Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 (new)

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5 reviews

40% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$


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on 2/2/2014 12:45:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Better than the LM Natural Radiance, the LM Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer is mid-weight and gives my skin a bit of a glow. But it still makes me look older than the 4 best BB's or TM's I've found: Estee Lauder Daywear BB, The Tarte Amazonian Clay, Amore Pacific Moisture Bound, and Dr. Jart BB. If you're going to wear powder over any BB or TM, make sure you try them with the exact powder you're going to be using on top of it. Makes all the difference.

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on 5/5/2013 11:23:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I like this tinted moisturizer for two reasons: (1) relatively good coverage for a tinted moisturizer and (2) color.

I am an NC40/42 and the tawny is pretty close to my ideal skin color (although a slightly more honey-shaded undertone would be even better).

This product does not make me break-out and feels clean on my skin. I would rate this a 5 if it were a little more moisturizing. It isn't fully drying but I do feel it on the face. It can be over-sprayed with MAC's Fix+ for a very dewey look and feel. Or used over a full moisturizer - however, let the moisturizer soak into your skin before applying this.

Greatly appreciate that it has an SPF 20. There is also a good selection of shades to select from. As a tinted moisturizer, it sheers and blends well.

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on 12/27/2011 2:37:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

You are not alone in your observations. I've been using this moisturizer for 7 years myself and loved it to pieces. It is different now. I kept searching the web to see if they did change it and that I'm not going crazy. The new formula is thicker and greasier, leaves the face not glowy, but oily, and I do have slightly dry skin. Why, oh why did they do it - the product was perfect...

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on 11/14/2011 8:05:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Other, Other, Fine

Eyes: Blue

THEY CHANGED THE PRODUCT AND IT'S AWFUL NOW. (This for for the regular (oil) version.) I used this product for 7 years and I loved it even though I had to mix two colors (nude and porcelain) to get a match to my skin. I felt it was worth it because it was so amazing.

NO LONGER AMAZING. In fact, it is awful. It used to be hydrating, now it dries out my skin. It used to make it glowy, now while I'm wearing it my dry skin looks like an oil slick and when I wash it off it's dry.

I could tell right away that they changed the formula and I emailed them to ask them what they changed. They said they didn't change it. Well, I came across an older box and I compared it to my most recent purchase and they did change it. They took out the kalaya oil and switched it for castor oil! I remember it had kalaya oil because I looked it up online after seeing it on their box because I wanted to buy just kalaya oil since it moisturized so well without breaking me out or making me oily. It's now gone and replaced with castor. The castor made the product so thick in consistency when it used to be thin and sink into my skin, looking lovely and hydrating it. The castor also makes it sit on top of the skin like a glob of oiliness and the thicker consistency highlights every line and pore. The castor also dries out the skin. I suspect they removed the kalaya and put in castor for vegans etc. Well, castor oil causes nerve damage in people that harvest it because it's so toxic to pick (ricin), so some poor farmer in another country is dying to make the castor oil. Is that better, that a human being is being harmed so we don't have kalaya oil?? And they ruined their product, that was so amazing, for an even more offensive harm to poor farmers of it. And the castor performs horribly in this product -- it took away the whole benefit of using it.

So they basically took out a great (and expensive) ingredient and now it's a cheapened product but still costs $40.

Just a total mess now.

I can't believe the people at LM would change such a beloved product.What a mistake! And they LIED about it! I just left a review of it on their site and it's not showing up, so I wonder if reviews are reviewed before they are visible...? Wouldn't surprise me, since they lied to me. That's why I added this new category, so I could let people know they changed the product just in case others noticed a difference too, especially if they do review the reviews before they publish them. I'm betting they don't want word getting out that they changed the formula -- them lying to me about it is pretty compelling for that theory. Also, looking at the reviews on their website, there are no negative ones whatsoever. Until I reviewed this now I didn't realize they have to approve reviews. If they thought they could keep the cheapening of their product quiet, they were wrong. I'm going to tell everyone they changed it to cheaper ingredients just like I used to tell everyone to use it. Yes, I'm angry -- angry they lied to me and have deceptive reviews in addition to substituting cheaper ingredients for better ones without lowering the price.

Ironically, my first ever review on MUA was for LM TM and it was a rave review, HG status etc.. I loved the product so much that I could've been a spokesperson. I used to tell everyone they should try it.

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on 7/20/2012 3:21:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Absolutely love this tinted moisturiser. I have tried a couple of tinted moisturizers some which have been so thick and sticky and just feel so thick on my skin. This tint just sank into my skin. It left my skin feeling soft and smooth, no breakouts. This doesn't provide much coverage at all. If you want more coverage try the oil free version. Another terrific Laura mercier product. Also love the silk creme foundation which I love to use in winter.

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