Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Complexion Combo: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser & L'Oreal Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer

With the sun baring down in full force and my usual foundation of choice (Estee Lauder DW) being far too heavy to use for these gorgeous spring days we're having so I've opted for a foundation free face for the past few weeks. I don't want  a heavy duty foundation masking my freckled face, and if I'm honest most days I've been rocking the bare faced look, which is working wonders for my skin that's been soaking up the Vitamin D.

When I do feel adding a base for my makeup or adding a light weight coverage I have been reaching for this complexion duo, the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser with SPF 20*, and L'Oreal's Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer. The LM Moisturiser adds just another coverage to smooth over any pesky pigmentation marks as well as adding much need moisture to the skin to produce a healthy looking glow. I've literally been mixing this together with a dash of the L'Oreal Primer in the palm of my hand before massaging onto the skin with my RT Buffing Brush before dusting on a touch of powder, a slick of my Korres Lip Butter and I'm ready to go.
The L'Oreal Primer acts as a highlight with its satin white formula which adds a dewy touch of radiance to the skin, for those of us after Millie Mackintosh skin this primer doesn't fail. It can be used alone under foundation for the same effect. Finally I add little touches of the primer to my brow bone, cheekbones and nose if needed and voila! Glowy skin be mine.

My skin is reaping the benefits of a much lighter coverage for day wear and I found this combo a great alternative to the hoard of BB Creams out there. No more hiding my freckles, that are popping up in their masses! What are your top base products for a foundation free face?

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  1. Lianne Whitelaw8 May 2013 at 11:19

    Both these products sound great, I've been finding that my trusty bobby brown foundation is a bit too much on the lighter and warmer days and would love Millie's glowing skin. Your skin looks lovely without foundation so I will need to have a bit more of a look into these two - my skin already is thanking you :-)

    Lianne x

  2. Love the sound of the tinted moisturiser, I really would love to try it :)
    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

  3. I hope they work for you as well, do let me know how you get on! Thank you sweet :) x

  4. Wow, you're too kind Beth! Any changes in particular that you like about the posts? And I have to agree with you ;) x

  5. It's perfect for warmer days! xx

  6. Your make up is glowy and radiant, think i'll have to reconsider getting lumi magique now :) x

  7. I am really enjoying following your blog atm Lauren and i love the sound of this combination. I dont wear much make up anyway but think I will try this for the days I do want a cleaner more glowy look. Thanks xxx

  8. Aw thank you Katie :)! Yeah this combo is great for less makeup days :) x

  9. I have the Oil-Free version of the LM TM and I love it :)


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