Today, I’m going to talk about the Laura Mercier’s Original Tinted Moisturizer with SPF20 and also a little comparison with the Laura Mercier’s Silk Creme Foundation. Check out my review about the foundation here.
First up, the product itself
On Laura Mercier’s website, it is described as “a perfect blend of skincare and makeup that hydrates skin and softens fine lines with a sheer hint of colour for a healthy, dewy glow”.
Before I continue, I just want to say again that I have sensitive,combination acne-prone skin. More details, here.
Broke my skin out? No, it didn’t.
Coverage? Light coverage, good for even out skin tone.
Apply with fingers, brush or sponge? I just apply and blend them in with my fingers
How to apply? I apply some of the product on my fingers and rub the foundation between them to warm it up and apply to my face, blending them out in circular motions on my face.
Colour/Shade? I have this foundation in shade Blush, it is the perfect match to my skin colour.
It has a SPF of 20, which is suits me just fine on a day-to-day basis, since I don’t really get out under the sun much, but if I do go out under the sun, I apply my usual sunblock underneath this tinted moisturizer.
There are 4 types of product in Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer range and that is the tinted moisturizer creme compact, the original tinted moisturizer (which is only named as ‘tinted moisturizer’), the tinted moisturizer – oil free and the tinted moisturizer – illuminating. All of them have SPF20. Even though I have combination skin where my T-zone gets oily, I prefer the original tinted moisturizer because I like the little luminosity I get from it. I solve my T-zone oily-looking skin problem by applying some of Benefit’s Porefessional, which I will do a review on soon. The oil-free tinted moisturizer leaves a matte skin and if you have really oil skin, I really recommend that. The illuminating one looks really nice too, but on my skin, it can be too oily-looking at times. It would be perfect for people with dry, dull skin!
I really do like this product because it is so moisturizing and I can get a relatively light, but still good, coverage with two layers and it doesn’t cake up. Even though it is a tinted moisturizer, I still apply my usual moisturizer underneath it, just because I like and need all that extra moisture I can get. I wear the product during the day as my foundation and it does looks very natural, and I do set it with a little of Laura Mercier’s Translucent Powder.
Ok, now for the comparison between the Tinted Moisturizer and the Silk Creme Foundation.
Tinted Moisturizer on the Left and Silk Creme Foundation on the right.
If you prefer something light, suitable for everyday and has SPF, the tinted moisturizer would be your definite choice! If you are looking for a full coverage, flawless finish, not too matte, good for wearing in photographs, the Silk Creme should be your go-to. Even if I love both these products for its own specific purpose, I would both probably only buy the Silk Creme Foundation next time just because I think I could just mix some of the my own moisturizer with the foundation and make my own tinted moisturizer, if that makes sense?
Anyway, please go check out these products at your local counters if you are interested and the same thing if you are in Malaysia, you can find Laura Mercier in Lot 10, One Utama, Pavillion, the Gardens Mid Valley, Bangsar Village II and Parkson Grand Gurney Plaza.
As of the time I am writing this post, this foundation retails for RM169 locally and you can also find it online locally at Kensapothecary.
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