A few weeks ago when I posted about my beloved, Egyptian Magic face cream I went into Sephora looking for anything that would disguise the fact that my skin was totally falling off of my face. As I'm digging around, unknowingly trying my hardest to spend every last penny in my bank account in this store, one of the girls that works there came over and introduced herself. I honestly couldn't listen to a word she was saying because her skin was FLAWLESS. I think I actually interrupted her and told her I wanted everything she uses. Creepy? Yes. Worth it? For sure.
She told me she swears by Laura Mercier Radiance Primer and that I should try it first, because I already use a tinted moisturizer that I really like. Since I'll buy anything anyone tells me will make me look pretty (don't judge, ok?), I of course left with the primer not expecting much. Well, after a few weeks of using it I think it might be one of my favorite products ever. I usually stay away from anything that says it makes your skin "glow" because I end up looking like a backwoods version of JLo, with my face super bronze and the rest of my body as pale as snow. Not exactly what I was going for. The Laura Mercier Radiance Primer doesn't really bronze my skin, but just gives it a healthy, dewey look that helps my makeup stay throughout the day. I use it under any foundation and it works just the same under all of them. My favorites right now are the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (I use 4.5 in the winter) and Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisutrizer (I use Medium).
I also used the primer on top of my foundation as a highlighter and it worked amazingly well. At $40 a tube, I definitely want to get my money's worth and I can honestly say I will continue buying this primer unless I find something I like better. I use the tiniest bit because it spreads very easily, so one tube will last me a long time.
What are your secrets for beating the winter "blah" face?