Laura Mercier • Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Illuminating • Tinted Moisturizer
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
In the summer, I wear some pretty heavy-duty matte foundations (ie pro longwear, double wear, etc.)... but in winter my skin changes so completely that even a moisturizing natural foundation causes eczema flaking and breakouts. I started toying around with TMs and i found this one laying around from last year. WOW!!! it is light coverage, but buildable, pretty good for a TM, since i dont sweat in the winter that is fine, it doesn't make breakouts or eczema (double wow). The illuminating quality is beautiful. If your skin is totally oily i would probably stay away from this product, but it is now a winter staple for my dull skin. i finished my tube of the lightest color, but am on to the medium one with pink undertones ... i am very red-skinned so i needed something that matched my face and body better which is always flushed. Used sponge, brush and fingers; fingers (cleeeaan) work best! easy. when i'm done applying this the only other thing i do to my face is a light dusting of bare minerals medium (pink undertones) on the t-zone. i also sometimes use LM's finishing powder but i like the BMinerals better because it also has some magical luminzing properties. this stuff blurs rinkles and fine lines, pores, evens out redness, looks great under even 30+ eyes... I do find the staying power is greatly improved with a primer. i have used MUFE's HD in green to neutralize redness and it looks great. The illuminating TM stays on several hours but i find i can get a few more hours with it when i use the primer. just ordered from sephora and am getting a sample of mercier's new "radiance" primer and am so excited to use with my TM!!! hope this helps... i love this stuff!!!
Update: am digging this for warm weather too! Use murad oil mattifier lotion, korres oil control pomegranite primer, then this in warm radiance either mixed with MAC prolongwear OR under MAC powder + foundation (nw30). With my Nars laguna bronzer and orgasm blush or multiple, I look like a golden goddess haha. PRETTY!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
i HATE this product... I normally don't have problems with foundation (or any products for face) but this product breaks me out terribly. I first thought it wasn't the tinted moisturizer but when I tried it again a month later, I broke out again. I also think that it doens't cover at all, maybe it's just the colour that is too light for me. I won't buy this again, while it's so damn expensive!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really like this tinted moisturizer. I can understand where some people might be coming from that it is too shimmery, but my skin is terribly dry and dull, so for me, the illuminating properties are very much needed. I use the LM invisible finishing powder on top, and that takes away some of the extra "dazzle" that comes with this product. As far as coverage, I think it is just the right amount for a tinted moisturizer, though I do have to use concealer with it to cover up red spots where I have eczema. I can't seem to find a tinted moisturizer that I really like for my dry, itchy, eczema afflicted skin. I use LM for much of my other make up products so I am hoping this one will be a keeper.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this tinted moisturizer. I don't wear this by itself but I do love mixing it with other foundations when I want some SPF. I mix it with my Laura Mercier silk creme when I want only a little bit of coverage, it gives me an amazing glow to my skin. It makes my skin look 'glowy' and luminous without looking like I;m out to a disco. It just makes you look healthy and the SPF20 is just an added bonus, another Laura mercier product I love and that doesn't break me out :) Love this
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
As my 100 point perk from Sephora, i chose to recieve this product. the packaging was nice, and i recognized the tube from a mile away. Having a complete blonde moment while choosing this, i forgot what the term "illuminating" meant. ga-reat! when i tried this on i looked orange and sparkly. quite like snooki. the "glow" was overwhelming and I believe its a "one shade fits all" product...and im very fair. so those type of products are complete red flags for me. between shimmery eyeshadow, blush, and highlighter...i looked like a disco ball after applying all of my makeup, (which isnt much on an everyday basis.) needless to say, i should've saved my points for something bigger and better in the future!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
My favorite tinted moisturiser and ideal for people who want to add a glow to their skin. Its not oily but workds wonders in normal/dry skin types and its best avoided in oily skins. Doesn't cake and lasts all day without causing a heavy feeling on the skin and its barely noticeable.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I kept seeing this rated as #1 in several different magazines, so finally tried it. I was used to Bare Minerals previous to that, otherwise I don't wear much make-up and liquid foundation scares me (I have pretty smooth skin, and I don't like that "caked on" look.) I ordered online so accidentally got the illuminating one and also a color a little darker than what I needed (clearly I hadn't done my homework!). Anyway, upon wearing it to work, I got several compliments about how amazing my skin looks, how I looked great and like I had just returned from vacation, etc. It's probably a little too shiny for work, but I'll keep wearing it for nights out. I'm not as impressed by the regular Laura Mercier TM but it's still better than the others I've tried since then (Smashbox, Lancome, and Stila.)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm afraid I hated this. I used it twice and then gave up on it. I used it like any normal tinted moisturiser and it made my face look oily, sweating and generally grubby. Not a good look! Needless to say, I wouldn't buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Expensive, but it doesn't make me break out until Bare Escentuals. I love the dewy look -- it's not too much, even in the summer.
I have a little acne and some scarring but pairing this with Benefit concealer is perfect for every-day use. The girl at the counter suggested putting concealer on after the LM, but I do it either way and it's worked out so far.
---- UPDATE ----
I think this began to contribute to some of my acne. After researching it, the oil-free version may have been a better choice. It's not the worst thing but not the most sensitive for my skin. Now I use Dr. Jart's BB cream and there is no going back!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I am very light skinned, but not deathly pale and I struggle to find a product that will make me look 'healthy' but not tangoed. I use fake tanners now and again but they break me out and streak badly. Rather than continuing this I decided to buy this product. I bought this product in "Warm Radiance" which is not advised for my light skin tone. I am very glad I did. It provides me with a very warm complexion without looking makeup-y. I would not advise applying it to the whole face, only the parts of the face that is hit by light. Avoid the area above the lip, unless you want to look like you have just done a sweaty jog around the park. I apply it to my cheeks, focussing on the cheekbones, front of my nose and apply a very sparing amount on the chin and forehead ( it can cause same problem with looking sweaty in those areas). This moisturiser is very versatile, but if applying over regular foundation I would "press" it into the face as it tends to move your makeup and reveal spots you may have covered up. Some people recommend setting the moisturiser with finishing powder to remove the greasy look. In my opinion this completely ruins the purpose of the moisturiser to 'illuminate' the face. Instead just apply less LM moisturiser and don't clog up your pores with extra powder!
Although not cheap, you use a lot less due to this moisturiser having slightly thicker coverage than most tinted moisturisers. This 50ml tube should last a fairly long time. A definate convert, although this product looks better in artificial light as opposed to natural sunlight. Will buy again!