This product has AMAZING coverage for a tinted moisturizer - in the summer I only have to use this and no foundation/powder at all for flawless looking skin! It is not too oily either. I love it so much I wish I could keep buying it every time I run out, but it is a little on the pricey side.
Bought this in Nude oil-free version, usually wear NW20 in MAC foundations and concealers. Found this to make me more oily and somewhat sticky, which I disliked. Was looking for a lightweight and easy application with a sheer-ish coverage and it does have that just the finish is not great. I ended up returning it and going with the Clinique BB Cream and have been loving that.
I must be stupid. So many years and years of using BB cream or foundation over moisturizer has gone by that I treated this TM the same. I used it over my moisturizer, and was GROSSED OUT at the results. My skin was so oily and shiny that it was just a greaseball at the end of the day with no coverage. After I discovered my issue with this product, I decided to use it one day right after washing my face and was so happy with the results. It was a moisturizer, sunblock, and coverage in 1 easy step -- the reason why this product is so loved. I finish it off with a light dusting of Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder to control my oil/shine (I have very oily skin), and then my skin looks glowly (not greasy) and even toned throughout the day.
It's hella expensive, so I'm not quite sure if I would rebuy though.. :(
over priced crap!! I got this for mothers day a few years ago, never reviewed. IMO tinted moisturizers in general make my skin slimy. I have given up on all of them.
I'm going to be in the minority here, but I was very disappointed by this product. I bought it because of the rave reviews and due to the fact that the SA applied it on me in the store, and it made me look "dewy" with sheer-medium coverage. Even my bf commented on it!
However, when I bought it and used it myself, every time I tried it, it made me look like an oil-slick after about an hour or two! This happened with or without some kind of moisturizer/primer underneath. I even tried it with the LM mineral foundation primer - still oily. I realize that this is supposed to function as a stand-alone moisturizer, but I felt that it is not really moisturizing enough on it's own. Perhaps the oil-free version would be better but Sephora didn't carry that in the travel size.
The tube packaging is nice, although I assume it would be hard to get all of the product out at the end. I'm glad that I only bought the travel size from Sephora because I won't be using it again.
Minus another lippie for the cost, $19.50 for 1 oz (travel size), which is completely ridiculous.
I love this product. I use it everyday no matter where i am going. It really evens out your skin tone and can also make you appear tanner. The only negative is that even though i bought the oil-free version, i still feel like i get greasy and have to result to oil blotters throughout the day.
I am suprised the reviews number is not higher on this as everyone I know practically wears it. LM started the TM rage, she was the first. The only really BAD thing about this is that if you are not the colors (new) Bisque, Mocha or Caramel you are NOT getting UVA protections. For shame, if she can make these new colors, and of course I would not give this a good rating if I could not wear one of them = Bisque, then she can reformulate the old ones. Otherwise, compared to other TM's this has a bit more coverage, well maybe more than a bit as it can almost cover as well as my Smashbox foundation. If you are one of the new colors highly recommend. It is a great product if you have normal to dry skin, not for oily girls. That would be more Stila.
I got a small sample tube of this in a swap. I was expecting so much more out of it due to all the excellent reviews. Everyone seems to love this and recommend it as a tinted moisturizer. It's not the best and I've even had drugstore products perform better. It doesn't cover my large pores, it transfers easily, the color "nude" was orange on me, and I just can't find anything positive to say about this. Over all I wouldn't recommend this. Instead if you want a TM I'd suggest the Garnier BB cream.
I've bought this tined moisturizer twice now. The second time was the oil free version, which made me get rashes and hives on my cheeks. The first time this happened, I thought it was a fluke, but I put on the oil-free tinted moisturizer again, and my cheeks were just super itchy and blotchy. Regardless, I think it's a wonderful product, but for those sensitive, dry skin women, be wary.