Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lancome La Base Pro Primer Review

I recently went scouring for a good face primer and after much looking around, decided to get the Lancome La Base Perfecting Makeup Primer Smoothing Effect. The website claims: "LancĂ´me’s exclusive Elasto-Smooth™ technology refines skin’s texture and diffuses light to visibly reduce imperfections with a satiny-soft finish. Makeup glides on effortlessly and color stays truer and more vibrant for that right-off-the-runway, air-brushed look that lasts until you take it off." It is also an oil-free product, which is great for me because I have combination oily skin.
Here is a picture of the bottle:

It has a pump that works nicely to control how much product you want to get out of the bottle. I would say less is more with this primer. You don't need much to get your smoothing effect.

It is a nice clear, smooth-feeling formula. It does glide on very easily. I've been using this for a few weeks now and it does really make a difference when I wear it under my makeup. My foundation glides on easier and lasts longer, my face looks a bit more even. I've also noticed that this primer acts as a matifier for my skin. After I put it on my face isn't shiny and the oil is decreased.

I bought this primer at Macy's for $42. I know it's a bit pricey but I feel that a good primer is worth the money. The bottle is also a decent size, so it will last a good while. My opinion is to definitely check out this primer, because it has absolutely helped me! I hope this has been helpful.



  1. oh I am so curious about this, glad it worked out for you! is it a lotiony type or like smashbox?

  2. so bad here they don´t have yet... (Brazil), maybe on ebay?

  3. Yes! I did check and you can get it on ebay.