Wednesday, 15 April 2015

The Tinted Moisturiser I Used Up Without Even Trying - Laura Mercier Oil Free Review

When the Summer of '14 rolled around I saw a fair few bloggers crack out their tube of Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser - a brand I'd never tried but always heard good things. So, one Sephora trip I took the plunge and took this babe home and I've never looked back. Fast-forward 6 or 7 months later and I find me wincing at every use of this as I'm scared it will be my last. This product has appeared on my YouTube a fair few times and even landed itself in my 2014 favourites but I've only just realised I've never put my full thoughts down on my blog, so let me tell you just why this base is just so fab:

This is not a full coverage option, this is one of those 'even out but still look like skin' options so your own skin still comes through, it's just... your skin but better, you know? It's sheer, but perfecting, and is quite literally everything you would want out of a light, daily base. The finish is skin-like, a hint of dewiness but not overly glowy and it works well and sticks around on my fairly oily complexion, it's not the longest lasting of formulas but this will see you through the work day. I love applying this with my hands as I find it really helps melt the product into the skin. I use the shade 'Porcelain' and I find it's a great match for a pale girl like me, but there are 13 shades in total so I think there will be a good match for everyone. Although this probably isn't the base I turn to on my really bad skin days, it's one I've become dependent on for when I can't be bothered to think about what's going to work for me that day, because I know 9 times out of 10 this will. The price tag looks a little steep from the outside looking in, but remember you do get 50ml instead of the standard 30ml you get with a foundation.

The day this bites the dust will be a sad one in the Alice Thomas make-up collection, and trust me, I know the end is nigh, and if you're somebody who is on the look out for a new daily base option I'd strongly urge you to give this one a whirl because it does what it says on the tin and my god does it do it well.

What's your favourite base product?
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