UPDATE: Laura Mercier has reformulated the tinted moisturizer and reintroduced it as Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen. Review coming soon…
As a busy Mom, I’m always on the lookout for effective ways to make my makeup routine shorter without compromising on the final result. A tinted moisturizer is a perfect solution to that, you get a beautiful complexion with skipping the foundation and bronzing steps. It’s a win-win. In this Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer review I’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages to this product.
About the Moisturizer
The tinted moisturizer is Laura Mercier’s award-winning multitasking moisturizer and they have some very big claims. They say it brightens dull and tired looking skin, is very lightweight to wear and adds a soft hint of colour giving you a radiant look. All pretty impressive so far:)
I love the packaging, it looks classy and elegant. The neutral colour also gives it a pure no-nonsense type of feel to it. And no-one wants nonsense in their skincare. At first glance, the tube may seem a little small to you, actually, it’s really a perfect size since you only need a really small amount of product at a time. A little goes a long way with this moisturizer.
The moisturizer has some highly beneficial ingredients to it starting with sodium hyaluronate which softens lines, helping your skin stay soft and appear younger. It also has vitamin E which is an antioxidant that helps protect and repair your skin, and with an SPF 20, you don’t need to wear any sun cream. However, if you plan on sunbathing the whole day you do need a stronger SPF with regular top-ups.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser comes in 5 different shades and is for all skin types.
My overall thoughts on this moisturizer are that its a really good product. It moisturizes excellently and leaves the skin feeling very soft. What I love about this moisturizer over other ones is that it doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. A lot of moisturizers have trouble getting that right. It also blends really easily giving your skin a really natural glow with a flawless finish.
It doesn’t have the highest coverage so if you love this product and you want a stronger coverage you can mix the moisturizer with your favourite foundation which works really well. If you don’t have a favourite foundation I highly recommend Lancome Teint Idole– I am totally obsessed!
One drawback of this moisturizer is that if you have any imperfections they will be highlighted due to it being an illuminating product. To avoid this you can use a concealer on your imperfections prior to applying moisturizer.
My main criticism about this product is that the lightest colour is not light enough. It’s slightly too orange for someone with porcelain skin like mine. It always makes me sad when products are only made for the more popular skin tones.
If you are after a good, solid tinted moisturizer that has health benefits for your skin, then you’ve struck gold. This is definitely one of the best-tinted moisturizers on the market. It’s very natural looking and enhances your natural beauty.
Laura Mercier says it’s for all skin types, however, I think it works best for people with dry to normal skin. This is because people with combination or oily skin have a ‘natural shine’ to their skin, and I find generally speaking they don’t need extra.
Overall, I definitely recommend this tinted moisturizer. I think it’s an excellent product and if you’re short on time in the morning, or you’re simply not into makeup then this is for you! Its a 3 in 1 product- moisturizer, foundation and sun cream:) It is rather pricey but for a 3 in 1 product I think its worth it!
I hope you have enjoyed this Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Review and that it has helped you decide if this product is for you. If you’ve got any questions or you’ve used this product I’d love to hear from you in the comments below:)