40 Days and 40 Nights of Primers
review from Cavewoman
photo from focusonstyle.com
Primer #12 is the second of the Lorac products that I have tested. It is a pearly-white liquid in a pump bottle, and it is called Luminizer L1. This product is not just a base for your foundation but also can be used over top, as a highlighter.
When I pumped out a bit of the product, it was difficult to just pump out a dab, way way too much came out of the pump and it was impossible to control how much came out. I just don't like these pumps that give too much product. That being said, smoothing out this white frosty liquid is difficult. It does not seem thick at all, but it seems to separate on the skin, there are areas where the pearly white seems to chunk up, and areas where it seems as if it's just clear. I am not sure how it can be that a liquid can chunk up like that, but it did.
Applying foundation over top seemed to make the uneven application of the primer look worse. The product sunk into my pores and emphasized every line and flaw. Foundation appeared streaky and uneven. I've used many of these pearlized primers in my testing (see the one for Prescriptives Magic, a far, far superior product than this Lorac) and I know that with the right formula, this type of primer can be beautiful. Not the Lorac. Again, I like Shaw's theory, but her formulas could use a bit of tweaking.
Product rating, 1.