Shake and tap to activate! For each use, first activate the bi-phase formula by shaking vigorously for a minimum of 10 seconds. Then, holding the bottle with the cap end up, firmly tap the other end of the package (near the shade label) down onto the counter or your palm, several times. This is key to ensure that the bottle tip is completely clear—and the pigments and the Hydro-Brilliant waters are fully blended.
Then dispense a small amount onto the back of your hand and apply to face with Laura’s Egg-Shaped Sponge or fingertips. For best results, use after your preferred Laura Mercier Foundation Primer.
What to expect: With a bi-phase formula, it's normal to experience a surge of product when you release the cap after shaking. If the two phases are not fully mixed, shake it a little longer and more vigorously.
For the most flawless, natural look, Laura says it's key to avoid over-applying foundation to the middle of the face—where too much formula can accentuate lines and other imperfections. With liquid, crème, or powder, she recommends starting at the outer portion of the face and working inward towards the nose. Focus on one area at a time and be sure to blend well. Avoid excess application around eyes or the contours of the face. Repeat application until desired coverage is achieved.
Remember, use Foundation to even out your skin tone. Use Concealer to camouflage imperfections.