I like this for the most part, but it can leave me really oily and it tends to oxidize and turn orange. for the effort I'm putting in to prime/set/blot etc I would prefer to just wear foundation. oh and I can't stand the scent!
This tinted moisturizer works great for my combination skin, it's light weight I don't feel like I have makeup on my face when I wear this. It provides enough coverage for me and a little goes a long way. I don't have too many blemishes on my face so I am not sure if this is enough coverage for people who have more blemishes. It's pricy but I think it will last for a long time!
I was soooo excited to use this product because of the reviews etc. When i put it on it looiked and felt absolutely AMAZING. However when i came home from school i noticed my face had turned greasy and orange. I'm a very pale person so this was a huge dissapointment for me. I really liked the coverage and the feel, but unfortunately it oxidized and left me with a tangerine-like look. On the bright side, it did not break me out at all. Ill definately use this in the summer when im tan.
It's a pretty good tinted moisturizer, but not good enough for the price in my case. It's moisturizing and leaves a dewy finish (no shimmer, thankfully), but that feels a bit heavy for my oily skin. In terms of coverage, it's really good; I'd say sheer-light coverage with the potential of medium coverage. It helps to even out redness, doesn't cover up spots (didn't expect it to and it didn't affect my rating), and it started to fade as the day progressed. The oil from my skin started to make it shift and slide around (but not obviously like it would with foundation), but it didn't make flakes or any flaws more obvious. I just noticed the color moving around. Sadly, I got a couple white-heads from it, but at least I didn't get any cysts, so I don't hate this moisturizer. In the end, I will be returning it. What is nice is that it didn't transfer onto my clothes.
FYI about my skin (since products affect skins differently): it's acne-prone and extremely oily. I blot my face a lot and use rice powder to keep me from looking too shiny. I have to see a dermatologist and use prescriptions to get my acne under control.
I picked this up by mistake as I normally use LM tinted in regular formula. I almost took it back but decided to give it a try since it was my color (nude). I was however somewhat confused right away because my face was oilier than with the regular formula (have to use a blotter cloths a few times a day) I think the coverage is great for a moisturizer but it stained my MAC 187 brush which always washed out clean and white before using it with this. Will use it up but next time be sure to get the other LM tinted which I love!
This is a great tinted moisturizer. It provides a more dewy finish so if you don't like that this is not the product for you. It of course does not provide much coverage since it is a tinted moisturizer but it does do a great job and just helps to even out skin tone and provide a dewy healthy looking glow. I also enjoy the range of shades that Laura Mercier provides since most brands only provide 3 or 4 shades of tinted moisturizer. I also really enjoy the packaging since you can easily control the amount of product you get out of the package.
I did not like it. It's just too light and very shiny looking. Its easy to apply it (with fingers) but it wouldnt be good for anyone with oily or acne-prone skin type.
I tried it in Nude that was little too dark for me (in winter I'm pretty pale), I think porcelain would be the best shade for me.
However, I will never try this product again, I felt like butter face.
I seem to review a lot of products that I like... but there's nothing wrong with sharing how much you like something!
Laura Mercier is a great overall brand--one that has a great selection of skincare products and base/point makeup products. So as far as their tinted moisturizers go, I knew that it had to be a pretty reliable product.
So, as I have combination-dry skin, sometimes it's a chore to find a product that balances my slightly oily T-zone with the sensitive to drier skin on my cheeks and near my eyes. Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free did the trick for me--
I usually apply this as a light foundation for the day, over my toned and moisturized face. Keep in mind this is meant to be "lightweight, flawless coverage," not necessarily a medium or heavier coverage... So for my needs, this blends easily and helps to even out my slightly sensitive and red cheeks and the rest of my face. I tend to conceal imperfections that aren't covered by the tint, and I'm fine with that.
In terms of wear, this stays on for a full work day (and I work at a busy restaurant!) under a powder finish. I touch up at the end of my shift if I'm about to go out somewhere or if I happened to get something on me, but otherwise, my skin is pretty, glowing, and happy. It also looks natural in photos!! Huge plus that you don't have to cake on makeup to look pretty.
This product was great for my sensitive, combination skin and I found it to work well with my light makeup routine. The shade I use is Nude, and blends seamlessly into my skin without oiliness. A bottle is about 1.7 oz and retails for $42 so I would say that though the initial cost is a bit expensive, the product is high quality and lasts you for quite a while. I've had my bottle for nearly 9 months, and am probably going to repurchase this once I run out this month. (Also face makeup should be purchased every year and a half or so at least)
I took off one lippie because of the fact that it's not a perfect cover tinted moisturizer, and yes there are some better ones out there that offer more coverage. I kind of want to try the Laura Mercier Radiance Tinted Moisturizer!
Thanks and hope this helps you guys find a TM that works for you! <3 continued >>
I wear Porcelain. Great color match and a lot of product, but I don't love it. It's certainly not a moisturizer substitute, but it's a nice light-coverage wear foundation. Still on the hunt for my hg tinted moisturizer...
Didn't love this on my mature skin. Clumped in powdery yet greasy feeling points on my chin and round my nose. Color Nude (NC 25) oxidized on me but it didn't look too bad as far as color goes. I needed an oil free foundation and thought to try this but it's just not a good fit for my skin. I also thought this irritated my rosacea. I bought the kit but I hated the primer and the concealer clumped and irritated my eyes so nothing was really a winner for me in this kit. I'd suggest buying from a place where you can get samples first. I live far from a LM counter so this was a big miss when I ordered this and I hope it can go back.