This felt more like a foundation than a tinted moisturizer. That wouldn't have been a problem in itself, since I have lots of acne scars to conceal, but this oxidated really badly on me. Since it was heavier than your average TM, the oxidation really showed. I'm NW15, and Shade 01 was a good match (two lippies for that and the quality of the coverage).
As many people have pointed out already, a real problem with this tinted moisuriser is the limited shades. I got colour matched to #3 neutral and though it looked good for a while, it tends to oxidise, making me look salmon pink (I am Asian so it definitely does not suit those with a yellow undertone). It's also a bit too dark for my skin despite the 'sheer' coverage, but the one they had in #2 had run out apparently.
I also did not like the smell. I guess they didn't add any fragrance to it and kept it natural, but there was this typical plaster-y smell of lower end foundations/tinted moisturisers that I really don't like so it was quite annoying having to put it right next to my nose.
That aside, I will focus on some positive points. What I really liked about this was the glow it gave off, like a luminating glow you see on models, without looking oily. It is also good for use in winter, as it will moisturise your skin immediately and you will not need to put any primer on.
All in all, I think there are better products out there, like bobbi brown bb creams which have more range in their shades, offers higher SPF and sits lighter on the face. I find that this product will 'stick' to you skin for a few minutes before it dries and feels less sticky/heavy.
I have had no problems with this product. This is my first tinted moisturizer, and it worked out great. The only thing I don't like is that a little DOESN'T go a long way with this tinted moisturizer. Instead of the small amount of moisturizer needed with most other products, this one needs literally a whole blob. A dime-sized amount will NOT work. Another con is the price. It could be cheaper. I'd also recommend wearing a lotion/actual moisturizer underneath this tinted moisturizer. Other than those two or three things, though, I actually really like this product. It's very natural-looking and evens out the skin tone really well.
This was actually the first tinted moisturizer I've ever tried. The only other one I've tried is the Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer, so I don't have much to compare to.
But, either way, this is a great product.
Its coverage is great--to be honest, it came to me as a shock. It has light-to-medium coverage, almost medium coverage, which is way more coverage than I expected. Apparently, according to the other reviews, this TM has too much coverage to be a TM, lol, but I would rather say that its coverage is a "pleasant surprise".
That said, it wears well over my primer. It doesn't contol oil that well (I have combination skin), but then again, it's a moisturizer, hence it's not really supposed to. But that's okay because that's nothing a light layer of translucent powder can't fix.
Its lasting power really isn't that great--I'd say 5 hours, maybe, with primer and a little powder--but I didn't expect it to either.
Shade 04 matches me pretty well. I'm NC35 in MAC btw.
It retails for $27, which is really cheap compared to all the $40-$60 price tags I'm used to paying for foundations.
Would I repurchase? No.
I had a big sample of this that I used for about two weeks and then I purchased it. I actually preferred the bottle of the sample to the full sized bottle. I do love this tinted moisturizer though. It doesn't break me out, provides coverage and is pretty cheap!
This isn't my HG, but it's pretty good and I will likely re-purchase unless I come across my HG in the meantime. I don't really consider it a true tinted moisturizer, more a light foundation. I can't imagine applying it the way I would a moisturizer - I just apply it as I do any other foundation. But as a light foundation it's quite nice. Gives me a quite natural finish, although not as dewy as I'd like personally - I still put a liquid illuminator on my cheekbones, cupid's bow, etc after the foundation to get a dewy look. As someone with dry skin, I usually wear this without a powder over top and it looks good. However, if you are wearing it over sunscreen, a powder is definitely needed or it will oxidize and start sliding off your face. Love the packaging - very neat and easy to use, with the only con being that I can't really tell how much is left in the bottle since it's opaque.
This product makes me breakout . It claims to be oil-free but it turns greasy after an hour.
I bought this because I tried it on in the store and it looked amazing on my skin. The shade 03 matched my skin perfectly and I was very happy. But I had to return it, because when I used it at home I saw that the color was too pink for me (I have a bit of redness in my skin I want to cover) and it was more a product to even out than cover and look natural at the same time. The consistency is creamy and blendable but still quite runny and is easy to put on nicely. This made me oily all over (I have dry skin) after about 5 hours of wear, even with a setting powder on top. It covers too little for me and the color is too pink to work, but if you have amazing skin that only needs a bit of evening out and a more pink color is right for you then this will be great.
I'm quite pleased with this foundation. It's not my HG but I think I'm gonna repurchase since it worked out well for me.
- did not brake me out at all!
- good coverage for a tinted moisturizer
- a little orange on the skin, not disturbingly cause I use only a small amount of this at a time
- propably doesn't really work on dry skin cause it highlights all the dry areas
- doesn't give a matt finish, needs powder
I use this daily and I'm quite happy to repurchase and continue using it.
- Natural, glowy finish. This is the main reason I'm happy to repurchase.
- Light to medium coverage
- Packaging is simple and hygienic
- No breakouts or irritation
- Not especially moisturising. I do use a moisturiser underneath, otherwise it highlights my flakes. It can be streaky over my dry areas.
- Price could be more competitive
How I use it: I use a moisturiser underneath (one with a mattifying property) to control my oily T-zone. Next, I use Natio Skin Brightening Balm, which helps make application smoother and gives me a subtle glow. Then finally, the tinted moisturiser.
Update: I agree with the other reviewers. I'm Asian with yellow undertones. This is too pink for me. I have mixed it with moisturiser to try and minimise the pinkness. For now, I'm satisfied. However, I will not repurchase.