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Monday, June 4, 2012

Review: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Hydrating

I'm sure I had this featured in one of my hauls early this year, but being the usual me, I had to try the product out for ages before coming to a conclusion of whether I like it or not. Surprisingly, this time round, I am on the fence for the product, Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Hydrating.

This is a product that I really really hope would work out for me. I can still remember the euphoria I was in when I bought this during one of my trip back to Malaysia - that was when Laura Mercier was not available in the Sephora in Singapore. Anyway, the product really did work well for me, at least for the first month of trying.

The initial texture of the product was creamy and well mixed. It goes on smoothly on my face and does wonderful thing especially when paired with my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation which has very short oil control and staying power. I also do notice that my skin feels much softer and hydrated when using this primer - even when paired with Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. Overall, I was very impressed and had nothing to complain. In fact, I thought this was gonna be my Holy Grail primer.

However, after a month or so, the product started going crazy. I'm not sure what happened but it seems that the water in the product had separated with the cream. Due to this very reason, everytime when I tried to use it, water would be squeezed outta of the tube first and after finally creating a big watery mess only the cream product will get out.

I thought this could be solved by giving it a good shake, just like my Vitalumiere Aqua foundation. However, I was very wrong. It didn't make the situation better but in fact causes more water to spritz out. It became so annoying that now, I would only use the product on weekends when I have more time to clean up the mess that it creates.

As much as I really like the great effect the product gives, I will not be repurchasing it - solely due to the great trouble to even use it. Considering that this is such a pricey product (RM 99 in Malaysia), I think the product should be beter when it comes to the fundamental rule of ease of use. I even went on makeupalley to check for solutions and most of the review apparently states the same issue. Arghhh.....

Have you tried this product?



  1. Nice review :) I don't use primers on a regular basis so I think I wouldn't appreciate it as much. A lot of people like this product and swear by it. I hate when the oils and water separate...thats ugh! And you can't see it because it's not see-through ;p

  2. This sounds like a really good primer but that sucks that it separates after awhile. I hate it when products do that :(

  3. Ouch. Such a bummer that this product went haywire. Laura Mercier, despite being expensive, is hit-or-miss.
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  4. Spot on with this write-up, I actually think this website needs far more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read through more, thanks for the info!Sbobet


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