Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer

Hey All

Laura Mercier is a brand we’ve both loved trying products are. L swears by Silk Creme (review here) and it’s one of her top foundations and M loves the Mineral Powder foundation which is one of her favourites (review here).

We’ve also both tried  and loved the undercover pot! (review here) After loving so many face products from them we couldn’t wait to try the hydrating primer. We’d heard lots of many positive reviews about the original one.



Both of us have combination skin which has a tendency to be dehydrated so a few years ago we wouldn’t have considered trying a hydrating primer. Even though it’s hydrating it’s more of a gel formula so it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin or leave the skin feeling greasy, it actually feels cool and refreshing. It also sinks into the skin quickly. It also contains vitamin A,C and E which help protect the skin from aging due to the environment.

It’s made applying make up so much better and feels like another product we can’t live without. It’s not like other primers we’ve tried and it just gives the skin a smooth base and makes foundation sit better and apply easier.

It would be interesting to try the difference between the normal and hydrating one.

M xxx


This primer is so lightweight – it feels just like a gel or serum and sinks into the skin super fast and creates a base without feeling like there is a layer on the skin at all. This was super impressive.
When applying it, it feels like another step to your skincare routine rather than make up.


M would like to try the normal primer but I was lucky enough to get it in a beauty box a few months ago. I like them both and the main factor that I’ve noticed about the two is that the hydrating primer is just that, slightly lighter and more hydrating.
I’d probably lean towards the hydrating just to add in an extra hydration step for my skin as it really needs it, I actually can’t apply any more hydration to my skin sometimes!

Have you tried the Laura Mercier Primers? Which do you prefer?
Do you have a favourite Laura Mercier product?

L xxx

1 Comment

  1. Beauty Bird
    May 31, 2015 / 10:37 am

    I have the oil free one and have gone through a few tubes of it now. I love how it feels on the skin XxRamblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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