I love this product! I have been using it for my skin for a while now. I have uneven skin tone and it covers that very well! I have very sensitive skin so i was a little skeptical to first use it but it doesn't make me break out. The coverage is medium but the product is very light on the skin and not cakey at all! I would highly recommend to those who are looking for more of a light product to use on their face every day. I have no regrets with this product. In addition, it has lasted me quite a long time.
This is a great tinted moisturizer.
It is high quality and gel based, so its absorbed into the skin really easily.
It is oil free, which is great for us oily skinned people, and it has spf, which is essential!
The only downside is that it does still have a subtle "make-up" appearance, which tinted moisturizers dont usually have, however perhaps that is because this one has more coverage than others I have tried.
I HIGHLY recommend this! covers all my redness and pigmentation!
This tinted moisturizer is my holy grail. Of course it doesnt give a lot of coverage but it evens out the redness and other problems on my skin and makes it look more healthy. I usually wear this in scorching Cyprus heat and it doesnt make my skin look oily at all. The price is a bit high but it delivers what it promises.
I have lots of sun damage(thanks Cyprus sun) but i dont like wearing to much make up so i have learnt to live with them. This makes my freckles and sun spots look less problematic and seem cuter:)
I am using Light to Medium Tint and my skin is extremely dry on my cheeks but oily in the T-zone and no breakouts :))
I bought this as an impulse buy but I don't have any regrets. I've used tinted moisturizers before and I was surprised at the coverage. Even though it's sheer, it gave me a finish that was almost like using foundation. The texture is creamy but spreads easily. I use a sponge to pat my skin after applying to make sure there are no streaks. It lasts the whole day and I don't notice any smearing.
Although it's oil free, I still need to apply powder to set the product because I have an oily t-zone.
Packaging is great. It's sleek and comes in a tube which keeps the product clean. My only concern is there's no expiration date written on the package so I have no idea when it's supposed to expire (due to the SPF)
I'm not sure what's up with the tinted moisturizer, but it has gotten very difficult to apply smoothly and causes my skin to look flaky (even though I exfoliate regularly and use the Clarisonic to clean my skin). My pores around the nose are even being emphasized..not very nice.
It felt and smelled like I was smearing liquid plastic all over my face. Weirdly heavy on the coverage, and entirely difficult to spread across my face, regardless of what type of vehicle you use.
The finish was tacky and cakey, and wore off after around 4ish hours.
I have very oily skin, and couldn't imagine who this would work for.
Laura Mercier is a much better option.
This is a great product for those who have yet to find a natural-looking regular foundation.
Price--not cheap at $42. There's a good amount in the package though, and I've found that drugstore TM's don't give nearly as good coverage, so this may be one area where splurging does you well.
Packaging--I like the tube, and I like that it has the cap at the bottom so you're most likely getting all of the product out of the package. The squirt top does a good job controlling the amount of product that comes out.
Product--as I stated in my first sentence, I have been on a years-long quest to find a natural looking foundation and have yet to succeed. I needed something that would give me an even tone to apply the rest of my makeup, and as of right now, this is doing the best job. I use this in XL tint, which is a near-perfect match for my skin. While it doesn't completely obscure every drop of redness I have on my face, it also doesn't make me feel or look like I'm wearing a mask, which IMO, is far more important. (And note--I did not have the same experience at all when I tried using some of BB's foundations, which I found to be kind-of heavy and unnatural looking).
I've also tried her non-oil-free TM and in terms of coverage, the two were equivalent. When this tube runs out, I may consider going back to that version since my skin is terribly dry and I am not averse to oil. That said, this oil-free version doesn't cake up or settle into my face and I think it looks very natural. I also found that BB's color line was better for my skin tone that LM.
I have repurchased this extortionately priced product, in spite of the fact that in Australia, this little black bottle weighs in at $70. Luckily, I had someone pick me up a bottle in Sephora in the USA for around $40. The sad thing is, I would probably pay the $70 if push came to shove.
I love this product. It is such a beautiful base, and even though I have quite problematic skin, I would be able to wear this and be seen in public. The coverage is quite full for a tinted moisturiser. I am very fair, and wear the shade "alabaster" which in the Bobbi Brown foundations is too yellow toned for me, but as tinted moisturizer, for some reason, it works - it is neither too pink or too yellow.
I find it really difficult to get a tinted moisturiser that doesn't leave an orangey hue on my skin, and this is the only one I have found that I've been happy with. I would say that once I finished this I cut open the tube to attempt to get every bit of product out, and I had a good week of product left in there. It is worth cracking out the scissors!
This tinted moisturizer gives a really nice medium coverage with a satiny, almost matte finish. I find that it gives more coverage than my longtime favorite TM, Laura Mercier. It also seems to last longer in warm weather when my skin is oilier and sweatier. That said, the shades are really weird and there isnít much selection. Tinted moisturizers tend to not come in a lot of shades because the idea is that a tinted moisturizer is on the sheer side so the shades are more forgiving. Unfortunately, with the higher pigmentation of BB TM, an off shade is glaringly obvious. I ended up mixing Extra Light Tint with Light to Medium Tint for a shade that would work on my NC25 skintone. Iím not thrilled with the customized shade since itís still too peach and beige for my skin, but fortunately itís not very noticeable after I add bronzer. I will not be wearing this tinted moisturizer in the winter time when I go easy on the bronzer and my skin is paler. I will use up what I have but Iím not sure I will repurchase. Mixing colors is far too much work, especially given the less than perfect results and the price of this product. I will stick with Laura Mercier TM in the winter and my other foundations in the summer.
I'm still on my first tube and have a second one. I really like the finish of the product - it does seem a bit full coverage for a TM. It leaves a matte finish on the face. One issue I've had is that sometimes it feels heavy on the face - not sure why. Also, I do have to spray my face with finishing spray/water to get a more natural finish (and avoid emphasizing patches etc)
so, here are my thoughts on the bb oil-free tinted moisturizer:
packaging: i like the black shiny packaging and that it contains 50 ml of product - i feel i do get my money's worth for this amount! i also think it's good that the tube is dark and protects the formula from UV, so the antioxidants inside don't go bad...
coverage: the coverage of this tm is great - it evens out my skintone perfectly without being too heavy! i actually think that the coverage of this tm is quite comparable to the bb skin foundation, if not a tad stronger!
formula: as i have oily skin, i don't need to use a moisturizer before - i can, but it is not really necessary. the formula is quite thick when it comes out, but it can be spread easily and streak-free.
finish: i love the finish, it's very natural and doesn't look cakey or weird on my face - the dewiness is great! i do have to blot during mid-day as i am quite oily, but i always have to do that anyways..
color: right now i'm using the shade 'medium tint', which is too dark for me when i'm not tanned - for that i should have taken the 'light to medium tint' (i'm actually considering buying that one for the rest of the year), for reference, i'm about an nc35 right now, when i'm not tanned about nc30 (i wear 3.5 warm beige in bobbis skin foundation, which is a bit too light for me now!)
so all in all i'm quite happy with this tm, as it does exactly what i want it to : evens out my skintone, has a nice dewy finish without being oily, i haven't broken out from this, it actually even contains antioxidants - don't know about the skin care benefits though!!