LOVE this product... just enough coverage, gives enough mouisture, and the spf protects from the sun. I use it everyday and i love the glow that it gives me!
I like this product, but it's not quite a "love."
Pros: For people with dry skin, you may be similar to me in that a lot of foundations look terrible on your skin without really thoroughly exfoliating and moisturizing first. This is the case for me with most foundations, whether liquid or cream. I can't do powders at all. I was pleased that LM's tinted moisturizer didn't do this - I purposefully tried it mid-day without any skincare first and it didn't "sit" on my skin at all.
Cons: I can understand some people's complaints regarding the coverage. For me, this is something I can use over my entire face, and then I would dab on a tiny bit of my normal foundation just in the areas I need it - probably my nose, under my eyes and the inner parts of my cheeks. It's a tinted moisturizer, not a foundation. I don't think it's unreasonable that the product isn't that pigmented. Also, I think when people (including myself) apply this they use about the same amount of product as you would a foundation and then get frustrated that it isn't that moisturizing. To really get the benefits of it as a moisturizer or sunscreen, you probably have to use quite a bit of product...more than I'd be willing to use at this price point, so I would definitely still use a regular moisturizer as well.
So far I have had no issues with this breaking me out, but my skin is not especially sensitive to most foundations in that way.
I have very fair skin, somewhat neutral-toned but prone to redness in some areas, and I use porcelain. The next darker color was much too dark for me even on my summer or slightly sunless tanned skin.
great texture, very smoothe, no break out , soft.. but
melting down after a few hours, almost no coverage, week SPF, too expensive.. So give 3 lippies
Bleh is what I feel about this product. I definitely think there's something natural about it, but honestly, I can find something with way better coverage that feels just as light and won't slide off my face like this does.........
I really don't understand the hype. It smells of sunscreen (which I hate), and I've honestly tried billions of BB creams that give a similar effect but are about 1/4 of the price tag.
I been using this product for the past 4 months. I just bought my second tube today.. :) Very small amount goes a long way. I love how my face looks and feels. I would highly recommend it to anyone that needs a nice color and moisturizer. You have both in one tube!
I've been using this for a few months now, I am NC25-30 in winter and use LM TM in Sand, and NC35-40 in summer where I use LM TM in Almond or Caramel. Using this product without another cream as a base doesn't work for me - I use only sunblock, all year long, so I put on a little sunblock (Avene or Clarins) and then a bit of this TM. It doesn't cover much, but that's not what you can expect from a TM anyway, but evens out the skin nicely, blends very well and gives a bit of glow, but not too much. It comes in plastic tube and it's easy to just take out the right amount.
A downside is that it doesn't seem to agree with air travel and the pressure that probably comes along with it. I was interested to read that I am not the only one with this problem. I travel quite frequently and up until now, the tube has "exploded" a bit each time - not fully in the sense that the tube is broken, but once you open it upon arrival, quite an amount of TM dribbles out. Really not sure why. Still, other than that, I like the product, have repurchased it and will also buy it again.
I have both the regular (Sand colour) and the oil free version (Nude colour). They come in a plastic squeeze tube, which is easy to control how much to dispense. (It doesn't travel well with airplane air pressure change, so be careful when opening after a flight).
It's suppose to be a moisturiser, but for my combination skin, I actually need to prep my skin with another moisturiser first. I apply it with my fingers in circular motion. I can even apply it into my eye area, under concealer. The colours are good, but don't expect foundation-like coverage, as it only lightly "tints". I used to like this product until I found bb cream, which is moisturising and tints and covers a little better. But if you can't find a bb cream, this is not a bad product.
I've repurchased this three times; I'm not sure why I haven't reviewed it yet. Anyway, I like this on lazy days when I still want to wear a bit of makeup. I just smear on a dime-size amount like a regular moisturizer, then finish with a beauty blender. The only negative is that if my skin is having a dry day, it drinks this stuff up, leaving no coverage behind. On those days I now mix the TM with a bit of primer; seems to help.
The coverage is light and buildable up to a point. The texture is, IME, velvety or dewy (depending on the weather). I have facial redness in my cheeks, and this product covers it just enough.
I wear the Nude shade and its a good match. For reference, I wear MUFE F&B in 20. Not sure of my Mack shade, but I'd guess NC/NW 20. Neutral leaning toward cool.
I tried the new Nars TM recently, thinking it might be better than this one. Nope. I'll stick with Laura. continued >>
I have been wearing MAC Select Tint in NC45 for several years until it was discontinued. I went to the MAC store to try their new Studio Moisture Tint, since they expanded the colors available. The sales person tried a couple of shades on me and neither worked. One was too dark and the other was too red. I thought this would be a great time to try the Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer that has been all the rage. I tried two shades, Walnut and Tan. Tan was a better match than walnut but was still a bit too red/orange for my complexion. I made the purchase anyway because I hate the way foundation feels and I just wanted to love this product that I have read so much about. Needless to say, three days later I returned it. :( I am oily in my T-Zone and this product was just too shiny for me. It was shiny from the beginning to the end. Also, I felt like I was "made up" and not natural looking with this product, even using less than a pea sized amount! I ended up trying the new NARS tinted moisturizer in Seychelles. This is my 2nd day wearing it, but so far it is great.
I have acne-prone/combination skin and loves full-coverage foundation.
Was reluntant to buy because of its supposed sheerness but still did the other day cos i needed a pick-me-up.
It doesn't cover my acne scars but my skin looks even and very natural.I don't see the glow tho.I use this after my embryolisse moisturizer.
It's defintely thicker than other tinted moisturizers.Oil-control is ok but my nose still gets shiny by mid-day depsite me buying oil-free.
I wear this for work because it feels light but I would give it a miss for night-outs.