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Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Radiance
Wait a minute. Primer that both makes skin soft and perfect for applying makeup, but makes it glow, therefore rendering serum and moisturizer almost useless? This one does the trick.
$30 at sephora.com
Korres Face Primer
We’re fans of every product in the Korres line. This primer is no different, thanks to the silicone-free formula and conditioning Vitamin E.
$28 at sephora.com
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
The absolute best eyeshadow primer ever! We’re incredibly happy that Urban Decay finally took it out of the weird tube that made you lose half the formula—because with just a dab on each eye, your shadow will stay put ALL. DAY. LONG.
$20 at ulta.com
Fresh Rose FreshFace Primer
What a sweetly scented primer this one is. It seriously smells so good, we find ourselves wanting to apply it multiple times a day just so we can smell it again and again!
$36 at beauty.com
Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets Pore Refining Skincare Brush
Not only does this primer mattify the skin, it makes pores appear smaller and eliminates dead skin cells with salicylic acid. Plus, you apply it with an undeniably chic brush. What could be better?
Over the years, I’ve tried many cosmetic lines, but the one that I inevitably come back to is Laura Mercier. In particular, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage concealer, by far two of the best products available for natural flawless-looking skin. According to Laura Mercier, the key to making your skin look perfect is to enhance your natural beauty. Here are her 4 simple steps to the flawless face:
Step 1: Prime the Skin
Laura Mercier’s Foundation Primer creates the perfect canvas for makeup application, ensuring freshness and long-lasting color. There are 5 formulas to choose from based on your skin’s needs (I have dry skin, so my favorite is the Hydrating formula). Laura’s tip: place your primer in the refrigerator before use to help refresh skin and reduce puffiness.
Step 2: Apply Foundation
There are several types of foundation available, but the key to looking as natural as possible is to use only where needed or in layers to provide buildable coverage. My favorite is the Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 which provides sheer, natural-looking coverage — just enough to eliminate redness while letting my natural skin show through. Plus, it keeps my dry skin looking soft and dewy.
Step 3: Conceal
Laura Mercier’s famed Secret Camouflage and Secret Concealer are loved by almost every makeup artist I’ve ever met — and with good reason! When applied with a concealer brush, undereye circles and skin imperfections vanish.Laura’s tip: Apply concealer in the best available natural daylight.
Step 4: Set with Powder
Translucent Loose Setting Powder has no color so it won’t distort the color of your makeup. A light dusting helps set your makeup for a longer lasting finish. (Note: since my skin tends to be really dry and flakey, I typically skip this step in the fall and winter.)
After happily rediscovering these tried and true favorites, they’ve earned a permanent spot in my daily makeup routine!
Laura believes there are four steps to create a flawless face—primer, foundation, concealer, and setting powder. Each product has been specifically developed to allow every woman to achieve an incredibly even, smooth, yet natural-looking complexion.
For more information on Laura’s flawless philosophy and tips on how to use each product within each step is located here.
Find your perfect products to create your ultimate flawless face using our flawless face finder.
This primer not only makes our makeup look flawless, it makes our skin look flawless, too. This light, creamy gel acts as an invisible barrier between skin and makeup and is perfect to apply before moisturizer or foundation. The moisture-rich vitamin formula is created specifically for dehydrated skin, which—with the crazy-hot temperatures outside and the crazy-cool air conditioned temperatures inside—is happening to more and more of us this summer!
And we have a bit of a confession to make. Sometimes, we actually skip moisturizer when we use this primer! It’s THAT hydrating!
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Hydrating retails for $30 at spacenk.com.