Today I’m biting off Mindy Ephron, AKA Mindy Kaling, and her blog by sharing a thing I’ve bought that I love.
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer (or the regular tinted moisturizer if your skin responds well to oil)
I’m not a make up fiend or anything. Definitely not one of those girls who swears by Nars Orgasm blush or MAC lipgloss. I’ve never tried either of those but I’ve heard they’re great. I am, however, one of those girls who wants to look like she has flawless naturally glowing skin. Yeah, I know. I sound vain and completely superficial, but at least I’m not one of those passive gloaters who bangs the weights down so everyone can see how much they just pressed. Losers. Seriously, who does that?
I think the obsession with good skin started when I saw Hilary Duff in Cadet Kelly. I could not help but marvel over her peaches and cream complexion. Seriously, her skin looked so good. Since then, I’ve been trying to achieve that naturally flushed pretty look. Of course in order to look like you have good skin you have to HAVE good skin. This is where having face washing, toning, moisturizing rituals come in handy. But what about the uneven skin tone? The redness? The surprise breakouts? The obvious capillaries? This, my friends, is where Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer comes in.
If you’re like me and can’t be bothered with applying heavy foundation to your face every day, tinted moisturizer is your best friend. It’s light, sheer, and provides just enough coverage to smooth out spots, wrinkles, and redness. I’m recommending Laura Mercier specifically because her tinted moisturizer line covers all skin types and tones, blends into the skin like fucking white on rice, and contains SPF 20 (My favorite — ladies, do you want to end up with sun spots and immature wrinkles? Hells no. SPF is smelly but you will love your young looking, wonderfully healthy skin when you are 60).
I have yet to find a tinted moisturizer on par with Laura Mercier. You don’t even have to cover your whole face. Just dab it on the spots that need a touch up. It’s like erasing all your redness and blemishes. When my friend, Mel, saw the counter lady touching up my cheeks she was like, “Whoaaaaaa. It’s like she Photoshopped your face!” Direct quote. No lie. After Mel said that I was bought. I looked in the mirror and she was right. How much does this shit cost? Forty-two fucking dollars for that tube? Oh, but it lasts me more than a year? And I’ll only need a little bit at a time? Damn. That’s hot. I’ll take it!
I’ve been using this brand for a little over a year now and could not be any more satisfied. It hydrates so well and my skin has actually improved if you can believe it. Although, this could also be attributed to the fact that I drink more water now but you know what I mean.
Price: $42. Available online at lauramercier.com, or at Sephora and select department stores