I had previously thought that this product irritates my skin because I got red bumps shortly after wearing it the first time. However, I have since tried it again a couple of times and I did not get the bumps, so I think it was my moisturizer with SPF that gave me the bumps (or clashed with the LM TM formula).
Anyway, it's a pretty good tinted moisturizer - has light coverage and blends well, evens out skin tone. I don't think it has proper broad spectrum UV protection, so keep that in mind if you're wearing this for sun protection.
I am currently about NC30-35 and I think sand works well but bisque might work also. Nude is about 2 shades too light.
Due to the high cost and the lackluster sun protection this isn't high on my rebuy list, but it's a decent formula.
LOVE this product! Coverage is buildable, though I find that the first layer works well enough for me. I was matched to porcelain (wow I'm pale) and I wear it over primer and under a light dusting of pressed foundation. This gives me the perfect look and I can't rave enough about this product. It feels so natural on, blends easily and I will definitely be buying again :)
I am a tinted moisturizer fanatic and splurged on this one because it was so well reviewed. The sales associate matched my skin tone to Sand and at the moment it seemed perfect. However, once I got home and tried it on myself it appeared orange. It was also a bit greasy, but since I have dry skin this wasn't too big of an issue, I was more concerned with the orange tint. I tried it in all lights and changed how much product I was using (a little goes a long way), but I was still plagued by the orange tint. There is chance the SA didn't give me the right shade. When I looked at them in person, I thought I was more Bisque than Sand. I MAY try Bisque if I can get my hands on a sample, but even then it will be hard to justify purchasing this product again. The coverage was comparable to drug store TMs I had previously used and it didn't seem to noticeably even out my skin tone. It is also hard to blend, but again, this may have been on account of the color issue.
This tinted moisturizer comes in a squeeze tube that is very sanitary and makes it easy to dispense the right amount. I apply it to my fingers, rub them together, and then apply it to my face. I purchased this in Sand, which perfectly matches my slightly tanned olive skin. I will have to purchase a different color for the winter, but I have already repurchased in Sand because I went through the smaller tube so quickly. This product works very well for me and I just love it. It gives light coverage, but it diffuses imperfections and eliminates the need for concealer. I use it under my eyes as well, and it doesn't crease. I don't need undereye concealer with my heavier foundations such as ELDW, and when I want concealer with my LM TM, I use Hard Candy Glamoflauge in Medium. This product has a weird plastic smell, but honestly, I just noticed it the other day after wearing this for a couple of months. I haven't checked the ingredient list, but something in this gives me very soft, smooth feeling skin, which is a nice bonus. I will purchase this again.
I got this in a kit and LOVED it. Very lightweight and perfect for the summer or on holiday with the SPF 20 built in. It was my first tinted moisturiser and it got me hooked! My colour (sand) was perfect. Would definitely re-purchase
I wanted to love this... I was pretty excited when Sephora was selling small, sample-sized tubes and snapped it right up...
Made me break out worse than I have in many, many years... To be fair, we were in the midst of a heat wave, so that probably didn't help, but as soon as I stopped using this (and i wasn't even using it full-strength - i was mixing it in with my regular moisturizer) the breakouts stopped...
Sad day as it did make my skin a bit more even, but not worth it - what's the point of more even if you need to put concealer all over your face?
This is my go-to product for daytime make-up. Smoothed on over serum, concealer if necessary, and then locked down with powder. I find I do need to re-powder once or twice over the course of the day, but I love the sheer-yet-calming coverage. I went for the plain tinted moisturiser over the illuminating version because I have what I think are slightly enlarged pores and an oily t-zone. I wear 'nude', and will continue to repurchase.
Packaging wise, it's awful. That huge lid does not screw on properly so seepage is a real issue - especially on planes! It's gotten to the point where I now decant product into a small tube (Muji I love you) before flying.
I love this tinted moisturizer! ^^ I work in a hospital, so I'm always running and doing busy work, and yet (with a tiny bit of powder) this stays on my face all 7 hours without any slipping or sliding. It doesn't make my skin oily either, nor does it dry it out. It evens out skin tone very well, and gives me a nice glow. It wont cover blemishes, so you need a separate concealer for that. It's lightweight, and I don't feel it all day. It doesn't irritate my skin, and I even fall asleep with it sometimes and it's never given me acne. It also feels very moisturizing. The only thing that bugs me is the packaging, sometimes I'll squeeze the tube a little and a larger amount than what I need will come out...it gets messy sometimes. But I still love it and it's my perfect summertime tinted moisturizer.
I keep buying the little travel size version of this in Sand instead of buying the regular sized bottle, because I'm an idiot. I could probably go up a shade in this lotion, but it's so sheer that it gives a nice glow without making your face look cakey. I can use it instead of foundation or even with foundation and the results are still wonderful for me. The smell doesn't really bother me, maybe because I'm used to using Aveeno lotion which is kind of strong. It moisturizes without feeling oily; my skin just feels super soft. I gave it a 4 because there's this face lotion that's even better-- Caudalie with the tint (I just tried looking at Sephora.com but can't find it-- I received it as a free sample last summer) but of course it's like$3,000 so that's not an option for me! Packaging doesn't bother me.
I went to the Laura Mercier counter planning on buying another tube of the silk creme foundation I had been using. Once there, the worker convinced me to buy the Oil Free SPF 20 Tinted Moisturizer for the summer months. This product made my face break out like no other. I was very disappointed and will not buy again.