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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

What it is: A perfect blend of skincare and makeup that hydrates skin and softens fine lines with a sheer hint of color for a healthy, dewy glow.  What it does: This moisturizer features an antioxidant vitamin complex of vitamins C and E that acts as a free radical scavenger to protect the skin from even the most aggressive effects of the environment. A powerful moisturizer in its own right, it is powered with sodium hyaluronate to hydrate skin and soften and ease fine, dry lines. This lightweight formula provides ideal protection from the sun’s harmful, damaging rays with broad spectrum SPF 20 UVB/UVA sunscreen while extremely long-wearing color stays true and wears evenly. Non-comedogenic and dermatologist- and allergy-tested to minimize the risk of allergy and irritation, it is perfect for all skin types, including sensitive ones. What else you need to know: “I created this product because I wanted to give skin a fresh, healthy, no-makeup look with a soft hint of color that evens and enhances without hiding the skin.”—Laura Mercier
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Question
I want to find a correct color in Mercier tinted moisterizer.
I am an older woman and have light skin but with rosacea and would like to know if I should use the Nude or the
Sand color in the tinted moisterizer?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Albuquerque NM)
on Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
41 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have some rosacea too, although my skin isn't fair, really... I was thinking of trying the FAWN color, rather than Sand. Although I haven't tried this yet, I understand the coverage is light, based on most of the comments. If you're concerned about it not covering the rosacea enough, try pairing it up with Clinique Redness Solutions mineral power. It's got a very transluscent/yellow base and is wonderfully light on your face and it's WONDERFUL at combatting that redness without feeling cakey.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
shastadazy
(Lancaster, PA)
answer 2
i am really not sure but i think you should go to your nearest sephora store and ask the person who works there and they would probably match you with your perfect shade.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
Nicolenicki
(Santa Monica, CA)
answer 3
Nude. It should even your redness out.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
Chrissy2
(Miami Beach, FL)
answer 4
I think Sand might be too dark. Think about adding a dab of regular LM foundation to your tinted moisturizer for the perfect color. I have olive to fair skin and use the Sand to darken my regular LM foundation when I want a bronzy glow...
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
Lorenia
(Phoenix)
answer 5
The Sand shade has a yellow base which I think would work very well with rosacea. The Nude has a more neutral to slightly pink base.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
kat4
answer 6
I am older as well. I have light "ish" skin with roscaia and used the sand. The nude was just too light and this has light tint to begin with. I have very sensitive skin and have experienced no problems with this product.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
fussy
(Nashville, TN)
answer 7
I am 61 yrs. old also have redness on my skin, similar to rosacea, and the color I tried was the color of my skin, not darker cause I was told that it would look as if I had a tan and I wanted the moisturizer to work year round. It did even out my skin color and looked finished but it did not entirely cover my redness, but it did offer a good improvement. Also, I have combo skin and my forehead looked a little greasy as the day wore on. However, I have used the Vincent Longo foundation which covered the redness completely and did not look heavy on my 61 yr. old face.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
Lyllie
(Winchester, VA)
answer 8
It might take a little trail and error with this as the moisturizer is pretty sheer. I use the nude and am on the fair side and it works in the summer even with a little bit of color that I get. I think it depends on how red your rosacea is and how fully you would like it covered up, I use Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil over the top. Sorry I couldn't be more help, good luck.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
dieselmom
(aurora,oh)
answer 9
I am 57 with light skin and yellow undertones and tend to flush on my cheeks. I use the nue as the sand is to beige.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
gypsytejas
(Sandpoint, ID)
answer 10
i think the best way would be to go to a local sephora and ask a beauty expert for help. they will make it easier for u to choose a color and u should get samples of few different shades to bring home and tryf or ultimate satisfaction.. b4 u buy it.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
BUSHRA
(DETROIT MI)
answer 11
I am a red head, freckled, fair girl with red tones. I wear porcelain in the winter and nude in the summer. I think if you can't try it on at the store go with the lighter first as the summer sun is leaving shortly. If you don't feel its dark enough you could mix with a bit of foundation or just use as a moisturizer. Then on next order go darker. Good luck, I love this product!
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
Molly3
(Providence, RI)
answer 12
Which ever color has less pink undertones would probably work best for you since you want to counteract the redness from rosacea. try to see if it blends well with your skin, use very little at first to make sure. Personally I feel that the color range in this tinted moisturizer seems to suit most skin tones well which is a plus.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Port Jefferson, NY)
answer 13
If the pigment of your skin is lighter, stick with the lighter shade. You don't need a darker shade to try and mask the roseaca, that will only add to the pigment. I also have mild roseaca, I know the struggles in trying to achieve an even tone. Additionally, as a makeup artist I am always searching for ways to help with issues surrounding application, etc. What I might suggest is to apply a very thin layer of concealer (using a concealer brush), to the areas affected by roseaca before applying the tinted mositurizer. That way you can get a little more coverage where you need it, while reaping the benefits of the sheer tint in the mositurizer. Good luck!
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
misswhitney
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 14
The best way to determine this is by going to Sephora or Laura Mercier counter and having a professional (or yourself) put the make-up on your face to determine the correct color for you. Something that I do is combine two colors of the tinted moisturizer to get the best possible color that is correct for my face.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
lucca
(New Haven, CT)
answer 15
It's hard to know without seeing your skin, but I also have light skin + mild rosacea. I use Nude in winter, and Sand in summer.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
loocat
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 16
I use the nude color and like it a lot. But it doesn't provide a lot of coverage. Maybe use this in conjuction with a foundation primer that tones down the red in your skin. Smashbox has a nice primer - I use the clear one but there is one for reddish tone skin I believe. Good luck
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
susano
(Boston, MA)
answer 17
I would recommend Nude. It should give you a nice warm color instead of washing you out. It will also cover the redness and even out your skin tone. It won't feel like foundation either. I suffer from the same problem.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
BLSSD
(Fayetteville, AR)
answer 18
If you are close to fair, go with the nude. Its better to be 1/2 a shade too light and use a bronzer to warm it up; rather than a shade thats too dark.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
makeupaddict2
(Orange County, CA)
answer 19
I have a more medium, warm, complexion with freckles and rosascea. I use the Sand. So I would recommend you go the lighter shade if you are fair.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Huntington Beach, CA)
answer 20
Nude definitely. I have medium skin and am almost 50, but sand is too dark for me except in summer. It still adds a very healthy glow.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
mermaid007
(Oregon, Wisconsin)
answer 21
I would go with the deeper tone, because it is lightweight and the color is not masky or intense. If you get it in too pale a tone it wouldn't be sufficient to even out the "rosiness". Certainly, stop in the store and sample both, that's always the ultimate proof.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
myhoney1
(Bedminster, NJ)
answer 22
I think you might like it because it is a heavy tinted moisturizer. I think the sand maybe too dark, so I go with the nude. I found the color to be darker than what I normally wear.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
Rockerchick
(Midland, TX)
answer 23
Go with the nude!. The sand will make your skin look too yellowy. Just layer the moisturizer where the Rosacea is.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
Jenny0601
(Burbank, CA)
answer 24
I would try to get into a store and test them both out. I personally have fair skin and rosacea and wear the nude and it evens out my coloring nicely.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
lipglossgal
(Chicago, IL)
answer 25
I would go with the nude color, just because it's the safest bet. The sand color might look to orange, and you want a more natural looking finish. This product will even out your skin tone very naturally, and give you a more luminous and fresh appearance. If you want a little more color on your cheecks try a subtle blush, or peachy bronzer.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
makeupvixen
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 26
I would say probably nude unless you have a lot of yellow in your skin.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
margy
(Wellington, FL)
answer 27
I'm in my early 30s with fair skin, blonde hair, green eyes. The Nude color works perfect for me but keep in mind this coverage is very sheer. It evens out skin tone but doesn't offer "full" coverage of blemishes.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
girleegirl
(Valencia, CA)
answer 28
I would go for the Nude. I have fair skin and use it covers all redness in my skin. The Sand was a little too dark for me especially now that my summer glow is fading.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
Ali2
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 29
I have pretty light colored skin, especially when the winter comes. So I use a slightly darker color. This gives me a nice sublte glow for the winter but also covers the slight redness that I might have from dry skin. I would say go into the store and try both colors and see which is a better concealer.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
NewYorker
(New York, NY)
answer 30
I would probably go for the nude if I had lighter skin. Even with rosacea, you would want to match it to your actual skin color. However, what I would do would be to get the Secret Camouflage to cover up the redness. I have melasma and it works like a dream!
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
tanyab
(New York, NY)
answer 31
I would get the sand but for a diffinent answer you really should try it first at Sephora
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
cee627
(Atlanta, ga)
answer 32
I use nude. It covers any red spots or discoloration I have from acne, etc. Not sure if it will cover rosacea though...
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
bbrenner
(Jersey City, NJ)
answer 33
I would use the nude-- It has a red-blue color base and will work well with your coloring : )
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
rosieNYC
(New York, NY)
answer 34
I think you should try the nude. It blends really well with your skin and it's the safest bet. I also have fair skin and found the nude to be perfect. I also heard that many people were unsatisfied with the sand.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
Zara
(Chicago, IL)
answer 35
I have fair/medium coloring although lean toward a medium during the summer with a slight tan. I tried the fawn. I wrote the Laura Mercier people and asked what color they'd recommend/I wanted the most neutral choice as my skin tone has pink and have the best luck with a neutral choice. So when the "fawn" arrived and I put it on, it didn't look good. Seemed to look yellow on my face. I think next time I'd try the nude color.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
cowgal
(small town, ID)
answer 36
I use NUDE, and it's great. But the best thing about Sephora is, if it doesn't work for you, you can return it!
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
ulakashula
(Boston, MA)
answer 37
I would have to say Sand to help camo the rosascea, unless you always wear nude and depends on how Pale your skin is. I have medium skin and have always worn Fawn in the summer I add a bit of bronzer and winter powder and blush.
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answered 6 years, 1 month ago
Alexa
(Montgomery,AL)
answer 38
I would recommend the Nude--it's what I use. I have an olive complexion but I never get sun so I'm pretty pale. Before I was as diligent about sunscreen I used Sand but now it's too dark for me. I think the Nude is in fact actually lighter than Sand, though the undertones may differ slightly.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
prspctprkr
(New York, NY)
answer 39
I think the sand is a much better color. I am able to use it whether I have been out in the sun or in the middle of winter.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
sluther
(Madison, Al)
answer 40
Sand color will probably give you a little more flexibilty with redness you may encounter!
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
tinted
(Boston, MA)
answer 41
Hey sister, I've got rosacea, too. This product is my fall-back when I need nearly instantaneous coverage, but I don't have time or desire to do makeup. I wear it to the gym, for example.
I'm fair (with yellow-undertones), blonde and blue-eyed. I wear this in Nude.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
kristieloo
(LaGrange Park, IL)
Question
is this a chemical or physical sunscreen ingredient?
can you tell me which facial sunscreen ingredients are physical/mineral instead of chemical? my dermatologist says i should be using a mineral, not chemical, sunscreen on my very sensitive skin.
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(walnut creek, ca)
on Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
11 answers
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answer 1
I am 'chemically sensitive' and have also have problems with castor oil,
which is in this moisturizer. I break out from it, its pretty heavy, and inexpensive I am told ALSO, this contains dimethicone, which
is a form of silicone.. its a pore clogger, part of why its a very popular
ingredient in foundations now. (For smoothing out skin..) It makes me break out bigtime in 24 hours or so. Sometimes the drug store
items work! I really wanted to try this, maybe I will check the oil-
free version and use my own moisturizers, Clarins and skin actives.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
boomin
(Chicago)
answer 2
As of 11-11-12, the ingredients are listed. Titanium dioxide and one other mineral (mica maybe, I am A.D.D.) are the sunscreens far as I know. I also noticed it has
simethicone, which is a form of silicone, which makes my skin break out really fast. It clogs pores and is a common ingredient in makeup.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
boomin
(Chicago)
answer 3
I hope they print this. Unfortunately, only the newer colors added in 2010 have UVA protection, and that is bisque (my color!), caramel and mocha. All the others do NOT have UVA protection and you should not use this as an SPF product unless you use something underneath. The good news is it is such an elegant, beautiful TM that it is worth wearing SPF under unless you find your color amount the three. I am sure about this.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
dlgdcpa
(Lodi CA)
answer 4
"Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Menthyl Anthranilate" These are the active ingredients because they are the chemical sunscreen ingredients. Titanium oxide and zinc oxide are physical sunscreens, included as well.
answered 3 years ago
msen
(oakland, ca)
answer 5
It may have mineral sunscreens, but it also contains a chemical sunscreen!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
tumbelina
answer 6
Hello! The product contains titanium dioxide as well as zinc oxide. I believe these are both "physical" sunscreen ingredients that actually deflect UV rays rather than absorb them like chemical ingredients do. To be sure, I just looked it up on Wikipedia (not the best source, but it says the same thing).....

In almost every sunscreen with a physical blocker, titanium dioxide is found because of its high refractive index, its strong UV light absorbing capabilities and its resistance to discolouration under ultraviolet light. This advantage enhances its stability and ability to protect the skin from ultraviolet light. Sunscreens designed for infants or people with sensitive skin are often based on titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide, as these mineral UV blockers are less likely to cause skin irritation than chemical UV absorber ingredients, such as avobenzone.

I think I'm going to buy this today...hope it is worth the $$$. :)
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
Estella
(Lakewood, WA)
answer 7
Also try mineral makeup. They all have spf.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
justcaj
answer 8
Zinc and/or titanium oxide is what you want to look for. Not the easiest ingredients to find. SkinCeuticals has great sunblocks that a zinc based and not too thick or white looking on the face. By the way, zinc is THE most effective sunscreen ingredient.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
justcaj
answer 9
It's an ok product. Not the best and not the worst. When it's used with powder it looks better
answered 6 years ago
Madamegin
(Spotswood,NJ)
answer 10
The only information I can find on the tube is that it is SPF 20. I would try looking at the actual Laura Mercier website for more information.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
ShannonC
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 11
From what I know SPFs like avobenzone, etc. are all chemical, Physical ones are actual minerals--like the ones that the lifeguards used to put on their noses-- and make the product challky, which is the reason why they are not popular. I think some of the natural ones are titanium and zinc oxide. I think these ingredients are not easy to find but U might get more info by googling the Internet.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
Lyllie
(Winchester, VA)
Question
Is this product oil free?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(New Orleans, LA)
on Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
This one is not oil free. However, I don't find it very oily at all. They do make an oil free version if you're worried about it.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
ka72
(MN)
answer 2
Not oil-free. I have combination skin, it doesn't keep my skin matte, but it gives it a dewy look, instead of an oily look. Doesn't make me breakout like foundation. I tried the oil-free version but I find it chalky and not so easy to blend into the skin. I would stick with this one.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
analalas
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
This one is not. I have dry skin and it adds the oils I need, but I wouldn't recommend this version of the product to an oily skin type. There is an oil free version of this product for the same price.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
macdepotter122
answer 4
Not oil free, but doesn't make me break out. I have a history of acne and I've used this for two weeks. No breakouts and it actually keeps my skin from getting shiny.
answered 4 years ago
venesa
(TN)
answer 5
No, it contains castor oil. If you want oil free, try the oil free version.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
smbecker
(Gillette, WY)
answer 6
yes, it is amazing!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
Kelly14
(Boulder, Colorado)
answer 7
Hi! This one has oil. The one in the dark tube is oil free. It should say so in the description if you click on the darker tube. Hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
sunshine09
(CA)
answer 8
Not this one, but I believe there is an oil-free formula as well.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
Lindarella
(Naples,FL)
Question
Is this product suitable for sensitive skin?
I have environmentally sensitized skin that reacts to harsh chemicals. Although my T-zone is shiny, my cheeks are dry, especially this time of the year. Would you recommend using the oil-free version instead? Thanks!
asked 6 years ago
jamielyn
(Davis, CA)
on Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
My skin is dry and sensitive to any drying ingredients or irritants. This is soothing and non-irritating with outstanding results. My skin has never been prone to breaking out however.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
tdkoli
(Lodi, CA.)
answer 2
I have sensitive skin and this product was a disaster for me. Made me breakout in the worst breakout of my life and felt heavy and glue-like on my face. I wouldn't recommend tinted moisturizers of any brand for those with sensitive skin based on my experience.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
lee25
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 3
I actually always use the oil free one.
I have very sensitive skin all the other products gives me break outs like crazy.. - regardless of the price.
but this one is great, i've been using it for 3 years and still loving it.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
jkdsfkjbdsjf
(new york, ny)
answer 4
I have sensitive skin and I love this product!
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
Jhgenii
(Central Coast, California)
answer 5
I have very sensitive skin and most products do not work well with my skin. But this one works great and looks beautiful. If you're still a little leary of trying it out, you can always go to a Sephora store and asked a sales associate for a sample. I've received many and I buy the ones I love and toss the ones I hate. Hope that helps.
answered 6 years ago
junghwa619
(Vancouver, WA)
answer 6
It's a moisturizer so it's great for sensitive skin. Unless you have a very rare condition it's the best "moisturizer with a foundation look" you can buy.
answered 6 years ago
dancrgirl
(Lenexa, KS)
Question
Use this after moisturizer? Or instead of???
Do you use this after using a separate moisturizer? Or do you use it right after you wash your face, instead of moisturizer?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
Isabella76
(New York)
on Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
It all depends on the type of skin you have. If you have fairly dry skin like me I would use this after your moisterizer. The more moisture you can get the better! If you have combination to oily skin you can use this as your moisterizer.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
stefanierosen
answer 2
I have a combination skin. It was suggested by the staff that this should not replace your regular moisturizer. So if you're using one regularly, you can layer it on top of your regular moisturizer. It glides easily on my moisturizer and I don't feel greasy all day--just perfect and hydrated enough! Goodluck!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
NurseMJ
(Burnaby, BC,)
answer 3
I am 65 and love this tinted moisturizer. I have dry skin so I put on my moisturizer then primer which really helps then the tinted moisturizer. After using the tinted moisturizer you will never go back to foundation.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
marionette
(Bluffton, SC)
answer 4
It depends on how dry your skin is. In the winter I add a moisturizer, but in the summer I don't.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
lovemyyouth
(Schenectady, New York)
answer 5
I have very dry skin. I wash, apply my moisturizers, allow them to dry for about 5 minutes, and then apply the LM tinted moisturizer in lei of foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ahogon
(charlotte, nc)
Question
is this oil free? non comdegenic? Is it okay for oily skin?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
kcgc
on Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Well to actually answer your question. No this version is not oil-free, but the oils used are non-comedogenic. I have read a lot of reviews where this version made the reviewer's face less oily than the non-oily version...so try both out!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
aleksis
(Delray Beach, fl)
answer 2
Laura Mercier has produced 3 types of this fabulous item, which include an oil free version. I myself own both the tinted and oil free. I tend to use the oil free during summer and the other during the winter, especially when I travel to drier climates.
answered 6 years ago
DaniB333
(Downey, CA)
answer 3
If you're at all concerned about oiliness, try the oil-free version of this tinted moisturizer; just double-check the color you use. I've found shade variations between the regular version and the oil-free one -- not sure why, but there it is.
answered 6 years ago
LilDiva
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
I have oily skin and it feels very heavy and more like a foundation than a tinted moisturizer, usually I would not get shiny and this tends to make me feel greasy
answered 6 years ago
fenway
(Woburn,Ma)
Question
Yet another shade question
I'm a pale person of mixed asian/hispanic/caucasian descent. I have hazel eyes and very dark brown/black hair. There isn't a hint of pink in my skin, yet there isn't much yellow either. My undertones are vvery neutral, I'd guess. I have a much easier time finding foundation in asia, or from asian brands because I need fair shades that aren't pink. My skin tone is a bit like Kristen Kreuk when she doesn't have a tan, although my hair is darker. I currently wear Armani Luminous Silk in 2, but will probably need 5 in the summer. So, like everyone else, I'm wondering which shade to order (I can't make it to a store to be matched though I know that'd be the easiest). I'm thinking Nude is probably best? Is Sand too dark? Porcelain would be too pale, I think. And, if i end up picking up color this summer, and Sand is too light, should I get Almond (and maybe mix it with a lighter shade if it's too dark)? Looking at the way the colors display on my monitor, Fawn looks like it'd be a good match for me, but the fact that it says it has "pink undertones" worries me.

Please help out this very confused girl! Thanks for reading this long post!
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
on Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I believe that the Nude shade would work well for you. It is somewhat neutral, but does have slight yellow undertones. The idea someone gave of mixing two shades sounds great, too!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
eastcoastgal
(East Coast)
answer 2
Buy Nude and Sand and mix your color for what ever season it is. I always buy two sometimes three shades and mix my colors to get exactly the color that is right for what ever time of the year it is. That way you waist nothing because you will use it sooner or later. It takes a few mixings and you can do it right in the palm of your hand the more you do it the easier it gets and pretty soon you'll be a pro.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
iknowmycosmetics
(Dallas, texas)
answer 3
Oh, I thought of a P.S. to my previous answer...
Since you mentioned you have some difficulty finding foundation shades to match your neutral undertones (other than Asian brands), I thought I'd mention that I've had great success with Kevyn Aucoin's 'The Liquid Airbrush' foundation. I've been using the 'LQ02' shade this winter, and it has matched my very pale skin wonderfully, though I'm finding that even I need something darker for summer.
The point is, it might be a good match for you also, if you have very neutral undertones like I do (not exactly pink or yellow, but a little of both)
xo
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
katiebug
(Prattville, AL)
answer 4
Hello, you!
I have coloring very similar to yours, so felt compelled to answer. I've found that the Porcelain shade leans slightly towards a pinker undertone, while the Nude shade leans more towards a yellower undertone. (I am somewhere in between) I've found that the Porcelain generally matches my skin color better in the winter, while the Nude works well in the summer when I've had just a little sun.
While this product does have some color, the fact that it is pretty light in coverage gives me enough leeway that I can get away with wearing either the Porcelain or Nude shade. Neither is really all that light, so if you're pale at all, I wouldn't really worry about it being TOO light.
I hope this helps you!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
katiebug
(Prattville, AL)
Question
I rec'd a sample of LMTM from Sephora
and I loved it...on the package it says "med 02". I'd like to order this but what color shade is med 02? Thanks..
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Milford, NH)
on Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
med 02 is a shade offered by Stila tinted moisturizers. I've received a sample just like that from Sephora so I realize that you might be looking at the wrong brand. The product you are looking for is called Sheer Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 Oil Free. But if you still want LM, I would go with Nude. The next shade up, Sand, is a lot yellower than med 02.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
mylinda
(King of Prussia, PA)
answer 2
The only color samples I've ever received from Sephora in a little packet are in the shade Nude so I'm thinking that's what it likely is. But they did also offer small tubes of tinted moisturizer as deluxe samples for beauty insiders and I've received those in Sand.

If the color is pretty fair, with pink undertones, I'm sure it must be Nude. Sand is definitely very yellow compared to Nude and a lot darker. Unless you're tanned from the summer, Sand will look way too yellow. In my case, I actually like having both shades around so I can adjust my application according to my color for the season. I am fair to medium-complexioned so I tend to be darker in the summer from sun exposure and a lot paler in the winter. On some days, I even mix the two shades to try and get something more perfect for the moment. If you can go to the store, I'm sure they'd be willing to give you a sample of both shades to take home and try out.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
mylinda
(King of Prussia, PA)
answer 3
I've ordered the product in "Nude". I am a fair to light complexion brunette and the color is perfect for me.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
ooooo
(Dothan, AL)
Question
Does this make-up clog pores?
I see that this product has castor oil listed as an ingredient, and I wanted to know if this is a good moisturizer, but doesn't clog pores. My skin is a little dry, but I still get breakouts.
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Denver, CO)
on Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
3 answers
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answer 1
I have sensitive skin. I really wanted to like this product but it made my forehead breakout all over in little bumps.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
thecate
answer 2
I have sensitive skin that gets a little dry during seasonal changes. This product works great for me, very lightweight moisture that has actually improved my complexion. It never clogged my pores or caused me to break out.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Rae05
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 3
Hi There -- cream is very sheer, non greasy and does not clog pores.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
Sandybar
(Pleasant Hill, Ca)
Question
I have used this before and my old bottle says 'BARE RADIANCE' but i dont see that specific color on here? im
blonde hair blue eyes fair skin
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
on Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
3 answers
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answer 1
The "Bare Radiance" is a color shade for the LM "ILLUMINATING" TM. This is the regular. Bare Radiance corresponds to Nude.
answered 5 years ago
lk123
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
This is as far as I understand labled:nude shade. I have light to medium skin color and it blended just fine. It's light enough to give little coverage without being obvious.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
rachacha
(San Rafael, CA)
answer 3
Because the coverage is light, I stick with Nude. My skin is medium in summer and fair in winter (like many), and this product easily transitions with the change in seasons. Hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
glamber
(Carmel, IN)
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