Monday, 3 November 2014

A Misinterpreted Product

Allow me to expand on the title some of you may or may not remember me review the Laura Mercier foundation primer* around the start of the year. This post was lets face it in a few words: a shocking, downbeat review. I did not get on with this product at all read the post yourselves! My skin broke out, oiliness gradually got worse and my face didn't look healthy whatsoever. Which was a real shame considering I have read so many amazing reviews on this product. However in a nutshell I misinterpreted this product and here is how...

I received this Laura Mercier foundation primer in one of My Little boxes couple of weeks back. If you read my review of this box I never mentioned how I've previously got on with this product purely because I wanted to give this another chance. So that is what I've done. I have been applying this primer onto my skin almost every day now before I apply my makeup. It blends in a lot different to what my Witch Hazel primer does - almost a gel like consistency which I found took longer time to dry into my skin.

Besides it taken a little while longer to fully sit into my skin this primer looked really great on my skin. I would have this on from 8-5 most days and obviously my makeup needs touching up throughout that time but when wearing this primer I didn't need to touch up as quick or as often. My makeup stayed in place throughout the day and the best part was my face looked healthier which is a total differentiation to my last review.

I have not discovered any breakouts just yet and regarding my oily skin this has been helping it rather than making it worse. I am just going to presume my bad review on this product was down to other products I used. My skincare and makeup has changed since February so products I used back then could have been what mirrored my negative review. Apologies Laura Mercier this was a total misinterpretation!

Overall I am so happy my skin has finally learnt to love and enjoy this primer. There really is nothing better than knowing you don't need to worry as much about needing to touch up or if your face looks a bit dull throughout the day. Definitely will be continuing to use this! I still love my Witch Hazel primer though...that will never change.

What is your favourite primer?
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22 comments

  1. That's so strange how different it's been this time! Sometimes it can be things like hormones too really, and it's just totally coincidental the timings!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. It probably was partly that which made me dislike it as still to this day my face sometimes doesn't agree with it x

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  2. lovely photos katie x

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  3. I'm glad you ending up liking this product! I really want to try the Laura Mercier radiance foundation primer.

    http://www.chelsealeigh.ca/

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    1. I've heard of that and apparently its meant to be good right? might ask for a sample x

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  4. It's nice to read a post where you clarify your opinion on a certain product. It's completely normal to change opinions about a product, it happens.

    Mary Bloomy

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  5. I've just started using this and think it is pretty good, but opinions can change pretty quickly! It does take a long time to dry though!
    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

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    1. I know! that was always a down fall for me!

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  6. I felt really meh when I did own this primer, but since using it all up I actually kind of miss it something about it feels really hydrating on my skin I always think. The price tag does put me off a little though £30 for a primer is pretty dear xx

    http://www.rinicawrites.com

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    1. Ouch such a pain to spend that much on a primer I must say! I must admit I don't think I'd repurchase it for that price xx

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  7. Really want to try this primer x

    Leonie ♥ IkonikBeauty

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    1. do let me know if you get the chance! x

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  8. My favourite primer is the GOSH velvet touch primer!

    Chloe // www.chloexlogan.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. ooo I will check it out! My fav will always be Witch hazel x

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  9. Glad it worked for you the second time around and although I love Laura Mercier's products, this primer made my skin look more pink toned than anything else but it did make my makeup last longer

    Andrea,
    GUCCI&POLA.

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    1. oh goodness really?! that must of been real annoying! I have a love and hate for this primer x

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  10. Like this primer but it isn't amazing in my opinion - I haven't found a primer that has ever wowed me x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. A primer that definitely wow'd me was witch hazel anti-blemish definitely recommend if you suffer with that sort of skin xx

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  11. I think my favourite at the moment has to be Max Factor Facefinity primer. It has a lovely soft feel to it and really grabs onto whatever you put on top of it.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! I have heard thats meant to be really nice on x

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