Thanks again ladies. I bought this based on reviews and I couldn't be happier. I have oily, fair, MAC NC30 yellow-based skin. I have this in Nude. It has really good coverage for a tinted moisturiser. I don't find it to be too oily for my skin, but haven't tried the oil-free one. Wears well, skin looks radiant. Doesn't break me out. I dust T.LeClerc banane loose powder over the top and need a minor touch up around midday.
Update - wow just finished my first tube. It has lasted almost 7 months and I wear it every day as a foundation. Still love this. I have just bought LM apricot face tint and apply this to finish. Perfection.
PROS: Evens out complexion nicely, looks natural, lasts almost all day, when applied with a brush I don't use very much at all and the tube lasts a really long time.
CONS: Its pretty expensive for a tinted moisturizer but I would buy it again and makes my face a little oily.
*If you do buy/ own this apply it with a foundation brush it looks so much nicer.
used this till i had no more left. suited my coloring, not really moisterizer, more like a thin, runny like foundation. HATED how if my chin touched my shoulder or my shirt everything would wipe off disgustingly on my WHITE scrubs. not attractive and very embarrassing. hoped for better from laura.
EDIT I still feel the same way, its not a tinted moisterizer, if your looking for a runny, thin foundation this is for you, but the good thing is its good to blend. but good companies has enough options where you shouldnt have to worry.
Color: Nude. Coverage was too light for me. Got very oily by about 11am.
I bought the oil-free version in Sand.
Will I buy this product again? No.
For readers, I have acne-prone-combination skin that changes throughout the season. During summer I am very oily near the t-zone and slightly dry around my cheeks and mouth (can get dry-dry to the point where I get flakes, especially when I'm near an air-conditioned area). While during the winter, I can be insanely dry. I consider my skin extra sensitive because I can break out very easily.
I stopped by the nearest Holt Renfrew to give this product a shot because my friend had suggested to me that this product had gotten great reviews.
Well, it's not getting a good review from my perspective.
I have a slightly yellowish undertone to my skin, so none of the shades exactly "matched" my skin. Thus, either a) looked too white, or b) looked too orange. I have never had an issue with tinted moisturizers before because the coverage was supposed to be sheer anyways, so there weren't any problems with the colours. This one was horrible. The texture and the way it appeared on my skin was actually more like creamy foundation, which I was not looking for. On top of that, the SA was a complete noob, so she had no idea what she was talking about and had to be assited by 2 other male SA who had better knowledge about their line then her. I was pretty disappointed that she was trying to push a sale on to me without even knowing what she was talking about.
While I was ignoring the female SA, I asked the male SA about the product. He told me that many people tend to go for the "oil-free" version because let's face it; why do we want to add MORE oil on to our face? I was convinced too, that with my acne-prone skin that I shouldn't be going for "added oil product" but realized that it depended on the type of skin care you regularly use. For me, I use Spectro Jel (extra gentle) in the morning, Clinique's mild toner, then their DDMG, and finally ProActiv's sunscreen to protect my skin. And during night time, I follow ProActiv's line. All of the 3 steps that I have used are "oil-free." Apparently, this tricks my skin into thinking that there is no oil on my skin, thus produces MORE oil in turn.
I was convinced by his lecutre; So I bought the regular tinted moisturizer.
By FAR better than the oil-free crap.
Make sure you talk to an SA who has at least SOME knowledge about the product, as well as skin care in general. The male SA I talked to was extremely helpful and I think this regular TM will work well on my skin during the dryer season which is coming up.
3 lippies, because the packagaing is easy to use, but the price is insane ($55.00 CDN!) and it's more foundation than TM. I don't think I will buy this product again, depending on how my skin tolerates this product.
I love the packaging of this stuff...very sanitary! I was color matched by the LM counter at Nordies and I LOVEd the way it looked. It gave me that dewy look without being shiny. Super natural looking too. I got the foundation primer as well..and the combination is beautiful!
I have the shade of nude and it matches my skin tone perfectly, and it's got nice coverage as well. The tude is convenient and easy to carry. I wish it could be cheaper it'd be my HGTM.
This review is for the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free version in Fawn.
For reference, i have light-medium skin with yellow undertone (NC 25-30, Shiseido 020, DiorSkin PureLight 200) with oily skin that gets dry patches now and then. also seriously acne-prone.
I've been on a hunt for a great Tinted Moisturizer and after browsing through the Most Reviewed Tinted Moisturizers, i finally decided to test out the Tinted Moisturizers from Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown & Shiseido and here's the outcome.
The shade Fawn is excellent, blends effortlessly into the skin and looks amazing. Bobbi Brown's TM in light-to-medium also looks very very natural on me but Bobbi Brown's TM is more liquidy thus it absorbs into the skin (and pores) a little too well plus it's too shiny so it just leaves me looking greasy and dirty even though i just applied it 15 minutes ago. On the other hand, Laura Mercier TM's texture is thicker, doesn't blend as easily as the Bobbi Brown but once it's blended in, not only does it even out the skintone, it makes the surface of my skin noticeably *smoother* . usually, products that can make the skin smoother also makes it look MATTE/FLAT . However, this is not the case with Laura Mercier's TM because it also provides a subtle sheen that imitates the natural glow of healthy skin very well (comparable to DiorSkin Pure Light). Even though the price for LM's TM is as expensive as DiorSkin PureLight, its coverage is sheerer than that of DiorSkin, thus i prefer the TM over the DiorSkin PureLight foundation.
I've also test the Shiseido TM in Light and Medium. i found the Light to be too light/pale while Shiseido's Medium is noticably redder/ more pink than Laura Mercier's TM in Fawn (which is more suitable for people light-medium skin with yellow undertone).
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I wanted to like this...but i dont, at all. I got Porcelian - it looked great and upon application it looked great & felt good, but straight away my skin soaked it up (i do not have very dry skin) this provided my skin with no moisture at all & was actually quite drying. As it dried it clumped around my nose (i had exfoliated beoforehand) & it be came chalky & flaky & horrible. This is a poor product for a High End brand. I will stick with my MAC F&B.