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Shopping fix: a silicone-free primer that locks your foundation in place


By Holly O'Neill
02nd Mar 2020
Shopping fix: a silicone-free primer that locks your foundation in place

Your every skin concern is catered to with this new range of supercharged primers.


Look, I know you could do without the additional step in your make-up routine. We’re all very busy, you have your daily routine down to exactly five minutes of militant co-ordination and there is just no more time for further things. But trust me on the power of a primer to actually streamline your beauty routine. Particularly when it comes to the new Laura Mercier Pure Canvas primers.

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Blurring, €41.50

Laura Mercier, of tinted moisturiser fame and general “your skin but better” aesthetic, has created six new multi-tasking primers, from €41.50, that will save you time. Each primer is silicone-free, which is actually good news, as although silicone is known for it’s blurring and smoothening abilities, it tends to peel and make the rest of your make-up bobble off. Each of the primers also addresses a specific skin concern, like the Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Blurring, €41.50, which mattifies, blurs pores, absorbs oil and contains microalgae, to improve the skin’s texture over time. Or the Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating, €41.50, which contains micronised pearls to give you light-reflecting radiance today, plus porcelain flower extract to give the skin more radiance and luminosity over time.

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating, €41.50

The other primers come in a Hydrating formula (for dewy, moisture-rich skin all day), plus the Protecting and Perfecting formulas you may already know and love have had a revamp and come dressed in prettier packaging.

The Laura Mercier Supercharged Essence, €59, is the oddball of the bunch; it’s a primer hybrid that is used with a pipette. The milky textured formula contains peptides, to reinforce the barrier of the skin, light-reflecting mineral pearl and skin-softening emollients.

Each formula will lock your make-up in all day (who has time to top-up their make-up throughout the day?), melts into the skin, doesn’t peel, is good for your skin and improves it over time. Absolutely worth the additional step in the routine.

Photography by Laura Mercier.

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