As I get older I have learnt that less is more when it comes to makeup. In the past few years my skin has started to show signs of ageing and I have found that a full face of foundation can my skin look dry and accentuate fine lines. So instead of going for full or even medium coverage my new strategy is to even out my skin tone with light coverage and then use a concealer to cover any blemishes. After reading lots of rave reviews I purchased the Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser from David Jones.
I am a fan of the packaging although its very easy to squeeze too much product out.
I use the shade ‘nude’ which I think is represented as much lighter than it actually is in the Laura Mercier stock photos. It has a peachy / slightly orange undertone which is sheered out as you blend so its not a big deal but even on my warm skin – I feel it makes me look a little orange in some lighting.
The formula is oil-free and fragrance free which makes it a great choice for sensitive or acne prone skin. The consistency is slightly runny and it’s easy to blend. Having very sensitive skin, I love that this doesn’t clog my pores or cause breakouts.
The coverage is very sheer as you would expect from a tinted moisturiser. It looks fairly natural on but I personally need a translucent powder through my t-zone to take away the shine. It sits well on the skin, it doesn’t cling to dry skin or settle into pores.
If its set with a light power you can get 6 hours wear out of this but without, I tend to start looking greasy within 3-4 hours and need to apply a powder anyway.
The Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser would be best suited for those who already have a good skin tone and dont require much coverage and those who prefer to spot conceal instead of wear full coverage foundation.
As my skin tone falls between shades, I may not repurchase but I do think its a great product and would recommend it. You can purchase in Australia from David Jones.
Thanks for reading – leave me a comment below if you have tried this.