Laura Mercier • Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Illuminating • Tinted Moisturizer

rated 3.7(174 reviews)

Average Rating.3.7
Would buy this product again.64%

rated 5 of 5 styrkel on 6/3/2011 2:18:00 PM more reviews by styrkel

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

This is such a great product! i got it as a free sample with my beauty insider sephora card, and i love it. once this one is over, im buying another one. it absolutely matches my skin tone, and its so lightweight unlike most of the concealer creams! i usually put a little bit of it, and on top i put some bare essentials powder, it makes my face look bright, fresh and amazing, it even helps me hide my dark under-eye circles.

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rated 3 of 5 carmahaston on 5/30/2011 2:40:00 PM more reviews by carmahaston

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

I loved this at first but for the price you really don't get that much product. Also, it tends to peel on me ??? Not sure what that is about but I do still like the amount of shimmer/deweyness it provides without being glittery. Bottom line is this is just too pricey to repurchase.

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rated 5 of 5 addicted2retail on 5/30/2011 2:03:00 PM more reviews by addicted2retail

Age: 25-29   Skin: Oily, Olive   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I have this in Natural Radiance.

On days that I don't want to wear full on makeup OR when I'm late for work (teehee), I put this on, a bit of concealer, blush and powder where I need it. I'm good to go.

I just look so refreshed with this on. Once you put it on, you really notice a big difference. There's that "glow".

I love this stuff. I know it's a pricey BUT it's worth every penny.

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rated 5 of 5 culebra on 5/29/2011 4:35:00 PM more reviews by culebra

Age: 44-55   Skin: Normal   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Green    

I love this illuminating Tinted Moisturizer in natural. I use it as my make up base over my concealers. My skin is good enough so that I look glowy without looking like a disco ball. Highly recommend!!!!

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* lusciouspreciousluv on 5/23/2011 4:09:00 PM more reviews by lusciouspreciousluv

Age: 25-29   Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Other    

I LOVE THIS. Lately, this has been my everyday foundation. I have this in Bare Radiance. When I tested this on my arm at Sephora, I was a little scared of the shimmer. I bought it anyway. So glad I did, this has been one of the best MU purchases I've made in a while. If you are looking for healthy looking, glowy, light coverage, this is for you. It really just makes you look "pretty". :-) So love this!!! The sheer shimmer isn't extreme at all. I do a MoM mattifying layer before applying and set with loose powder and it lasts a good 8 hours blotting only once on my oily skin. With no oxidation! I will definitely be re-purchasing this!

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* henrysmom on 4/28/2011 9:01:00 PM more reviews by henrysmom

Age: 44-55   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool   Hair: Silver, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Green    

A few months ago I had the experience of sitting in a large hall with 5 busloads of French men and women over 40 for several hours. I noticed that most of the women looked vibrant and youthful despite the lack of obvious plastic surgery. I tried to see if I could determine their secret and it dawned on me that most of them were wearing far less makeup than the average American, and that many had glowing skin (being uniformly thin and having certain fashion flair didnt hurt either). I talked to several of the women, who told me that they wore little makeup but spent money on facials, face creams,etc. I was so impressed, that I decided to re-think my makeup strategy.

I had tried TMs years before, but had dismissed them as not having enough coverae. But now, thanks to meticulous skin care and Renova, my skin isn't bad. I had heard good things about Laura Mercier TM and headed to Sephora. I initially bought both the regular and illuminating TM, thinking that the illuminating would be too shiny or sparkly. I mixed them together for awhile and was pleased with the results.

Then, two weeks ago I started using only the illuminating TM I use Bare. And boy did the compliments begin! I do not find it too shiny for my 52 year old skin, it gives a nice glow. Very minimal coverage, my imperfections still show through, but are minimized and softened. I put it on over my moisturizer/sun screen and a little concealer around my eyes only. I have been using a little blush and just a light dusting of powder over my T zone. I might apply more if I were looking for a more polished work look, but I don't wear much makup to work, I am a nurse and it wears off from the mask I often wear. I really am glowing! In a good way! I apply it with the sonia kashuk blue sponge, sort of dabbing it on. I don't have to use much, so I imagine it will last awhile, which is good since it is somewhat expensive. I also wish it were in a little pump bottle rather than a tube, but a minor point. Overall, I'd rate this very highly and recommend it to my 50+ friends. I love the way my skin looks so much better and more youthful!

UPDATE: I still like this product, but no longer wear it alone. Rather, I mix it with the regular TM or other foundation for all-over use, or use by itself over the cheekbone area. I like it by itself indoors, but outdoors it's just too shiny

ONE YEAR LATER: I am still using this, which is a miracle for me, as I change makeup approaches frequently. I still mix this with a matte TM (either Mercier or Sonia Kashuk). I generally wear it with a bit of Tarte cheek stain and get loads of compliments on my skin. I am wearing less makeup than ever before, and feel like I look younger. I am careful not to use too much of this when outdoors in the sun, but indoors it's fantastic. Have re-bought once.

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rated 5 of 5 jackiemac412 on 4/16/2011 1:08:00 PM more reviews by jackiemac412

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Hazel    

I love this TM... At first I thought that it was way too sparkly (made me feel as if I dipped my face in glitter), however, I was using a color that was too light. After trying the correct color, I was in love... Using this gives my skin a nice sheen, which is much healthier looking then a matte finish. I literally feel like my skin is simply glowing! This topped with a little MAC mineralized skinfinish natural and I'm all set!

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rated 5 of 5 KATHNH on 3/31/2011 1:29:00 AM more reviews by KATHNH

Age: 56 & Over   Skin: Dry, Fair   Hair: Silver   Eyes: Blue    

At sixty-one, I thought my skin was in pretty good shape but I also thought that normal foundations just sort of "sat" on my skin. They didn't enhance it when rubbed in and I realized I needed help.

After some experimentation, I ended up trying Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer and I love it. Firt, it seems to soak in to my skin and make it look dewey and has a subtil sheen to it that is very attractive. I don't have much to cover up; at my age, what you see is what you get. I would be most uncomfortable in a heavy foundation. I'm glad I went the other way!

Although it's a bit pricey, a little goes a long way and I must mention I have very sensitive skin and this product doesn't make my skin break out. I also love that it has an SPF of 20 although I believe your moisturizer below does the job of protecting skin from the sun unless you use a lot of foundation or tinted moisturizer for it to do any good.

I highly recommend this product for anyone, ages forty and up. It really makes your skin glow nicely!

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rated 5 of 5 kcleejackson on 3/26/2011 2:31:00 PM more reviews by kcleejackson

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair   Hair: Red   Eyes: Green    

I actually LOVE this product. For years I was using different foundations and every one of them broke me out. So far with this one no breakouts and it def gives a "glow". I have dry skin so it doesnt make me look a bit oily like others have said. I will buy this again for sure. Think it would be perfect for older women and anyone who has trouble getting the foundation on evenly b/c this blends like nothing else I've used.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* pmburk on 3/9/2011 11:50:00 AM more reviews by pmburk

Age: 30-35   Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

I use several tinted moisturizers (Kiehl's is probably my favorite), but I love this tinted moisturizer. It gives very light, sheer coverage with a nice illuminating glow. It does have some shimmer, but it isn't overwhelming, and you can always cut it with the regular tinted moisturizer to tone it down. I'm 37 and I can wear this during the day with powder on top. I use this as I would a regular foundation - over my regular moisturizer, and then just powder on top. I don't need very much coverage or skin-evening, so I apply this with a makeup sponge dampened with MAC Fix+ or Julie Hewett rose water, so it blends easily & is more sheer. It blends amazingly well and looks gorgeous, sheer and natural. I top with Clinique blended powder or MAC mineralized skinfinish natural powder, and my face looks flawless and lasts all day. Decent amount of SPF and keeps my skin from drying out. Price is a little high, but the tube is very large. Definitely recommend this one!

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