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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Product Review: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

If you're the type who does not like wearing heavy makeup but want to even out your skin tone, tinted moisturizers (or even BB creams) are perfect for you. Tinted moisturizers are basically moisturizers with just the right hint of color that provides sheer to very light coverage. There are different brands of TMs (tinted moisturizers) and more and more companies are manufacturing their own version. One of the more popular TMS is the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. As I have mentioned on my previous posts, I now prefer light coverage makeup so when I saw this being sold online, I immediately grabbed the opportunity to get myself one of the most talked about moisturizers. It has mixed reviews but still, I went ahead and purchased it. I have had this review on my drafts for weeks now and I only remembered about it just now. I was hesitant to post this since I no longer have this item with me but I guess it still deserves a review after all.

What I like:
- The shade Nude (the lightest shade, I think) matches my skin tone perfectly.
- Not too thick nor creamy. Consistency is just right for me and I think that's what makes it easy to blend.
- I like squeeze out tube packaging since it gives the control needed when getting product from the tube.
- It has SPF20
- Locally available at Rustan's.

What I don't like:
- Smells funny.
- Oxidized on me.
- Made my face itch every single time I used it back then.
- Awful results when used during hot days. My faced looked really awful on really hot and humid days that I used this but it was okay when the temperature was colder.
- Very sheer to almost non-existent coverage.
- Made my face look greasy after an hour or so.
- Expensive for a tinted moisturizer.

Overall rating: 2/5

Will I buy again? No. The fact that I no longer have it with me means that I do not like this product at all. If I want something super light on my face, I will just use bb cream.



Have you tried this product? If yes, do you like it or not? :)

Merry Christmas to all of you, super awesome peeps! :)


  1. aww sayang naman ito pammy.. kahit mahal talaga minsan hindi maganda noh

  2. Donna, true. An expensive price tag does not necessarily mean a great product. :)

  3. Hay naku sis, daming raves ko nabasa dito. Buti nalang nareview mo, kundi hindi na naman ako makakatulog ;p thanks

  4. Lysa, haha! Try it at the counter, it might work for you. Ibang level lang talaga kaartehan ng balat ko. Haha! Merry Christmas. :)

  5. This is the ever "urung sulong" product! I'm glad i lost interest on this na! I nearly bought this then it went out of stock, then basta..ang gulo! hahahah :) merry christmas!!!

  6. Nikki, I think I know what you mean. Haha! Merry Christmas too. :)

  7. I have this and I was so glad that it was a gift. :)) I wouldn't buy this with my own money.

    Happy Holidays! <3

  8. Too bad it oxidized on you, that's my number one pet peeve too. My kikay sister had this too before and i remember her saying before na she didn't like this product din:-)I won't ever buy this too hehe

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  10. Toni, haha! I wouldn't buy this for the full price too. I almost did but I'm glad I didn't. :P

    Mina, so I guess I'm not the only one who dislikes this product! :P

  11. sayang naman. i've always wanted to try this one out, kaso nga namamahalan ako (spoiled rotten by nivea's TM back then. kahit mura, effective sa akin! lol)

    great review pammy! i think you just saved me a couple of bucks! :D

  12. makeupjunkie, haha! It's really too expensive for a tinted moisturizer. But you may still want to try it as it works for a lot of girls. Maarte lang mukha ko. :P


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