Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Review: Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. (£33)
The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser is a product that gets raved about all the time in the bloggersphere and for good reason, I think this is worth every penny! For £33 you get 50ml which is definitely pricey but you do get more product than a standard 30ml bottle of foundation. I currently have the oil free version, but I think once I've used it up I'll be tempted to try the regular version, just to see how it compares. It's nice that whatever your skin type, you should be able to find a version of this product that will suit you. I have dry skin and the oil free version doesn't highlight any particularly dry areas on my face, I do still use a hydrating moisturiser underneath, but it leaves quite a matte finish. I'd say that if you have normal/oily skin this would work well for you, leaving a slight dewy finish.

For a tinted moisturiser, I'm very impressed with the coverage this gives. I'd liken it slightly more to a light coverage foundation rather than a super sheer tint; it's very versatile in that you can wear it sheer or you can build it up to gain a little more coverage in the areas you need to. In the above picture I'm just wearing the tinted moisturiser with no concealer and you can see a few blemishes & my awful dark circles, but my skin tone has been evened out quite nicely. Importantly, it never feels heavy on the skin, even when I wore this in the height of summer (those few days the UK actually saw the sunshine!) it still felt comfortable.

I have the lightest shade, porcelain, and it matches my fair NC15 skin pretty well. It doesn't seem to lean too pink or too yellow, it's pretty neutral so should suit the majority of fair skin tones, but I would recommend trying to get a sample before if possible! It has SPF 20, which I think is such a good thing especially as this is a product I would more associate with wearing during the warmer months. I would always recommend wearing a dedicated SPF underneath your foundation all year round, but I still like when base make up products have added SPF.

This is definitely a product I reach for more in the warmer months but I have worn and loved it a lot this Autumn too. It's one of those reliable products, I know it easily lasts all day on my skin so whenever I feel like I only need a touch of coverage, this is the base product I opt for every time.

Have you ever tried the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser
What is your all time favourite foundation? 
xoxo

40 comments:

  1. I've asked for this for Christmas. I did however ask Alex. Don't think I'm getting it somehow.
    I might treat myself to this in the new year. I'd love a sheer tinted moisturiser for sundays when I don't want a full face of makeup but I feel like my bare face is terrifying the other half...

    Lea x

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    1. It's so lovely, I think you would really like it! But your skin is amazing anyway <3

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  2. I love tinted moisturisers so much, I can't stand the feel of foundation sitting on my skin! I really want to try this, along with the YSL touche eclat foundation! But I don't know which one I should go for first. The LM looks really nice on you :) xxx

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    1. Oh I've heard so many good things about that too, it sounds amazing! xo

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  3. I love my LM tinted moisturiser but I hate how loads of product ends up in the lid making a mess. x
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    1. Store it lid side up, I've found that really helps! xo

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  4. How weird, I was just thinking about this product yesterday and today I read this awesome review... I think that's a sign. I must have this! haha xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  5. I really want to try this and see if it is any better than the BB cream I'm currently using. I'll put it on my wishlist when I go on holiday!! xx

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  6. Great review- I love the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser for good skin days and it definitely has more coverage than your average TM.

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    1. It's so nice, I can see now why so many people love it! xo

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  7. I love this tinted moisturizer! It's one of my favorite base products :D

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  8. This is the only tinted moisturizer I've ever tried, but I really like it. xx

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  9. If I ever indulge on ebay shopping after Christmas, this is on top of my wishlist :) Thanks for the detailed review!

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  10. I so need this! I've so much about it, need to just get it already! xx

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  11. i love this tinted moisturizer but i have recently tried LM's satin creme foundation and it's SO amazing, i'm thrilled that I have finally found my perfect winter foundation. x

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    1. I've been lusting after that foundation so much! xo

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  12. You've made me really want this now! Especially saying it's quite a neutral shade, I'm quite pale, but my skin isn't too yellow or pink toned so it's hard to find matches when brands lean one way or another! (make sense? ramble!)
    I'd love to own something from laura mercier, way too poor though :(

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  13. Glad you got on well with this! x

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  14. I was just in Selfridges earlier and kept looking at lovely Laura Mercier goodies but had to be reasonable :( this really suits you

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    1. If I had all the pennies in the world I'd do some serious damage at the Laura Mercier counter hehe xo

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  15. It looks lovely on you! I really want to try this x

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  16. I love how natural it looks, very light and subtle. It sounds like a really great product, light with a bit of coverage. If I ever wear makeup on my face I'd probably want something like this!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
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  17. It looks great on you. Love the slight dewy finish x

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  18. You look flawless. I think I may have to try this in the New Year, looks incredible and tinted moisturisers are more my thing xx

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  19. Oh Jennie can I just have your face please? This really suits you. I usually shy away from tinted moisturisers but your review is making me want to make a sneaky purchase xx

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  20. I love the products from Laura Mercier, especially Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. It's the best product for my dry facial skin.

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