Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Illuminating

3.7

180 reviews

65% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

Octinoxate 7.50%, Avorbenzone 2.00%. Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Xylitylglucoside, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hexyl Laurate, Anhydroxylitol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Ascorbate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), XYlitol, Copper Gluconate, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Tribehenin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate. ( /-): Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica, Tin Oxide.


on 7/14/2011 9:32:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I purchased Bare Radiance and after trying it at home I was prepared to return it. It seemed too light and too shiny and though the site suggests mixing it with foundation, I felt I wanted to simplify things not make them more complicated. But I dotted on the mearest amount of Bobbi Brown skin foundation over it and I got the skin of my dreams. The foundation (just a tiny amount) warms it up a little and takes down the shine a little and I look radiant. It doesn't look like I have any makeup on. Plus it has and spf 20 so in the end I got a stunning look with very little work. I find that I use less makeup overall now that my complexion is taking center stage.
UPDATED: I continue to use this product by mixing it and it delivers a very vibrant complexion with hardly detectable product. I apply it over moisturizer as it doesn't deliver that much moisture, then I apply NARS tinted moisturizer (which is highly pigmented) just in areas to tamp down the shimmer such as center forehead, chin and cheeks. For my undereyes I place LM in the darker hollow and then deposit NARS over the whole undereye area. I can avoid concealer that way and all the problems that come along with creasing. Then I sweep NARS Nico lightly just over cheeks, chin and forehead and lightly under eyes. It seems like a lot but the end result is stunning and it doesn't look like makeup at all.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.



Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I tried out a sample tube of this, then passed it on to a friend. I have dry skin, and this made me look like I smeared my face with shortening. So greasy-looking! I love LM's regular tinted moisturizer, but I could not make this work. (The term "illuminating" is now a red flag for me.)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 7/9/2011 2:38:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This makes my skin look so healthy and beautiful - but there is a bit of a learning curve with it. Bit of background: I havent used any liquid or cream products in quite some time. I found them very heavy so I used various oils to moisturize and mineral makeup. Im turning 30 in a few months and ive noticed that my skin has changed. Im no longer breakout-prone but dryness and fine lines are starting to creep in. My mmu just looks too dry and powdery. So I got a sample of this in bare radiance. I applied with my ecotools foundation brush and the shimmer was just over the top, weird, grey, metallic. Not good. I applied mmu over top of it and it was just perfect. It had the glow but was toned down a lot, the grey disappeared as well. This TM does moisturize well, sinks in fast and dries quickly. My skin feels really healthy with this on. I was torn still - I feel for $55 CAD a product should be able to be used on its own without other products to make it work. Then on a whim I put this on with clean fingers and what a difference! It blended so perfectly and didnt have the metallic look to it. The shimmer was also toned down. I find this great for the under-eye area. I work graveyards and sleep is definitely my weakest link. This makes me look rested, healthy and hydrated without any concealer. I will definitely buy once my sample runs out . One caveat - it does seem to oxidize slightly on my skin and turn a half shade darker and orange-er so you may want to go a shade lighter than you would normally. It can also oxidize blush so you may want to use a lighter hand on that too.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 7/5/2011 1:56:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I purchased this TM because I love the look and finish of Laura Mercier's regular TM in Nude. Yet, LM's regular TM does NOT protect against UVA rays. The illuminated version does protect against UVA and UVB rays, but it is so sparkly! I purchased Natural Radiance to match my NC-27 skin tone and found it to be too dark. I ended up putting the regular TM and illuminating TM together, blending it, then applying it. It's a beautiful match and finish. Yet, I worry that the sun protection isn't good enough this way.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

i like this product for the summer a lot i recommend this if you want a tinted moisturiser that hasn't got the coverage of a tinted moisturiser because i feel it has a little bit more coverage yet still feels just as light but i still prefer Chanel vital lumier aqua but for the price this one is just as good.


on 6/5/2011 2:13:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I tried this product on in Sephora and thought it looked amazing - a light coverage with the promised "glow." However, as soon as I stepped outside the store I noticed that it looked a little greasy in natural light and only got worse as the day wore on.

Long story short, this product makes you look beautiful in completely artificial light only (would prob be great to wear at night). But it's not practical for everyday use since as soon as you're near a natural light source (ie near a window or outdoors), your face looks super shiny and greasy and makes your pores look huge.


on 6/3/2011 2:18:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

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.


on 5/30/2011 2:40:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this..
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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 5/29/2011 4:35:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

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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