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on 12/15/2010 2:26:00 PM
More reviews by joy2uandme
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I was less than enthused by this product. TM is sparkly and burned my sensitive skin. Also think it caused some breakouts. Concealer is a bust too. Can only be used on concealing imperfections and not around the eye as it's too powdery and thick for that area at least on me. And tube in tres tiny for 30 bucks. Really if you are okay with sparkly spring for Laura Mercier's Illuminating TM for 40 bucks. The tube is huge and color choices are better.
on 11/14/2010 10:13:00 PM
More reviews by cossard
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
I've been on the hunt for the perfect tinted moisturizer for ages and I think I've finally found it with this product! I'm so glad I followed the reviews on here and bought it. This is separated into two different products, an illuminating tinted moisturizer and a concealer, so I'll review them both individually and then together.First off, the tinted moisturizer: There are quite a few complaints about the shimmer in this but it really is not that noticeable. I usually hate shimmery foundations of any sort as more often than not they tend to make me look like I spread body glitter all over my face, but the shimmer in this is very fine and sparse. It just gives your skin a dewy glow - you can't tell it's there unless you look very closely. I can wear sparkly blushes without it looking like glitter overkill. The level of coverage in this is perfect, as well. It evens out any discoloration in my skin while still looking incredibly natural and fresh.I love that it comes with a little coordinating concealer, too. The concealer seems to have a hard shell coating on it, but once you work through that it's very creamy. I've tried it on blemishes, scars, red spots, and my under-eye and it worked perfectly for all of them! It blends well and looks completely natural. I've read that some people felt the concealer was too heavy and thick to work for under-eye but I haven't had any problems with caking or settling. I apply an eye cream, lightly dot the concealer under my eye, and then blend with my fingers. Works like a charm! I have very, very fair skin (comes with having red hair, I guess :P) and the lightest shade matches perfectly. This product does contain parabens but otherwise is wholesome. My skin is very sensitive and this product has not broken me out at all, so I'm not too worried about the ingredients. It is a tad bit water-repellent, but comes off easily with my normal face wash. Like others have mentioned, I feel like I'm going to run out of the TM before the concealer, but that isn't really a deterrent. For $30 you get two great products that work beautifully together, which justifies the price for me. I've tried much more expensive solo-TMs that didn't work half as well as this one! I think this is HG for sure.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 9/30/2010 11:45:00 PM
More reviews by owlcat75
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
This is a great tinted moisturizer that is kind to my sensitive, moody complexion. It's light, nourishing, and leaves my skin with a beautiful dewy glow that I really love in the cooler weather. I use my PF pressed mineral powder or MAC MSF natural lightly over it so the glow comes through without the shine. I really like the concealer as well, it's not super creamy, but covers under-eye circles and imperfections nicely. Overall, a great TM/concealer combo with very clever packaging.Update - I still really like this after several weeks of use, but find myself going through the 1 oz tube rather quickly ($30 a tube - ouch!). I purchased the Tarte Smooth Operator TM & like it a bit better. Check out my review:)
on 9/21/2010 5:38:00 PM
More reviews by shinejunkiemonkee
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I absolutely love this product. The shade "Bare" is a perfect match for my NC 25 complexion. The tinted moisturizer evens out my skintone and actually manages to somewhat blur away some of my blemishes with the help of light diffusers. It wears well by itself and even better over a primer (like Tarte's Clean Slate) or my Shiseido Control Color. And the concealer is amazing! I thought it would be dry (from the looks of it in the tube), but it's not. In my experience, it works equally well under the eyes and over blemishes. My only complaint about this product is the price: $30 for a smallish tube. I wouldn't mind so much except I found that the concealer went pretty quickly. Granted, my skin is terrible, but the concealer bullet is also pretty small. I'd love to be able to buy the concealer separately. With all that said, I will definitely buy this again.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 8/29/2010 6:29:00 AM
More reviews by themadhattress
Skin: Oily, Olive, Cool
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
NOTE: There seems to be two formulations for this TM, one with glitter and another without. This review is for the TM with no glitter.Gosh, a tinted moisturizer that makes my skin look great and clears my skin?! I have oily skin that I think is a NW35 (do not like Mac foundations so I haven't checked my color in years!) and I use No. 2. The tm comes in a pretty small tube with a rollerball type concealor in the cap. I believe that despite the small amount, the tube will last as long as any other 50 ml tm because it's slightly thicker and it takes a few small dots to cover my entire face.The coverage is, I would say medium. It covers redness and unevenness but is not enough for a blemish. The finish is SO gorgeous. It gives me that lit-from-within glow without any trace of glitter or shimmer. I try to avoid my cheek area because too much of this can make me look oily, but load it up on my cheekbones. I have gone for 18 hours without any sign of it budging, so there's the staying power for you!As for the concealor, it is perfect for blemishes. It glides on so smoothly and never cakes. It's too cool-toned to cover my dark circles completely, but I find it brightens the eye area when I use it underneath my concealor.And the best part about this tm is that a week after I started using it, all my blemishes disappeared and none have appeared since. I haven't had a single spot in a month and my pores are completely clear. I believe it's the retinyl palmitate. This is my dream tm and I will be buying it for as long as they make it!
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 8/13/2010 6:07:00 PM
More reviews by Edinburghgirl
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Other
This is really excellent! I've been searching for a good tinted moisturiser for a while. I have pale, freckled skin and wanted something light for day time use. I bought this in Number 1: Light Glow and it's the perfect shade. It has more coverage than most TMs but is still sheer and the illuminating properties are very flattering. The concealer is great for spots and around my nose, but too heavy/dry for under the eyes. The only downside is the price. At £21 for 1oz it is an expensive treat. However, is the best TM I have tried.
on 8/12/2010 4:20:00 PM
More reviews by kennedysayshi
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I love love love this tinted moisturizer! It has really good coverage for a tinted moisturizer and gives you this healthy shimmery glow.The concealer is really good, but every once in a while will get into the fine lines under my eyes. But it's not too bad at all, so it doesn't really bother me.It's great for travel, because it's small, it's all you need, and you don't really need to use that much.The only complaint I have, is that it's a bit oily. And once I forgot to wash it off and it broke me out. Otherwise this is perfect, it's my new favorite tinted moisturizer, and I haven't worn foundation in a really long time because this is just so light and great feeling with a perfect amount of coverage so that you still look natural. I love it.(:
on 8/2/2010 9:36:00 AM
More reviews by wowetflutter
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I rarely write reviews, but I love this product so much that I just had to. I'll get the negative points out of the way first 1 - it's quite expensive - £20 in the UK and 2 - the packaging isn't great, the cap for the concealer and the cap for the actual moisturizer itself, both twist off in the same direction, so sometimes, both of them come off, but that's ony a small thing.Now onto the positives - the coverage is one of the best i've seen from a tinted moisturizer and the fact that it's illuminating just makes your skin glow. Price wise, it isn't actually that expensive when you take into account that you get a moisturizer and concealer in one, and the concealer is better than some of the ones that i've paid £20 for alone. It does a great job of concealing blemishes and under eye circles and doesn't really need powdering over because it's not too creamy. A little goes a long way, i've had this for months. The tube seems tiny, but I use it nearly every day and still have quite a bit left. I will definitely re-purchase this product - it's especially great to take away because it's a 2in1 product, so takes up less room in your makeup bag.I cannot say enough good things about this - I love it. So many times i've bought products thinking that they might be better than this, but I always go back.
on 7/8/2010 4:34:00 AM
More reviews by Kellykins
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Man, I hate having to break the chain of all the good reviews on here :( but this made me break out. *Cries*Pros:-TM Gave you that dewy look, but not too dewy-Concealer Blends in well -Concealer matches with the TM so you don't have to buy another concealer-Looks good in pictures-Has Spf 20-Water-resistantCons:- It takes a looong time to dry up, like it feels sticky - concealer is really easily caked if you apply it too much- Will get oily during the day- can have the ability to break you out since it contains pore-clogging ingrediants both in the TM and concealer.-SO EXPENSIVE WAAHHh-Has parabens in it :( Yeah I'm still recovering from all the bumps it gave me :( Only Bareminerals Matte has the power to recover it.
on 6/30/2010 7:03:00 PM
More reviews by leilasundstrom
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I love this product. I was on a hunt for the perfect tinted moisturizer that actually has a tint ON the skin (unlike others like cover girl where it's just tinted in your hand), and THIS IS IT!!! It's perfect for acne prone skin and/or combination. I'm pregnant so my skin is crazy now - dry cheeks, oily nose/forehead, and acne prone chin/jaw line. I wanted something natural, with SPF, light/medium coverage, and wouldn't clog pores. My skin has actually improved using this, and it takes literally 1 minute to apply. The concealer is great for those little blemishes that come up, and I use it for under eye circles. Go to target and get it - so worth the $30, and worst case scenario, you can always return it there since they have a generous return policy,
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