I have only tried a few tinted moisturizers. All were from drugstore brands and they were greasy, had strange colors (like Pepto Bismol pink), or were as "tinted" as any standard moisturizer. I purchased this on a whim while I was on a week-long school trip due to frustration from how flaky my skin looks with mineral makeup. This TM has coverage comparable to some of my liquid foundations, only it doesn't break my skin out and the lightest color looks great on my skin (most foundations look orange on me). The only issue I have is the price, but the product is good enough that I can look past that.
This is a great tinted moisturizer if you want to look more natural or feel more natural and replace your foundation for something lighter.
It does provide a little bit of coverage and gives a nice fresh-faced-look on the right places of my face!
I use the studio sculpt concealer for my red spots and undereye cirles and my skin looks fresh, natural and glowy! The color medium blends perfect into my skin. I'm an NC35 at the moment, no-one can tell that I'm wearing make up!
I have been debating on wether I should try this product or not. I have just recently began to branch out at try lighter coverage foundations and tinted moisturizers. I have a slight problem with redness along my cheeks and the bridge of my nose. I used to believe the only foundations I could use were the full coverage ones that I apply to my skin for what I thought was the "flawless" look. I used Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation for about two months or so and I loved it besides the fact I was 14 years old and wearing a full coverage foundation. Then I branched out and purchased the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, then the Clinique Moisture Surge, and finally bought this product at the MAC counter in Nordstroms. It is by far the best tinted moisturizer I have used. It leaves an airy look and feel to the skin with slight sun protection which is great. I have it in the shade Light (I am Rose Ivory in Laura Mercier, NW20 in MAC, 2 in Clinique and Beige Rose Pastel in Chanel). Here's the point- if you thought that tinted moisturizer qouldn't give you enough coverage, you're wrong. This even out your skin tone, conceals some problem areas, and for extra coverage just set with a powder. This is amazing. I owuld highly reccomend it to everyone debating like I was or not sure if this will have te=he right amount of coverage.
Colour match and coverage were good but that is where the positives stop for me. I found this TM to be quite hard to blend, not that moisturizing, smelt like strong chemicals, turned my face into an oil slick within a few hours and broke me out badly.
OLD REVIEW: im very confused whether to this is foundation or tinted moisturizer or what? this product didnt cover evenly on my face and broke me out :'( my first mac product ever :(
NEW REVIEW: I reviewed this like 3 years ago and gave it a 1/5 without even trying it a whole lot. I'm starting to like it more. If I don't use a lot, I don't like the coverage. I use it heavily to get a fuller coverage and I feel it is better that way.
This is a good TM. It lasts me most of the day and doesn't make me extra oily.
I use it after my oil control mattifier from Murad and before my translucent powder from MUFE.
I am an NC30-NC35 and I use the shade medium plus.
i spray my mac fix +, then put this on, and my mineral powder & wah-la (: I LOVE THIS! Its amazing!!<3 :D The price is an ouch! but this stuff is amazing! i recommend this to everyone, try it out and if you dont like it..return it back. <3 i loveee thiss! ahh :)
First I think it is important to know that I have combination skin (dry/normal cheeks and oily/flaky/slightly acne prone T-Zone). I am also someone who generally doesn't need a lot of coverage for my face unless I have broken out. The reason I love this so much is because of the surprisingly great coverage and finish. I love that it's light for the summer plus it gives me enough coverage to not need foundation. It leaves you with the perfect finish that makes your skin look so healthy. I apply this using my MAC 187 and I LOVE it. I think this product is very comparable to Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer and it's great because it's cheaper. Overall I HIGHLY recommend it for everyone!
I like this for days when I'm just going to the shops or having coffee with a friend. I use the shade Dark which is really good for my NC35/37 golden toned skin as it's yellow based. It blends on really easily but make sure you moisturize really well beforehand (it can accentuate dry patches...I think this is more for normal-combo oily skintypes). Evens out my skin, covers redness, sets to a semi-matte finish, gives light-medium coverage and has good lasting power (about 6/7 hours on my normal/combo skin before getting overly dewy WITHOUT primer or setting powder). It doesn't feel heavy on my face and it doesn't look cakey or thick on my skin. Looks like my skin but more polished, nobody can tell I'm wearing makeup. The smell is a little weird but after a while I don't notice it.
UPDATE: This breaks me out soooooooo badly! It leaves me with loads of red pimples all over my forehead, cheeks and chin...absolutely dreadful. I'm now using my BB tinted moisturizer and it's so much better and doesn't break me out. I guess no MAC foundations/TM's work for my skin as they all break me out...:(
I absolutely love this stuff! It gives me a perfect little glow that is totally natural and pretty :) it's definitely good coverage and smooths your complexion out! This plus powder is awesome! Though I gotta admit I have oily skin!