Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Review: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free SPF20 UVB/UVA in Natural

Hey ladies, I've just gotten my hands on one of Laura Mercier's star product, and that is their Tinted Moisturiser! Thanks to Tammy for sharing with us on her blog about this unbelievable sale that One Utama is having, I got myself LM's Oil-Free TM at only RM59. Original price? RM169 :D The catch? you can only get this deal if you have a OneCard. 

So what's so special about this Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer? According to LM, it is a perfect blend of skincare and makeup that hydrates skin and softens fine lines with a sheer hint of color for a healthy, dewy glow.

This moisturizer features an antioxidant vitamin complex of vitamins C and E that acts as a free radical scavenger to protect the skin from even the most aggressive effects of the environment. A powerful moisturizer in its own right, it is powered with sodium hyaluronate to hydrate skin and soften and ease fine, dry lines. This lightweight formula provides ideal protection from the sun’s harmful, damaging rays with broad spectrum SPF 20 UVB/UVA sunscreen while extremely long-wearing color stays true and wears evenly. Non-comedogenic and dermatologist- and allergy-tested to minimize the risk of allergy and irritation, it is perfect for all skin types, including sensitive ones.

There are two variants to this product, which is the normal TM, and the Oil Free range. I got the Oil Free range because my skin gets somewhat oily by the day, so it has additional properties to ensure my face does not become more oily during the course of the day.

I got the TM in the shade Natural and it's a little light for me, but this is ok, because according to the SA, we need to get one shade lighter as the TM will oxidise and turn a shade darker.

The texture of the product is quite smooth, and has a bit of the sunblock-ish fragrance, which is to be expected, since they do have sunscreen properties.

 Ingredient list:
Purified Water, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) PEG-40 Castor Oil, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cyclomethicone, DEA-Ceryl Phosphate, Hexyl Laurate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Propylparaben. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica.

How does it look after aplication? So here you go, my totally un made-up face with nothing on, just the TM on the left. As you can see, my dark circles and pores are quite prominent, so I wanted something that could mask those two areas on top of evening out my skin tone.

This was taken after just one layer of application which was quite thin. I was quite happy with the result as my skin tone was evened out, and my dark circles were somewhat covered. The thing about this TM is that it can be layered on for a fuller coverage.

And this is the end product after two applications :) I love how even my skin tone is, and my dark circles are almost fully gone, which has earned a two thumbs up from me! The only two products on my face are LM's TM and Sephora's Eyebrow Colour. I don't even need to use blusher because the TM just gives my face such a healthy glow.

Immediately after application, the texture is a little sticky, but give it a few minutes and it will sink in and its moisturising properties will start to work its magic.

So how long does it last, and does it keep my face oil free?

This photo was taken at the end of my workday. As you can see, there is minimal shine on my face, which has earned it a two thumbs up!!!!! I really love this product as I don't need to use extra powder to keep the oil at bay.

Verdict: 9/10

Repurchase: YES!

Last Comments: It's quite hard to find a product that can work wonders for your skin yet keeping it at the bare minimum. So when you've found this product, DON'T LET IT GO!!! That's how much I love this product. I don't have to pile on so much foundation/ powder on my face to achieve an oil free look, I just need Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer :)

Price: RM169 (But they're having promotion at One Utama now, and if you're a OneCard member, you can get it for only RM59!

Size: 50ml

Availability: All Laura Mercier stores in One Utama, Sunway Pyramid, Pavilion, Mid Valley, Lot 10, and Bangsar Village 2. Online stores like Lazada also carry the brand :)

Til the next time, stay beautiful!



Charmaine Pua said...

Will it feel dry? Heard from Tammy said that the oil free one is a bit dry for her

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