Monday, 20 May 2013

Review: Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer

I’ve been on the lookout for an amazing tinted moisturizer, so after months and months of research I thought I finally found it. I decided to go with the Laura Mercier brand as the range seemed to have raving reviews.
Laura Mercier "Oil-free" &"Illuminatin" SPF20 Tinted moisturizer £33 each
I started my relationship off with the “Tinted moisturizer SPF20” in Bisque, I loved the texture, feel and of course the look. Unfortunately I discovered that I was matched to the wrong colour and I should’ve gone for the shade darker.  So with the determination to make this relationship work I returned to the Laura Mercier counter to purchase another tinted moisturizer this time the “Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20” in Golden radiance. I fell in love with this instantly because it has a beautiful subtle shimmer, which gave me the glowing/dewy look that I love, perfect to enhance your holiday tan or a pick me up in the dull winter days.

bare faced
with the "Illuminating SPF 20" tinted moisturizer in Golden  radiance
When I was using this product I started to notice I was getting a lot of sore and very red spots on my face especially on my forehead, I blamed everything else but my beloved tinted moisturizer. I even changed my moisturizing cream, face wash and washed my make-up brushes more frequently. You name it, I did it. In the end I stopped using the tinted moisturizer and my face cleared.

 As I have oily skin I thought I would go back and now purchase the oil free version as well as a primer in the hope that this would solve my problem. Unfortunately as much as I would love to keep using this product my skin just does not agree with it. However, I would definitely recommend this to anybody that doesn’t have sensitive skin like mine because it is a beautiful product.

So the search continues to find the perfect tinted moisturizer!!!
you can find Laura Mercier at all good department stores and Space NK from £33

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