Laura Mercier • Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free • Tinted Moisturizer
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
After using up 3 little sample tubs of this tinted moisturizer, I finally took the plunge and purchased the full size for a little birthday treat. My all time favorite base! It leaves a natural finish and lasts really well on my skin. It covers redness well on my skin, but doesn't cover blemishes. I didn't expect it to anyways, that's what concealer is for! I top it with a powder and it lasts beautifully on my skin. Since I only just bought the full size, I can't say much on the packaging, but how bad can a squeeze tube be? (Then again...the tester at Sephora looked pretty worse for wear) Anyways, I adore this tinted moisturizer, a staple in my makeup bag!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This product worked VERY well on my acne-prone skin and combined with maybelline's Dream matte powder looked completely natural! I would not recommend to those with very bad broken out skin since this does have light coverage. I used a bobbi brown concealer over my acne scars and then layered it with the moisturizer again so it doesnt peel. I only blot my face about once during the school day! ^_^ Yes this product is pricey but it lasts forever and is worth the buy!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Meh. This product it's OK. It's really nothing special, certainly not worth 50$. Pros: didn't cause me to break out, colour matched me pretty well, I used it in bisque. Other than that I really don't have much else to say about this. It has high spf so if you like that its a pro but I'd rather a bit less so I can get a tan in the summer. It doesnt really get cakey so you can apply a few layers if you need to. It has a nice matte looks Cons: doesn't look good around blemishes, it turned like whitish and made them stand out a lot. After a few hours I get a bit oily and have to blot. It really does not give good coverage though it doesn't make me look good. Overall, I would not purchase. I received a sample from sephora so I tried it for a week. Not impressed. Not bad, but not really good. I wouldn't recommend, unless you have already perfect skin. But even then, you can find something better than this, I'm sure. Not worth 50$, save your money.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I do like this product to a certain extent and although it claims to be oil-free, it does have a little sheen to it to create a dewy finish. I've never been the sort who likes the dewy look but have recently grown to like it quite a bit. I've tired applying this product with my fingertips but it doesn't give a good coverage as opposed to using a stippling brush.
I feel that with this amount of money, the product could have turned out a lot better in terms of the finish and the texture to the product.
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Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
I switched to the oil-free tinted moisturizer even though I have dry skin. I thought since I moved to Texas and the hot weather, the oil-free will help out. The oil-free is just not hydrating enough for my dry skin. It is harder to apply than the original formula but it has slightly more coverage. However, I am not liking the finish on my dry skin. My skin looks dry even with a moisturizer underneath. It lasted about 4-5 hours in Texas. This depends on the weather. The hotter it is, the shorter the time wear even with a primer underneath. When it wore off my skin, it looks patchy. I'm not sure what's the cause of that. I never had that problem with the original or illuminating version. I won't be repurchasing the oil-free but I will be repurchasing the illuminating formula.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Bleah what a disgusting product!! A friend of mine gave me a sample of this so I tried it. This is the most hideous product I have ever used. Expensive , oily , bad colour . One word- bleaahhh. I wouldn't use this one even if you would pay me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Unfortunately, not really worth the price. It's a good basic tinted moisturizer, but I feel like I've seen some drugstore brands that do just as good of a job. The color is good and didn't oxidize on me. However, it gives you that very shiny "sunblock" look, feels tacky/gloopy on the skin and calls out dry patches....screams them at you, really.
This was my go-to for a while because I thought this was the best there was to offer, disappointing as that seemed. Thankfully, that isn't true. I like Nars' SPF 30 tinted moisturizer much better. Costs about the same, but performs far better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Having oily skin that isn't too blemished, I struggle to find a decent base product that isn't too full coverage or too dewy. I first bought this tinted moisturiser over a year ago and have just got my second tube. It's really quick and easy to apply and not overly shiny (although I do powder because I prefer a natural-matte finish), just subtle coverage. Think slightly heavier than your average tinted moisturiser but not yet in the realms of a light-medium coverage foundation. The shade selection is also pretty good and I wear "Bisque" (good for darker Caucasian skintones but I can get away with it since I'm about a MAC NC30). Only downside is the steep price!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Actually of the tinted moisturizers I have tried this is my favourite, it's sheer and natural with good coverage, easy to use and does not break nor dry me out, unlike most other products. I could actually use this every day, however there are two points in which this product falls short. First, it makes me quite shiny so that if I have to retouch with face powder quite often. Second, it just makes my face look very plain and doughlike. I suppose I would have to use a lot of other products after to shade and sculpt my face but I actually don't like to wear that much makeup, usually only some blush...So this is maybe too much for me. Plus, now that I have finally tried the Korean bb creams, I just cannot get excited about normal TM anymore.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I got this at Sephora after looking to try the oil-free version of the famous LM tinted moisturizer and got it in Nude. I have oily skin with some blemish scarring and I'm looking for something light, casual and not something overly done.
At first I loved it and used it everyday for about a month with another powder on top to set it in. It made my skin look wonderfully dewy and amazing. However, I realised it oxidises and darkens a little as the day goes by..and it was starting to look obvious/orangey. Went back to get another colour matched but can't find another suitable colour.
Because it costs so much and I can't bear to throw it away, I'll still keep it for short overseas beach vacations because of how moisturized my skin feels with it on and its sheer casual coverage. But I'll be finding another TM/foundation for everyday office/going out use.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Bad variety of colors, very limited... None matched me. I like how it feels at first but u kinda gotta put a lot on for it to tint stuff. I'm not sure how I feel about it, it's just ok... Or good? I doubt ill buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this product. i wear mac nw40 most months out of the year, and nw43 if i get a good tan in the summer months. In the tinted moisturizer i wear shade tan. The first time i bought this was in mid summer when i was spending A LOT of time at the beach and was considerably darker than usual. But as my tan fades, tan is a much better wear for me.
I wear some type of foundation on my face just about every day, whether it be just a powder to look "done up" when going to my classes (im in college), mac pro longwear if i want it last from my 8am class to a dinner out with friends at 9, or a full coverage foundation when im going out with girlfriends at night and want to look really done up.
I've read some negative reviews on this product, but for me it works great. I don't use this when i need long wearing makeup, because it's not meant to be long wearing. for that i'd use something like mac pro longwear which is GREAT for all day and its light to medium coverage. If i use this, its because i dont need much coverage (although this gives plenty considering its just a tinted moisturizer) and want some spf on my face because i dont really putting on plain sunscreen. i dont know why. i use it all over my body but i prefer to just put this on my face. So all in all it is great for days where i'm going to the lake or something with my friends near our campus, or taking a beach trip, or just going to be outdoors and want a bit of coverage.
I have combo skin so it does a pretty good job of controlling oil for a few hours, but i set any liquid i put on my face with powder in my T-zone no matter what. It has 20 spf which is good enough for me.
One thing though, the color when you put it on your hand to find your color, is lighter than when you actually rub it on your face. it seems to darken a bit once rubbed in, so be mindful of this when you are in the store trying to find the right color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Okay, so I have been toying around with purchasing this tinted moisturizer for some time now. They discontinued my Clinique Moisture Sheer Tint that I had used for years, and I absolutely hate the replacement. Well, I finally decided to order (I live in a rural area) it online and was so excited for it to arrive. What a disappointment! The color matched but it felt so gross on my face and made my pores look enormous! My face was so slick and it oxidized and made me appear very Oompa Loompa. I couldn't wait to get home and wash my face, which I did first thing. I am just glad I bought it from Sephora.com so I can get my $43 back without a hassle!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Oh my! What a waste. My dad bought this for me and I really wanted to love it. I suffer with a very small amount of dry skin at the side of my mouth and this makes it look awful! It doesn't spread out evenly and feels thick and doesn't moisturise at all. Colour was fab and the tube was nice enough. I bought it because I have normal combo skin with one dry patch thinking it would look better than a full on foundation. Coverage was what I expected but it just didnt adapt between the dry and normal skin very well. Using it up though because I feel bad for my dads wallet!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I liked this product. It provides light coverage, perfect for a makeup-free look, it has a nice, sheer finish, it goes on without too much of a hassle, and it doesn't seem to break me out or make my skin dry up.
That said, it's expensive. And there are cheaper products on the market that do the job just as well. I bought my first tube of this when I was out of BB cream, and it basically did the same thing: evened out complexion, moisturized, and had provided sun protection. Of course, the BB cream costs about $15, which is a fraction of the price of this ($35-40 dollars if I remember correctly). It's arguable whether the finish of LM is prettier, or the staying power better, than that of the average Korean BB cream (I use Skin79).
In sum, this is a pretty good product. I really think that it should do more, given its price.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I purchased blush, perfect for nw20, altho maybe light enough for nw15 as well? It covers nicely. There's a little shine, but not enough to bother me. It feels great on the skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have used two tubes of this. This gets rid of my redness well. But it does not control oil at all. I have to retouch and blot sooo much. I like how hydrating it is and how I can just 'slap it on' with my hands in so little time. It gives a decent coverage. Personally, the main thing I dont like about this is that it makes my face look dull. I mean, it gives a dewy finish, but the color is so dull. I wouldve loved it if it brightened up my face instead of looking it so dead lookin. I used the shade in Porcelain which is the lightest shade. So I having no hope in getting a brighter look with this, I stopped using it.
Since the problem with me was the shade, I think others who are satisfied with the colors would love this.
I would still use this on my lazy/busy days.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
The tinted moisturizer is great if you don't like anything heavy on your face, but if you have blemishes, redness, any problems you want to conceal, this isn't what this is made for.
The coverage is buildable, but you have to use more of the product and it makes my chin look oily. Also, because it is essentially a moisturizer, it doesn't have the staying power of a regular foundation.
I do like the packaging. Compared to other brands, you get more of the product for less money and you can squeeze absolutely every last drop out of the tube. One tube last me about four months.
If I could afford to have a foundation that I wore only on the weekends or casual days, I would, but I can't so I likely won't be buying again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I got a sample of this at Sephora in the color Nude. It just didn't look good on me at all. I expected light coverage & I actually don't think I have much to cover but this just made my face look uneven. I think I look better bare-faced than I do w/ LM oil-free TM on. It could be the SPF that alters it, because I like LM TM (regular version w/ oil in it).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I purchased this product after reading some rave reviews but i did not find it to be worth the price. I think it's something equivalent to a drugstore brand tinted moisturizer. I felt like it left my skin looking shiny and it did not moisturize as much as I would like.