I received both this tinted moisturizer and mark's get a tint for my birthday about a month ago, as I was looking to try both of them. I must say that I was disappointed with this product. Though I've only tried a few tinted moisturizers this definately wasn't what I was looking for.
I applied this after I cleansed (shaking the tube well before applying!) and it felt greasy and heavy on my face. I waited for about ten minutes hoping it would sink into my skin a little more and it did a littttttle bit but not much. I have combo/oily skin and I found that this made my skin look greasy and shiny instead of hydrated and even. I set it with a powder anyway as I mostly work alone so no one was going to see me.
I had found that my face looked like an oil slick about an hour later, and while I usually have to blot once and mid-day my face had never looked this oily while using a tinted moisturizer. By the time I made it home I had started to develop some redness around my nose and to develop some small pimples on my chin and forehead that definately weren't there before I applied this product in the morning.
This would probably work well for those with dry skin but it just didn't cut it for me. Made me sad because I have such faith in Physician's formula products but I guess this one just didn't work for me.
Other notes: I found the smell to be strong but not necessarily bad, just like lavender. It faded after I applied it as well. As it was also a bit pricey (around $15) I wouldn't purchase again. The packaging is in a nice little tube that looks cute though!
BURNS! not good at all for sensitive skin or people with rosacea! made my face warm and bright red like a tamato withen secounds of applying. stay far away and if you do try it, do yourself a favor and save the recepit.
Okay, so I got really sick of doing a full foundation routine for summer and I decided to make a trip to my local Target to see what they had as far as tinted moisturizers went. I knew I wanted something natural and something that hopefully wouldn't break out my skin, and that's about all I knew. Unlike usual, I hadn't looked at any reviews online or gotten any reccomendations on what I should get. Well, I am a HUGE fan of Physicians Formula, so I was really excited when I saw that they offered an organic tinted moisturizer. Exactly what I was looking for, from a brand I trust. I have to say, I wasn't disappointed. I can't remember how much it cost me, but it wasn't ridiculous. It's in the upper range, like over ten, but it's definitely under 20 so not a big deal. The packaging is pretty nice, it's basically a typical squeeze bottle type thing with a twist off cap. The moisturizer is really runny straight out of the container, but it seems as if it gets creamier as you blend it into your skin or something. I don't know how to explain it really. It's got a little bit of a funky smell, but most organic/natural makeup products do, and the smell goes away pretty quickly after applied to your skin, so for me it really wasn't a problem. The coverage is good, it evened out my skin nicely. Obviously, it doesn't cover large blemishes, etc. very well, but that's to be expected of a tinted moisturizer. I got Light to Natural and I really like it, it blends into my fair/beige skin really nicely. The color seems to last a while, but I have noticed that if I don't make sure to REALLY THOROUGHLY rub it into my skin it can settle into the area around my mouth where I get, like, lines when I smile. Then again, that's more of a flaw of application than on the part of the product. My one issue with this product is that it definitely does NOT help on the shine front. My face usually looks pretty shiny after using it, so I set it with PF powder. Also, I get shiny REALLY easily, so it probably wouldn't be a problem for people who don't. Also, I've noticed after a couple hours I have to reapply powder because I look shiny again. So just beware of that. Also, I wouldnt say that this really moisturizes that much, and sometimes it even seems a little drying. That's ok for me, because I don't really need any extra moisture, but if you're looking for a nice MOISTURIZING tinted moisturizer (which a lot of people probably are) I probably wouldn't reccomend this product. It wasn't a miracle product or anything, but I'll probably buy it again unless anyone has any suggestions of a good tinted moisturizer that's eco friendly, reasonably priced, and good for acne prone, oily skin.
I just returned this TM. It was way too shiney for me and the consistency was too runny. Great coverage though.
I really dislike this TM but I gave it two lippies because of the coverage it gave me (very impressive for a tinted moisturizer). Otherwise, it made my face greasy (which is a great feat considering my very dry skin) and the awful strong smell that accompanies it stayed as long as the moisturizer was on my face.
I bought this product about three months ago, and while I have loved it--it's good for blending and layering--I started to notice that it was leaking quite heavily in the cap area whenever I shook it (it needs to shaken to blend the ingredients properly). I finally cleaned it off, and notice that the plastic had somehow separated near the opening. I love the idea of using recycled packaging, but they need to make it better quality.
I liked the fact that this was light but there wasnt much color selections. I found that the shade matched my skin color in doors but not outdoors. Not what I was looking for.
I like. I use this with MAC SF NC20 brushed lightly on top. I don't know why I stray for special occasions b/c I realize the hard way now - I look more polished with this combo than trying a heavier and pricier liquid foundation.
I got two of these tinted mosturizers.
I got the fair to natural.
And than once I started to tan the natural to tan.
I am totally in love with it.
It feels so good on my skin.
And I can wear it all day without it feeling like I even have makeup on!!
I would definately reccomend it for someone whose looking for light to medium coverage.
And who wants a good tinted mosturizer for the summer months.
I have the entire collection of products except for the blushes.
I havn't gotten them yet.
But hopefully SOON!!
Funny how most of the people who like this TM so far are over 25! I'm 44 but told I look in my mid-30s. But my formerly VERY oily skin is now starting to dry out, and both liquid and powder foundations that once managed my oil now make my skin look flaky, scaly and blah. For example, based on glowing reviews here on MUA, I recently tried the new Revlon spa foundation. UGH! Instead of glowing on my skin, it dried me out and made me look totally lackluster. So after years of never using moisturizers, I'm venturing into the world of TMs. I just picked up this Physicians Formula organic one yesterday at my local CVS-- it was 40% off and well worth the $7. I love how it looks on my skin-- gives me a nice, even coverage with just a hint of dewiness. I dabbed a little concealer on wherever the coverage wasn't adequate, like on fading pimples and rosacea. I bought it in Light-Neutral and it's fine for my skin tone, but II like it so much, I'm going back today to buy the next shade darker for when I have some summer color.