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on 4/6/2015 6:49:00 PM
More reviews by chris9407
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I was very unhappy with this product. I had tried using the “tone” shade for a few days, and it is way too glittery. I do not like having sparkles all over my face. I had tried on the product at a local Ulta before making the purchase, but it must have been on an overcast day because the sparkles were not apparent. I really do like the color match on my skin, the glitter is just overpowering in sunlight. The first time I wore this on a sunny day, I looked like I was covered in a sheen of sweat. I thought that perhaps I had accidentally overapplied (this is what would happen to me if I overapplied Benefit's You Rebel), so the next day I used less than a pea-sized amount on my entire face. I could not stop staring at myself in my car-visor mirror - the glitter was just insane.If I wanted sparkle/glitter, I would have purchased the “Illuminating” moisturizer which actually has representative glittery stars on the tube. I really wanted to like this moisturizer, so I tried it for a full week before giving up and sending it back.For reference, Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Enhancer in Light-to-Neutral is comparable on my skin coloring and nice and matte, but I cannot use it because the Neutrogena SPF irritates my eyes. (All Neutrogena sunblock products irritate my eyes - not just cosmetics.) I am currently using TheBalm Balmshelter in Light/Medium and loving it.
on 3/23/2015 10:13:00 AM
More reviews by mmacc
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
I got a sample of this foundation from Sephora. I wanted to love it - colour (fair) was great for my skin tone. It was lightweight and sheer but did give me coverage that I was looking for - which is mostly to even out my skin tone. It blended out lovely and made my skin look radiant. BUT, as others have noted, it has a definite shimmer/glitter to it. I don't think it would noticeable to the average person looking at me from afar, but in direct sunlight and close up, I can see it on my skin. I will not be purchasing.
on 2/17/2015 10:00:00 AM
More reviews by Lisa1000
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I have sensitive, dry, acne-prone skin that reacts poorly to many different products. This tinted moisturizer didn't upset my skin in any way, unfortunately, it was always easy to spot on close inspection. It just sat on top of my skin and would not sink in. I tried wearing it over many different products, as well as alone, to no avail. I envy the people it worked for because I like the packaging and the SPF. I'm going to keep looking for that HG tinted moisturizer.
on 11/22/2014 3:22:00 AM
More reviews by arifoc89
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I've noticed that a lot of people are saying this is "glittery?" I've been using this for a while and I've never noticed any kind of glitteriness whatsoever. It's not a whole lot of coverage, but I don't need too much coverage, so it works for me. I wouldn't use this if you have oily skin, sometimes when I use it, it makes me feel kinda oily and my skin typically isn't that oily. But yeah, I definitely don't see the glitter that other people seem to be seeing!
on 9/26/2014 4:24:00 PM
More reviews by Pinksk8wax
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
I love this for lazy days. My only complaint is that there isn't a very good range of colors. They are super sheer and blendable though so one or two shades off really doesn't make a difference.
on 4/24/2014 6:28:00 PM
More reviews by squiggles37
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse
Pros:- great shade range- sufficient UVA/UVB protection- fragrance free- contains antioxidantsCons:- incredibly sheer- oxidizesEven though the amount of pros outweigh the cons, the two cons listed are super super huge for me. I don't have perfect skin and would like at least light coverage (but always striving for medium), but this tinted moisturizer was so sheer that it basically looked like I had applied nothing to my skin. And it oxidized after application. Wah wah wah. If you have flawless skin and want sheer coverage to even things out + sunscreen, this product would be perfect for you.
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on 3/20/2014 9:41:00 PM
More reviews by scarmica
I really like this tinted moisturizer. I've sampled several over the last few weeks (including Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Dior, etc) and this one is the winner, for me. I *do* notice a few sparkles in natural outdoor light but it is not Edward Cullen-ish and the coverage and radiance outweigh the slight sparkle factor (which I don't notice indoors where I am most of the day). I use the colour "Tone", which in fact seems *slightly* dark for my skin tone, but it blends out wonderfully and makes my skin radiant. Still need concealer and a dusting of powder (Essence All About Matte is great) but used with primer (Tarte Clean Slate) this lasts a good 10 hours for me (no oily breakthrough!) before it starts to deteriorate. Doesn't settle into fine lines. I really like the "glow" my face has with this. Works very well for me, at least in winter; will see how my oilier summer skin takes to it. I took off a lippie b/c I still find the price offensive, but will purchase another full-size tube.
on 3/7/2014 8:36:00 AM
More reviews by alixnaiq
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I used this product for about 7 years without any change in the formulation, but I switched to Urban Decay’s tinted moisturiser (in halo) for a while. I bought this again because the Urban Decay tinted moisturiser sadly isn’t available at my local Sephora anymore. When I applied it, I suddenly discovered that it now has glitter! And there was no warning on the package (e.g. labelling it illuminating or something), blech. It’s pretty subtle glitter, but it’s very… persistent – I found it really hard to get off my fingers, and it can be really obvious on my nose at certain angles. So not the look I’m going for! The nose glitter became less obvious after I blotted my nose a few times. I figured out how to minimise this – first I need to use 2 fingers to apply the moisturiser (rather than 3 or 4), make sure it doesn’t travel beyond my fingers, then clean my fingers with makeup-removing cleanser afterwards. So much less convenient than the Urban Decay. This is pretty sheer, but with 2 layers my skin does look more even and clear. I tried wearing it over Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel moisturiser today, and my face felt super oily after a couple of hours, even though I’d spent the whole day indoors! (Again, Urban Decay’s TM didn’t have this effect when used with the Neutrogena water gel.) Perhaps this formulation is also more moisturising? I would recommend it to people with dry skin and who don’t mind glitter – they could probably layer it over a moisturiser without any feeling of greasiness. Perhaps I’ll try this as an illuminator.I’m really peeved that the glitter-free version of this is no longer available, because the shade I use (tone) is a great match for my skin and the level of coverage suits my needs. So while I plan to use it up, I’ll repurchase the Urban Decay one on ebay (alas, it's discontinued!), which is also a good match colour-wise and has enough coverage for me, and felt much lighter on my skin. Oh and the Urban Decay TM is also paraben-free!
on 2/9/2014 11:33:00 PM
More reviews by macabremakeup
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I went to my Sephora to get color matched with their Color IQ...I didn't have a match, so an advisor helped me out and matched me to this tinted moisturizer in shade "fair". It looked like a decent match in the store and I liked the light feel of it on my skin. So I bought it. Once I was outside, I could tell that this shade did not match me...it was too dark. That isn't the product's fault. Overall it is a good product. It was moisturizing without making me oily. It had good coverage for a tinted moisturizer which surprised me. You can build this up to an almost-medium coverage. I don't feel like I'm wearing anything when I wear this either. It's a bit pricey which is the only thing that upsets me about it not being a match. I can kind of get away with it, so I do wear it. But once I've used it up, I'll try to find a better match in the future.
on 1/30/2014 11:45:00 PM
More reviews by rebeccarkane
I think it might be clogging the pores on my forehead. But I like the texture. Looks orange before you blend it. Provides good coverage and great colour correcting (I'm Irish, so I have naturally reddish skin). I like it, but I will not repurchase, as I want to try the NARS Tinted Moisturizer next. I will use it up though.
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