Do you use foundation on your face?
I don’t use foundation very often. I know that foundation provides the smoothest coverage and really evens out skin tone. But I don’t usually like to wear it because I am also afraid that it will clog up my pores and I already have sensitive skin. When you think about why foundation makes your skin tone is even, it is because you are painting on a new layer on your skin right?
But I am not blessed with great skin and didn’t want to show my freckles and dark circles every day. So I started to use Laura Mercier oil-free tinted moisturizer after reading about it in InStyle’s annual list of best beauty products.
Laura Mercier 2011 Portofino campaign
The tinted moisturizer is really easy to use – just wipe in and go. I also really love products that do double duty. I am fair skinned and always need a product with SPF so this particular formula gives me sun protection while also providing me with light coverage (good bye dark circles!) I even used this as a pseudo foundation when I got married! I got married in August and NYC summers require lots of sun protection and powder! I will warn though that the illuminating tinted moisturizer caused me to break out though I liked the slight sheen. The oil-free version is great though a a bit pricey so I’ll definitely report if I find a good alternative!
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF20, Neiman Marcus, $43