Laura Mercier

Primer / Perfecting



Enhance skin's natural glow with Laura Mercier’s Illuminating Primer. Infused with beauty enhancing Porcelain Flower Extract and a blend of Micronized Pearls, the face primer imparts a healthy glow on skin. The pearls reflect light to visibly refresh dull, tired skin, all while smoothing the look of skin overtime. Good for your makeup. Good for your skin.

Instantly boosts skin’s radiance*
Smooths and illuminates skin overtime*
Helps makeup stay color true – 83% of consumers agree the product maintains the color integrity of makeup applied on top*
Smooths skin texture – 87% of consumers agree this primer leaves the skin surface smooth and even*

*Based on an independent US consumer study on 30 participants


Apply after skincare. Gently massage a dime-sized amount onto skin with fingertips. Follow with Tinted Moisturizer or Foundation.

Pro Tips
"Use Primer Illuminating as a discrete crème highlighter over top of your foundation. Apply to high cheek area, bridge of nose and cupids bow." – Tayaba Jafri

"Apply to other exposed areas of the body to create a soft highlight, such as shoulders, décolleté and legs." – Jason Hoffman

Laura's Inspiration:
Just as a painter primes a canvas, Laura Mercier believes in priming the skin. Pure Canvas Primers are the essential step to prepare the skin for makeup application. All silicone-free, the breathable formulas seal in skincare and create a protective barrier that extends makeup wear. Packed with skin-loving ingredients, the primers not only protect skin but are also good for skin.

Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for over 24 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high-end cosmetic, skin care and hair care products.  At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, who personally tests all the products sold in store.

We have insured that the boutique carries only the best product lines – Westman Atelier, Augustinus Bader, Fara Homidi, Skinceuticals, Laura Mercier, RMS Beauty, Kiehl’s, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Oribe, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Surratt Beauty, Róen Beauty, SLIP, Clarins, Dermalogica, ISDIN, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Trudon Eaux de Parfum and many more.

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