I have had this product for a while, and I do use it on and off. There was a shade that matches my skin pretty well, and I never noticed any orange tones coming out as other viewers have described. It goes on smooth and evenly, and does diffuse red spots reasonably well. However, I did notice that it looks a little dried out after only a few hours of wear or so. I would use this product only after moisturizing heavily first, and it might work better with a primer under it. I probably wouldn't buy it again, but it wasn't that bad either- I did get some compliments on my skin and it didn't really do anything "wrong" other than drying out a little. It opened me up to tinted moisturizers instead of foundation for sure, but it left me wanting to try Laura Mercier and Dior instead. I think this product is great for it's price bracket and probably will be what a lot of people are looking for- I just think I might take it up a notch and try some higher end products.
I wish I could love this. I wish it was my hg, but its not. It's far from it. So I have light skin. I tried the lightest shade that it comes in..talk about orange. People even commented on it. That's not cool. Plus, it does not blend at all. I don't know how someone would effectively go about putting this on, but I tried fingers, sponge, and brushes. this stuff is like a cheap self tanner, you put it on and it leaves streakes everywhere. If you have perfect skin, find your shade and i'm sure it will be just peachy. Other than that, don't buy it.
My mom is a huge fan of Mary Kay and believes all their stuff is amazing so she talked me into getting this rather then getting one from Sonia Kash. The lady tried the colors on me and I matched perfectly to beige 1. This stuff was amazing when I first put it on then when I blended it in it made my skin have dry patches all over. So I used a moustirizer under to see if it was better but nope! So mad :/
I have very congested, oily, acne prone skin. My skin tone is very uneven. After consulting with my esthetician And settling on a face care regimen I have been noticing improvement but the thing she strongly reccomended was that I stop using foundation and let my skin breathe as much as I can. She said at most I should just apply a tinted moisturizer. After trying a few and not liking how shiny or sparkly I would be, I tried Mary Kay TM in ivory 1 and I am pleased with the results. It is thicker then the others I've tried. I do have to blend it faster because it tends to dry fast. I also apply a pressed powder after because I like how it looks and a little bronzer for summer. I like the SPF in this. This doesn't make me orange and I only have to blot once a day. It does not cover spots but I feel it does reduce the appearance of redness.
I have this in ivory1. It went on sheer and added a little eveness and diffused most of the redness in my face. It moisturized nicely and has SPF 20 that I really like. Basic TM and did its job.
So the problem is after 90minutes I was grease city and orange. I tried setting it with my Sonia Kashuk brightening matte powder and it worked for a bit bit another hour later and I was greasy again. The powder is white and I put extra on hoping it would lighten the orange a bit but that was not happening.
I will not repurchase.
This TM is alot thicker then most i have used, the coverage is great however it dose'nt blend well and it seems to make my face oliy and I do not have oily skin! I love the med. coverage foundations so maybe i was expecting too much but i was not crazy about this and will not re purchase it!
This is some strange stuff. I've never used a tinted moisturizer before, but I'm sure this isn't how it's supposed to be!
The product is thicker than it should be, and it doesn't blend well at all. It just sits on my face, leaving it oily and blotchy-looking. However, I have bought it time and time again because it is wonderful for my neck and chest! I've even used it on my arms in the summer. Somehow, it blends much better in these areas and I love the subtle color and SPF it gives. I just wish it did the same for my face...
The tube is convenient and easy to squeeze, and it's fairly large in size. It lasts awhile even though I'm using it across a larger area.
This tinted moisturizer is horrible :(
Affter a few hours of wearing it, it wore of and my skin looked very oily.
It also has a shine to it...which made my skin look oily (not glowy)
And I noticed that my skin would break out with acne after wearing for a few days...
Its about 18-16$ which is very pricey when a drugstore foundation would work better!
You only need a tiny dime size amount...so it should last awhile. (I've been using it for a few months)
This was my 1st makeup...so I didn't know any better. But I think ill throw it out.
I wore this product instead of makeup when I was 15-19 years old. Once I switched to this from Neutrogena liquid makeup and other face-clogging makeups, my boyfriend at the time said, "Wow your face looks nice, what did you do different?" Seriously, if you don't have a lot of blemishes to cover and have nice skin, this is the perfect moisturizer to highlight your great skin. It makes you look awake, refreshed, and evens out your skintone. I loved it, but I'm afraid to buy it again because it's been so long since I've worn it that the formula may be different. I would like to buy it again someday as it worked really well.
UPDATE: I gave this a try again and its just a splotchy uneven mess no matter how I try to make it work. PLUS about an hour later is turned orangey on me. Its just BAD. I miss my Stila TM :( So now I use Neutrogena break out free spf 55 which is heavenly, then top it with my HG foundations. BEST solution ever. ------------------------------------------------------------I was curious to try this for the summer time and I wanted something with a decent spf level so I picked this up in Beige 1. I'm NC25 and this shade is a touch too light. This TM pretty much just sat on my skin and settled into my smile lines and other creases on my face that I normally would not have noticed. It highlighted my wrinkles basically. A bit disappointed with this formula. I probably would not repurchase.