Monday, 10 February 2014


I know it's not summer yet but I think any girl has days where she needs little coverage (not a full face of foundation) but enough to have a nice glow and even out the skin tone. Here are my most trusted tinted moisturisers that I use on my 'good skin days' or 'too hot to do anything else summer days'.

Eborian CC Creme HD Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser

Laura Mercier's Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser: This is very well known for it's glow-y capabilities, I call it sunshine in a tube. It is the one thing that gives me the most beautiful glow ever! It has tiny microscopic shimmer particles in it BUT you don't look like Edward Cullen in sunlight, these particles are not invisible on the skin once applied.

Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser

 It gives you a mega glow, it would brighten up the dullest of complexions on the greyest day of the year! As the name suggests it illuminates your skin, making it look younger and healthier. It has an SPF 20 so it's great for everyday protection, it glides onto the skin very easily, making it a great one-step makeup trick when you have no time but want big illuminating results FAST!

Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser

 It's only draw back is that it's not cheap, well none of the Laura Mercier's product are, but I have had mine for over a year and used it a lot (a little goes a long way) and it's still full because you get a lot of product for the money.
My shade is Warm Radiance (for medium skin with pink tones).

Erborian's CC Creme HD: My second favourite is a little less well known, it is a hybrid between skincare and makeup, so it moisturises and has anti-aging properties and evens out your skin tone and gives you a little glow (much less in your face as Laura Mercier's) it is just more subtle.

Erborian CC Creme HD

 This product comes out of the tube as a white cream which you start rubbing onto your face and it changes colour to match your face tone. It is quite entertaining to apply! See photo below where it starts   getting colour.

It has a great SPF of 45 so your daily protection--> check! It it great for covering redness, pigmentation and rosacea since it has enough coverage to mask them but it is virtually undetectable on the skin, it just looks like your skin, but better! It is my go-to skin product in the summer months and on holidays because it checks all the boxes for day and night makeup, your skin looks simply flawless!

Have you tried any of these bases? What are your favourite ones?
Love, London Girl  xxx


  1. My favorite base would probably have to be the original Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer! I've never tried the one in illuminating but based on what you wrote, I'd love to ^^ Wonderful blog btw!

  2. Hi Crystal thank you!, I am glad it was helpful! I also heard a lot about the Nars tinted moisturiser, have you ever tried it? It's on my wishlist, wanna get it and review it soon too :)

  3. I'll need to give Laura mercier a good whirl!
    Make sure to check out my blog!


  4. Ya it's well worth a try! Great for summer :)! Thank you for visiting!