New: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Protect SPF 30 - Review

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I’m always up for a product that helps me skip a step in my beauty regime, which Laura Mercier has achieved with its  new Foundation Primer with built in SPF 30.  If you’ve been struggling to keep your make-up in place during the hot weather, this is your new friend, with the additional bonus of a substantial SPF 30.  I’ve been using this regularly for several weeks and (reluctantly) testing the same base products without it….

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When I use this, my make-up glides on more smoothly (if I close my eyes I can pretend I have immaculately flawless skin, as that’s what it feels like) and 100% lasts longer.  I’ve spent hours in the sun wearing this under my usual foundation (YSL) and come home with my make-up looking exactly as it did when I applied it. 

If you’ve used the original formula, as I have done for years, you’ll know that this is how the product works.  The fact that it now has dual benefits is a bonus, an important one.  I’ve used it without any other sunscreen (for research purposes) and not burned, though obviously this isn’t something I’d recommend. If you’re spending time in direct, hot sun, I always suggest additional protection.  In fact I think the benefits will come into their own in Autumn and Winter, when let’s face it - we know we should, but the inspiration to use a separate SPF hovers around zero.

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The generously sized tube contains 50ml, shot here next to my i-phone to give you an idea of scale.  Oil-free and creamy in texture, it can be smoothed on over moisturiser or on bare skin, creating the perfect canvas for make-up.  I tend to let my moisturiser to sink in for a few mins, then add this and wait another minute before applying foundation.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Protect costs £28 and is available exclusively at Space NK

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