In a Sephora 500 points perk, I received this deluxe sample size Laura Mercier Eye Basics primer in the shade Wheat. Having never tried Laura Mercier before, I was excited to use the products in that perk! 🙂 Now that I’m almost finished with this sample of Wheat, I have some thoughts about the product to share.
Create the perfect canvas for your eyes. The sheer, creamy texture blends easily and smoothly, leaving a long-lasting semi-matte finish. The eyes are primed and imperfections and discolorations are covered, leaving lids smooth and even. Skin-friendly ingredients enhance this delicate skin, while botanicals soothe and vitamins A, E, and C provide anti-oxidant protection. Water-resistant and crease-proof, it contains natural clay, which prevents creasing.
Wheat is a “light medium beige”, and I think some of these claims are definitely met. It does cover the lids nicely and provide a smooth canvas for shadow application. The texture of the product is amazing. It is very smooth and silky, and easy to apply. It is not drying whatsoever.
Wheat could easily be used as a neutral shadow shade by itself. Unfortunately for me, this product just doesn’t work on my lids. My shadows do not last long when I wear this as a primer, and fade a lot in the first four hours of wear. I can easily get ten hours out of Too Faced Shadow Insurance or Urban Decay Primer Potion; I even get more wear time with the ELF $1 eyelid primer! I did not notice any creasing in that time period, just poor wear time and a lot of fading.
Here are some color comparisons in the sunlight; my favorite of the bunch is MAC Groundwork. Wheat has a very different texture than the rest of these, almost watery in comparison.
Swatches in the shade, in the same order.
While I like the color and texture of this product, I would not purchase the full size. For me, there are better primers out there!