Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

I know that there are a ton of reviews for this amazing little product. I just wanted to quickly add my two cents. Quite frankly, I don't know what took me so long to try this out. I got mine in the shade "Sand". This looks perfect on me now although, I might need to go a shade darker if I tan a little more in summers.


I totally love this TM. I've tried a ton of tinted moisturizers before and finding my shade was quite a task. From the drugstores, I liked the Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 formula wise, but the shade selection was just too poor. The darkest shade made me look muddy and the shade before that was too light for me.



What I love about Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer :

  • Great coverage for a tinted moisturizer. In fact, to me its just *slightly* sheer than a foundation, feels much lighter and blends perfectly.
  • The shade selection is just brilliant. I am sure everyone can find their perfect shade.
  • Comes with sun protection. Although, SPF 20 does seem small, anything more than that might give a whitish cast.
  • There is also an oil-free version in case you are prone to breakouts.
  • Hygienic tube packaging - easy to travel with.

The not so good things about Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer:

  • The price tag! Ouch! $42 hurts every time we run out. Sephora sometimes has travel-size ones($20) in-stores which is great if you are trying this out for the first time. I was lucky enough to get one.
  • Since this provides quite a bit of coverage, any shade slightly darker/lighter than your skin tone can make a huge difference.
  • Although this is a tinted moisturizer, too much can still look ghastly so, its better to use it with a light hand.

I totally love this and its close to being HG. If you want a fresh, dewy look for everyday wear, this is a perfect choice.

Have you tried Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizers? Do you like them as much? Are there any affordable alternatives that you recommend?

20 comments:

  1. i soooo want to get my hands on the oil free version.but sadly this is not available here and coz of the shade problem am not gonna buy it online either as I would love to try it out before buying.such a bummer :(

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  2. I too wanna try this - but not available in India :(

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  3. ive also heard great reviews abt this, ill finish my current TM then go check it out :)

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  4. @Anju - Thats the main problem buying online. The shades don't match with the website's swatches. Hope you get your hands on this sometime :)

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  5. @Tanveer - Doesn't strawberrynet.com have this?Coz I've seen Laura Mercier stuff there.

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  6. @Abi - Check it out! Hope you like it :)

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  7. not in india..I use Ponds TM...dats not bad either..hehe :p

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  8. @AOYV - Its amazing isn't it? Wish I had gotten it earlier.

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  9. @Bhumika - I've always wanted to try the Ponds TM :) Maybe on my next trip to India i'll pick it up :)

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  10. I LOVE Laura Mercier TM-it would be my HG tinted moisturizer for sure. I have the oil free one for the summer and even though my skin is dry, it still works great. I also have the illuminating one which looks really pretty when you set it with a powder-gives a nice glow.

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  11. Nice to know you like it too, Tracy :) I have dry skin, so I was skeptical on trying the oil-free version. Thanks for the heads up. Been wanting to try the illuminating one :)

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  12. I soo want to try this TM . I'll try to get hold of it in summers. Although I am not a huge TM fan but tis is something i would love to try.

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  13. You must try it Rati. You'll love it :)Perfect for our Indian summers.

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  14. I'll try to find some online shop that ships to India. :)

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  15. How about strawberrynet? They ship to India right? Plus I've seen Laura Mercier there :)

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  16. Yes I got mine from strawberrynet... not so sure about the color though.. I got me Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Warm Radiance, I have a fair skin tone, let's see how it turns out to be. I am so excited. :) Anybody tried this shade out yet?
    and yes I also got CLARINS
    Lisse Minute Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm - # 01 Crystal, anybody used it yet? let me know...

    :)

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  17. Thanks for the info, Meg! Let me know how the Illuminating TM works out for ya. I haven't tried any lip stuff from Clarins. Let me know if you like it :)

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  18. I got this recently, ordered a close to expiring bottle from strawberrynet cause I couldn't convince myself to purchase it at sephora it's $42 in the US, but I know in Canada it's even more and that's a lot. I do like it a lot, great for dry skin.

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  19. Hi Justine,

    I know, it's amazing for dry skin. In winters though, I do need a moisturizer beneath coz, I have alligator-dry skin :( I am so glad you like it too.I wanna give the new Urban Decay TM a shot after this gets over :)

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