Fans of foundation may cringe at the thought of swapping out their beloved full-coverage formula for a lightweight one come summertime, and for good reason. If you're prone to blemishes, hyperpigmentation, or redness, the array of more translucent tinted moisturizers on the market often aren't cut out for the job. Or at least that's what you and many Nordstrom shoppers may have once believed. Luckily, tinted moisturizers have come a long way since their inception, and this particular satiny version from Laura Mercier has given reviewers a change of heart - including those who normally keep foundation in their rotation all year long.
Laura Mercier's Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer has a thick enough consistency to help with uneven texture and color, but won't feel cakey after application. Its satin finish is ideal for wearers who may get greasy or are often exposed to the elements (or just a sweaty exercise routine). Plus, it comes in 20 shades, and as an added bonus, it contains SPF 20 for a nice bit of additional sunscreen coverage. "It seriously made my skin look perfect," wrote one shopper who was initially "skeptical" about testing it out.
If you fit neatly into the group of people who hold tightly to their full-coverage face makeup - even through summer heatwaves - you're not alone. But staunch foundation fanatics have still fallen for tubes of Laura Mercier's potion. "This is my new go-to makeup over choosing regular foundation," wrote one reviewer. "The coverage on the product is surprisingly very good and is easily able to be built to cover most blemishes and skin imperfections." Although it's oil-free, if you're prone to extra shine, the reviewer mentioned that adding a matte primer prior to slathering it on is a "gamechanger."
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While it may be less opaque than a traditional foundation, it's buildable and lasts just as long, if not longer, according to some shoppers. "I wear this [to] work from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., work out, wash everything but my face, then hit my second job from 6 to 9 p.m. and still look pretty good at the end of the night," wrote one reviewer. "I'm not kidding."
These features have solidified it as a "holy grail" product and a staple in dozens of loyal reviewers' makeup bags. "I have been using this for 10 years," wrote a reviewer, echoing multiple other shoppers who have stood by it for years, too. "I will NEVER stop recommending this," added another.
If you're not opposed to giving tinted moisturizers a second chance or simply need your routine refill, you can currently grab Laura Mercier's oil-free version for 15 percent off at Nordstrom.