Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20


1339 reviews

64% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$$


Active ingredients: Octyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate) and Methyl Anthranilate. Other ingredients: Purified Water, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) PEG-40 Castor Oil (and) POE-20, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cyclomethicone, DEA-Ceryl Phosphate, Hexyl Laurate, Kalaya Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Cetyl Dimethicone Copolyol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Propylparaben. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica.

on 6/19/2015 12:10:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

I bought this as part of the flawless kit at Sephora and only used it few months after I had first opened the undercover pot shade #2, which is such a great product and a perfect match for my skin tone. It's such a lightweight product that sinks into the skin as if I wear nothing but evening out my skin tone! I personally love this product for daily basis when I don't like to put heavy stuff on my face, but it might not be the product for those who want to cover spots as it won't do anything to them: that's why undercover pot is there to do the job. I even find this product makes my skin less oily. While I usually have to blot my face after 5 hours, I don't find I need to blot up to 8 hours with this, thanks to the super thin layer that it gives that no-makeup feeling. However, while it gives a beautiful glow to the skin, the yellow-orangy tone kinda makes my skin a bit darker (I wear shade "nude" that's supposed to be a good match with undercover pot #2). Maybe I should try the lighter shade for better match. But so far I enjoy wearing this easy, go-to product.

on 6/17/2015 6:39:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is the first face product that I think is perfect on all accounts and I have finally found my HG. Some background: I have sensitive combination skin with normal cheeks and a very oily t-zone. I don't usually have break-outs (unless I use products that break me out), but I do have redness and blackheads.
Color: I use the color porcelain, which is a spot on perfect match. I have neutral leaning yellow undertones.
Ingredients: I break out very easily from face products and I always have to screen the ingredientlist thoroughly before I buy a product. Besides comedogenic ingredients I also screen for alcohol, perfume and other irritating ingredients. Not many products pass my test but I was surprised to find out that this actually did. The oil-free version did not pass, btw (on account of comedogenic). After using the regular version for nearly 6 months, I can safely say this does NOT break me out at all. I never tried the oil-free version so I can't say if it actually is comedogenic for me - I'm just not willing to try because of the ingredientlist.
Texture: the texture is very lightweight and it doesn't feel heavy on my skin at all. Due to having an oily t-zone I hate products that feel heavy and make my face more shiny, but this sinks in right away and doesn't add any shine. Normally I would've gone for the oil-free version, but I tried the regular version at my friend's and I felt it was perfect. The regular version already feels like an oil-free product. This combined with the different ingredients in the oil-free version made me go for the regular version and it's just great, even for my oily t-zone.
Moisturizing: for me this product is actually moisturizing enough to skip moisturizer when using this. So it's really an allround product for me. I use this and I've got on moisturizer, sunscreen and coverage. Bam. But my skin is normal to oily, so I guess if your skin is on the dry side, you probably would need to use an additional moisturizer. The moisture in this product comes, amongst other things, from hyaluronic acid, so it moisturizes without feeling greasy. My skin has actually improved (more balanced, less oily) as a result of me using this product.
Coverage: I'd say the coverage of this product is light, buildable to medium. With just one layer it gives light coverage that doesn't cover break-outs, but does really tone down my redness enough. If I want more coverage I just add a second layer in certain areas. An extra layer can be added easily, without the product feeling more heavy or looking cakey. For break-outs I just use spot concealing with concealer.
Finish: the finish of this is incredibly natural looking. You can't tell I'm wearing make-up, it just looks like I have naturally flawless skin. My boyfriend, who hates it when I wear visible face make-up, could not tell I was wearing anything and that says a lot. This is exactly the type of coverage I'm always looking for but that is hard to find.
Longevity: this product lasts me all day without needing to touch up. I do use a translucent powder to set it and I use Urban Decay setting spray for oily skin. This combination of the tinted moisturizer + the setting spray keeps my oils in check all day. I don't have to blot anymore and that's a first. I feel the setting spray used with other face products, doesn't control oil as well as it does with this tinted moisturizer. It's a golden combination for me.
Price: the only thing I don't like about this product is the price. It's high. I don't like to spend that much on products, but I think a face make-up is probably the most essential to any good make-up look so I'm willing to spend more for it, IF it is worth it. And this product is worth it. Also, it's really 3 products in one for me and I save on SPF and moisturizer, which makes it slightly less expensive. In summer I still use a seperate SPF underneath, but in winter this is fine. So despite the price I will keep repurchasing this. I've already finished one tube (lasted roughly 5-6 months with daily use) and have 2 back-ups.
Overall, this is my first HG face product. I was never completely satisfied with any face product I used before, there was always something wrong with it but I had to make due because I couldn't find anything better. That's over now. I finally found perfection. It doesn't break me out, there are no irritating ingredients, the color is perfect, the texture is lightweight and the finish is incredibly natural looking. It moisturizes enough for me and it has a decent SPF. I wouldn't change a thing.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

on 6/7/2015 12:50:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Tan, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I happen to buy this at the same time as YSL foundation and had fallen head over heels with it before I even tried this. However, I gave it a break to try this on the weekend and noticed how great the finish was. It was sheer, dewy'ish and with oily skin like mine the best feeling is when you can actually feel your foundation "set" and not stay sticky. Despite being sheer, it gave fantastic coverage! My official tinted moisturizer was Nars but unlike Nars, this holds up quite well. Oily skin must keep shine in check quite often and because of the great coverage it IS a bit heavier than a basic "non-foundation" complexion enhancer but other than that it's an amazing tinted moisturizer!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 5/27/2015 1:28:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

A staple in my life! I don't like to look like I have a ton of makeup on. This is ideal for me - natural look, spf, and enough coverage to make me happy.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 5/21/2015 12:10:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I found the perfect way to use this-----add 2 drops of cover fx drops in your own shade (for me it's N20) with Laura's nude TM. Now I LOVE this product! I just dust the T zone with either NARS radiant powder or MAC studio fix. Finish with Skindanavia finishing spray and it looks good for over 8 hours.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 5/11/2015 4:15:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I have this TM in chestnut, my summer shade (I'm during the winter a NC 35-37 and during the summer NC 42). It has a good but dewy finish, gives a good but natural coverage. I will buy this again but then in my winter shade.

on 5/5/2015 1:23:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I loved this product when I first bought it, goes on very nicely and gives a natural glow to skin. I usually never really get spots but after 3 weeks of using this my skin started breaking out and felt itchy when I wore it. So disappointed!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 5/5/2015 12:39:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this product so much I wear it on a daily basis. It lasts all day when I set it with a translucent powder. I like the coverage too, enough to cover up what I need it to without it being heavy on the skin.

on 4/29/2015 11:23:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm definitely late to the party with this tinted moisturizer but better late than never.
It evens out my skin tone perfectly and doesn't feel greasy.
I have normal/combo skin (slightly dry in the winter and slightly oily in the summer) and this tinted moisturizer is perfect for the spring and fall. I use either a powder foundation or LM's oil free tinted moisturizer in the summer.

Nude is the perfect match for my NC30 skin tone (it's slightly pale in the oil free version).
I do touch up mid day and if you have oily skin, this formula will probably be too emollient.

It's not cheap by any means but it's always worth it to spend the extra money on base products. (for me anyways as I can never find a good match at the drugstore)

I'll definitely repurchase.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 4/16/2015 8:54:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have purchased several tubes of this over the course of many years. I have it in porcelain, and remember the SA telling me it was the first tube she sold in that color. At that time, the color range was more limited, but now I would probably choose blush (I'm an NW10-15). However, I am unlikely to purchase it again. It is very sheer, and doesn't really cover anything. I am an oily mess within an hour or so, but then again, I am an oily mess with everything (or nothing). It sticks to dry patches, which is a little bit odd since it is a moisturizer and it's so sheer. I don't love it, but I don't hate it. Sonia Kashuk's version works just as well, but it's around $14 versus $44.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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