Review: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Creme Compact

I was so excited when I saw that Laura Mercier put their famous tinted moisturizer into a compact. My cousin and I ran right out to Sephora and got a couple. I love the theory of such a portable moisturizer, but it didn’t pan out for me in the end:(

The moisturizer has an spf 20. The compact is a little bulky, but not horribly so. It sort of reminds me of the Physician’s Formula blush and bronzer packaging. It comes with a sponge that lives in the hidden compartment underneath the product.

I did not like the the tinted moisturizer, but my cousin did, so I will start out with the fact that this is one of those products that may not be a slam dunk either way as far as “its fab” or “it sucks”. I found that it sat on my face, she admitted that she felt it, but liked that it felt “velvety” on her face. I don’t want to feel tinted moisturizer on my face. If its full coverage foundation that’s fine and dandy, but tinted moisturizer is a “no way, I don’t want to feel it” kind of thing for me. I draw the line in the sand with feeling my moisturizer after its applied. I tried the application several times with the sponge, but no matter how much or how little product I used, it sat on my face. I did not think to try it with a stippling brush, maybe that would have worked better than the sponge. At any rate, with the price point in the mid $40’s, I don’t want to work too hard to make it work or me.

I returned mine, my cousin kept hers. We still love each other and agree to disagree. LOL

So, hove you tried this product? I would love to hear your views on this tinted moisturizer. We need a tie breaker here!!


I purchased these products myself and as always these are my own,honest opinions.

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4 thoughts on “Review: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Creme Compact”

  1. Wish I had read this before I purchased. I still have mine. I had someone suggest I spray a dense stippling brush with fix plus then dip in the cream. I will give it a try so I can at least us up this product. Great side. Need to make sure I don’t miss a post. All the best to you and yours. Take care – Sue

    1. Let me know how the fix plus works with it. I didn’t try a stippling brush either. They might help. My cousin loved hers, but I took mine back, its not for me. Hope you have an awesome Monday Sue! xxx C

  2. I just now saw this post and had to comment. I love all things Laura Mercier! And I got the cute little sample compact of this. I HATED IT! It barely showed up and felt greasy (and I have dry skin). This is an “I wanted it to work” product, but it doesn’t for me. It did sit on top of my skin too. I even tried it as a concealer, concealer base…….nothing work. Too bad, cute little compact. I thought I was the only one who didn’t like it. But I still love you Laura and use tons of your other products!

    1. I completely agree with you. I love LM, in fact there is a lipstick that I’m lusting after at the moment its called “amethyst” something. I can’t remember the name offhand. Anyway, I wanted to love this too, but I just couldn’t. My cousin loves it enough for the both of us though. lol

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