Worth the Hype Wednesday – @LancomeUSA La Base Pro Perfecting Make-up Primer

January 1, 2020

When a primer that has 835 nearly 5-star reviews goes on deep discount for Black Friday, you know I’m going to snatch it up to review! Today, I am testing the @lancomeofficial La Base Pro Perfecting Make-Up Primer ($42 for .8 ounces at @macys –

What it claims:

🔘 This amazing oil-free makeup base creates a smooth, radiant and long-lasting canvas for a more perfected makeup look

🔘 Exclusive Lancôme Elasto-Smooth™ technology refines skin’s texture and diffuses light to visibly reduce imperfections with a satin-soft finish

🔘 Makeup glides on seamlessly

🔘 Color stays more true and vibrant for a radiant, air-brushed look all day

My experience:

👍🏻 Recently, I have been using gripping and/or thick, pore-filling primers, so the super smooth texture of this primer felt a bit foreign to me. However, after applying it all over my face, I was very impressed with how even and blurred my skin texture appeared.

🔘 Both days I’ve used this, I tested it with my favorite foundation because I wanted to give it the best chance of success.

👍🏻 My foundation went on a bit more matte than normal, but that didn’t keep it from still blending out beautifully.

👍🏻 After all of my products had been applied, examining my skin up close, I was super impressed by how smooth it all looked – it even appeared to fill in a few of my wrinkles.

👍🏻👎🏻 Going forward, I’ll likely use this in conjunction with a pore-filling primer because it didn’t do a great job of that.

👍🏻 I didn’t have to blot until over twelve (12) hours into wear and, even then, it wasn’t bad.

My verdict?

I’m torn. While my skin does look beautiful, there are other primers I’ve experienced a similar look with and they were much less expensive. However, this has probably done it best. Plus, my makeup does seem to look flawless for longer. I will absolutely enjoy using this up and may repurchase, but probably only if it goes on sale again.

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