Confused by Tinted Moisturizer? This is What You Need to Know

November 22, 2023

Confused by Tinted Moisturizer? This is What You Need to Know

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector SPF30 is a cult product, and a favorite for many people, of all ages, who want to create a flawlessly perfected, hydrated, and healthy-looking complexion, with ease. It’s a product that many others have attempted to replicate over the years, but no one has ever come close to the effortless application, natural-looking finish of this beloved Tinted Moisturizer.

We know many of you already use and love Tinted Moisturizer, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have questions about its formulation, its benefits, or how to apply it. Here, we answer all your most pressing questions…

Everything you need to know about Tinted Moisturizer

What is Tinted Moisturizer?

Essentially, Tinted Moisturizer bridges the gap between skincare and makeup. It delivers the hydrating, skin-nurturing ingredients you expect from skincare, and the perfecting and concealing abilities of foundation.

What are the skincare benefits of Tinted Moisturizer?

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer has been formulated with our unique Hydrating Complex, ensuring 24-hours of hydration while visibly improving signs of dry skin. It is made up of Macadamia and Kukui Seed Oils for long-term skin nourishment. Additionally, Tamarind Seed Extract helps skin retain moisture, so your skin looks and feels hydrated for longer, while a Vitamin Complex of Vitamin C and E, help protect skin from environmental aggressors. And, of course, protecting your skin from UV is crucial so Tinted Moisturizer also includes broad-spectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection.


What kind of results can I expect from Tinted Moisturizer?

Excellent question. This every day, natural-looking skin tint has been formulated with Silica Treated Pigments which work to create a soft-focus finish on your skin as you blend. This means that pores and any other elements you wish to disguise, such as breakouts and redness, are instantly softened in appearance. It delivers just the right amount of pigment to help even out your skin tone and disguise imperfections, without caking the skin in product. The effect is radiant and natural-looking, like your skin but even better. Tinted moisturizer is the perfect product to achieve that no makeup, makeup look. 

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How to apply tinted moisturizer

The best way to apply tinted moisturizer is with fingertips or a sponge. As it’s makeup that’s also skincare, you can apply to skin using your fingertips, just as you do your moisturizer. Blend well and reapply to any areas you think needs a bit more coverage, such as the sides of your nose.

If you prefer to use a sponge, you can do that too. We recommend using the Flawless Makeup Sponge because it hugs the contours of your face, making application easy. Dispense a small amount of Tinted Moisturizer onto the back of your hand and use the sponge to stipple and press the color onto your skin.

Should you use primer before or after Tinted Moisturizer?

Your primer should always be applied to skin before any complexion products. This is because we want it to ready the skin for whatever complexion products you chose to follow it with. Try applying Pure Canvas Primer Hydrating to skin before your Tinted Moisturizer. It’s silicone-free and ideal for all skin types, even sensitive. It creates a nourishing, hydrating, and breathable base for your Tinted Moisturizer.

How to match tinted moisturizer?

Tinted Moisturizer is available in 20 shades across neutral, warm, and cool undertones, so there is a shade for every skin type and tone. As the formula has been influenced by skincare, your shade should also cover you when your skin tone fluctuates slightly throughout the seasons. If you can’t work out your optimum shade from the list on our website, we suggest chatting with one of our artists in live Artist Chat Monday – Friday 9-am-5pm EST or visiting your closest Laura Mercier counter where our consultants would be more than happy to shade match your skin and introduce you to your perfect shade.