Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer 2022 Review


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I love the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer collection so I was super excited to meet the new addition to the range, the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer. Of course the name appeared to me instantly! Here’s the low down with photos and swatches.

I decided to show you both shades on my skin because at first, I couldn’t decide which one worked better on my skin tone. Having tested it for a few weeks, my preferred shade is definitely the lighter one, 1W1 Porcelain.

My Review of Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer

I have been testing this out for a few weeks now and I have to say, I have been getting on really well with it. I always use concealer over the top for areas with extra redness, and the eye area when I want a makeup look, however, it is great on its own for no makeup days.

I use it like a foundation and always do my full skincare prep, even though it’s designed as a tinted moisturizer product. I feel like a well moisturized and prepped skin helps the product to sink in well and blend out really easily.

Although it has SPF25, if I am going out, I always make sure I apply my sunscreen underneath it.

What skin type is it good for?

I have a combination of dehydrated skin with an slightly oily t-zone and it works very well for me. I do like to set the t-zone very lightly just to stop it from moving over from ‘glow’ to ‘shine’.

Is it suitable for oily skin?

I think if you were really worried about oil and shine, this may be one to avoid. I actually love the finish of the Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free (review here), so that might be a better option for oily skin types.

Is it good for mature skin?

I personally think this is a great option for mature skin types because it is lovely and sheer and gives skin a pretty dewiness that’s very flattering.

Is it moisturizing?

I think this offers a nice level of moisture and hydration, although I use moisturizer underneath and find it works best that way.

What coverage does it give?

This is designed to be a sheer coverage but I feel that it’s buildable and you can get a light-medium coverage. I find it good for covering redness and giving the complexion a much more even finish. As I said at the top, I tend to use concealer with it but without it, my skin looks much more perfect but like I’m not wearing anything at all.

It also feels like I have nothing on, and it definitely ticks the ‘weightless’ box. I literally can’t feel it on my face and it is super comfortable.

What finish does it deliver?

It gives the skin a lovely luminous finish, which obviously it is designed to do. It isn’t a crazy, shiny glow but a lovely natural radiance without the look of foundation at all.

How does it wear?

I like the way this wears and I actually find it pretty long lasting considering it’s a tinted moisturizer. It doesn’t seem to get shinier or more oily looking on my skin as the day goes on. If anything it tends to become a little more matte as it sinks into the skin.

Does the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer oxidize?

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer

I think this question relates to my indecision about whether I preferred the 1W1 Porcelain, or the 2W1 Natural. Originally, I thought that the 2W1 matched me better, but it actually gets a touch of darker soon after application, so I have ended up preferring the 1W1 Porcelain much more.

Is it glittery?

For me this looks naturally radiant and luminous rather than glittery. I don’t see any glitter in it at all.

Replacement for Laura Mercier illuminating tinted moisturizer?

Although this is not a direct replacement for the Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer, that product has now been discontinued. So if you are looking for a glowy option, the new Light Revealer product is the one to check out.

I am not overly familiar with the Illuminating formula, however, if my memory serves me correctly, the new Light Revealer is a sheerer, more natural skin-like looking product.



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