I had given up on tinted moisturizers in the past because all of the ones I've tried (a range of both drugstore brands and more high-end brands) just didn't do me right. Either the color would be off or the texture and consistency would be off. I'd resigned myself to just making my own by mixing foundation with moisturizer, which works really well, but adds an extra step in the morning. With hot, humid weather a-coming I decided to try a couple more products to see if I like them. This one's a winner!
I really prefer a more sheer, natural look with my makeup and just want something that evens out redness. Then I spot concealer over any trouble spots. This tinted moisturizer is *perfect* for that. I am light with yellow undertones and use the "Fair" shade. (I've never been officially matched at MAC but based on my other foundation matches I believe I am an NC20).
What I really like about this is the consistency. It has a very smooth, creamy consistency and it soaks right into my skin. I have tried TMs in the past that didn't soak in and it looked like I just had pigment caked on top of my skin - did not happen with this at all! It blends right in and looks natural. I do have dry skin, though, and I never trust the SPF in makeup products, so I do put on a higher SPF moisturizer before applying this. I give it a few minutes to soak in and then put this on.
The coverage is also nice. It is enough coverage to even out most of my redness, but sheer enough to look natural. It is not at all cakey and doesn't cake into/accentuate my dry skin patches. Another thing I like is that I have a couple of beauty marks (aka moles) that I don't like to cover, and they peek through this TM just fine. I also found it to be SLIGHTLY buildable... Yesterday I put a second, thin layer of it over my cheeks because there was some extra redness and it really toned it down without caking. There is a mild amount of shine left after application, but I find that almost all makeup products do that to me. I allow the TM to soak in/set for a few minutes while I do my hair or whatever, then just set my makeup with a very light dusting of NYX HD studio finishing powder and problem solved.
In terms of the color it suits me very well, though I think Fair (the lightest color) would be too dark for anyone lighter than me. It did not oxidize on me and turn orange, though since my skin is not oily I typically don't have a problem with this. If things *do* oxidize on you, this could do so just as much as any other foundation product.
I like the way the packaging looks on my vanity with my other makeup products. The only problem with the packaging is that it is easy to dispense too much which is wasteful. But honestly at $8-12 for 1.7 oz, it is so affordable I don't care. I was considering purchasing a $40 TM before I found this baby. You also can't really see how much product is left, but again, at the affordable price I could just keep a backup tube in stock.
I haven't noticed any breakouts or adverse affects yet, so I will update if that occurs. I also have only worn it for ~6 hours at the longest. It lasted well for that time, but I will update on how long it lasts when I wear it longer.
I like to top the look off with a little pop of blush, some tightliner and mascara and I'm good to go for the day!
This is the best tinted moisturizer ever. It's just the right amount of coverage to wear underneath loose powder or wear alone to the gym. Feel like its my little secret
I like the coverage and it is a good moisturizer.
The reason why it gets a 3 (the 3.5 aggregate rating is spot on for me actually) is their shade selection is too limited. I'm NC15 and fair is two shades too dark for me, so I have to mix in my Physicians Formula Conceal RX in with it so that it matches my skin. When I do that, it's almost perfect. It's just annoying because I hate using so much concealer, and also diluting it with the concealer can tend to make it less moisturizing so I have to put on a little moisturizer first. PLEASE MAKE A LIGHTER SHADE!!!
Really like this for everyday--light to medium coverage, color blends in nicely, fairly matte finish, not excessively dewy. Can't beat the price, and the tube is very practical. Doesn't irritate my dry skin, which I attribute to the fact that it doesn't appear to contain anti-aging ingredients.
Delivers what it promises. Not much shine at the end of the day, light coverage, smooth texture, and hydrating, I love that the medium is a good colour match, and that it has SPF15. Will repurchase if I run out.
I am a big fan of tinted moisturizers and their modern counterpart, BB creams. This is my favorite tinted moisturizer under $15. I grab this for about $12 at my local Target.
This can feel a bit heavy if you use it in addition to your regular moisturizers. It works just fine over an oil free moisturizer. I use Kiehl's Facial Fuel and swear by it. I also wouldn't recommend this for anyone who is extremely oily.
I have combination skin with slight oil in my t zone. I like how this glides on smooth, leaving your skin soft, and covering up minor imperfections from breakouts or lack of sleep. Brightens up my skin when it's looking dull in the winter. Bonus points to this product for including a mineral based sunscreen.
It blends into my fair skin perfectly and the price is right. It's a nice purchase to get you through those months when you need to tighten your budget up a bit.
Trying this out, new to tinted moisturizers, new to Boots. The Boots sales guy got me as I was walking around with Sonia Kashuk TM in my hands.
I am liking it. If there was a maybe for 'buy again', I might have clicked that. Ideally I would like to have mattifier built in, but I don't think this product makes me look any more or less oily than anything else after 6 hours, and I've used Murad mattifier with UD De-Slick under this and under UD Naked Skin foundation.
It does a great job of evening out and making skin look velvety but natural and fresh. I would use it for summer daytime / easy travel, but I would still need my oil blotting papers and mattifying pressed powder.
The price is ok and can beat some drugstore BB's by a couple of bucks.
I have the light and it blends into my medium-light tan ruddy skin very well.
I have this in fair which is a decent match for my fair-medium nc25 skin tone. I love that it is primarily a mineral sunscreen but it just feels so heavy (most mineral sunscreens do though). It just didn't impress me. It has a fair amount of coverage for a tinted moisturizer so its ok there. It doesn't have a strong scent, it didn't look bad (but didn't look great either)
It's just there. Like a parked car. I'll pass next time.
Made in France
Does not test on animals
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Just purchased the No 7 Boots TM in Fair and the color blended nicely with my cool skin tone. It also applies smoothly onto my mature, normal to dry skin leaving a soft finish with very light coverage. I emphasize that this product is definitely for those who have dry skin -- so if you are oily, avoid and try the Stilla TM.
Update 9/4/12: I have dry skin and I think this product may be slightly clogging my pores and causing bumps on my mature skin.
I was looking for a good tinted moisturiser when my Clinique one was just too dark for my skintone. I picked this up for $7 (on sale) at my local drugstore hoping it would be my new HG for the summer. I love the coverage - its light but covers up my imperfections and evened out my skintone. It also felt light on my skin and blended fairly well so I had high hopes! By mid day (applying it at 7:30AM) my face was a total greaseball - shiny and oily. By mid evening the product looked like it completely vanished from my face (and it must have because when I removed my makeup off at night the cleansing wipe had no visible signs of foundation).
After a few days of wearing it I started to break out around my chin & forehead into these huge painful pimples. I tried applying it with a brush thinking it was the oil from my fingers causing my breakouts but the same thing happened. I went back to my regular Revlon Colourstay foundation and my face completely cleared up within a week.
I guess its time for me to try something else. If anyone has any suggestions for a tinted moisturiser for oily skin please send a message to my inbox! I definitely won't repurchase this product again continued >>