The Battle of the Tinted Moisturizer: Nars or Laura Mercier

While in the market for a tinted moisturizer, I dropped by my local Sephora and picked up the two customer faves. I alternated between the two this week and have made a fairly easy choice based upon my personal needs. How did they measure up?

First up:

 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, blended easily and felt lightweight on my skin. It definitely left my skin radiant, not greasy. Get it here.

 Wearing NARS Tinted Moisturizer in ST. Moritz (also under-eye concealer, mascara, and lip balm only)

Next up:

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 lighter in coverage than Nars TM. It was lightweight and blended beautifully. The product was very moisturizing and created a dewy look, which needed to be topped off with setting powder. Get it here.

Wearing Laura Mercier Tinted moisturizer in Sand (also under-eye concealer, mascara, and lip balm only)

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 feeling well hydrated. Hands down, for the coverage and radiant effect, Nars did it for me.

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