As you know Laura Mercier recently introduced her popular tinted moisturizer in a new creme compact.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Creme Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen ($45) comes in a convenient compact which makes it easy to carry your coverage with you for touch ups on the go.
The lightweight formula is an ideal pick for Summer and will work well into the cooler weather for those of us with drier skin.
Let’s take a look!
I was quite excited on the release of Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Creme Compact because one of my favorite tinted moisturizers for a long time was Laura’s.
Now, I don’t necessarily like cream compacts. In my experience cream foundations in a compact typically have a heavier feel and finish however, this being a tinted moisturizer I was all about giving it a whirl.
The product comes in a dual compact which contains the tinted moisturizer and mirror on top and a stealthy little compartment for the sponge applicator on the bottom. The compact is simple, elegant, and as I mentioned above ideal for toting around or traveling with. The disadvantage of tinted moisturizer is it tends to wear away fairly quickly so it’s nice having a compact with the formula for touch ups. Unlike tubes, which are messy and unfriendly for travel, the compact is super portable.
The SPF is a little low so I’d recommend using an SPF prior to application. 20 is a low level of protection and provides decent enough protection if you spend a ton of time indoors with brief stints outside. However, I personally use an SPF prior to any makeup even ones that have SPF.
The joy here, for me, is the lightweight formula. It’s very breathable coverage with a sheer finish that has a soft, smooth finish on skin that’s not greasy, oily, or dewy. It hydrates gently without overdoing it.
Now the coverage isn’t that of a full foundation so if you need full coverage I suggest looking elsewhere. However, if you like products that take your own skin and just enhances the beauty of it, this is for you. For me this creates a beautiful finish on my skin which evens out my complexion and perfects it while easing dullness. I love how it makes my skin look perfect and brighter. The incredibly weightless feel is a plus in warmer weather as well. Wear time will vary but I see about three hours before I need to touch up and since it’s easy enough to carry with me touch ups are a breeze.
Overall, if you don’t like a ton of foundation and only desire to perfect your skin and enhance it this is the product for you. I loved how this eased dullness and created a healthier look to my skin. This is headed for my HG (holy grail) list. I really enjoyed it and think it’s an improvement on a regular old tube of tinted moisturizer.
Muse Approved for purchase.
Gorgeous stuff and well worth picking up for those who like sheerer, lighter coverage.
Available now at Laura Mercier counters, at Sephora, or online at lauramercier.com