Thursday, May 5, 2011

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer Is My New BFF

UPDATE:  Since the temperature has risen above 100 degrees, I have cut out putting the Neutrogena moisturizer on first.  I now just apply the Laura Mercier directly to my face.

I don't have many BFF's in the world but I just found another one in Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer.  I decided after having a super hot summer last year, that I was going to look for a tinted moisturizer.  Lets face it, the summer is not nice to foundation.  I wanted something light but would also even out my skin tone.  I got a sample of a few and decided upon Laura Mercier's.  I went with the oil-free version, as I have oily skin.

I settled on the color Caramel which actually matches nicely.  I find that this product just blends right into my skin, leaving a nice satiny finish.  I also like that it contains SPF 20, which is great for UV protection.  I found that this actually gives really great coverage for a tinted moisturizer, similar to a light coverage foundation.  It feels very light on the skin and doesn't feel like I'm wearing anything at all.  I do layer this over my Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture because it acts like a primer and helps the tinted moisturizer blend better.  I then set it with MAC Prep + Prime ttranslucent setting powder or MAC blot powder.  I find both give me a nice flawless finish.

You can pick this up at Laura Mercier counters or Sephora (like I did).  It retails for $42 but I had a 15% coupon that I took advantage of.  Do you like tinted moisturizers?


  1. I just purchased my first tinted moisturizer from MAC today and I love it! Laura Mercier was a little out of my price range. =)I planned on using the tinted moisturizer this summer in the same fashion, thanks to your review I definitely will! Keep up the good work!