I loved it at first, but
When I put this tinted moisture on for the first time i loved it, it left my skin glowing, and dewy looking. But even after i set it with a primer I noticed that after just a few hours of having it on, my makeup looked like it had melted. I don't know if it was the oil in it that made it melt like that but it was terrible. Maybe it works for some but for my combination skin it did not, and it's such a bummer cause i really love how it looks and feels
easy to blend but not for me
this goes on creamy and easy to blend. my only gripe with this product is that its not good with my oily/combination skin. It broke me out real bad and its not suited to the tropical climate where I live. It also doesn't have enough shades to match darker skin types.
Have Glowing Skin on "No Makeup" Days!
I received a .5 fl oz sample of Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF20 Illuminating back during the holiday online shopping I did in 2010. At first I was not happy with this product because I had hoped I could just wear it on it's own like a normal tinted moisturizer. But after going on their website and realizing this is the illuminating line, and it's formulated to attract light to the skin I quickly began to LOVE this product!
- This product is very light weight, almost like a facial lotion kind of consistency. Because it is so light, you only need a pea size amount to cover your entire face. This is an illuminating product, so there is a subtle shimmer to it - and yes, if you have wrinkles or large pores the shimmers will magnify those crevices because it is attracting light to those areas. To avoid highlighting the wrong areas, do not apply this to any problem spots. I suggest using this on the smoothest areas of your face - forehead, cheekbones, nose bridge, brow bone... pretty much anywhere that has a smooth surface will be illuminated and therefore flattering your features more.
- Because this product is light weight, it is also buildable. You can either wear this underneath your foundation to create a lit-from-within look or you can dab this on top of your foundation for a highlighter effect.
- If you have healthy skin and don't need extra coverage but want a healthy glow, apply a thin layer of this moisturizer, then powder your skin with a setting powder or sunscreen powder. This will highlight your features while still looking natural. I like to wear this combination mostly on weekends for a break from the full-face routine during the week.
I honestly recommend this product to people looking for a sheer liquid highlighter or a sheer illuminating moisturizer - you can find many creative ways to use this product, and for the retail price of $42.00 for 1.7 fl oz, this will last a long time. My little .5 fl oz sample is maybe half empty and I've been using it on/off for the past 4-5 months.
My favorite products to pair with this illuminating moisturizer:
ELF Studio High Definition Powder
Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder
NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna
MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark