The best tinted moisturizer I've tried so far.
I really like this product and use it everyday. It provides good coverage and does not feel heavy on your skin. You do need to wear powder over the top or else you start to look shiny after a couple of hours, but the lovely texture and colour (I use porcelain) more than make up for that. It also lasts for ages because of the packaging design - a handy tube that is easy to control.
Since switching to wearing this everyday instead of a foundation, I think my skin looks healthier and I have had fewer break-outs.
However, being a tinted moisturiser, it is not great for covering up imperfections, so it is better for 'good skin' days!
I baught this product when I went to visit my sister in Washington. I told the sales rep that I wanted to try a tint moisturizer that was oil free and would give me a dwey look and he suggested this. I tried it for about a week and I Hated IT. Just Hated IT. It make me look oily like if my skin was melting off. Uggh and to top it off it made me break out. I dont know why ppl say its the best cuz its not. Im so glad Sephora has a return policy because I returned it as soon as I could. IMO making your own tinted moisturizer is a lot better!
Love this product. I have sensitive, acne prone skin with rosacea and this is great! Only thing is I have to blot with an oil wipe afterward. Definitely recommend.
This review is for the oil-free version. Note I do not use this as my primary moisturizer. My skin is moderately oily and acne-prone and I always moisturize first w/ a thin layer of my benzoyl peroxide lotion before applying anything. What I love about this product is it's *MULTI-FUNCTIONALITY*. I would repurchase. I use a brush to stipple and blend a nickle size, thin layer to my whole face, 10 min after I allow my BP lotion to sink in.
1) Good primer. I use a brush to apply my LM pressed powder fdtn and it goes on so smoothly over this TM & gives a polished look. (I've tried many other primers and this works fine too plus has MORE functionality - reducing the steps & cost in my routine).
2) Evens out my skin tone (I have some redness from a few broken capillaries and few post-acne scars).
3) Moderate oil control & long lasting. I still need to use a blot paper & touch up once a day at work & twice a day if I'm out longer, but that is no big deal for me.
3) Has some SPF. This is fine for everyday indoors in the office mostly.
4) On good skin day or casual wear, can wear alone as a light to medium, buildable coverage
5) As another reviewer mentioned the cost is $42 for 1.7oz. One would normally pay just as much for something similar or less but for smaller amount. Most liquid foundations are in 1oz containers.
1) Turns a little orange towards the end of my day. But this does not bother me as I'm already out of the office and home by then. If I'm out, I'd blot & touch-up w/ LM pp fdtn and this evens the tone to my natural color again.
2) Wish it had a higher SPF.
~Works great for oily skin
~provides good coverage
~feels light weight throughout the day
I pair this with Clinique's dramatically different moisturizing gel, concealer and a loose powder from HD.
This product, along with the regular TM (non oil-free) version, changed my life. Well...maybe not my life...but it did change my routine in a big way. First, I have tried all foundations, from drugstore to very high end, without ever finding my HG. I tried this during the summer while my face was a bit tanned, and lo and behold, my face looked flawless. I looked at my face indoors, outside, in the sun, in shade, etc. = flawless. I was using "Sand" but now that my tan's faded, I mix it with a little bit of "Nude" to create my custom shade & my face continues to look flawless. One of my biggest peeves is how people complain about the cost = $42 but it's also 1.7 oz, not just 1 oz which is what you get with most foundations. So you're paying 20-some dollars per oz., pretty reasonable to me, esp. since some foundations cost TWICE this much. Anyway, this oil-free version doesn't have much slippage as the original TM does, so yes, you must spread it a bit faster. But it's layerable, so you're not going to look splotchy at all. The only thing that bothers me about this oil-free version is that the shades run DEEPER than the regular TM. And being oil-free doesn't mean you won't get any shine, either, but nothing that a little blot & powder can't fix. All in all, I've ditched the thought of foundation and will continue to use this awesome product as long as it keeps my face looking flawless.
I was excited to see this tinted moisturizer in oil-free and I had been wanting to try it forever so I just got it at Sephora. It provides good coverage and goes on nicely. I use it under Prescriptives loose powder. It looks good for about an hour or so,but then I get a lot of shine and it's not from the powder since I use it over other foundation and tinted moisturizer (Neutrogena). Although I like how it looks in the beginningand it's consistency and color, this product is too oily for me, even if it is oil-free.
I didn't buy this, it was part of a LM promotion I received with other purchases. Generally I don't think a tinted mouisturizer has enough coverage for me, I prefer a slightly heavier foundation, but sometimes in the summer it seems appropriate,
I have this is Nude which is a good colour for my fair skin. As tinted mouisturizers go I think it is good. There is only the sheerest of coverage and it really is oil free. Lasts all day too.
I shan't buy it again but if you like tinted mouisturizers I think you will find this is a good one.
I have mixed feelings about this product after using it on and off for about six months.
Nice finish after it settles into your skin
Good coverage (really a sheer foundation)
Oil-free (I haven't had any breakouts with this)
Frustrating to apply! (It has very little "slippage," so use a true moisturizer beforehand)
Limited color range. (I choose "nude" which I can get by with in the summer but is too dark in the winter. The next lightest shade is way too light. I have fair skin with yellow undertones but this looks quite yellow on my skin until it oxidizes to an acceptable shade.)
*I'm editing my review and adding a lippie. I've grown to appreciate this TM. I like it much more with the addition of one squirt of Armani's fluid sheer in #2 (pale, pearly pink color). I realize this significantly changes the original TM, but I highly suggest the combo if you own this and a fluid sheer.