Product Review: The SPF 18 Fluid Tint from La Mer

La Mer is definitely not unknown to all of you. It is always known for its high quality (with a high price tag) skincare. This is a review about The SPF 18 Fluid Tint from La Mer. The SPF 18 Fluid Tint combines La Mer's skincare with UVA/UVB protection and tint. It is available in three shades: Light, Medium and Dark.
La Mer The SPF 18 Fluid Tint


The SPF 18 Fluid Tint has a water-based formula. It is easy to apply and quickly being absorbed. The texture is light and moist, making it quite buildable. With layers of application, it doesn't leave my face sticky, heavy nor powdery.

The Fluid Tint features three shades in Light, Medium and Dark. The ones I have tried are Light and Medium. I have fairly light skin. The Light shade is slightly lighter than my skin tone. The shade in Medium is about two tones darker than my complexion. The color selection actually works for my complexion. In summer, my complexion is usually darker compare to the winter (all the uninvited tanning :-( ). I would mix the Light shade with the Medium shade to match my complexion.

The Fluid Tint is essentially a tinted moisturizer. The great advantage about tinted moisturizer is it provides a natural-looking "no-makeup" look. Compared to other tinted moisturizers I have used, LaMer The SPF 18 Fluid Tint is more hydrating in texture. It provides a very sheer coverage. Since it is a tinted moisturizer, however, it doesn't work like a foundation to cover the redness, pores, freckles or blemishes. But, I am not expecting that from a tinted moisturizer. It works great for me when I just want something with sun protection that feels lightweight and "breathable" on the skin. If I need more coverage, I would couple this Fluid Tint with foundation and concealer to cover the problem areas and blemishes.

The Fluid Tint imparts a luminous finish. It reduces the sun damage by using hollow photonic spheres to divert light waves while creating a light effect that appears more glowing. It brightens up the complexion evenly with a radiance.

As the weather gets warmer, my T zone is prone to getting oily. It can look overly shiny when the luminous finish is messed with oils and sweat. I would set with a dusting of matte loose powder to control the shine. So it leaves the complexion with a youthful luminous skin. For oily skin type, I would also suggest to finish the look with some loose powder after the Fluid Tint to prevent over-shine.

Lasting Power
This product has a fairly good lasting power. Through out the day of wear, my face feels moisturized and smooth without turning powdery or cakey.

Skincare Attribute
The SPF 18 Fluid Tint has Tourmaline and Brazilian Malachite gemstones that can capture light energy and re-emit it as beneficial green light to enhance the anti-oxidant effect on the skin. Seaweeds formulated in the Fluid Tint offer humectant properties to attract and bind moisture to the skin. They prevent dehydration by providing emolliency to the skin.

Overall, I think The SPF 18 Fluid Tint from La Mer is a good year-round tinted moisturizer. It has a light, moisturized texture, making it present a sheer and moist coverage. It gives a natural-looking finish and imparts a luminous radiance to the complexion. If you prefer not to wear foundation or if your skin needs little coverage, this Fluid Tint freshes up your look. I found La Mer The SPF 18 Fluid Tint is moist enough to work like a primer before the application of foundation. While it adds luminosity and moisture to the skin, it also ensures a long-lasting makeup result.

*This sample is provided by La Mer. However, this review is solely based on my personal opinions after using this product.*

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Girl-Woman said...

I love tinted moisturizers. Do you think it's worth the price? Currently using Bobbi Brown.

Beauty Anonymous said...

Hello Girl-woman,

Great to hear from you again!

I have never tried the tinted moisturizer from Bobbi Brown. La Mer The SPF 18 Fluid Tint costs $65 for 1.7 oz. It is quite pricey!

Compared to other tinted moisturizers I have used (Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 and Clinique “City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 25), I think La Mer The SPF18 Fluid Tint does a very good job combining "skincare" with color.

La Mer The SPF18 Fluid Tint has a "hydrating" and light texture. The coverage is sheer and luminous, which can't cover skin blemishes at all. But I think this happens to most of the tinted moisturizers.

What I really love about it is it leaves my face nice and moist throughout the day. If you have dry skin like mine, I think the Fluid Tint is worth the price.

For normal-to-oily skin, be sure to dust matte loose powder over The SPF18 Fluid Tint to control excessive shine and oiliness.

The Fluid Tint imparts a luminous finish. But in warm weather, it turns quite overly shine when more oil comes out. To finish the look with a dusting of loose powder makes the face look matte yet radiant beautifully.

I hope the information helps. Feel free to let me know if you have any question about this Fluid Tint.

Thank you for posting the comment!



Deshan Wolfey said...

How much dark is la mer fluid tint dark 4

Deshan Wolfey said...

How much dark is la mer fluid tint dark 4