Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Review

I’m a minimalist through and through. Whether it’s skincare or home decor I like to keep things simple and functional. So when it comes to makeup simple for me is best. The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is a great alternative to the traditional foundation if you are searching for an easy-to-use, lightweight product to even out your complexion and give you that put-together look with half the effort.

In this blog post, I’ll share my experiences and thoughts on the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer.

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How did I learn about the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer?

The Maybelline Fit Me foundation served me well for years but these days my schedule is always busy. The idea of spending 15- 20 minutes putting on a full face of makeup is less than ideal right now. I’d much rather sleep in for those extra minutes and leave my house barefaced. Let’s also not forget how the rising temperatures have made the idea of wearing heavier foundation products a nightmare.

Armed with these two frustrating elements and a desire to wear makeup more often I stumbled upon the world of tinted moisturizers.

After watching reviews of Rare Beauty and Fenty Beauty I liked the direction I was headed. Then Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer entered the chat and the nostalgia hit me. This lightweight product was actually my first introduction to makeup. Before I owned a bottle of foundation I had a tube of this famed moisturizer. It was good then and now that I’ve discovered it again it’s just as good now.

I watched a few reviews and it wasn’t long before I made the trip to Sephora online to get my hands on a tube of my own. Once in hand, I was eager to put it to the test. After using it consistently for a few months, I can confidently say that this product has earned its place in my daily makeup routine.

Coverage and Finish

The first thing that struck me about this tinted moisturizer was its coverage. It offers a sheer to light coverage that beautifully evens out my skin tone without feeling heavy or cakey. If you’re looking for a full-coverage foundation, this may not be the product for you, but for those seeking a natural, radiant look, it’s perfect. The finish is a healthy, dewy glow that makes my skin look refreshed and hydrated.

“No makeup” makeup look featuring the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

Formula and Ingredients

What I appreciate most about Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer is its formula. It’s oil-free, making it suitable for various skin types, including my combination skin. Plus, it contains SPF 20, which is a huge bonus for daily sun protection, especially in a tropical climate. The inclusion of antioxidants like vitamins C and E is a great addition, as they help protect the skin from environmental damage.

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One concern I had with a tinted moisturizer was its staying power. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this product lasts quite well throughout the day, especially when set with a light dusting of setting powder or setting spray. It’s a great option for anyone looking for a no-fuss option for long workdays or busy schedules.

Shade range

Tinted moisturizers are typically offered in a limited shade range. However, Laura Mercier offers an impressive shade range for this product, ensuring that there’s a suitable match for a wide range of skin tones. I chose the shade Mocha because of the reviews I’ve seen and it’s a beautiful shade but a tad bit too dark for me. I make it work by highlighting under my eyes to add some dimension back to my face.

When I’ve finished this tube I’ll try the shade Nutmeg. This was the shade I used when I was younger. Although not a perfect match, when I use the right amount this tinted moisturizer blends seamlessly into my skin for a glowy, skin-like finish.

Here is a clip of the shade Mocha in daylight.


Applying this tinted moisturizer is a breeze. I like that I can use my fingertips to blend it in, but you can also use a makeup sponge or brush. It effortlessly melts into the skin, providing an even and natural finish.

What does Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer cost?

At Sephora, you can get the mini for $29 USD. The full-size product costs $53. You can also find it on the Laura Mercier website, Amazon and Ulta Beauty.

Final thoughts

The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is a fantastic addition to any makeup collection. Its lightweight formula, broad shade range, and added sun protection make it a versatile and reliable choice for daily wear. If you’re seeking a product that enhances your natural beauty, evens out your skin tone, and provides a radiant finish, I highly recommend giving this tinted moisturizer a try. It’s a true game-changer for achieving that coveted “no-makeup makeup” look, leaving your skin looking fresh and flawless.

So, whether you’re a makeup minimalist or simply want a break from heavier foundations, Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer is a top-notch option that delivers on its promises of beautiful, luminous skin.

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