This is a good TM. I'm an NC40 and I bought the medium shade. It matches well enough to wear out, although it is a little too pink based. It gives a sort of bronzed look.
I'm new to tinted moisturizer, but I wanted something to use on the weekends that would get me sunscreen and coverage in one step. This does it, sort of ... I've yet to figure out how to make sure I'm getting good sunscreen coverage on my entire face without too-heavy color coverage. And I can't tell if I'm getting color on my neck (I like to put some sunscreen there but since it's lighter than my face I don't want color there). But I'd have those issues with any tinted moisturizer.
About this one in particular: It only comes in three colors, which is not many for a color product. I'm pale but not pasty, and Fair (the lightest) looked a bit too dark when it came out of the tube. On me it worked okay - acts a little like a bronzer. It blends pretty well and seems to last long enough. I've developed a pimple on my chin after not breaking out in a while, but I'm not yet sure that I'd blame it on the product.
So overall, a pretty decent choice if I can figure out the technical issues.
this is actually better than my clinique because it has spf in it, i like this with the rest of my makeup or alone, its fabulous either way. The only thing is its a bit oily and i'm used to wearing matte makeup.
I LOVE this stufffff!!!
I dont like to wear foundation and so I was in Vegas this weekend and I have been needing a tinted moisturizer and so I went to target...
WOW.. i was on the skeptical side.. but the stuff is amazng and feels wonderful going on. it honestly does not feel like you are wearng makeup.. just the right amount of coverage and makes my skin look nice and even! The rep for boots gave me a gift bag.. and it was a set of blush pears.. and that stuff is beautiful too.. perfect for my tan-olive skin :)
Plus I love how half a penny size goes such a long way! and I apply it with a foundation brush.. goes on super duper smooth!
this TM gives sheer coverage while providing spf protection.
it's a good deal for the price, compared to other TMs.
given the limited shade range, i got a shade that's a tad bit too light, but the next shade up would be tad bit too dark. it still blends well with my skin though. not a noticeably wrong shade.
i still need a TM with a little bit more coverage, though. but this TM lives up to its description and prize.
While I am still seeing if I really really like this product - at this point I would purchase again. I have a tan and the Medium is a perfect match. This surprised me since there are not many color options to chose from.
I wore it yesterday for the first time and our heat was 88 with high humidity. I had to use my blotting papers at noon. This I expected as I always have to use them at noon. If this product was able to control the oil then I would think it might be clogging my pores.
When I removed it in the evening..it was still there. It felt light all day and not like I had anything on at all.
I have a good complexion with nothing I really need to hide. I owe this all to my mom who taught me very early on that you need to moisturize and apply eye cream even if you see nothing cause you always want to see nothing.
So since the age of 16 I've been using products and now I've been a faithful Clarins and Shiseido user.
The coverage is wonderful adn texture light. Today it'll be topping 93 and we are having our company picnic...lets see how well it holds up today. I do think, though, that $12 is a bit high. If I'm buying drugstore I would hope to pay around $6 but if this works then I have no problem at all paying it.
I pair it with a nude wash of cream eye color by Clarins, gloss and a bit of eggplant liner and mascara. I don't put poweder on until I show a sheen -
Another great Boots product, this tinted moisturizer is wonderful on my dry skin, gives me a decent sun protection, and a pretty glow, too. Slightly more sheer than the Lancome Bienfait MultiVital that I love so much, but very similar in just about every other way. I am an NW20 and I chose Light in the Boots because I've come to know that their foundations tend to run a bit dark. It's perfect for me. It does spread on rather light but after a few minutes the color seems to adjust and there are no lines of demarcation at all. It melts into my skin and feels comfortable and gives a nice healthy dewy look. Comes in a 50ml squeeze tube which has a very convenient flip-top cap. It is easy to just squeeze out the amount you need. The only drawback is that the tube is white, it's opaque, so you can't really see how much is left. If you hold it up to a lightbulb you can sort of see how much is in the tube. The sun protection is SPF 15, mostly from oxtinoxate and a little from titanium dioxide. I've come to know that the titanium dioxide is an ingredient that is drying on my skin, and in this formula it's only 1.9%. And that is why I decided to try it. I'm thrilled to find a less expensive TM because I had been using the Lancome. This product is made in France and the ingredients are printed on the box. Here they are: Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, cyclopentasiloxane, glyceryl stearate, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, petrolatum, paraffinum liquidum (mineral oil), mica, peg-100 stearate, cyclohexasiloxane, c18036 acid glycol ester, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, sodium stearoyl lactylate, polyacrylamide, talc, propylparaben, xanthan gum, sodium polyacrylate, alumina, c13-14 isoparaffin, tetrasodium edta, laureth-7, bht. May contain ci 77891 titanium dioxide, ci77492 iron oxides,
ci77491 iron oxides, ci77499 iron oxides. A word about titanium dioxide, this is a physical sunblock that may give the skin a whitish appearance. Think of a tube of white acrylic paint that an artist would use. That white paint is called titanium white. It's thick and opaque. And now a word about the ingredients. There are things on this list that might cause some people to break out or get blemishes. I am lucky that I don't break out at all from facial products, so I can't address the breakout issue with this Boots product. I'm happy with it and would definitely repurchase.
In general I prefer tinted moistuizers set with a little loose powder as they give me a more natural look. My next favorite for some coverage and natural look/feel is the MAC Mineralized in Medium. I bought the Boots TM in Fair, and it is a perfect match for me (I am typically a darker fair or lighter medium shade). At the time of my purchase I had already read the reviews here and felt convinced I wanted to try this. My only concern was that at the time I was having a rare blemish flare up around my chin. I was very concerned that the mineral oil and petrolatum in this product might cause problems. I did some research and asked some ladies on the board only to find out that mineral oil and petrolatum are typically fine for skin, not pore clogging, and quite protective to the skin. Some people are sensitive to those two ingred's, but you have to try products with those ingred's in them to know for sure. Anyway, great experience. During use of Boots TM my blemishes cleared up, my moderately dry skin looks fresh most of the day (with a light touch up early evening) and the coverage is better than the typical TM but no where near as heavy as most foundations. Generous amt. of product for $11.99 at Target. There is a Merle Norman nearby, so I took a look at their well-regarded TM and passed on it as the color choices were no match for me, and the cost does not compare to the steal of a deal I get with Boots. I also enjoy their brightening stick (with the button at the end...similar to YSL touche eclat but much better imo). I actually look forward to using this stuff...which is a pleasant surprise, because I am often wondering if there is something better out there. But, not in this case, will def. repurchase. Have been using every day for a week and half and thankful for the previous review that turned me on to this fantastic little tube. I have no issue spending $40.00, or $50 in the case of Chanel TM (which I liked but the lightest shade was a bit too dark) on a great TM. However, this Boots TM is superior to LM TM imo, has better coverage, feels better on the skin, and is a much better deal. Also better than Eliz. Arden TM, which has good coverage and luminosity also, but their colors are also not natural and they "feel" thick on the skin.
After searching all over for a foundation that doesn't make me look orange or cakey, I'd pretty much given up. I'm fairly pale and most things made for "fair" skin are still too dark for me, but I also don't want something that's going to make me look even whiter. All I really want is something natural-looking to even out my skintone. So I decided to give this tinted moisturizer a shot. It's exactly what I needed! It blends incredibly well without streaking and obvious lines. It evens out my skin and hides red tones without looking caked on. This gives me a healthy glow, but still doesn't look obvious and mismatched against the rest of my skin and coloring.
I was so excited when Target started carrying this line. However, this TM was very disappointing. I'm all for sheer coverage, but this didn't seem to do anything for me. There was virtually no coverage and the color was just "off." Kind of muddy, but didn't really cover anything.
Tarte, Bobbie Brown and Laura Mercier make far better tinted moisturizers.