Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free
1st Time User.......I'm In Love!
After doing a bit of research I thought I would try this out.
The product itself is extremely light and glides on the skin nicely. It doesn't dry up too quickly so you have time to blend it out. I would suggest that its best applied with your fingers. It does not feel heavy and feels like you have nothing on.
It gives a very sheer natural coverage, although it is buildable. I would say the finish is semi-matte. It will NOT cover blemishes completely but will aid in creating an even complexion.
As I have oily skin this doesn't make it worse but helps control it. When used with the oil free primer it lasts even longer.
I was matched with the colour Walnut and I'm impressed. I would say you definitely get what you pay for and its worth every penny. I would definitely try out other products from this brand.
14 December 2012
subtle and chic
I took the plunge and bought this after reading how good it was. I was not disappointed, it gives a light even coverage so you just look healthy rather than caked in make up. It does not cover spots but does not set out to either.
I have very fair skin and porcelain shade is a perfect shade. I also have combination skin so oil free works nicely to leave a semi-matte finish.
24 June 2012
one of my essentials.
i have been using this product for several years now and i wouldn't be without it. the texture is light but gives good coverage which you can build up if required. although oil free it does not feel drying on the skin, it is quite long lasting and gives a really natural finish. a slight dust of powder gives a longer life.
05 April 2012
I'm never without this
A few years ago one I met up with one of my best friends. Her skin looked amazing. Everyone had commented. The reason? This moisturiser. I immediately bought some and have used it every day since. I've tried the normal version but it's simply not as good. The oil free one is so much better.
This cream makes you look like you're wearing no make-up - just a lot better looking!
Expensive but lasts ages and worth every penny.
28 January 2012
Excellent tinted moisturiser though you must apply it after your normal moisturiser (well I do because I have dry skin). The tinted moisturiser lasts all day as well. It may be expensive but it is worth every penny and it does last quite a long time!
09 November 2011
Excellant laura mercier as usual
love laura mercier products and this doesnt disappoint, highly recommend all their products.
07 July 2011
A lovely light-weight foundation
This isn't like most tinted moisturisers, which usually are just skincare products with a tiny hint of colour or pearlescence. This is definitely make-up, and it does give a foundation effect. For this reason, it should be applied AFTER moisturiser and not used as a moisturiser in its own right.
It's very creamy and is best applied with clean fingertips (sponges just drink the product up so you use loads more than necessary). It gives a light, polished amount of coverage - just enough to even out redness, skim over blemishes and tidy up the skin. However, as you would expect, it doesn't cover spots / scars / pigmentation marks. I guess you could call it your own skin, just better. However, it wouldn't be good if you need more coverage.
This oil-free version doesn't seem all that different to the regular version to me - neither last all day, even with primer, but this version is very slightly less sticky to the touch when its first applied. It works well on my combination skin, and doesn't cling to dry areas, either.
The downsides are a) the price and b) the limited range of colours. Porcelain makes me look ghostly (I got told I looked ill when I wore it!) but the next one up, Nude, is a tad dark and leaves me with an orange tide mark. I have to mix both together. Since both were colour matched to me (on just the jaw) by different sales assistants, I wouldn't advise buying this without trying the colours on the entire face: I'd apply one colour to each half of the full face and compare.
Hope this helps someone!
26 June 2011