Wow, this is the weirdest thing.
My sister actually bought this in the shade porcelain (their lightest shade), but since the colour didn't match her, she gave it to me.
When I put this on my face, I was shocked by the colour. It's actually pretty ridiculius that this is their lightest shade. I'm NC15-20 in MAC, and it looked horrible on me. Waaaay to orange and dark! Maybe an NW30 or something?
But not only the shade was off, the texture was off as well. It didn't blend into my skin at all. I waited and waited, but it kept looking unatural, and if I touched my skin the product moved around. And I don't have oily skin? My skin usually sucks up all of the foundation or whatever I'm using, because it's pretty dry. With this it was the weirdest thing I've tried. Like it just sat there on top of my skin like.. I don't even know.
I feel like this tinted moisturizer is a hit or miss depending on your skin and which color you get. For me it didn't give almost any coverage but I still used it for a couple weeks because the ingredients were good for my skin. It didn't break me out but it didn't really improve anything either. I think you really have to try this yourself in order to judge it (it's only $3 so you won't be regretting much if you don't like it).
It's interesting to me that there are so many bad reviews on this product. This stuff really is not bad at all, it's just not amazing.
The price point is obviously great ($3). I love that it contains Aloe, Cucumber and Vitamins A, C & E, and that its SPF 20. It glides on smoothly via finger application probably due to the silicone (so its smooth like a primer). This gives me a lot more color than my Missha BB cream does (which is more grey-ish) but definitely not as much coverage. But being as how I purchased this just to wear when I have to run to the store real quick or don't wanna scare my neighbors with my naked face when I am in the laundry room or grabbing the mail on days I don't need foundation, I am good with the super light and breathable coverage. I also dig the fact this stuff is so light in coverage that I can actually go a bit darker in shades than I would be able to do with foundation (unlike a lot of other reviewers I didn't turn orange at all). I am NC25-30 and Nude worked well for me, but so does Sand provided I manipulate it with a lighter powder.
I am not thrilled Mineral Oil is the second ingredient. Not at all. While I do not break out and I know that Mineral oil has a worse rap than it should bc its actually kinda beneficial for dry skin, I do have large pores and I am not down with messing with them by way of clogging em up and making them even bigger in the long run. It also contains parabens which is totally lame and unnecessary. The shade availability for this stuff blows - its either more orange toned or red brown and that is lame. I expected a dewy finish but this didn't happen, sigh. The color is also not build-able at all and if you try it just ends up kind of a mess. The biggest problem is that it just isn't as moisturizing as it should be or claims to be which leaves me scratching my head because it IS a moisturizer, right?
I think for its price it is definitely worth a try and if you hate it you're not out much at all. I personally will continue to re-purchase just for those days I don't have to dress to impress but still wanna smooth my skin and get some sun protection.
They say you get what you pay for and this is the truth with this TM. I wasn't expecting much but it was just awful. I don't even want to go on in this review. But I paid two bucks so I can't complain.
Oh this is what I get for making an uninformed impulse purchase from the fancy new ELF display at my Walmart! I bought the lightest shade. I've got cool toned fair skin but self tan my body and neck, so I like my face makeup to have yellow or at least neutral undertones to blend so I'm not walking around with pink face, yellow/brown body. The lightest shade turned me straight up orange! Not cute. Plus the bottle kept leaking out every time I opened the cap. But at least it was only $3, so I can't be too mad I guess.
One word - terrible.
At first when I bought it, I liked it. I found that it was light and easy to apply. As time went on, the color seemed to change and the product started to set into the lines in my face. Then the product itself began to become clumpy and just disgusting.
I instantly threw it away - no product should do that! It just shows that the ingredients inside are not good for your skin.
Performance -- Some people seem to like this product because of its supposedly lightweight, tinted property. A tinted moisturizer is meant to deliver light coverage. It ought to be similar to a BB cream, without all the skincare benefits. However, this product did not provide a light coverage, and instead, it seemed to dissipate as I smoothed it over my skin. I'd have to use a lot of product to retrieve that light-coverage look. Sort of contradicts what I'm going for when I want to use a tinted moisturizer, right? Useless...
As for the color, I had high hopes for it. Skin tone is light; undertone is yellow. I did not want to believe the reviews that said this product would oxidize to an orange hue, since many more reviews praise it for its yellow undertones. I thought it would fit me well, given that most drugstore face makeup/foundations target pink undertones. Unfortunately, this product does oxidize to an orange color. Not attractive, unless maybe if you're into that orange look for the summer.
To sum it up? Terrible performance.
Price & other -- Super cheap for a tinted moisturizer, but it's a product that fits the saying "you get what you pay for." Yes, this has spf 20, but the sunscreen is not entirely reliable. If you're truly concerned with sun damage, don't look to this product for that 'protection'. The packaging is another positive thing, but there is no point of great packaging and price if the product itself fails miserably to deliver.
So yeah, cheap price, but I would not repurchase and would definitely not recommend.
It's hard to write a negative review on something that's cheap, so I'll keep it simple. My main issue is that it doesn't offer even enough coverage for something so cakey! It's also a tad orange and I have rather fair skin. The price is most certainly reasonable. But think the majority of E.L.F. products are best for young girls first learning how to do their makeup.
I bought this in Nude (for reference my skin is NC25 in MAC/Bobbi Brown in Beige/GA Luminous Silk in #5) which matches okay, but is not yellow enough and the next darker shade Buff is too dark.
It feels nice going on, easy to apply and blends out easily as well. I use a bit of powder in the t-zone with pretty much any tinted moisturiser or foundation and did the same with this one. So far so good.
The problem is this oxidised like crazy to a clown-like orange. I then went out and bought Porcelain thinking since it was lighter, I could blend the 2 together and maybe it would be less obvious. This made it slightly better but then it looked a bit patchier and oxidised in some areas and not in others. I don't want to start mixing this with foundations and so on because then I may as well just use a foundation or just use a product that works in the first place.
It's not a bad tinted moisturiser, it just didn't work for me. But I know some foundations that oxidised and look awful on me have looked great on my friends, family or other people. It's cheap so it's still worth a try but I prefer my Wet N Wild tinted moisturiser in Buff - much better match colour-wise and no oxidising or patchiness, it's my HG tinted moisturiser.
I have this in the shade Porcelain and I use this on top of my concealer which makes me look ghostly but after applying this it levels my skin out. Its a great color on me because it has a yellow undertone and matches well with my skin.You basically get what you pay for... a simple light weight tinted moisturizer. The only thing I would say is to not try and use this as a concealer or continuously build this up because it WILL look orangey. I find the best way to apply this is to tap it in and blend it well with your fingers, other than that I love how it looks on my face.