Friday, January 18, 2013

Product Review: Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer

         I'm so happy the sun is finally starting to show a little more here in California! I decided to sip on something that fit the sunny mood that was buzzing today:
So yummy & mellow indeed! I will definitely purchase this in K-Cup form! 
Okay so tinted moisturizers are one of my favorite products that I'll probably never get over. They cover, protect, & moisturize all at the same time! When I first started to get into makeup, I was still a little intimidated by foundation because I always thought it was a tad too heavy for my skin. Taking my first couple of steps into the beauty realm, I did my research & came across this popular product

Laura Mercier's "Tinted Moisturizer" in Caramel *Regular, not oil free* 

The description had everything I was looking for in a TM. It claims to be lightweight, have "flawless" coverage, & promises to be hydrating on the skin. Did these claims live up to it's hype? In my opinion: meh. I KNOW, RIGHT!? I saw soo many raves about this that it baffled me as well. The product is very lightweight which makes it easily glide onto skin. The coverage is VERY sheer. I know, I shouldn't expect much from coverage from a TM but it barely had any coverage! I tried to build it on but it still failed to cover some minor discolorations. This only lasts a couple hours which is a little disappointing because at $43 I would expect it to be long wearing. The selection of color is amazing, though! The color matched my skin tone exactly! The spf 20 is a plus. Final verdict? meh. I found myself not really reaching for it as much as I thought I would. I tried to love it, I really did! HONESTLY, I see no difference in this vs. mixing a little of my current foundation into my daily moisturizer. I ended up using it as my quick mornings & gym foundation (which worked quite well in those situations!)
Pros:
-Lightweight
-Moisturizing
-Spf 20
-Applies smooth with foundation brush/sponge/hands
-Tube helps you grab only as much as you need
Cons:
 -No coverage
-Too sheer
-Me + friends find it a little "smelly"


6 comments:

  1. Great review! I haven't tried anything from Laura Mercier but have heard good things - things always get a bit over-hyped though.

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