Primers…where to begin. Some people don’t see the importance of primers and that is understandable; the market is always saturated with things we don’t necessarily need but love buying! But Laura Mercier is a different story and has been an all-time favourite of mine for a long time. What I love about it is the texture because it feels like a moisturiser and doesn’t leave a greasy silicone film on your skin.
The Laura Mercier Primer absorbs easily into the skin, yet magically creates a barrier between your makeup and your skin so your makeup keeps for hours and hours. It also has antioxidant vitamins in it, which help protect your skin from the outside elements as well as preventing pimples. I speak from experience of private clients and brides who don’t want to be focusing on touching up their face all night. Whenever I have used this primer, I’ve been told it lasted all night/day and they are always extremely impressed.
This primer comes in 2 variations, a radiance primer and an ordinary primer. The radiance primer highlights and gives you a beautiful glow beneath your base. One thing people don’t realise about primers is that they’re not just there to hold your makeup in place, but the good ones will give you an enviable soft focus effect. If you’re already using a illuminating foundation or tinted moisturizer, then I would recommend the ordinary primer, which is fantastic at keeping your face in place but won’t have you going overboard in the glow department.
Primers can be used on a daily basis there is no doubt about that. I would mostly recommend them for functions or long nights, because if you are like me you won’t want to look in the mirror to notice all of your makeup has dissappeared somewhere on the dance floor!