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Laura Mercier Tinted Mosturiser

IT'S either you have it or don't. Some people are blessed with great skin - completely spotless and without any visible pores. But let's face it. Not all are gifted in that way, and most of us do have imperfections - scars, acne, dull and uneven skintone, etc. Skincare helps to improve, but ultimately a good foundation goes a long way in achieving a smooth and flawless effect. For me, a tinted mosturiser like the Laura Mercier Tinted Mosturiser (LMTM) is a god-sent! I confess I am addicted to it and won't leave home without it! Over the last 6 years, I've purchased about 20 tubes of it and I am still loving it.

The magic product

The product comes in two types - ordinary and oil-free, with SPF20. There are a few shades to choose from and it's important to pick a shade that blends well with your natural skintone. I find that I can work with a tone brighter than my natural colour as it somehow blends in, bringing out a natural glow, without giving me a grey face! (you know how some products give you a grey tone if it is a shade/ shades brighter ?)

LMTM works like magic on its own on a fairly good skin, meaning you actually don't need to follow up with a foundation or even a concealer, as it gives a good coverage. Spread it evenly onto the skin using fingers, and after a couple of minutes when the mosturiser has set in, you'll notice a hydrated and radiant complexion. If you think you need more coverage, you can proceed with a foundation, but as for me, I use it on its own with a dab of concealer for my under-eyes. Some powder, blusher and eye make-up, and I have a flawless face. I even used it without a foundation on my wedding day!

I fell in love with LMTM for it's texture and ability to spread evenly and set well onto the skin as I have an uneven skintone. With a consistency of a serum, it is a creamy liquid that's not too thick or watery to provide you with a light and smooth coverage, while leveling out the skin tone. I mean it feels light on the skin. I've used many tinted mosturisers, and recently during an emergency while in Doha, Qatar, I purchased a Guerlain Tinted Mosturiser which costs double that of a LMTM, but the product runs like water and takes a while to set. Some mosturisers are too thick that they feel like foundations on the skin.  

Well, I see myself using this product for many more years. It's cost effective - a tube of 50ml costs RM155 (oil free), lasts me three months (I use it every day), and most of all, it gives my skin a flawless and air-brushed finish. I can't ask for more!


  1. One of my good friends swears by this brand. And I just ran out of my tinted moisturizer, so I might just check this out.

  2. you ought to give it a try :)


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