Price: $42

Product Features:

– The sheer, lightweight moisturizer adds a hint of color that can be used in place of foundation for a natural appearance while adding a healthy glow to your complexion

– To maintain a dewy finish: set Tinted Moisturizer with a small amount of Translucent Loose Powder using the Powder Brush; For a matte finish: set Tinted Moisturizer with Translucent Loose Powder using the Velour Puff

– SPF 20 offers protection from the harmful, damaging rays of the sun

– Extremely long-wearing – color stays true and wears evenly even in humid climates

My rating: 5/5

 

My thoughts: I used the Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer in Walnut.  I just want to say that the Laura Mercier TM has been my saving grace these last few months.  With this pregnancy, I have experienced the dreaded pregnancy acne, and the LM TM has worked perfectly in covering up my blemishes without looking unnatural, and heavy. 

For me, it worked best when I applied it with my MAC #130 brush.  I applied my MUFE All Mat to my t-zone first since I do get oily.  Then I would usually dot on the TM on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin, and smooth it into my skin with the brush.  Afterward, I’d use a large buffing brush to apply my Cover FX Matte FX powder to matte out the areas I don’t want to have shine; my t-zone.  Sometimes I add my Inglot Liquid Illuminator to a small drop of my LM TM and add to my cheeks for a nice glow.

The great thing about this TM is that it allows you to build coverage, and over the last few months, until recently, that’s something I had to do to cover my blemishes.  The coverage lasts all day without re-applying.  I also love that it has SPF 20 in it—this saves me the extra step of applying sun protection. 

My only issue is that there is no in between color for Walnut & Mocha.

It’s worth the $42.  I would definitely recommend this product to people with oily skin, looking to shorten their makeup routine, and need a product with SPF.  Laura Mercier has increased the line to expand into darker complexions.

7 comments on “Review: Laura Mercier (Oil-Free) Tinted Moisturizer”

  1. i wish i really had the skin for a tinted moisturizer. i need more coverage than that for real. but if im in a lazy mood. i just mix my foundation with my lotion and keep it moving. i didnt know u were preggers so CONGRATS!

    • My skin is not in the shape it was before. Miraculously, this TM works really well. Yeah, no one knew. I put up a link to my other blog at the bottom of yesterday’s post.

  2. I must agree with you, this is a very good TM, besides my Mary Kay Tinted Bronzer (LOVE IT). I have Mocha and I think I need the next shade up, I didn't know they made darker colors, thanks for the info.

  3. (Gasp)Congratulations on being preggers!!! On another note, I love that tm! I have had skin problems my whole life and when I discovered that lm tm was a great change from the pore clogging foundations.Its really great for summer time too!!!

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