As previously bemoaned, my skin hates winter. Dry, flaky, deathly pale; without makeup I look as if I’m desperately in need of a large portion of vegetables/have contracted rickets. Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser is one product I rely on to bring my face back to life.
It really does make skin look ‘lit from within’ – to borrow a usually-false advertising term – thanks to a super-fine shot of shimmer that adds radiance without naff sparkle. It skims over imperfections rather than highlighting them and gives the complexion a healthy glow.
For extra coverage it can be layered or mixed with foundation and topped with concealer to cover blemishes. Skin-friendly SPF 20 ensures protection from those winter rays. All very handy if, like me, you look more Wicked Queen than Snow White in the harsh January light.