I thought this was going to be an excellent idea for my dry/acne prone skin. WRONG.
My skin broke out in HUGE ANGRY zits looking for revenge so I will not buy this ever.
The consistency is very thick and heavy, feels like a mask.
This was my first TM ever, and probably my last. I will try to mix my own with products I already know my skin likes.
I'm very sad this didn't work because the color (creme) is a perfect match for my complexion. I've heard of makeup "caking" before but never experienced it, until now. Even with a minimal amount of product it just sits on my skin and looks spackled on. I tried to apply it with fingers, with a blender, with a brush... It never helped. I wish it were thinner and easier to blend; I bet it would have been a wonder product. :(
Still playing with this one but so far its pretty good.... I havent tried it all over my face yet just cos i feel like its too thick...I've been using it as a concealer for under eyes/post spot marks in conjunction with the Josie Maran tinted SPF lotion (the one in the glass jar w/ the pump)... great results! This might be the one i use during the winter but for spring/summer i cant say ill try it all over lol
As far as tinted moisturizers go, this stuff is pretty good. Be warned, however, that it is thick, just like the consistency of sunscreen. It also smells like sunscreen, which I (personally) like. The coverage is light-medium. The only complaint I have about this product is that it takes FOREVER to absorb into your skin. I have to wait 20 minutes or so to apply bronzer. Another pro: it has a ton of sunblock, so you know that your skin is protected. Best applied with fingers or duo-fiber foundation brush.
I haven't worn makeup in quite a while, because of some acne problems and overall lack of time in the mornings, but I recently decided to try again, with a more streamlined and natural approach. I heard excellent things about argan oil, and chose this product over the Laura Mercier one I also sampled, because of its narural ingredient list. It seems to have definitely improved the quality of my skin, and I no longer have flaky, makeup covered patches of skin like I did before. People compliment my complexion all the time, even when I'm wearing the bare minimum amount of makeup. I'm definitely a believer in argan oil now!
This product is easy to apply (I use my fingers, clean of course), but it is a bit thick and dries quickly, so you have to work fast! For me, this wasn't a problem, because I got medium coverage in a short period of time, from only a pea sized amount. Before each use, make sure to knead the tube though, because the oil will sometimes separate.
This tinted moisturizer gave me a pleasantly dewy appearance, and looked very fresh and radiant. I have dry skin, so I'm not sure how well this would work on people with more oily skin, but I've set it with powder on some hot and humid days (I live in Florida), and it still manages to look radiant without being greasy, for the majority of my day. With a little bit of cheek/lip stain, mascara, and brow powder, one can achieve a very natural look in no time at all!
I've been using this tinted moisturizer for over a year now and absolutely love it. The coverage is in between a tinted moisturizer and a foundation which is perfect for days when I don't want to wear an actual foundation. You can mix it with a regular face lotion to thin out the coverage a bit too. I have noticed that if I do not leave it upright (cap on counter) that the oil and product separate a bit. I will be purchasing this product again very soon.
Per the review below, I am a pale-complexioned redhead, and Creme does suit me perfectly. I had first tried Butter, since sometimes I can be in between two shades, but it was a little too dark. Creme matches my skin tone perfectly and gives me a smooth porcelain complexion. I also love that it has an SPF of 30 and that it has argan oil in it. It's become my holy grail of tinted moisturizers. A little pricey, but worth it.
I can honestly say I hate this product with a passion. I am still using it, as I forgot to return it to QVC on time, but I hate it. Creme is like red head pale, I'm especially in the wintertime, but it's on the goth side, seriously. It's also cakey, just too thick & surprisingly dry, Does not blend at all. continued >>
This is the one. The first tinted moisturizer I've tried that I love. I wear this over my argan oil and it leaves a perfect, dewy finish without looking greasy. My skin looks healthy. I used BE for years but it's just not giving me the coverage I need anymore. I was on a what seemed to be never ending search for the perfect TM. The more I use it, the better my skin looks. Argan oil is a true wonder for my oily, sensitive skin. I am fairly light in BE and I use the cream TM in the winter and the butter in the summer.
Unfortunately, because of the high SPF, it has a sunscreen smell. That lasts ALL day. Combine that with a so-so color match (I'm actually between Creme and Butter), I returned it. Too bad as it kept me nice and moist all day and did not break me out. If you can get over the lasting smell, you might want to try this out, as it is almost like a BB cream, with
a nicer finish, for dryer skins.