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on 1/17/2014 12:58:00 AM
More reviews by Roseannab
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I really like this tinted moisturiser. It is perfect for when i don't feel like foundation. It gives me a good coverage and a nice glow. I prefer the texture of the Illuminating over the normal Laura Mercier becuse it feels smoother on my skin.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 12/11/2013 11:48:00 PM
More reviews by scopingforyou
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
PROS: Good coverage for a TM. Price isn't the worst. Gorgeous illuminating glow. Moisturizing satin/glow finish.CONS: The illumination gave my wrinkles too much trouble for me to purchase. (see alternates)APPLICATION TIPS: I like to first use L'oreal magic perfecting primer patted into pores to disguise my pores and make the foundation last longer. I let it set and I then use my spf/moisturizer and then apply foundation with a moist beauty blender sponge.REMOVAL TIPS: If you are prone to clogging, you may want to remove this with a cleansing oil before using your regular cleanser.ALTERNATES: Laura's regular TM is nice, but kind of aging in my wrinkles. I used to always go back to my L'oreal Visible Lift Serum foundation, but....I've recently found something that is the best thing for my wrinkles I've EVER tried, Make Up For Ever - Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation.
on 12/9/2013 7:28:00 AM
More reviews by Scotiabelle
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I am long time chantecaille fan but this Laura Mercier is a new find. lovely and illuminating perfect glow for over 40 skin. just dust powder in t zone and lasts all day. I use a primer under and have no trouble with oil breakthrough.
I still love the just skin more; color is better and lasts longer but this one is very nice too.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 9/16/2013 1:35:00 PM
More reviews by CarrieNations
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
This is a big-time HG for me. I don't wear it as a tinted moisturizer, but rather as a highlighter on top of my foundation, focused around my cheekbones and forehead. I think it would be too shimmery to wear as a foundation, but is divine as an illuminator. Excellent small range of colors. I'd probably put this in my top five current makeup table staples. Added bonus: You get a TON or product. One tube will last me a year. Will repurchase forever.
on 9/14/2013 11:05:00 AM
More reviews by tkalex
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
I too thought this was too sparkly, but a dusting of blot powder immediately takes care of the shine. now it's my go-to TM. I will buy again
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 7/30/2013 7:44:00 PM
More reviews by baronchow
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
WAY too shimmery!! Nice texture, no awful scent ... but I didn't glow (natural) I shimmered (frosty). Probably ok as a highlighter ... but for a total face ... no way.
on 7/15/2013 12:25:00 AM
More reviews by smootsa
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
this is one of my absolute favourite tinted moisturisers. i don't use it for everyday wear as the gorgeous glow it gives you plays best on sunny days or after dark imo. it's a lovely formulation that goes on smoothly and evenly and brightens your skin in the most flattering way, highlighting the high points of your face. it definitely gives you a glow but without any oily shine, shimmer, sparkle or glitter - and for that it's worth the cost..my only reservation is that while the tint does a good job of covering skin flaws, the illuminating effect tends to play up large pores, so a bit more preparation or finishing may be needed for those areas, but that's a small price to pay for the overall effect of lovely glowing skin.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 5/27/2013 6:18:00 PM
More reviews by CrZyGrrrL479
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
This product is super shimmery and I don't see how people can use this all over without looking like the Tin Man. It is however gorgeous as a highlighter. And I've found that it really helps to brighten up my eyes when I pat it over my undereye concealer. Would work on your cheekbones too and gives an instant gorgeous glow!
on 5/21/2013 12:21:00 AM
More reviews by jrisko228
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
i have fair senstive skin and this product is awesome because I don't like to wear alot of makeup gives you nice clean glow and also great because it has an SPF I would def recommend this product
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 5/12/2013 12:54:00 PM
More reviews by faerus
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I got a sample of this when i bought a perfume from LM. I must admit, I was never very interested in trying it since I don't care for the glowy look. So I ended up putting it away and almost forgetting about it.However, one day when my skin looked terribly dull I decided to try applying this under my matte foundation and hope that a little glow would show through just where I wanted it.This product really took me by surprise! It looked AMAZING and I ended up not wanting to put any foundation over it! Though beeing sheer it does a really good job making my skin look even and fresh. :)Now I can't wait to get the full size tube and have beautiful skin all summer long! :DI have fair scandinavian skin and use the lightest shade, bare radiance.
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