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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

 

 

I've been wanting to try this tinted moisturizer for a long time but the $43 price tag always made me ignore it but luckily a few weeks ago, Sephora was doing an online promotion exclusively to VIB members for a makeup bag filled with deluxe samples. Once my online order arrived, I was impressed with so many huge samples that Sephora gave out including this tube of Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer. I thought it was big enough to do a proper review on and was happy to notice that they sent my exact shade! What luck! 

On the website, the tinted moisturizer is described as "a perfect blend of skincare and makeup that hydrates skin and softens fine lines with a sheer hint of color for a healthy, dewy glow". It does contain spf 20 in it like most other tinted moisturizers and contains vitamins C and E in it. Once I applied it, it went on smoothly and blended into my skin quite nicely like a normal moisturizer would without feeling greasy. It doesn't feel heavy or sticky at all and seems like you're not wearing anything (YAY! I HATE THE FEELING OF FOUNDATION!) while still giving a good amount of coverage. In the pictures, it makes my skin look like...my skin! Except a better version of it! It doesn't hide my freckles either which is nice since some foundations give you that greyish look when applying it on top of your freckles. Forgive me for looking so tired in my photos, I actually took these pictures before I went to school in the morning!

 If you're someone who has skin troubles or lots of acne, I don't recommend this tinted moisturizer because it doesn't have high coverage. The coverage is light but I did layer it in some areas of my face where I had blemishes and it covered them easily without looking too heavy. It also took away some of my redness and evened out my skin tone while giving a natural, fresh look to my skin which I loved. I was apprehensive about it being "dewy" cause I didn't want to look shiny but I had no trouble with it at all. I wore this for 8 hours straight at school and by the end of the day, my skin was still looking fresh and my t-zone wasn't oily. For people with dry skin or combination skin like me, this would be perfect for you. The best part is that a little goes a long way and I'm sure this small tube will last me for at least a month or two. If you're interested, Laura Mercier makes these same tinted moisturizers but in an oil-free version for people with oily complexions and a illuminating version for people who want that extra glow on their skin.

I'm so glad that Sephora included this in their sample bag because I'm defiantly going to be using this everyday for school and I only wish I tried it sooner so I could've used it for the summer! It would've been perfect! 

What do you guys think of tinted moisturizers? Any particular ones that stand out to you?

Until next time lovelies, 

-Ruya
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