Thursday, November 29, 2012

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Crème Compact - Review

Never in a million years did I imagine that I would be writing about a tinted moisturiser
without following up with a statement that said something along the lines of "as good as it is, it did nothing for my skin type" but I feel I have struck gold with Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Crème Compact
and it could be the product that changes the way I look at bases forever.

As you would expect from a brand like Laura Mercier the compact is not only functional with
a well sized and good quality mirror and a sponge applicator stashed inside but it also looks sleek
and high brow in all it's light graphite glory.
Yes the compact is plastic but it is very durable and will withstand general wear and tear in a handbag,
all the while being light and as mentioned rather pretty.
I have to quickly admit that I do not like sponge applicators I feel they soak up and waste an awful lot
of product and pull/tug on the skin, the formula of this product lends itself well to both brushes
and fingertips so the world of application really is your oyster!

"Laura Mercier's best-selling Tinted Moisturizer is now available in a convenient compact. Laura's latest innovation features a lightweight crème formula that gives skin a dewy, natural-looking flawless finish ideal for all skin types. 
With SPF 20 and a hint of colour, this portable compact is perfect for travel 
and touch ups on the go."

With 11 shades available I don't think I am wrong in stating that this has to be one of the most extensive
tinted moisturiser shade ranges out there?
Shade Nude is a little too light for my skin tone but my word the formula has knocked me for six, 
at first I though this must be a mistake this surely has to be a creme foundation but once you apply
the light, silky formula to the skin it is apparent it is not a typical base product.
What shocked me the most is how well it covers without being heavy or giving the skin full coverage, 
yet it will easily cover blemishes and any sign of redness as demonstrated above with my mole as reference.
Yes the formula is hydrating as expected from any moisturiser but it will not slip and slide on oily 
skin and is a joy to wear, lightweight with a dewy but natural finish, doesn't settle into fine lines or pores
and wears comfortable for close to 7 hours before I had to touch up a little.
If like myself you don't have the best skin but would like a light base that covers and gives the best natural
finish possible, then scurry along to your nearest Laura Mercier counter and pick up this baby I promise
you will not be disappointed!

I am now a proud convert to tinted moisturiser who would have ever predicted this.
Not me that is for sure!

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Crème Compact* £33/7.5g via Selfridges - link

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  1. Great post, I have always felt that I couldn't use a tinted moisturiser because my skin isn't good enough. But this seems like a winner!

    Karys x

  2. I already use their infamous tinted moisturiser and i love the way that it feels on my skin and it gives just the right amount of coverage. I am quite iffy with a creme compact though as i find that it gets messy and very unhygienic to use in the long run but i totally get why you would like this as it is both hydrating and doesn't emphasise large pores :) Thanks for the review and i do need to try out more Laura mercier products such as the silk creme foundation hehe.
    Love the new colour theme of your blog~ It's very festive indeed xxx

  3. Oh I've been dying to try this... must do so asap!

    Nic x

  4. Laura mercier tinted moisturiser is a holy grail product and I could not be without it but I am still on the fence about the compact version. I am keen to try it though!

    beckys makeup

  5. That looks like it has nice coverage.

  6. i like cream compact foundations, i have the revlon one and it's really nice.

  7. Sounds soooo interesting! I tried Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in their fluid formulation, but found it a little shiny :(

    It happened to me with Nars SPF30 tinted moisturiser too :(

  8. OMG I love your Christmas design! Felling very festive now. x

  9. Wow - this looks impressive!


  10. laura mercier are one of my faves! this looks pretty stellar x

  11. looks so amazing! i like laura mercier products and this product is something i would definitely try!


  12. Wow this looks really great!:)

  13. I love your new banner! <3

    Christmas Giveaway (booby prize to be won!):

  14. I love the products from Laura Mercier, especially Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. It's the best product for my dry facial skin.


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