I love a tinted moisturizer. This product triggered my acne. After many years, I've finally learned that chemical sunscreens are the acne culprit for me. I have to stick with physical sunscreens (zinc oxide) to avoid the breakouts.
This tinted moisturizer is great! It gives a nice sheer and even coverage which is all I need for my skin. It covers most redness from acne and acne scares but you will probably need a concealer for severe acne. I have a really oily t zone and dry cheeks and this has been able to balance both skin concerns. I could defiantly live without the shimmer but once the moisturizer has been applied its best to buff with a buffing brush or powder brush helps remove most glitter. The moisturizer is really thick and creamy which allows to glide and hide dry patches on my skin which is amazing! It's best to apply with your fingers and not to put on your hand then blend but to squeeze out a little out of time for the areas your applying this too. Is a littler dark fOr my fair skin But I can live with that. It's a costly $30 in Canada but when u go to the USA you can get it for $12. The packaging is absolutly great and super sanitary and a nice feeling bottle. Over all I really like this product and it's long wearing but could live without the glitter and it would be nice if it had lighter shades.
This is a FABULOUS tinted moisturizer for me all year! It gives me that wonderful glow and greatly reduced the appearance of acne scars and redness! It is definitely sparkly, so if you don't like that stay away! But I think it makes me look fresher and more awake and as a high school student in all advanced classes I need that after a long night!
I don't know about its claims to even skintone and the like because I tend to use different face products every day. But I do know it makes me look glowy and natural while still providing a small amount of coverage!
If you have oily or combo skin I would stay away from this and most tinted moisturizers in general, the small amount of sparkle in this could make you look like an oil slick by the end of the day! But I've got fairly normal skin with some very slight oiliness on my t-zone, which isn't a big problem for me :)
I believe I paid about 12 dollars for this at Target but it comes with 2.5 fl. oz. and that will probably last me until I am well out of college!
HIGHLY suggest this for normal and dry skinned girls! But if you're skeptical head to Ulta, they have a great policy for returning opened and used products! :D
UPDATE: No. No. Just no. I wrote my first review of this product YEARS ago and since then my makeup tastes have changed. This has sparkles in it. The only thing I hate more than a super matte face is a sparkly one. YECK. Good for ladies just starting with makeup, but not for those of us that are over the age of 13.
Not a bad tinted moisturizer. However, it is not good for people with oily/combination skin. Gives a bit of coverage and looks natural indoors. HOWEVER, there is a definite sparkle outdoors that looks like you have small specks of glitter on your face... Not my favorite for an everyday look. Basically, looks natural from far away but weird up close.
Purchased this on a whim before a trip of sunny California. I normally only wear concealer in key spots and maybe some powder, but I wanted a sunscreen to use for long days outdoors so I chose this rather than a regular sunscreen. I like the color and it seems to work for my fair skin with yellow undertones. I didn't find it accentuated my wrinkles either, as many foundations and concealers do. My skin looks great in the photos of me taken on my trip, much nicer than my usual uncovered skin. It made me realize at my age (38) it's probably time to start wearing something all over and not just under my eyes and around my nose. I am taking away one lippie because I got a big zit under my nose and it stayed there for my entire trip, 2 weeks, and I still have a red spot from where it was, and I almost never breakout, so I am definitely blaming this product. Then again, I was using Pond's wipes instead of my usual facial cleanser on the trip so maybe my skin reacted to that instead. I agree the application is not as easy due to the thickness of the product so I am trying the tip to dilute it a little with moisturizer. As for coverage, I also don't get the complaints. A tinted moisturizer is really meant for people who don't need much coverage. I have mild uneven skin tone, and this evens it all out, and where I need more coverage I dab on my trusty Cle de Peau concealer stick. Would repurchase if I could determine this was not what gave me the 2-week, entire-vacation-long zit!
This product wasn't completely horrible but it just wasn't for me. Its too thick which makes it really difficult to apply on your skin. I have oily skin and this seemed kinda cakey on my face. I loved that it has SPF 30 but there better products out there. It doesn't leave my skin with a smooth finish it kinda just feel like it sits on my skin. It might be breaking me out, not to sure but I won't be using this again.
I've been using this TM for a few months now. I've been on the hunt for a good TM for years. It's been years because I wear a full face of makeup almost every day, so I rarely use TMs. I found this TM too thick, cakey, and orange on my PPP skin. It dries VERY fast so you need to use a little at a time and blend it in to one patch of skin before moving onto the rest. Due to this it took me a really long to apply and it looks awful. If you try to build the coverage, the TM flakes off.
I would have given this product 1 star except that I really do appreciate the packaging. It's a pump bottle with a twistable cap that locks. If you find that this works for you, the bottle would be very convenient.
This is Ok.....it makes skin look very natural, and is very light. However, I do find that it looks somewhat greasy and does not absorb completely into the skin. Despite being oil-free, it doesn't absorbe as quickly as some of the other oil free tinted moisturizers, so won't be repurchasing.
For a TM this is great. It provides decent coverage. I had a bad reaction to some skin products and my forehead & cheeks were red and almost raised/rash looking. Needless to say, I couldn't wear my usual foundation. So I got this. It covered the red blotches and gave a more even tone to my skin. It wasn't full coverage but it helped a lot and made a noticeable difference. So glad I found this. Especially with summer coming up. Great alternative to full foundation on those hot sweaty days. The bottle is great too. It has a lockable pump so I can throw it in my purse and reapply if I need. It also has SPF 30. So even better!
this review is more of a "first impressions" type review. i bought this the other day and wore it for the first time this morning. i've used only a couple other tinted moisturizers before, so i dont have much to compare this to, however i can say that this has a lot of coverage for a tinted moisturizer, from what i've seen in my experience. obviously, this is not a foundation, you're not going to get anywhere near medium to full coverage, but IMO, i think this tm is very much comparable to a lighter coverage foundation. it actually gave me pretty decent coverage for some blemishes i have, you could still see them, but not nearly as much as you can without anything on my face. it didnt do anything at all to cover the bags/ dark circles under my eyes, however. i actually think this highlighted them a bit because of the dewiness/ light reflecting particles or whatever they call it lol. but thats ok, i can deal with that as i use this pretty much just to slap on my face in the morning to leave the house if i'm not going to work or whatever that day. so far, i'm really liking this. however, if anything changes, i will update. i also like how it is packaged with a pump that locks, which is awesome for me because i travel between my parents house and my boyfriends house and i literally take my life with me lol. i picked this up as an alternative to foundation in the mornings and days off from work etc, to let my skin breathe and take a break from wearing foundation EVERYday. and as i said, so far i am definitely happy with the purchase, though a little pricey for drugstore.