The day finally came! My skin was clear enough this morning to wear a tinted moisturiser. I have been waiting for this day for a long time. The reason being, I bought Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in December and there hasn’t been a day that I felt my skin could go with so little coverage.
I have the half size tube that comes in the kit
This is not one for foundation addicts. It is, as the name suggests, a tinted moisturiser. I say this because over the years I have pondered purchasing it and I expected it to be similar to a foundation but with lighter coverage. It’s definitely a tinted moisturisers. That being said, it has the most coverage out of any similar product I have come across.
Here are my thoughts on the oil free version
What it does Helps even out my skintone with light coverage. Basically, it looks like my skin but slightly enhanced. It offers spf 20 too. There are ten shades available.
Coverage Light. Even on a good day I would need some concealer around my nose and chin. If you have spots of scars this won’t do a thing to minimise them. You will need concealer. And although it helps even the skintone a little it wouldn’t do a whole lot for someone with discoloration issues or redness.
Packaging Nice. No pump means no waste. I like the tube
Finish Satin. No residue or claminess (that accompanies many tinted moisturisers). By the end of the day I had no oily patches, which was impressive considering I was chasing a one year old for hours. There was also no product stuck to any dry bits – also impressive, it must still be moisturising.
Lasting Power This is where I was surprised. It actually lasted well on my skin. Any other tinted moisturiser I have tried doesn’t last more than an hour. I should point out that I did apply it over a layer of Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer and I also used a very light dusting of powder to set it. All in all, I’m delighted that it’s still on my face 7 hours later.
Price It’s very expensive – too expensive I think €53/£33/$42
Would I recommend it? If you are someone who doesn’t need more coverage, yes. I would also recommend it for ladies (of any age!) who don’t wear foundation but would like a little but of coverage to even out their skin tone. My mum doesn’t wear foundation but sometimes needs something to even out her skintone – this would be prefect for her, or the non oil-free version rather.
Would I repurchase? I would have said probably no except two people have commented on how lovely my skin looks today. I think I need time to adjust to the lighter coverage look.
The bottom line If it’s a tinted moisturiser your after you would be hard pressed to find anything better. If you need more coverage than ‘light’ this would be a waste of your money and would inevitably end in disappointment.
I was very unsure about this product but I’m a convert!
I didn’t post photos of me wearing it but I recorded a video instead. I’ll upload it this week!
Thoughts on tinted moisturisers? Found any decent ones?
* I just updated my Bump & Baby Blog if you’re bored or that way inclined :) Link!