14/10/2013

Laura Mercier oil free tinted moisturiser review

Laura Mercier are one of those stands that I spend hours poring over in Space NK. There's always a great mix of neutral shades and limited edition collections and I recently purchased their Spellbound illuminator which has been a firm favourite in my makeup bag ever since.

Her tinted moisturisers are a bit of a cult favourite and I've been testing one out for the past few weeks. The tinted moisturiser ranges comes in two types - standard and oil free. The oil free formula is designed for combination to oily skins and I've been using the lightest shade porcelain.

Laura Mercier oil free tinted moisturiser

Laura Mercier oil free tinted moisturiser swatch

Designed to even skin tone and provide a light coverage, you can also build the product up for more coverage in the areas that might need it (nose and chin in my case).

The formula is quite runny, and after trying a few times to apply it with my fingers, I found I got a more flawless finish with my Real Techniques face brush. It was also easier with the brush to build the coverage up.

Once applied, you're left with a lovely dewy finish to skin, and I found I got around 5 hours wear before needing a top up in my more oily areas. I would recommend setting the tinted moisturiser in place with a little powder, so although that might reduce the dewy finish, it will help keep it in place a lot longer.

I really like this tinted moisturiser. The colour is perfect for me once blended and is great for weekends and days when I don't want to wear a heavier base product. It also has an SPF 20, so will provide some protection from the sun, but don't forget the factor 50 if you're in sunnier climates!

Laura Mercier's tinted moisturiser costs £33 for 50ml, so isn't cheap, but really does deliver and I would quite happily repurchase once this tube runs out. You can find it in store and online from Space NK, John Lewis and Selfridges.

Are you a fan of tinted moistuirsers?



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  1. I've recently fallen in love with the Laura Mercier SIlk Creme foundation and I hear this is just as good with a lighter coverage, so looking forward to trying this out! Great review, thanks

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. I've not tried the Silk Creme foundation, but that sounds great too x

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  2. I've heard great things about this product and have wanted to try it for a really long time, but just now got around to it yet - I quite like the idea of a tinted moisturiser. Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's perfect for light coverage days x

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  3. I am yet to try anything from Laura Mercier but everytime I read your blog I want everything x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. Just call me the Laura Mercier enabler ;) x

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  4. Awesome review! I haven't tried out too much from Laura Mercier, but her Spellbound illuminator looks amazing :)
    AddictedtoOPI

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    1. I adore the Spellbound illuminator! x

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