I love this product! I don't wear foundation but do want to wear sunscreen. This adds a great subtle glow - not sparkly- and evens out skin tones without looking unnatural. In the winter I need an additional moisturizer prior to using this product, but in the summer it is fine by itself.
Once I found this product I stopped buying all other brands. It imparts a subtle glow without being at all sparkly. The SPF feature is a plus. Although it's not inexpensive, a little goes a long way. I keep one tube in my make-up case at home and one in my travel case because I wouldn't leave home without it.
This was my first purchase from Laura Mercier. I have been going from counter to counter, sampling tinted moisturizers. My skin is so dry, it was time to downgrade from foundation. It was making me look old. None of the samples I tried even came close to this. This was the most moisturizing, and had the best "glow" factor. Didn't look matte, cakey, or settle in lines and enhance them. The price is a little high though. The color blended well. No makeup lines at all. I bought warm for my medium olive skin. I probably can go one darker. The illuminating was just that. It glowed. No sparkle, just right. No other product I saampled came close to delivering is all are as as promised, as well as this did. I would definitely recommend and repurchase.
I have never been the type of women to wear foundation,but as I get older I felt like I needed just a little something to cover some uneven skin tones that come with age without looking madeup.This is my answer! It is excellent sheer coverage that is silky and truly does make your skin more radiant and youthful looking.Others have described it as too shiney or glittery,I don't know what color they bought but warm radiance is perfect no glitter at all,just an all around radiant glow.Love it and my search is over.Will never be without this product.I am hooked! Even my husband said it looks good,thats a first because he never liked foundation on me.
Great product, it just needs to be re-produced in travel size! More so then your bath products. You need to keep in mind, ladies that travel...You had this in travel size at one time...need to bring it back.:) Same comment about your regular foundation too! I love the product!!! Great coverage without looking "made up".
I must agree with other reviewers that this product is not appropriate for fair skin. The lightest color is a few shades darker than the beautiful Porcelain available in the regular Tinted Moisturizer. I blend the Illuminating color with the porcelain tinted moisturizer. Beautiful effect!
This foundation is simply gorgeous for night events, and can be sheer enough for day as well. Gives a healthy glow to the face that looks completely natural.
Light to medium coverage. Use with loose, sheer powder for day, and pressed powder for more coverage.
I would LOVE this product if it came in a color like "porcelain" which is the shade I wear in the regular tinted moisturizer. "bare radiance" looks dark and orange on me and I keep waiting for a better color I can really use. I"m not especially pale either! I bet there are many women who'd say the same thing about this lack of color selection. Don't believe the look on the computer screen either -- "bare radiance" actually matches the darker tones displayed on my monitor.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this product!!! I have oily skin, but this does not make it more oily or break it out. I have received several compliments since I started using it, about 6 months ago. It makes my skin look almost flawless, even when its not! Add a little "camoflauge" and pat with some mineral powder and I'm good to go! Did I mention that I love this product?!
So- this product does make you glow! As an all-over tinted moisturizer, it is a little much for me but as an "undercoat" for foundation or as a highlighter, it is terrific! Always wear it for nights out and if I want a little pick me up!
I won't use any other foundation/moisturizer. It keeps my natural look with a glow. And I only use a tiny amount. Also nice that it protects from sun. I've been using this ever since it first came out and I was sent a sample, and I will keep using it. I even have two other shades for evening use or if I just want a different look. Gave some to my daughter, who keeps begging for more.
I get the glow with this product that I dont get with any other one and more it has FPS 20. I tried at first a small sample from a department store and I felt in love with it. It has a flawless coverage and seals perfectly with loosing setting powder to last the whole day. If you want to do: 1- protect your skin, 2- add subtle coverage, 3- highlight/brightening 4- make it last longer only using only 2 products you can: To highlight your face only apply the powder on T zone then the other areas will stood out with a healthy natural glow.
I love this tinted moisturizer in Bronze Radiance. It applies so easily and feels like silk on my skin. It provides light coverage, evens out my skin tone (medium olive skin) and provides beautiful color in the summertime. I also use it to mix with my other foundations/tinted moisturizers/BB creams to darken them depending on the season and tanning of my skin. It really is a muti-functional product!
I was looking for something that was light, but still helped me to get my skin tone a lil more even...mostly for blemishes. This works great...it's light and doesn't even look like I'm wearing anything on my face. The illuminating effect also brightens my face! Really great product.
I am 68, so you would think I would like the regular tinted moisturizer, but I was using the regular one for my winter color and didn't realize that the one I used in Summer, which I loved, was the illuminating one. I wasn't going to buy it again until I discovered the difference. My skin looks very beautiful with the Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer.