As strange as this sounds I never expected to fall in love with the Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser. I mentioned it on in March Beauty Favourites video (click here to watch) that I'd bought it last summer as it had such rave reviews and as a sufferer of oily skin in summer but wanting a little coverage, I thought that this might be the answer.
Unfortunately in the UK the official stockist is only SpaceNK and at the time (believe me I know this sounds ridiculous) but I begrudged paying the shipping cost so I ordered it from my favourite America site and saved something like £5. When it arrived I got slapped with a huge tax bill of £13 (I think) so I ended up waiting a long time for shipping as well as paying far more in the end!! For that reason I chucked it in my make up basket and it lay there unused... Until recently.
Boy I love this product! I have it in 'Nude' and it's such a perfect shade for me (luckily!)
There's a couple of things that make me love it:
• the coverage - its pretty light coverage, more like it just smooths things over.
• the consistency - its a light texture that makes you feel like you have nothing on your skin but it gives a slight glow to the skin that I've tried to capture with the photo to give you an idea.
• the scent - it has SPF20 and has a scent of sun tan lotion which is lovely to apply in the summery mornings that we've had recently.
After I've applied it I apply a little concealer on my chin to cover a few minor scars and then finish with a light translucent powder.
A point that I notice is that normally (even wearing a foundation) when it comes to the evening and I'm removing my make up I can not usually see the foundation as its slid off hours earlier but this... I can see it on the cloth/wipe which shows me that it really is lasting even on my oily/combination skin.
Another point is that it is available in a normal version (as opposed to the oil free version) for normal to dry skins.
I can definitely see me repurchasing this... From the UK this time!!