This is another very good tinted moisturizer, in terms of color. The sunscreen factor is lacking as Paula Begoun points out in her review on Beautypedia.com but as I always wear sunscreen in my moisturizer, this is not too problematic for me. I am NW20 and I swapped for this in Medium which suits me absolutely perfectly. It takes a moment or two to sink in, but once set, my skin looks nude and flawless. It doesn't cover much, just enough to cancel out redness (which will not be evident immediately- after this absorbs into the skin you can see that the redness is gone) and that's it. No breakouts, but we'll see how it goes.
This didn't work out for me. It was too sheer and broke me out. I developed cystic acne when using this just after I had gotten off of Accutane. Very disappointed :[
EDIT: So its several months later, summer. I've been working outside a lot, and the usual TM I use (Neutrogena Skin Enchancer) got too light for me to wear anymore this season. Being in the middle of nowhere for work, I decided to pull this sample out and try it again. Perfect color match! I also find the thicker formula is working better for summer wear, unlike my Neutrogena, which just melts right off. Also being more experienced with MU now, I'm not minding working on small areas of my face at a time. More control. I do put a bit of my night serum (Jeune d'Age Organics) underneath, and the two together are perfectly moisturizing. So I've bumped up a lippie, and bought myself a tube to last me the rest of the season.
This ended up being a no go for me. As far as coverage goes, I'd say light to medium depending on the application method, no complaints there. However, I'm about an NW20, and neither the Light or Medium shades were good matches for me, too dark or too orange. I didn't like how thick the formula is, it just dragged all over my face, hard to blend. It also does not moisturize enough, so I still had to wear a regular moisturizer, which seem to defeat the purpose!
Not horrible, but would not purchase.
i'm nc37 and bought this in medium / dark. i was pretty surprised how much i liked this tinted moisturizer. the color is good match, the coverage is light but leaves it polished, and most importantly feels light on my skin. i use a primer under this and blot powder and it lasted all day for me. i think i'm liking this more than my other foundation because it allows my skin to look fresh and polished instead of covered in heavy foundation which can make you look older. less is more for me...
------update------- dries out my lips so back it goes
I've been using this product for about a month now and I'm very happy with it! It evens out my skin tone and it doesn't look like I'm wearing makeup. It also feels really light on my skin. I had a couple people comment on how beautiful my skin looks when I'm wearing this, and they didn't realize I had anything on. I'm acne prone and it doesn't make me break out. I'm NW20 and was matched with Medium, which works perfectly with my skin tone. I do wish the container was designed a little differently with a flat bottom so I could sit it upright, but that's the only bad thing I can say about this tinted moisturizer. I will definitely be buying this again!
PS: I do continue to wear my daily moisturizer with sunscreen as this doesn't really cut it as a moisturizer alone.
Coverage is ok, this product is good if you have no blemishes/ mostly even skin. I still use a moisturizer/primer under this, macs ingriedients are terrible for your skin, and it also isn't very moisturizing. Amazing finish. Wouldn't use with dry skin though, accentuates flakes.
I was so excited when this product came out, I believe during baby bloom? Anyway I loved the packaging and never really had any breakout issues with Mac foundations or creams so buying a tinted moisturizer seemed like a great idea. Upon first use I noticed no real pigment at all in it and my skin wasnt feeling moisturized. It actually kinda dries really quickly. After using it for a couple days I noticed lots of tiny little white heads all around my face which was gross. I stopped using it and then started again when my face got back to normal and it happened again. This definately isn't for everyone so get a sample first before buying it because it isnt cheap!
When i first bought this product i was really impressed with it, it made my skin look finished without looking fake, but after awhile i my started to react weirdly to it, whenever i would put it on it would sting my face and i would have to remove it because it was peeling my skin, as i can tell from the reviews that hasn't happened to anyone else, so it's probably my skin not reacting well with whatever is in Tinted Moisturizer.
NC15, bought this in Light. It's a very pale shade and easily worked for me when I was paler in the winter. I have dry/combination skin and found the matte formula quite drying; it settled in dry patches, reddening and accentuating them slightly. The coverage is poor: it doesn't even my skin tone out. The texture is strangely chalky and the finish almost powdery, and doesn't last long. There's nothing moisturizing about the formula.
This would be more suitable for normal/oily skin.
I have not yet purchased this, I've been using a sample I got at a counter, and I really love this. This is the best tinted moistureizer I have ever used, it has really good coverage and its not by any means too heavy. I am an NW15 and I use the lightest one and it matches perfectly.