Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer - Natural Radiance Review.

Written by Amanda .V

Skin is my thing. I live for healthy, glowing, radiant skin. This is the reason that foundations, concealers, primers and highlighters are my favorite products. I am forever trying to perfect the look of natural, ethereal glow on my skin. A year or so ago I’ve come across what is now a holy grail product for me. It’s not a product that is all over the internet (at least I haven’t seen much hype about it anywhere) but it is my little secret to dewy skin. Laura Mercier does have a cult tinted moisturizer already (which I am a very big fan of) but one day while shopping at Sephora ready to replace that exact cult product, right next to it were various shades of her ILLUMINATING TINTED MOISTURIZER. I may or may not have gasped and lost my breath. Anything that says “illuminating”, “luminizing”, and/or “luminous” I absolutely must try. Anything to make me look like an ethereal GAWDESS. I grabbed mine in the shade “Natural” so that i can use it either alone or as a base and not have it be too light or too dark although all shades are pretty sheer and buildable as well as easily blendable. This product has enough tint to blur out minimal imperfections and will also step in as your SPF to protect your face from the sun (YAY FOR SKIN PROTECTION!!). It blends amazingly with your fingers and flawlessly with a buffing or stippling foundation brush. The sheer coverage allows your skin to breath while leaving you with a dewy, beautiful, hydrated natural glow. You can layer it, if you feel the need for a bit more coverage. I have sensitive skin and didn’t catch a reaction, but that’s me. It may or may not be different for you. You can always grab a sample at Sephora to test it out and see if it is right for you. The one single con about this is... it's not the best choice for flash photography. It looks awesome in daylight just not the very best with flash. 


This magnificent products retails for $44 for 1.7oz of product. It is a tad bit pricey but it is a lot of product and worth every penny and a little goes a very long way. My second tube has so far lasted me almost a year and it’s on its last couple of drops and CANNOT wait to grab another one ASAP. I highly recommend this for teens and young ladies starting out with makeup. Do The Dew!!!


NOTE: If you want the radiance without looking greasy because you may have oily skin, try a light dusting of translucent powder. Try pairing it with NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder for whimsical, glowing skin. Mermaid vibes without major oiliness.