I freaking love Laura Mercier primer and loose powder, hence I
broke my no buy rule felt that the Tinted Moisturiser was necessary, since it would:
1. Complete my Laura Mercier Base collection (primer, powder)
2. Be great for this hot weather which will last about, oooh a week
3. Its a moisturiser so I count it as skincare so THERE
So I plonked down £32 (sob) for the oil free version of the Tinted Moisturiser cos everyone goes on and on about it.
Funny story when I bought this from Harvey Nichols – the girl on Chanel was clearly extremely bored and was DETERMINED to serve me even though I wanted to talk to the lady from Laura Mercier.
Eventually cottoning on to my distress, the lady from LM comes over and goes “Yes THANKYOU < chanel girls name >” and off the scooted.
Anyway she said I looked oily (I was just sweaty) and recommended oil free in SAND which looked quite orange to me.
Urgh! I’d rather look like a bloodless corpse than an oompa loompa so I was a little unsure.
I have been looking darker than normal recently though, so what the hell I thought.
# Hydrating, oil-free formula softens skin offering a healthy glow
# Helps to prevent excess oil from setting on the surface of the skin
# Controls oil breakthrough while providing hydration to prevent dryness
# Buildable coverage for those hard-to-cover places
# Offers further protection from UVB rays and harmful effects of the environment with an SPF 20
# Ideal for troubled skin
Sand is too dark. I know this because I quite clearly had a tide mark on my face when I wore is the next day. (I am usually a NC35 – 40 in MAC):
Its also quite a red/orange base, I imagine it would work well for Indian type skintones but not for me, I am more yellow based.
So the colour is wrong but what about the texture?
It was so dry it was hard to apply – I felt like I was dragging it across my face the hole time so I had to resort to patting it.
It felt nice and comfortable to wear for half the day, then towards the end of the day, my face looked sort of lumpy and oily. Yak.
On my face – admittedly I prefer a higher coverage and this is only a tinted moisturiser but I’d say even Bobbi Brown’s Tinted Moisturiser does a much better job:
Horror of horrors the next day, three large spots had arrived on my forehead on a cluster and many around my chin.
I certainly get spots sometimes but they are small and easy to deal with – I don’t get fat zits in a cluster – its just not my skin. So it has to be an allergic reaction and there was only one new thing….this tinted moisturiser.
Hello?! Have you read the review? What a waste of £32 I could’ve spent on something else vital, like a bread maker or a waffle toaster.
They don’t take returns easily over in the UK so I am stuck with this. Sob sob sob.
Used this? Had a different experience? Tell me in the comments!