After countless quest on searching for a good tinted moisturiser, I finally landed myself one as a gift (talk about law of attraction!).
Upon the first month of using this, I substituted this as a foundation; meaning that I only apply this after my moisturiser and sun block. I didn't like it, because it made my combination skin even oilier ! Even after dusting a layer of powder, my skin did not stay matte for a long time.
However, after much trial and error... I realised if I used this directly after toner, it adheres very nicely onto my skin, giving it a very subtle glow, while keeping my T-zone matte. It's strange that LM's tinted moisturiser gave this effect because texture wise, it's really quite thick (but very spreadable).
Ofcourse, I still had to rely on a concealer of spots, but it does a decent job in evening out the skintone, without looking cakey. The shade for me was in Nude, which I believe is the lightest or 2nd lightest on the colour chart. This shade has a good yellow-undertone to it, and is perfect for an Asian fair-skinned girl like me.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who is just looking for a product to even out their complexion. My only gripe on this is that it only comes in SPF 20, which is inadequate considering that I live in the southern hemisphere of the globe which is unfortunately most prone to harmful UV rays. Otherwise, i can totally understand why this product was recommended over and over again in countless beauty magazine ! Highly recommended !
I have always worn a true foundation but after reading so many reviews I decided to give it a shot. I went to Sephora and had the full "4 Steps to a Flawless Face" done....seriously hooked after that. I got so many compliments over the next couple days! I really would have never considered a Tinted Moisturizer, but with the primer and setting powder it looks amazing! PLUS it hasn't clogged my pores. Only complaint is the lid doesn't meet the bottle as well as it could.
i made my own tinted one 1.5 pea size of my revlon colour stay foundation,1 pea sized nivea day cream and 1 pea size sunscreen,
great combination for my skin can't be happier!
I think I wanted this product to be better than it really is. I read so many raaaving reviews before purchasing, so I was so stoked to finally try it. My first impression was good- not really as moisturizing as I thought, but gave my skin a good glow and evened out my skin tone. However, after using it for about 3 months i'm not really impressed. I put it on after my regular normal skin-moisturizer and I just can't seem to get an even layer, no matter how I work it in on my face. And adding another layer just make me feel like I have too much product on your face. Gives a good light glow though, and also it feels like it's only good stuff in it, but I think (and hope) that you can find a cheaper alternative with the same result, or better.
-lovely, buildable, (magical?) coverage! I have mild-moderate acne (at the time I was using this it was moderate) with scarring. This covered it just as well as my full coverage foundations, to be perfectly honest.
-moisturizing. It didn't show off my flaky patches as so many foundations like to do -_-
-very natural, seamless, dewy look.
-not a very impressive color selection.
-not very good packaging. Leaky, messy cap, and the squeeze tube left a lot of product impossible to get to.
-no oil control. Get the oil free version if that's something you require!
-oxidized on me! Not something I can deal with in a foundation.
Bottom line- I really loved the coverage and overall look of this tinted moisturizer. Like, really really really super duper uber loved. Unfortunately, the oxidization was a deal breaker. If this doesn't oxidize on you, you can find a good color match, and you don't have oily skin- get this! For example, my mom absolutely loves this, and it looks wonderful on her.
Having heard the raving reviews about this TM i just had to get it. But I must say i was rather dissappointed at the choices of colour. it only comes in about 10 shades and i feel as though i didnt have a true match to any of the shades but the closest one must have been tan. I enjoyed this product the first time i put it on, although I didnt notice it to be any different to a sheercoverage foundation. eventhough it wasnt my true match I could still wear it. however for the price i wasnt too impressed. It didnt feel like a luxury product and people were not noticing that I was wearing a laura mercier tinted moisturizer.
and as time went on, the TM started to look more grey ish and i started hating it. i like to accentuate the yellowness in my skin and this "tinted moisturizer aka light coverage foundation" did not do anything for me, it hid my colour instead and made me look ashy. This TM feels like a lighter version of the HD make up forever, but i would most definitely choose the HD MUF as it has a better finish and better options in terms of their colour range. This product might possible work for those of lighter skin tone. however for those in the range of nc45, I would not advice you to get this product.
This is a fairly good tinted moisturizer that doesn't cover very well, but it does a great job of evening out skintone. It works well used alone or with concealer and powder. However, it is fairly pricey for what you get. The smallest 30 ml size is $24 at Sephora. And I'm not sure if I ended up with a defective one, but the packaging was absolutely awful. It seemed fine in the store until I got it home and broke the seal. I discovered that it didn't have an air tight close. I could squeeze the tube and product would come out even when the lid was on as tight as it could be. Every time I went to grab it out of my make up bag, there was product all over the top and sides of it. Not at all what I expected for such an expensive product.
I bought the 30ml size for 24$ at sephora. Its okay, it doesn't cover that well. It feels light. Not worth the price though.
I don't wear foundation a lot, but for special occasions I like my skin to look more even, and this is perfect for that! It offers a natural look and is quick to apply.
Edit: Still using this, still like it though I'm starting to feel that I may need more coverage as the years have passed :( I used to use a beauty blender, but recently have been getting good results with the RT buffing brush. I also have sensitive skin and this has not broken me out unlike most MAC face products.
Love this product. Leaves my face looking dewy, clear, and even. Has a nice texture; NOT too heavy NOT too light. Very satisfied!