Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Bisque is a sheer, lightweight, buildable foundation that can be worn by all skin types but especially those with acne prone, sensitive or oily skin. The Bisque shade of this tinted moisturizer is ideal for light to neutral tones.
I decided to repurchase LMTM in Oil-free formula instead since I am currently living in Texas. With the weather here, the original formula was a bit too much for my skin. It was working fine during the winter though.
The texture between the 2 formula is definitely different. This one is thicker and honestly a bit difficult to work with especially for my overall dry skin BUT it actually covers a bit more than the original. However, this isn't a lightweight foundation so it will not cover blemishes or scars. It even out my skin tone naturally and leaves it with a dewy finish which is fine with me. This is super lightweight that the only reminder that it is on my face is the scent. I'm not that crazy about the typical sunblock scent.
It does not have a strong lasting power on its own especially in a hot and humid climate. I do get a bit more glowy and shiny with this than the original formula.
Color choices are pretty vast. You can afford a bit more mistake with color choices here. I never had LMTM oxides and turned my skin orange. If you have yellow or golden undertones like me, most of the colors won't turn you orange.
I figured out to control the wear for this formula when I'm going out with my guy. I can't apply this the same way as the original formula or I will get more glowy and shiny after a couple of hours. After I washed my face in the morning, I will put on my serum, eye cream and a thin layer of moisturizer with spf 15. The spf on this tinted moisturizer isn't strong enough for the TX summer. I let my moisturizer sit for 10 mins so I use that time to prep my hair for the dryer. I then put on my L'Oreal Studio Secrets primer. I just dab it on and let it rest for another minute. I proceed with the tinted moisturizer. I usually will take a dot and dab it on an area and keep going back to take a bit more and dab and blend. This is to unsure that I don't use too much of the product and amazingly, it actually covers better when I do it this way than rubbing it in like I did with the original formula. It does have a very natural finish with a nice healthy sheen. When I need a bit more coverage, I let it dry and dab and blend a bit more on the areas that need coverage or I just grab a concealer when I don't have the patience to sit and wait. I swipe my bronzer brush with a bit of highlighter powder and swirl it across my face and add a touch of bronzer for my cheeks. I spritz my face with Skindinavia Dance! Makeup Finish to set everything. This last the whole day in TX summer. It oxides a bit to match my skintone after 15 minutes and I just love how sheen and healthy my skin looks.
Sorry for the long butt review. I will post a video to explain better on how I applied this.
I LOVE this tinted moisturizer! The coverage is amazing while it's really lightweight and feels like skin. I have oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin, but this does not clog my pores or break me out. I've been using this for over a year and it's still going strong; the way it's designed makes it "travel friendly." Also, I can exercise/work out with this on my face and my pores won't get clogged! Love this.
Love this so much! For a bit more coverage I mixed it with my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and wow it makes my skin look FLAWLESS. Not too heavy, just perfect. These two mixed together are HEAVEN.
I use this daily after Bloggers raves as one of the few tinted moisturiser in the market that actually have coverage. Yes, the hype is true. So, if you're acne prone, oily or just want some coverage without foundation, this is your go-to.
After 5 months of using this, it is still going strong and worth your penny. If you want to apply primer before this tinted moisturiser, look for water-base or cream primer. It does not work well with silicon base primer. Good luck!
Dude I can't even tell you how much I love this product. Friggen amazing! I found my HG face product. It has the perfect product for me (I have discoloring issues). It's so light and i can't even feel it on my face. Kinda expensive so thats why I took off half a start. But otherwise..it's amazing!