I normally prefer to look dewy over matte, so I was surprised I liked this one more than LM's regular tinted moisturiser. I suppose it was because the matteness made it look more like my skin. This was good in evening out my skin tone and concealing minor imperfections. I found the consistency of this a bit thicker than what I would consider a tinted moisturiser to be, but it was still easily blended on my face except in cold weather. I was matched to the nude and told that if I needed to go darker I should use a bronzer as the shades above this were too orange or peach. The colour matching for winter was OK, but this was otherwise a bit too pale for my liking. The price is also too much considering it's not an outstanding product.
I have been using this product for 2 years (Spring/Summer only) and its fantastic. I have an oily T-Zone, large pores, mild acne scarring so I have always had an issue with coverage in the warmer months. I hate a "heavy foundation" look, but this gives decent coverage, and looks really sheer. Its not as fluid as the original version, and does require you to work fast. It doesn't budge, unlike other greasy TM's. A little Benefit's Benetint on the cheeks, slick of mascara and some lip balm and you're sorted for the summer. Very natural. Not great as a moisturizer, I prefer to think of this as a sheer foundation, but one other reviewer said they use it over Clinique's DD Moisturizing Gel, which is great for oily skin. This is great for sun holidays too, if you haven't got the best skin, afraid of going "bare-faced" and want to look natural day/evening. The SPF helps too.I like a proper foundation with a decent moisturizer underneath for Autumn/Winter.
I thought I'd love this.. but even this oil-free version made me look greasy. Felt like I had on foundation + a coating of serum on my face. Sounds like it works for many people so it's probably just my skin's reaction to it (I have pretty mild combo skin-- tzone is usually on the oily side with occasional flakes). plus the color shade didn't quite match (but it's possible I could have found a better shade if I tried harder.. just had a Sephora SA match me).
And I'm now realizing that $42 is way too much to spend on a "tinted moisturizer" that doesn't work perfectly for me so I returned it to Sephora. It's lotion with color.... it shouldn't be $42, right?!
Next on my list is Dior HydrAction TM at $38. does $4 make a difference at all.. ? haha.
This product is pretty good. Gives my skin luminosity and decent coverage. SPF, sheer tint, and moisturizing benefits, its well worth the money.
I've been using this product for a few months and I love it. I have extremely fair skin (I use the shade in Porcelain) and it doesn't make me look fake or orange like a lot of other tinted moisturizers and foundations. I love the way it feels on my skin after it has dried. I'm only giving it 4 stars because I prefer a more matte look on my skin and it does make me look pretty shiny, so I have to set it with a powder.
The BEST TM I've ever used, hands down. I wear this and set it with MUFE HD Powder....WOW, it make my skin look flawless.
Edit: For some reason, after a month or so of using it, it wasn't looking as good anymore. It seemed to accentuate my pores which is a big no no for me. Oh well.....
When I lived in a cooler, less humid climate this was perfect for me. Gave good coverage, natural finish, lasted well thoughout the day, and my skin felt good when I wore it.
Unfortunately it doesn't work on me in the hotter, more humid place I now live, but I can't really blame the product for that. Not much holds up to summer in my hometown now!
If I moved away, then I'd buy this tinted moisturiser again in a heartbeat. Oh, and although its classed as a TM I find that this is equivalent of most of the foundations I've tried in terms of coverage. Its not a typical TM in terms of coverage or feel on skin.
I adore this product. It makes my combination skin look luminous and healthy, even when I've maybe had a few too many drinks the night before and I'm dehydrated.
I will note that I first purchased this product a year ago, used it for a few months and hated it. I felt that it imparted too much shine onto my skin. I put it away for a few months and didn't use it until I was out of another product. I don't know what changed in those few months, but I love the product now. I wore it all summer without excessive shine.
When used in combination with Cargo One Base as concealer for redness or dark circles, my skin looks amazing. I love it - I wish it wasn't quite so expensive, and I also wish that it wasn't in a tube because when it gets to the end of the tube, it's hard to control how much product squeezes out. But in terms of the look and quality, I love this product.
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!