Laura Mercier • Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Illuminating • Tinted Moisturizer
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
really love this stuff. its a little intense applied alone, but i mix it with my regular moisturizer and it looks great! adds a little coverage and light enough to wear all day.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I don't understand why people don't like this product... I don't notice any glitter like everyone else is complaining about. It stays on last all day and Looks damn good. I love it for the summer.. This is all I'll be wearing..... amazing.. I think this may be my go to face product for even winter.. We will see if I use this or nars sheer glow.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
this is my first laura mercier purchase. i have heard great things about the original formula and was excited to see this version which adds glow (always what i'm after!). i like this product but it could have a tad more coverage, just for the areas where i have unevenness. it's fine for a casual day, but for night i add some foundation to my "trouble" areas, and then use this everywhere else and i'm happy.
my major gripe with this is the packaging. i don't know if it's universal or just on the canadian products, but the awful sticker on both sides of the tube looks tacky. when i pulled it off, the glue left all over the tube was so sticky that my packaging is now covered in dirt, smudges, and product. if they must have this sticker, there is no excuse to not use a simple adhesive that comes off clean with the label. EW.
anyways ! overall, this doesnt compare to my HG tinted moisturizer, dior hydraction, but that was replaced by the dreadful new incarnation "hydralife", so Laura Mercier it is!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I used to use LM's oil-free foundation, which is still my favorite traditional base, but I finally figured out that I don't need so much coverage. The original tinted moisturizer is a little too flat for me, so this definitely pumps up the glow. I the luminescence is powerful, so I have to tame it with a little powder in some areas. Anyway, I always get complements on my complexion when I use this, and (more importantly) I love it too.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I had high hopes for this product, since they got the sunscreen right. This product made me look like a robot. So much shine and not natural looking at all. Maybe for a woman, but this product is not as sheer as it sounds. It looked like I was wearing foundation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Love this! I never ever wore a tinted moisturizer before.. I have an uneven skintone with some blotchiness due to sun damage and acne scars.. but i got a free sample of the laura mercier illuminating tinted moisturizer from sephora..so i thought.. why not?!? So I decided to throw some on before going shopping this weekend.. and I absolutely loved it!!
It glides on really easily and it has coverage! Plus it adds this great glow that makes you look bright eyed and bushy tailed.. (even when you're not)
My first stop on my shopping trip was Sephora to buy a full size tube. $42 is a bit on the pricey side but with summer coming.. and the thought of not wearing a heavier foundation...it was worth it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Black
I got a sample of this from Sephora. As a tinted moisturizer, it really doesn't doesn't do much because the moisturizing factor doesn't hydrate my super dry skin that well and there's practically zero "tint" to cover up any of my imperfections. However, I like to use this as a base before I apply my foundation to give my skin a glow. It does an amazing job of this, and I love how my skin looks luminous without being overly shimmery. When you first put it on, it may look a little over the top. But just give it a little bit of time to sink in, and your skin will go from looking greasy to radiant. I have this in "Bare Radiance" and I find that this shade is a lot more beige (and more natural looking) then my Revlon Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator in "Bare Light", which basically does the same thing but is paler and more pink-based. Although the Revlon Illuminator is lots cheaper and I would recommend it, some downsides are: it has a super strong scent that may bother some people, the packaging leaves much to be desired (hate the attached brush bead), it tends to look a bit too shimmery sometimes, and it is not as moisturizing as the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, since it's only mean to be a highlighter anyway. But even though I do like this Laura Mercier's Illuminating TM, I find that it's just too expensive and I would rather go with Revlon's Illuminator.
EDIT: [11/02/10] After many instances of reaching for this at Sephora and then trying to tell myself that I didn't need to purchase it, I FINALLY gave in and ordered it during the Sephora Friends and Family Sale. I've realized how much I've missed this! I am an NC30, but I like "Bare Radiance" even though it's the lightest shade because it gives such a pretty pearly sheen! It's perfect for wintertime. My tarte Smooth Operator Illuminating Serum is more of a warmer beige compared to this, and so I like to use that for everyday looks or I mix it with my foundations to sheer them out. I reserve the Laura Mercier Illuminating LM for days when I want to achieve that glowy ethereal look. I think anyone into the cutesy Japanese pale dolly look would love this product because the brightening effect on the skin is very natural.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I gave this a three because sometimes, by itself, the illumination is too heavy for my oily skin, so usually I combine it with my regular tinted moisturiser to give a bit of a glowing effect.
I'm not sure if I would buy this again,
But it DOES work very well with foundations and moisturisers, as a way to brighten skin up!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Go this from Sephora as a freebie. At first it sat in the dreaded makeup drawer. Lately I have been trying everything that I have not opened. Low & Behold I'm in love. This is the best Tinted Moisturizer ever. The Illuminating isn't drastic and gives off such soft glow. Perfect for us mature gals. LUV IT.. As soon as I finish all of my other stuff (if I can wait that long) I will purchase again. A little pricy but a little goes a long way.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Gives skin a beautiful glow. I don't find this too glittery but then I top it off with powder so that it stays. I recommend that to others who find it too sparkly. You'll still have that luminous finish that gives the illusion of perfect skin. I use bare reflection as I am quite pale. It's the most expensive tinted moisturizer I've ever used, but considering it covers like a foundation and has uva/uvb protection (unlike LM's other TMs), I don't mind the price. I highly recommend, esp. in cooler weather.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this in Nude last year without trying it on first. I went home and tried it on and I was horrified at how shiny it was. at that time I was also breaking out fom stress and my every-month-cycle thing so the glitter eccenuated the bumps and scars. I also have normal to oily skin. by the end of the day my face looked like it was dripping with oil.
my face has cleared up so yesterday I decided to try this out again. and I absolutely love it. I am so glad I didn't toss this out! after I wash and exfoliate m face, I apply oil-free moisturizer and wait for it to settle into my skin. then I use murad oil control mattifier with SPF 15. after that settles in, I apply my MAC prep and prime skin base visage. and then this illuminating TM. I still have scars from the breakout so I use the LM secret camoflauge concealor in SC3. then cream blush and finally I lightly powder my T zone with MAC prep and prime transparent powder. this sounds like a lot but it looks soooo natural and dewy. I don't even get oily in my T-zone anymore! it lasted 8 hours and even then it wasn't noiceably oil, just a little extra shine. it really depends on how you apply it. a little goes a long way. I have redness on my cheeks, chin, and top T-zone area. I just add a tiny tiny more and it does a great job.
I don't like the packaging much. when I take the top off the contents overflow and it gets messy and wasteful. it's also a bit pricey but I would buy it again. one full tube can last a while IMO.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I think this product is marvelous under foundation for a youthful glow. Alone or on top of makeup, however, can be a little too much glow, like you've been dipped in shimmer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i was really excited to try this out becoz of all the ravings about LM's tinted moisturizers. how ever, i guess i should have gotten the regular one instead of the illuminating one.
i have this in bare radiance and this good enough a match for my nc20 skin. it's also quite moisturizing and quite sheer, i couldn't see much of the color after u rub it in. it almost melts into your skin..except for the super shiny shimmers!! i have the revlon photoready and i don't notice any shimmers..but with this tinted moisturizer, the shimmers were way over the top. i have dry skin, but i do get a bit shiny on my t-zone, and with this on, i looked like a glitter ball..
now, i sort of use this as a base just to use it up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I received this as a sample from Sephora and the color was sheer enough to wear, I'm in between bare radiance and natural radiance. It did give my skin a nice dewy look but it felt heavy when I first applied it. I don't see the point in putting powder on since I use tinted moisturizer to illuminate the need for too much make up and when the product advertises the look as dewy, I feel that it would clash with that. After a while it didn't feel heavy anymore but it did rub off and I ended up with glitter and sparkle on my hands. Did not feel comfortable in the San Antonio heat, not compared to the Cover Girl Aquasmoothers one use. Might work for other people but didn't for me, liked that dewy look, made my skin look nice, but since I'm 23, not really looking for "youthful", and since it didn't stand up to the heat down here, wouldn't see the point in investing in a full bottle.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am 51 and love this tinted moisturizer! I do need to lightly apply powder on and around my nose, but it really makes my skin look nice--not too glowy. I don't know if this is a difference in taste, or perhaps some of the reviewers who thought it too glittery would do better with a different shade.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
My holy grail of tinted moisturizers. I'm very fair, and Bare Radiance works just fine for me. Gives me a lovely, glowy complexion and evens me out. There isn't much coverage, but that's not really the point of a tm, is it? It lasts all day without having to be re-applied, and unless it's summer I generally don't even need to set with powder.
It's also really versatile. On days when I do want more coverage I add a small amount of Laura Mercier's Silk Creme Foundation in Cream Ivory, and that works really well. If I want even lighter coverage, I just add a dollop of my usual moisturizer. This stuff is great. It lasts forever, too, as you only need a small amount for your whole face.. True, it's $42 a tube, but it lasts me about 9 months to a year (and I wear it every day). That's pretty amazing.
Anyway, I love this stuff. It works really well for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The consistency of this product is great however it is a little to illuminating for me to use on my face. It is nice if you use a tiny bit mixed with foundation though or used on the decolletage area. I'd go MAC Strobe cream for illuminating over this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Oh boy... what can I say about this product? I had such high hopes, as I had heard some good things about this. I got it as a delux sample from Sephora and was so excited to try it out. The SPF was a great added feature to this tinted moisturizer, but I think that's about the only thing I can think of. The formula was so glittery, it looked as if I had bathed my face in glitter. I looked like a clown or something! My husband couldn't stop laughing! Unless you're using this as part of a Halloween cosutme, it's best to leave it alone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I got a full sized product in a gift with purchase, but it is just a bit (okay a lot) much for me in terms of shimmer. Even when I try to tone it down with a layer of loose powder. It's been sitting in my case for a while now and I think I'm going to try to mix it with my regular foundation as other reviewers have suggested. I am now happy that I did not toss it. As a tinted moisturizer - NO. It's just too much glitz. I prefer Mercier's plain old regular Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20. I will update how the mixing goes in the hopes of helping other reviewers stuck with an unwanted product.
Update: I was happy with the results when I mixed this with another liquid foundation although it is trial and error trying to figure out how much is enough and how much is too much. Using 1 part of this to 2 parts foundation leaves a nice dewey look.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I mix this about 50/50 with the LM oil-free TM, and it looks great. Used alone it's a little too shimmery for me during the day, but I wear it on its own when I go out at night. Makes me dewy/glowy rather than shiny. I love this stuff!