While in the market for a tinted moisturizer I dropped by my local Sephora, narrowed it down to the obvious two and was provided with two generous samples. I alternated between the two this week and have made a fairly easy choice based upon my personal needs. But what did I choose?
NARS Tinted Moisturizer in St. Moritz (medium with neutral yellow)
Nars tinted moisturizer is a lightweight formula with a Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and comes in 9 shades. It also makes claims on the skin care front proving to “reduce the appearance of discoloration and dark spots caused by hyper pigmentation for clearer and brighter skin in just four weeks”. I used this product for three days so I cannot determine whether or not it had brightened the appearance of my skin. Nars tinted moisturizer provided lots of moisture and had more coverage than other tinted moisturizers I have tried in the past, which I loved. The coverage was excellent while the product remained lightweight on my skin. The moisturizer was definitely also thicker and creamier than other watered down versions I have tried and blended well into my skin. It definitely left my skin radiant, not greasy. The product had a slight sweet lemon scent which was rather pleasing and eventually dissapeared. I also loved the color that I was provided with, it was the perfect summer color for me. Get it here.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Sand (for light to medium skin tones)
Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer has an SPF of 20. It is a “sheer, lightweight formula with a hint of color you can use in the place of your foundation for a natural finish and healthy, glowing complexion.” It comes in a wide range of 10 shades and 3 different formulas, including an oil free version and an illuminating version. Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer was a more watered-down version that gave me minimal coverage. It was lightweight and blended beautifully absorbing well into my skin. The product was very moisturizing and created a dewy look which I would need to powder a bit to prevent an oily appearence. I would not reccomend this for people with oily skin instead I would suggest they try the oil-free version. Get it here.
Both Tinted Moisturizer’s were excellent and I would recommend them both depending on what your needs are. Both contain an SPF and felt weightless while leaving my skin well moisturized. Hand down for the coverage and glowing results Nars did it for me. I will be picking it up this weekend and wearing it all summer long.
What is your favorite tinted moisturizer? Any thoughts or questions?