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Monday Morning Must Haves: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Illuminating in Golden Radiance

Monday  Morning Must Haves: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Illuminating in Golden Radiance

Any beauty product that makes me look like a million bucks with very little effort is a must-have in my book. I discovered Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer years ago, and since then it has been a staple in my makeup arsenal. Master of the “Flawless Face” Laura Mercier created a tinted moisturizer that actually makes your skin look better than it would with foundation — healthy, glowing, dewy and like you aren’t wearing makeup.

Well, I was recently sent a Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Illuminating in Golden Radiance to try out, and I’m pretty much in love. And considering that it makes me look like I spent my weekend on a yacht, this illuminating tinted moisturizer is a definite Monday Morning Must Have.

Here are the details about Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Illuminating in Golden Radiance $43:

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Illuminating Golden RadianceCOLOR Golden Radiance – golden beige/ for medium to deep complexions with warm undertones

Available in 5 colors

What it is:
A moisturizer with a hint of shimmering color.

What it does:
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Illuminating is a lightweight, buildable sheer foundation formula that delivers a youthful, radiant finish.

What else you need to know:
Protecting skin from the damaging rays of the sun with SPF 20 protection, this skin-friendly formula contains a unique Dewy Complex that is proven to keep the skin moisturized and better equipped to combat external aggressors and irritants. Layer with other foundations for a custom blend and radiant finish. It’s dermatologist-tested.

Why Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Illuminating in Golden Radiance is a must have:

Multi-tasking beauty products are worth their weight in gold. Laura Mercier Golden Radiance Tinted Moisturizer is solid gold. (No pun intended…) Besides the obvious — moisturizing, this lovely product provides amazing coverage. Not so much that you look like you piled on a bottle of foundation, and not so little that you look like you should. But, just enough coverage for your admiring beholders believe you have flawless skin, without really trying.

And the truth of the matter, is that you don’t really have to try to look flawless when you are using Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizers. They do the work for you. In addition moisturizing and providing believable coverage, the Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer adds a glow that makes my skin look radiant. The glow is one that makes people look twice and ask that question, you know. “You look different, what have you been up to?” And of course in my head I’m saying, “Blogging about Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer dear. Note to self, recommend Laura Mercier to _______.”

Honestly. Every time I wear this tinted moisturizer the compliments come in waves. Tidal waves. I don’t ever want to run out.

The good news is that there is an “illumination” that works for every skin tone, with Golden Radiance being perfect for my light/medium brown skin. And I’m sure that it would work equally well for even deeper tone brown skins. If not, there is Bronze Radiance – coppery bronze beige/ for dark to deep complexions with warm undertones.

Run, don’t walk to your nearest beauty counter that sells Laura Mercier and pick up an illuminating tinted moisturizer. You won’t regret it.

laura mercier tinted illuminating moisturizer

I am wearing all Laura Mercier makeup in this photo with the exception of mascara. I will be doing a separate post on my look.

Bling Factor:

Pro: Covers, adds radiance, doesn’t come off on clothes, a little goes a very long way, color works for brown skin

Con: None

Price: $43

Buy Again: Yes

Packaging: 5 Blings

Overall: 5 Blings

Hero Ingredient: Dimethicone

Natural/Organic/Vegan: No

Cruelty Free: “We oppose animal testing and our products are not tested on animals unless required by government regulations. We actively support initiatives to create alternatives to required animal tests.”




Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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