Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturize​r SPF 20 Vs. Shiseido ‘The Skincare’ Tinted Moisture Protection SPF 20

Hi Guys,

I know it’s been too long since I wrote my last post but it’s a busy life now being a wife and settling down in my new home. Well I am back now and ready to talk ‘makeup’.I have always preferred using tinted moisturizers rather than foundation. I find foundation too heavy on my skin and only use it for weddings and parties. I used to use just pressed powder on my face, but have become more interested in tinted moisturizers as it gives slightly more coverage.

After doing a lot of research online (makeup alley, beauty blogs), I decided to try out the Shiseido Tinted Moisturizer. It also won the Best of Beauty 2009 Award from Allure. Let’s just say this product is so not for me. I have got oily combination skin and my T-Zone tends to get oily after a few hours (especially at work), hence I prefer something light, and that won’t leave me in an oily mess (GROSS!). Unfortunately, this TM did just that. It felt so heavy and caked up on my skin for some reason. This product isn’t cheap and it’s such a waste because I have barely used it. It could work better on someone with dry skin though.

I then decided to buy the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. Laura Mercier is not available in Dubai so I picked this up when I was on holiday in Malaysia. Again, I have heard lots of good things about Laura Mercier, especially their tinted moisturizer so I decided to give this one a try. Three words- I LOVE IT!!! It feels light, doesn’t make me too oily, and is hydrating enough. This has been voted the Best 2011 Tinted Moisturizer by Instyle and is a definite winner in my books. Too bad Laura Mercier isn’t available in Dubai, I think they have great products.

Anyone recommend any other alternative for a tinted moisturizer?

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