Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer ($42 US) is a cult favorite product among beauty junkies. Even if you are not someone who is “in the know,” you would know or have had heard of this product. Long before when I was 17, I was battling a shoe addiction and only had a total of 8 cosmetic products, I knew of the LMTM (get it? abbreviated rapper name, ha!). So what is soo special about this thing? I had a little musing with this babe to just find that out and I’m letting out all its secrets.
The good news: I absolutely loved the texture and feel of this thing. So smooth, so silky; very dreamy. It is moisturizing and does the job like any
good amazing moisturizer would. The coverage is extremely light, it is there, but is extremely light-weight. It will not cover any light blemishes or scars, you will need a concealer. I am currently not loving the little spot on my chin, so I need heavier coverage, but otherwise it is the perfect every day coverage for me.
The not-so-good news: the value scores a D- in my books. Ok, I get it, Laura Mercier is a high end brand, I have no problem raking out the moolah in exchange for a balance of quality and quantity. While the quality is great, the quantity just isn’t there. This thing is finished within a month of regular use. To add insult to the injury, the packaging causes leaks.
Overall thoughts: I just wish there was more product. $42 US is much too much (and even much more for Canadians) to spend monthly on a tinted moisturizer. I’d rather just mix in foundation with moisturizer. Sorry LMTM, it didn’t work out between us, you are still fabulous though.