I love this! it gives me such a nice glow and great coverage! I can wear it with only a little bit of concealer and be fine all day. I received it in a value set that was on sale for $15 and ended up buying two more because i wanted the moisturizer!
This makes my skin feel nice and supple! I love to use this on days where I go out and know I'll be out and about. It helps that there is SPF 15 in it :) It is pretty sheer so you don't get much coverage like many other people have mentioned in their reviews. It has a light scent, which doesn't bother me at all. I received this in a little gift set my brother gave me for my birthday more than a month ago. I haven't noticed the shimmer it leaves so I don't have any problems with that. One thing I would add though, is that it may be a little oily for some, on me it makes my t-zone area look extra moist/oily when I really hate that, but those clean & clear blotting papers would do the trick :D continued >>
I love mixing this with my foundation for more hydration and illumination! I also layer this on my cheekbones, as a highlighter. Wearing this alone is a little too much for me, I need a pressed powder on my "T-zone", but it feels great on my skin. Light coverage.
I got this tube quite some time ago and when I first used it then my skin was more normal/combo at that time so this formula was too rich for my skin. The past year Ive really taken to using it up and altho Im not anywhere near using up the tube I am sure i will finish it because now my skin loves this. My skin has become drier now that im a little older and this tinted mositurizer is soothing and hydrating. I just dab on some concealor then i smooth this right on top. It leaves my skin beautiful and glowy. I love it!
This product made me break out and I do not have oily skin and rarely get pimples. It does not provide any coverage and feels heavy. Luckily I got this in a value set, so I did not pay full price.
I would buy this again because it moisturizes, illuminates my skin and it has SPF 15 which is a nice touch. The texture is nice and light. After awhile it feels like you have nothing on.
I had really high hopes for this product, but unfortunatly it didn't meet my expectations at all. What I thought it would do was evening out my skin tone somewhat, make my dry skin look smoother and give me that famous Hollywood-glow. It didn't. The coverage was so sheer I would not call it a tinted moisturizer. It give some illumination though, so it would be better described as an *illuminating* moisturizer. At the time I tried it, I had pretty good, clear skin. However, I did have a few small bumps on my forehead (closed comedones), and this product made them seem bigger and more noticeable! So that's for the illuminating effect.
The consistency is quite nice - not too thick or thin and not difficult to blend. It did feel a bit heavy though, even though I applied it sheerly. I am not sure how accurately I can describe the finish as my skin is a little dry and quite dehydrated, so most foundation-prdoucts tends to look cakey and dry on me (yes, I do moisturize before applicaton). But I wouldn't *think* it's more luminous and 'moisturized' rather than dewy. Not at all cakey and quite smooth, I'll give it a plus for that. It didn't settle into my pores.
There are two shades to choose from, one for lighter skin tones and one for medium to darker ones. I chose 1#, the one for lighter skins, but since it gave me absolutely no coverage, I really can't comment on the color... othe than it did look a little orange on my hand, even though I am warm toned and never have found a foundation that looked orange on me.
Since it made my complexion look worse I didn't wear it outside (nor inside=P) and can't comment on the staying power... But since it's invisible, or really sheer, I don't think you'd really notice. It has a faint smell. Not sure how to describe it; perhaps a little soap-y.
Overall, I would not recommended this product, maybe for summer only, when you have tanned skin that's a tad dry from tanning and just need something 'more'. Like another reviewer said I'd match it with a gloss, gel/cream blush, and maybe some mascara. But I only think it would look nice on those with really good skin. I regret buying this but when I have bump free skin I'll try mixing some of it with my foundation. I'm probably never going to finish my Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer, but if I do, I will not repurchase.
I received about a weeks worth of a sample from Sephora of this, and it's just not the TM for me. I liked the glow but it was just TOO shimmery and waaay too sheer for me, I like TMs with more coverage. I wish I had thought of blending it with foundation though, that may have worked well with this product...but I don't really care enough to buy it and find out.
I love this tinted moisturizer! I used this a lot this summer while experimenting with different tinted moisturizers instead of using heavy foundation. I especially liked using this after a day at the beach; the light formula gave me just the right amount of moisture and coverage and I loved how glowy it made my skin. The SPF 15 is an added bonus and is convienient for those days when you don't want to take hours applying lotions and makeup, especially in the summertime. All you need is this lotion, a little cream blush and some lip gloss and you're all set for a summer night out.
I received this in a gift set and wanted so much to love it! The glow it gives is beautiful, but it makes my skin sting when I put it on. Interestingly, the sting mostly disappears for me instead of getting worse. So far, I have not experienced any other noticeable signs of reaction, but that sting is enough to warn me that there is something in this that doesn't work for my skin. I tried it several times to be sure it was the tinted moisturizer and not something else I was using, but this appears to be the culprit. It's such a shame because it really does look good!