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Radiance-Enhancing Primer by Laura Mercier

What We're Sweet On: Primer That Works Like a Soft-Focus Lens

When a primer can do more than just create a smooth canvas on the skin, that's well and nice. But when it's so good it practically replaces your foundation and gives you a dewy finish, that's when it moves into must-have territory. Laura Mercier's Foundation Primer in Radiance ($30) achieves the ultimate balance. It subtly diffuses imperfections and brightens, all while leaving a level base for which makeup to lay.

Because it's thick in texture, a little goes a long way. That means not only will your foundation (if you even need it) last longer, but the primer itself will, too. Don't let its radiance claims conjure up images of glittery bits or excess shine, however. This primer's pearl tint lends a sheer, healthy-looking glow to the skin. And that's exactly why it's been described as "candlelight in a tube."

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Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 4 years
 @popculture whore Let us know if you do!
popculture-whore popculture-whore 4 years
hmmm... must try this
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 4 years
 @galepfyffer Jumping in for a sec... I also have oily skin, but Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer has the perfect balance of "glow" without getting shiny. If you haven't tried it before, definitely see if you can try it out at a counter or get a sample. I think you might like it.
Assistant-Community-Manager Assistant-Community-Manager 4 years
I need this.  "Candlelight in a tube" needs to be a party of my daily routine.
lauren lauren 4 years
Love this stuff!
galepfyffer galepfyffer 4 years
 @Jaime Richards Thanks a lot for your answer! I will let you know if I get tempted.
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 4 years
 @galepfyffer I don't think it would be too shiny for your skin, especially if you use the tiniest amount (that's all you need, really). Let us know if you try it and what you think!
Kimberly-Timlick Kimberly-Timlick 4 years
I love this product so much! 
galepfyffer galepfyffer 4 years
Thanks a lot for this post! I was actually concidering buying it, because I've read so many great reviews. I have a question, though, and maybe you could help me if you have tried this primer: I have an oily skin and so a tendency to shine and, though I'd like to find a primer which could help my skin look more luminous, I wouldn't like it to be too shimmery, and look as if I had highlighter all over my face. Do you think this primer would be too shiny for oily skin?  
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