Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturiser Review

And so the tinted moisturiser rave train continues. Up for closer inspection today is Laura Mercier’s Oil-Free Tinted Moisturiser, or the ‘safe bet TM choice’ as I’d like to call it. Available in an original formula and in oil-free and illuminating versions and with 10 shades in each (I have the shade Bisque), the chances are there should be one that suits your needs. I purchased the oil-free version at the beginning of the year and it’s since become a firm face base favourite…

Compared with all the other tinted moisturisers that I own, this probably has the most ‘true’ formula – more nourishing, providing the skin with a hydrating amount of moisture and a just a hint of coverage. My skin is left looking glowy, healthy and natural (see image above, I’m wearing just the Laura Mercier as a base), I don’t think it looks too bad – you can’t ask for more than that! As it’s super moisturising, it has quite a creamy formula and works well blended in with fingers or a Real Techniques Buffing Brush for slightly more coverage. If this is your first foray into tinted moisturisers then be prepared for a shock as it really doesn’t offer too much coverage – not that that’s a bad thing, I just remember it taking a while for me to adjust when I first applied it. It’s also not the greatest with staying power – six hours or so before it needs touching up and those with really oily skin will be best off using a powder. On really greasy days I skip moisturiser and just apply this which improves it’s wearing time. But given all that I would still recommend this over the Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser, which I also adore (review here), as it’s miles cheaper, has a larger shade range and is available in more shades.

At £33 for 40ml of product I won’t be mopping up a wayward tear at the checkout – you don’t need to use a lot plus it’s 10ml’s larger than your standard tube of foundation so it’s going to last that little bit longer, result. I picked mine up from Space NK, but you can also purchase it from counters in John Lewis and House of Fraser. So this is my top tinted moisturiser pick from ones I’ve used so far – a pretty good shade range, in specific formulas and with a true tinted moisturiser finish. Luverly. Have any of you given this a go? What’s your favourite tinted moisturiser?