I have been using this product for about a month now. I use it pretty much everyday after I apply suncream. I like how light it feels on my skin, it is also very moisturizing. The product absorbs quickly, so my face doesn't feel all sticky. The lasting power and oil control power are pretty good as well.
The coverage is very sheer though. I noticed that if I apply this with a stippling brush, the coverage is especially sheer. But if I apply with my fingers, it gives me just a little more coverage.
So far I like this TM way better than Korres's and maybe even laura mercier's oil free TM.
finally a TM for oily skin! I don't like heavy cooverage foundations.beyond that I don't need one.as i had learnt that make up is a lot more than just lipsticks or putting on some blush,i discovered TMs and understood that a TM is the best way to naturally beautiful skin for the young folks that are not seeking much coverage and think that most foundations can be heavy for everyday looks.
I have tried many TMs(including the famous but terrible laura mercier) and this is definetely the best.I could never think that mac would have the best TM on the market for me,so i met it when a mua put it on my face just to be a base for trying blushes in the store.So i love it and gave it a go,ever since it became my HG.
The finishis matte,actually a lot more than the other TMs.it does provide enough moisture to my skin,and not emphasize my dry patches.the coverage is higher than other TMs either.it doesnt leave me with an extra matte,dull face,it looks healty without being greasy.
lasting power is the part that i love the most.when i first bought it,it was summer and it is terribly hot and humid in my city.I used it during the season and it lasted very well even with that weather.in winter my face gets a little drier so i can mix it with a little illuminator and always get comments on how beautiful my skin looks.
I have some pore issues on my cheeks,not too large but still they are there.this doesnt make them look bigger or clog them.
I think the color selection is a little weak thoug,I would expect a bigger selection from mac since this is not that sheer,so the color selection is as important as always.luckily the 2. color suited me well.i am a nc20,i tried the lightest color but it looked kinda ghostly and unnatural on me.and thanks god,this stuff doesnt oxidize so I am not having an orange face within several hours.
all in all,it is a perfect product and i think it doesn't get enough praise when everbody seems to be obsessed with mostly Laura mercier TM.if you have oily skin,i definetely suggest you to try this first before anything else.
Why havn't I written a review for this. LOLZ.
I've been using this since it's launch date. (That's a very very long time).
This with MAC's Mineralize Natural powder to set is perfect. (I have near perfect skin though but combo skin). I used it on my friend who has uneven skin with red patches, it was flawless after the powder to set. The powder and this tinted moisturizer makes your pores blur into flawnesses (unless your pores are like craters).
I use this on a lot of my clients for a natural look without looking caked and this is my daytime wear if I just wanna go out for a lunch date. Feels super duper light as if I don't have anything on at all! Awesome awesome awesome. I have nothing more to say about it. I apply it with my fingers as I seem to get a smoother application with it. Love that it has a bit of SPF in it!
Oh, AND THIS DOESNT BREAK ME OUT! Hell yea! *fist pump* lolz :)
Ok mind you I have borderline slightly dry to very dry skin- this simply does not moisturize as much as I need. I guess this could be remedied by simply moisturizing and then applying the tinted moisturizer but really?? I get the same coverage if I just apply my pressed powder...
I don't like the feeling upon application- I can't describe it but for a "moisturizer" it feels very drying right from the start- let it set and 10 minutes later my skin feels slightly tight.
I'm not a huge fan of getting this to blend either. I've used fingers, brushes, sponges- not a fan of using brushes because it soaks into the brush and makes the bristles much too caked together and tacky. Fingers seem to work ok but it NEVER fails, the minute i walk into direct sunlight or even a well lit room, STREAKS everywhere! I'll even try to apply in a well light area but it is almost like you can't see that it is caked until it sets...
Light also reveals confirmation about this product being drying- the tip of my nose is usually speckled with what I can only describe as "flaky caked specks"- same with my cheeks and under eye area.
I gave it a three because it did seem to work well last summer when it was humid as all- so I guess all the positive reviews on here must be from oilier or combo individuals...
This is the third review I've had to change. You'd think I'd learn to hold off reviewing for a bit.
When applied in the store or in my bathroom the color looks pretty good, but outside in natural light it was all wrong. I'm fair and pretty neutral and bought the "light." It looks a little too yellow out of the tube, but looks like it blends in okay however outside I look orange.
I've also not been getting as good of coverage as I originally thought. I can bump it up a bit by combining this with some mineral foundation, but then what's the point. I'd rather just do a full mineral application and save the $30.
I really don't like returning items so I'm going to keep this for the summer. Hopefully it will match a little better then and I'll use it for lazy days. In the meantime I already have the next foundation to try on it's way: MUFE Mat Velvet +
finally, a tinted moisturizer that doesn't make me any more oily than i already am. perfect for if you need light converage, and just need to even out the tone a bit. won't give a ton of hydration if you're a pretty dry person, so use a moisturizer with it. us oily people, it feels pretty comfortable all day! you may still wanna blot or set with a light powder. also oily people, make sure you get your right shade, it can oxidize a little. mainly more fair people, beware of that.
This is very close to a HG TM. The Medium suits my NC 25 skin very well and I think it would work well for NC20-30. The finish is a natural matte finish that I like. The scent is kind of strange, but it doesn't bother me at all. Most importantly, it didn't break me out after a whole tube! The only reason I took a lippie off is the coverage-a little too light. Again, it's a TM not foundation, so I guess on the days when I don't feel like heavy makeup, this is the thing to put on. WIth the Mineralized Skin Finish, it actually looks pretty nice.
I was searching and searching for a tinted moisturizer. And all the drugstore ones that are out never came in my color. It's funny I buy Mac all the time and I didnt think to try it out. I'm really pleased with this tinted moistuzer. It gives me great light coverage. Im in the Air Force and we do alot of exercises where I dont wanna wear heavy makeup but I want to wear something on my skin to give my skin a boost. This stuff is AWESOME! It allows me to look flawless without heavy application. I squeeze one small drop and i place one spot on foreheard, both cheeks, and nose and i rub in with my fingers. I set it with my Studio Fix powder lightly. After I put on a lil blush...I'm good to go. This is a fast and good looking moistuzer that allows you to have great coverage in a few seconds. I will def buy this product again.
Really, really disappointed by this... The make-up artist put this on after spritzing my face with Fix+, and it looked and felt awesome! So I bought the two, but as soon as I got home (30 minutes later), my face was starting to itch. When I looked in a mirror, I had splotches of redness on the right side of my face!! I knew it was my skin reacting to the tinted moisturizer because he had spritzed my whole face with fix+, but only applied the TM on the right side so I could see the difference. I washed it off immediately and the itching/redness stopped. I'm probably allergic to something in it?? Sadly this will be returned to the store tomorrow...
I absolutley love this tinted moisturiser (almost as much as Russian Red lipstick)! I bought You Rebel the other day and was sorely disappointed! Still, I managed to return it to BeneFit and buy this MAC one for less money!
Perfect consistency, sheer coverage which does not cake, dry or irritate the skin, long-lasting.
I don't think the price is too much considering a little goes a long way. I use this with Bo-ing concealer and Sugarbomb or Dandelion blush and I look fresh faced all day.
I will buying this time and time again.