Laura Mercier • Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Illuminating • Tinted Moisturizer
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
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.
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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!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have mixed feelings about this product. On the plus side, this tinted moisturizer is fragrance free and non-irritating on my sensitive and sometimes acne prone skin. It contains several antioxidants, which are beneficial in a daytime moisturizer. It gives a dewy, healthy glow to my skin, without looking glittery or greasy. It is fairly expensive, but a little goes a long way. I like that it contains an SPF, but wish it was higher than 20 and did not contain synthetic sunscreen actives (such as avorbenzone). The Warm Radiance color blends nicely with my medium, light olive skin tone and foundation. On the downside, this product does not adequately moisturize my dry skin. I use actives and peels that cause periodic flaking. I sometimes require a more intensive moisturizer under this product, even in the hot, humid summer, to help prevent dry, flaky patches of skin. I definitely could not use this as a stand alone moisturizer in the winter. If your skin is in the normal to slightly dry range, this may be a good product for you. If my skin ever gets to a normal place again, this product might function great as a moisturizer. As much as I like the way this product makes my skin look, I can get the same result from mixing a tiny amount of a good highlighter with my foundation. Despite my noted reservations, I like this product more than other tinted moisturizers with sunscreen that I have tried in this price range.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
Makes my skin have a beautiful glow. I only used the regular tinted moisturizer but heard about this so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm 53 and it was a bit over the top at 1st. I use Becca sand tinted moisturizer. I got hooked when Sephora had a sale @ $10 each. I rarely ever finish up any product but used every drop of my Becca. I repurchased in sand and now put a pea size amount of the Becca and pea size amount of the LM illuminating TM. I swirl together with my fingers and apply all over my face and get such a pretty glow. I use so little of both products they will last forever. I even get complimented on how glowing I look by strangers. I have pretty perfect skin and am starting to have some uneven redness but the 2 products combined make everything perfect. I will repurchase both again. I don't feel the price is horrible. As long as it works and I'm happy the price means nothing. I have bought LE MAC items that were horrible for the same amount. I do want to try Laura Mercier's new moisture supreme foundation but it will only replace the Becca, not the illuminating TM.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
i bought this and felt bad if i didnt use it at all. the only way i could use it was to put a TINY amount and blend it on my cheeks only for a glow. if i put it all over my face my face looks so oily and dirty and just really bad. i now used this on my legs sometimes when im wearing shorts to add that extra shine. just found another way to use this product since i dont want it to go to waste.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
All in all I think this product is alright. I don't really understand why everyone goes on about it like it's the holy grail. The coverage is good, but heavier than I'd like in a tinted moisturizer. Additionally, the texture is a bit sticky - i think due to the sunscreen in it. That being said - if you're looking for a heavier tinted moisturizer this is a good one, it covers very, very well. I just wanted something light to even out skin tone so it was a bit much for me...
The one thing that's amazing about it is how well it matches Asian skin. I know I personally am a bit sick of only seeing pink and beige tones so it was nice to see a company taking other skin tones into account!