A lot of tint and almost no moisture. More coverage than I expect from a so-called tinted moisturizer. This is much more like a foundation. It dries almost instantly, so fast you have to be Speedy Gonzalez to get it smoothed on evenly before it streaks. It does absolutely nothing to moisturize or soothe my normal-to-dry skin. The color is extremely yellow. And it is overpriced too. I can see, however, than an oilier-skinned lady with a different skin tone and an aversion to wearing something called "foundation" might like this. But it is not for me.
I keep going back to this, after trying other foundations and minerals. I love this stuff and the fact that it has SPF. Also, I think that it's more of a sheer foundation. Perfect amt of moisture for me and I have truly combo skin.
I LOVE this tinted moisturizer. It has a good amount of coverage and makes my skin even toned and dewey looking. I was afraid it might make my dry combination skin oily but that is not the case. It goes on very smoothly with a primer and the SPF makes me very happy. It looks very natural and even my mom gave me compliments (and you know compliments from mothers are genuine!) It is a bit pricey but I would gladly purchase again even though I do want to try the Duwop tinted moisturizer because I have heard good things about it.
I guess it's just me; after carefully researching and reading reviews, I purchased this; and of course my skin broke out like it's never broken out before. I never break out but after a couple days of wearing this, I got small pink whiteheads all over my face. Luckily they are small and not terribly noticeable, it's not the huge cystic acne but rather extremely small whiteheads, but still. I was surprise because I felt okay getting the regular rather than oil-free because usually I can handle any oil but mineral oil. I guess it's just me...also it was too shiny and didn't make any difference in my appearance.
i decided to try LM after not having much luck with mineral powder foundations. i'm an NC20-25 asian woman in my 30s with very dry skin, and found a perfect match in Nude. this tinted moisturizer isnt so much a moisturizer than a very light foundation. i wear my usual shiseid benefiance moisturizer, then my neutrogena spf 55, and then apply a bit of this tinted moisturizer. i get a perfect, natural look that isn't shiny. perhaps this wouldnt work well for people with oily skin, but since mine is bone dry i am very pleased with the results. natural and no more skin irriation from 'buffing' the hell out of my skin with bare minerals!
I'm MAC MC30 and I got the oil-free TM in Nude. It was the perfect shade for me, providing light coverage while still looking like my natural skin color. The oil-free formulation is great too.
The downside: I find it is a bit too 'shiny' on its own, so I always end up having to put loose or compact powder on top of it. I also think the price is way too high. It's a great product, but not THAT great. So this is why I probably won't buy it again.
I read rave reviews about this. It was even given awards.
I have Asian skin. I am a NC35/40 in MAC. For some reason the SAND shade didn't work out for me. The moisturizer made my skin oily throughout the day..even in winter. I think I may try the oil free version to see if there is a difference. I can see myself using this in the Summer..even if the shade isn't perfect. The product is good but I don't see why it got such rave reviews. There are other tinted moisturizers out there that are probably equivalent to it.
I really wanted to try something from the L. Mercier line, and this was a good start. The shade ( Walnut) was the deepest shade with a neutral brown undertone, which isn't all that dark, but was a good match for my complexion (NC45/50). I found the finish not too heavy, but sheer; which is what you'd want in a TM. The color was slightly too dark, but I could still pull it off nicely. (I'm sure the tan would have been too light since I always seem to fall in that in-between range.) This won't be a 'buildable' coverage foundation as the website advertised, because after applying it a second time, I found it was way too dark. I didn't feel like it was too greasy, but next time I will definitely purchase the oil-free version cause I think this may have caused a zit.UPDATE 3/2008: This product definitely clogs my pores which I wouldn't expect from a TM.Too bad because my skin really needs a lot of moisture during the dry winter months. The color is nice but all-in-all, I won't repurchase.
i personally love this. i've been using it for 2 years.. my sister and i both use it and absolutely love it. i find it very moisturizing and natural as well. :)
The oil-free version of this made me break-out! Yes, I know...a little odd, but the regular TM does the trick...and I absolutely love it! I have to mix two shades of TM sometimes...and I know it's a little pricey but all it means is that now I have more product, so it'll last longer; not to mention that now it's the perfect shade for my skin tone. Sometimes I'll even mix them into my regular foundation to lighten or darken it a shade...and it also helps to let up on coverage.