Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Review

I’ve had quite a few people mention my skin lately and ask what I’m doing. In addition to using the Tria Laser, which is now on Level 3 and I do believe is making a difference in the texture of my skin, I’ve also switched to my favorite summer makeup base — my Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer (affiliate).


It really is the “illuminating” part that I think people notice. I’ve worn both the illuminating and the regular, and I notice such a difference with the illuminating feature. It truly makes your skin glow.

Since I’m used to wearing full-coverage foundation in the wintertime, a tinted moisturizer takes some getting used to, but I go a bit heavier on my face powder (I wear a mineral powder — Jane Iredale PurePressed Base (affiliate) — that has pretty heavy coverage) to compensate for the lighter coverage of the tinted moisturizer.

I love that I can pretty much skip my regular moisturizer when I use this product because it has the moisturizing ingredients in it (it’s not rich enough for my dry skin in the winter months, but in the summertime it’s perfect) and it also has an spf 20. So it’s truly a 3-in-1 product! Moisturizer, sunscreen, and foundation. BOOM!

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Yes, you’re seeing this picture a lot lately! I like it so much, I’ve made it my new profile picture just about everywhere! It was time for an update. My last one was almost 2 years old. (And before you ask, my 11-year-old daughter took it. I KNOW!!)