Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat Review

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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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now that I’m almost finished with this sample of Wheat, I have some thoughts about the product to share.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

 

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