I had been lemming this TM for a LONG time when I finally emailed JI to request a sample in Light. The sample is a mini version of the full sized squeeze tube and was enough for me to use 4 times (all over my face, no patch tests). I have very fair, cool-toned skin with pink undertones and don't know anything about MAC references but usually wear Alima Neutral 1, Meow Sleek Bengal, or Vapour s110, and this product blended into my skin for a really excellent match.
I was, sadly, underwhelmed by this product. I found that without a good moisturizer underneath this looked too dry and emphasized my pores and lines - but I did get great, moderate coverage this way. With a fairly heavy moisturizer applied first the finish was much better BUT I needed twice the amount of product to get any coverage and even then it was very light coverage. I also got really, extra shiny after just a couple hours each time I wore this, regardless of moisturizer, finishing powder and repeated blotting.
I also ended up with little, white pustule-like blemishes on my face within 24 hours of application each time, so something in here does not agree with my face :(
On the positive side, this would be a great TM for someone who wants very light coverage and isn't sensitive to any of the ingredients. Also, if you don't have many enlarged pores or dehydration/expression/age/etc lines that could potentially be emphasized by it. It has a light scent that dissipates quickly, has some nice ingredients for nourishing the skin and, while it is expensive, it is cheaper than many of the other "natural" alternatives out there.
I would not buy again myself, but if you think it might for you, just ask for a sample and try it out. It might be wonderful for someone else.
I'm back "into" this product again! Set it aside for a while as it seemed to streak and ball-up a bit upon application. Maybe because I'm now using a lighter moisturizer underneath, it goes on great. The biggest difference however is that am now using a brush to apply it. A short, flat-top style foundation brush works GREAT to blend and diffuse this amazing tint. Just squirt a little of the tint on the back of my hand and work the brush into it, then apply. It creates a glowy yet matte finish that lasts all day and is ideal for the warm weather months. Plenty of coverage, but not cakey. Am using this in Medium--works well for my light/medium/tan skin, very forgiving. As others have noted, I think my skin looks better in general when I use this product.
This is has been my go-to tinted moisturizer for years. I've tried Bobbi Brown (oxidizes into a yellow/orange color and is too thick for my taste), Laura Mercier (it was fine and occasionally broke me out but it was still good), Missha BB cream (way too heavy & broke me out), and Dr. Jar+ BB cream (way too heavy and left a white cast on my face).
This is my favorite. Light, smells wonderful, beautiful color that doesn't oxidize, has light/medium coverage, feels SO NATURAL. Makes me skin look so dewy even though my skin is not the dewy type *at all*. It takes a couple of tries to get the application technique down. It dries quickly so work fast! I use a foundation brush and it works great.
Coverage looks pretty good for about 5-7 hours which is pretty good for a tinted moisturizer. What I love the most is that it doesn't break me out -- and, believe me, basically everything breaks me out. Love mineral make up!
Purchased this to conceal my rosacea from my dermatologist office. it appears very sheer and natural the first hour it is on. But quickly turns into an oily mess. to hide my rosacea i was encouraged to apply amazing base on top of the dream tint to better conceal the redness. within an hour my face was grossly oily and I couldnt stand it!! I like a matte finish but was really disappointed in this felt it made my skin oilier then it really is. I would say I have combination skin, with oily t - zone, and sensitive. But the days I used this I was just straight up oily. Big disappointment.
I love love love this make up! It really is very innocent looking and most importantly has only natural ingredients in its content. It leaves my skin nicely dry and velvety and I am generally having quite oily skin. I really like how it feels on my skin - as if I am not wearing anything at all - but at the same time evens the tone. I was using mineral powder until now, but it made my skin look a mess in just few hours. With Dream tint my face looks matte even in hot summer weather.
If I could change just one thing about it, this would be the smell - I don't mind it being flowery, but there is some strange, kind of goat milk note... I am not sure what it is, but I don't like it.
Given all the other good features of this product, the smell really is not a big issue to me. I am really happy I bought this moisturiser.
The texture and coverage are very light. I need to use a creme underneath, so it's not much of a mousturiser for me. The tint is so sheer it's really undetectable, so there's really no point in using it (I like sheer dewy finishes but this does nothing really). Also this product contains silicon and I would expect silicon free from ji. Would not buy again.
I love this tinted moisturizer and it works great with my skin. Sometimes I'm rushed for time or just want a fast foundation it works fabulous! Though it doesn't have high coverage but I like the light texture and I can blend smoothly. I've used 2 bottles already so far!
I wanted to like this too - and splurged at the salon for this...
Although it feels wonderful on my skin, it doesn't "do" a whole lot in terms of either being a foundation or a good moisturizer.
Only reason I've given it a "3" as an overall rating is because it does feel really nice on my skin, but other than this - I wouldn't buy it again, because as I said - for the price, this doesn't really do a whole lot.
Not worth the price, imo.
What a lovely product. I bought this after my eyebrow whisperer used it on me -- I wore it for the rest of the afternoon, and every time I saw my reflection I thought, "Hell, I look fabulous," so I went right back and bought it. It dries to a soft-matte finish that doesn't necessarily need to be powdered, though I do use blotting papers on my T-zone every few hours. Other makeup plays nicely with it (I mix my metaphors, thank you, as I'm a huge fan of Nyx blush), though it does require the use of an eyelid primer if I'm going to wear eye shadow. It doesn't settle into any fine lines and it doesn't scream "I'm wearing makeup!" But I look perfectly polished and even. It lasts well, even when I have allergies and I blow my nose a lot. It doesn't oxidize or turn orange on me, and it washes off completely and easily with cleanser. The squeeze-tube packaging is nice as well, as it allows me to use as little or as much as I want. I will definitely repurchase.
I really wanted to love this product. I normally wear mineral makeup, but as I get older, I notice sometime that my mineral makeup settles into my fine lines. I bought Dream Tint in the lightest shade, and have to say that the coverage is extremely minimal. My skin tone is fairly even, but I do have some old acne scars and sunspots. This does nothing to cover any of those. The texture is nice, but I can't say the product provided much moisture. I may use this on weekends, but for better coverage, I will go back to my loose mineral makeup.