I absolutely love this product! I only need about a pea size to cover my entire face (and I have a very very wide face!) so it will last a long time. The formula is pretty thick which is a pleasant surprise for a tinted moisturizer. This product is extremely easy to blend and gives me an awesome natural pretty glow. It evens out my skin tone, but for blemishes i still need a concealer which is expected for a tinted moisturizer. There are 5 different shades to choose from and the shades run on the dark side. My color is fair.. My only complaint is one day i was squeezing the product out and it was seeping out of the top of the cap. (However it may have been just me!) There is somewhat excess buildup of product surrounding the cap but you can just clean that off.
i was suggested this in lieu of my *beloved* Dior hydraction TM which was discontinued. what i liked about the Dior was it's good coverage (i was able to sub the Dior for foundation) and this does not deliver remotely on that front, it is very sheer. i use this on my forehead and areas that don't need any type of coverage, and foundation on other areas. basically this is just so i can finish it up, because for what this does i could just as easily use no product in these areas.
I want to like this product. I bought it in Luminous and it does do a nice job of quickly moisturizing and making my skin look better than no makeup would. Good for getting ready quickly in the morning. However, it immediately makes my nose shiny and feel oily. I am surprised at how few people have had this problem. I also think it may be clogging my pores. All of the sudden since I have been using this regularly I have had a lot of blackheads. I think it's an okay product, but I will probably not buy again.
This works great for me. I wish it a just a tad bit more coverage but it still works great. i have very oily skin and it dosent add extra oil to my face. It actually isnt very moisturizing to me so i use just a dab of cetaphil moisturizing cream and then use sephora's anti shine and then apply the smashbox tm. After that i finish it with mac blot powder in deep dark and my skin is absolutely flawless!!!!! Usually within a couple hours i am a oily hot mess but i can go almost the whole day without having to touch up with with the blot powder. I am so glad i found the right combination of products that help with my oily skin, lets see how this works out in the summer heat.
My favirote TM by far. I am very pale so I got Luminous. It only gives a sheer tint but thats perfect for my skin. I wore it all day and at the end it looked as good as when I put it on. It is on the pricey side but LM TM is about $10 more. You get a pretty good amount in the container. That brings me to the packaging, it is easy and portable. Just throw it in your makeup bag and your'e on your way. I will be repurchasing again and again. I just can not get enough of the "glow" it gives my face.
I am very pleasantly surprised by this tinted moisturizer! It doesn't melt off my oily skin- it actually stays quite natural looking, with a semi matte finish under powder. The color Luminous is a good match on my fair skin. Love this for warmer months because it doesn't get cakey or need often powder touch-ups!
ETA: Melted off my skin :( And was a little too yellow for my cool undertones.
This tinted moisturizer is amazing and is perfect for those with olive skintones! I am NC35 and Light was a perfect match but I wanted something to enhance my skin colour and give me a more tanned, even skintone look in the cold winter months to avoid tanning beds. I got a sample at Sephora for both light and medium. Medium was darker than my skintone but when blended in nicely it looked gorgeous! No orange lines - I was afraid of this. The sheerness of this product makes it possible. Even the girl who worked there agreed medium was a nice fit for what I was going for.
I have now purchased the full size and love it! I use very little and it gives my skin a natural tanned look with even skintone. It also works well as a primer. Keep in mind I am not wearing this alone. I do set it with a powder. I have yet to see how the darker shade lasts all day on its own. I'm sure it will look beautiful in the summer when my skin is naturally tanned.
I mix this in Luminous with my Clinique liquid foundation and I LOVE it. It was completely worth the money. My skin looks natural and healthy and though it's acne prone, hasn't broken out at all. Definitely a necessity in my daily makeup routine.
This was my first venture using a tinted moisurizer, mainly because any makeup I've used has been a mineral, due to my very oily skin. I had read a variety of comments regarding this product, and decided to give it a try.
First off, it was certainly pigmented more than I thought a tinted moisturizer would be, and with this you have to be careful. I bought Medium, although upon my initial application it appeared to be quite dark on my face (I am NC45). I worked it in well, ensuring I had no lines showing along my neckline. Then on very close inspection using my 20x mirror, I noticed that the moisturizer had settled in the very large pores I had on my nose. It looked like I hadn't been doing a proper facial cleaning routine.
Being a little disappointed, I did a little work to remove it from my pores, and then instead of applying it directly to my nose, I used less, distributed it to my fingers first, and then applied it to my nose. Much better. However, wanting to get the SPF factor of 15 utilized, I really can't say whether or not the amount on my nose would be beneficial. I brushed on a little PTR powder SPF and everything looked very good.
I am also pleasantly surprised that I don't get overly oily using this product. It has a lovely texture and provides a really nice wash of fresh colour, but don't look to it to cover any major flaws. It can't cover anything like pimples or sun spots. For that you will still have to use a concealer, which I did AFTER applying it.
All in all, a really nice product for a light makeup look. Though it is a little expensive, I would certainly re-purchase.
April 17/2011 - After continued use, this product started to make my skin really oily. As SPF15 is not strong enough IMO, I have gone to using Neutrogena Dry Touch Sheer SPF30 followed my Laura Mercier mineral powder.
Wow this is the best tinted moisturizer I've tried! Just the right texture, Just the right coverage (looks flawless!). I am really glad that this product doesn't make me break out because a lot of BB creams / foundations do. Also, a little bit goes a long way. I use this in the 'Light' shade.
I do wish it was a bit cheaper. I believe I got it for around $30 at Sephora.