Let’s admit that we all have days when our skin looks tired and dull (Mine most of the days). At the same time we do not want to go through too many steps to make it look rested and hydrated ( Sounds exactly like me 🙂 ) So what to do on such lazy days. That is when tinted moisturizers come handy! I was looking for one and ended up buying the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer that I have been using from past 3 months (on and off) Read on to see what I think about this.
Laura Mercier – Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
What is a tinted moisturizer?
A tinted moisturizer is a moisturizer that has little color for sheer coverage.
This sheer, lightweight formula moisturizes the skin softening fine, dry lines, while adding a smooth, healthy glow to your complexion leaving a natural, dewy finish. Providing broad spectrum SPF 20 UVA/UVB sunscreen protection from the harmful, damaging rays of the sun, Tinted Moisturizer features an antioxidant vitamin complex that acts a free radical scavenger to protect the skin from even the most aggressive effects of the environment. Perfect for all skin types, Tinted Moisturizer is extremely long-wearing and remains color true.
Price: Rs 2000 for a 40ml tube
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate: 7.5%, meradimate : 3.5%
Application: Apply to clean skin with finger tips. Layer for additional coverage.
• Apply to clean skin and use an outward and downward motion – be careful not to pull the skin
• Can be worn with or without Foundation Primer
• 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
Shelf Life: 18 Months
Firstly, the packaging is very user friendly. It comes in a very nice tube easy to squeeze the required product.
It comes in 10 different shades and mine is in shade “Sand”. I have dry combination skin that needs a good moisturizer underneath my foundation but I have found that with this even if I apply a gel based moisturizer or some light, oil free moisturizer it works fine on my face no dry patches or blending problem.
Coverage & Application
As all tinted moisturizers are meant for sheer coverage this one too does the same but with a dewy finish, face looks even and rested. I apply this with clean fingers. I dab dots all over my face and massage it then top it up with Revlon Color stay pressed powder. If you apply more it does give you a better coverage but then let’s not make our tinted moisturizer a foundation and expect too much. This one require touchups a couple of times throughout the day especially in summers.
After applying this Tinted Moisturizer
Initially I loved this product but I realized that during the day my pores look enlarged then they actually are ☹
Also, After reading about the active ingredients and there effects I am not at all happy as you spend so much on a product and it can give you acne and rash not a very satisfying thing to know. There are so many tinted moisterisers to choose from and that too less than half the price of this. They have similar effects if not better.
- Applies easily
- Non Comedogenic
- Gives a dewy finish It can be mixed with your regular foundation for a smooth application
- Packaging is nice.
- Very expensive for a tinted moisturizer.
- Not a value for money.
- Active ingredients mentioned above are used for protection from UV rays and can have side effects like rash, irritation or acne. Horrible!! 🙁
- Does not last long
Would I Repurchase Laura Mercier – Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20?
Overall, Tinted Moisturizers are boon to people who do not like foundations. However, this is product is very pricy it failed to impress me but may suit someone else. If you are a LAURA MERCIER fan and have to have this product only then go ahead pamper yourself otherwise there are other tinted moisturizers that are cheap and work same if not better!! Do not waste your money . 🙁
IMBB Rating: 3.0/5
Loads of love
Also Read :
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Review
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense for Face SPF 50
Dove Heat Defense Therapy
Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm
Biotique Bio Redwood Tinted Moisturizer
Ponds Age Miracle Anti Ageing Tinted Moisturizer
Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer With SPF 15
Best Tinted Moisturizer for Humid Weather : Ask IMBB
ELF Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
Best & Worst Foundation, Compact, Tinted Moisturizer 2011 : Ask IMBB
Myra Vitaglow Tinted Facial Moisturizer
Dermalogica Sheer Tint Moisture spf 15