Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Review

25 July 2011

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Review

Hello! Today I'm writing a post that I'm super excited about.

I mentioned a few weeks ago I had bought the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, and quite a lot of people commented asking for a review. I had only used it once before holiday and wasn't really convinced, so I took the TM away with me and just hoped for the best. I won't lie, I'm not usually a fan of foundations with low coverage, so I didn't have the highest hopes for this. I just thought it would get me by on holiday. However, after using it every night of my entire holiday I can safely say I LOVE it! On top of that, now that I am home I am still using it and loving it for day time make-up.

Below: my ultimate summer/holiday kit!
Secret Camouflage Concealer Palette in SC-2 and Tinted Moisturiser in Bisque.

Top - LM TM
Bottom - LM SC

The swatches look quite pale against my now tanned skin, but this wasn't a problem for me. Before I went away I bought a shade too dark (on purpose) so that it would match when I tanned. But despite this, it still blended and matched well at the start of my holiday when it was a shade too dark, and it still matched at the end of my holiday when it was a shade too light. A bit of bronzer sorted it out in no time!

A little photo of me from holiday, wearing the Tinted Moisturizer. As you can see (I hope!) it has great coverage considering it is a TM.


What I like about it: good coverage, reasonable staying power, lovely creamy consistency, blends well no matter what shade you are, looks natural, doesn't need to be set with powder, looks slightly dewy but not too shiny either. oh and it smells good!

What I don't like about it: despite being a 40ml bottle, it feels like I already used up a lot of it in just a 3 week period. I only applied it once a day for these 3 weeks, so I don't feel it would be good value for money (around £30 a bottle) if it were to run out soon.

Would I repurchase? definitely! it's pricey but worth it. I intend to repurchase a darker shade (Sand, for ref) in the near future.

I am a tinted moisturizer convert! Hurrah!

Hope this covered everything you wanted to know! If not, leave me a comment below :-)

Lydia xox


  1. always wondered about tinted moisturisers, this one looks real good! hope I get to try it sometime, and hope it looks half as nice as it does on you haha x

  2. Great post! I've been really wanting to try this for agesss but the price always put me off :/ it looks lovely on your skin though :} x