if this doesn’t work. for you.
Jill N.
279 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Do you use a foundation primer? And if yes, what kind and what type of skin do you have? (I have had the best results with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Radiance but I have dry, weird skin)
Jessica D.
207 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does this break you out if you have combination skin or are prone to acne?
Renee G.
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Will this change the color of my foundation? I can't tell if it's tinted or not.
Jordan G.
115 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I've heard great things about this primer and I'm curious about how glowy it makes the skin. Does it just give luminosity or does it make the skin dewy?
Megan W.
Scottsdale , AZ
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
How is this compared to NARS radiance ?

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