Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics • Tint Tinted Moisturizer • Tinted Moisturizer
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
HG foundation/TM. I don't really have much experience with foundations, but I do know I like lighter coverage and need it to be yellow based. This foundation does it all for me. It is light but buildable coverage IMO. I LOVE the squeeze bottle, I use it almost daily and have not experienced clogging. I'm NC30ish and the Y3 shade is perfect for me. I dab dots all over my face and use the real techniques brush to apply and set it with MUFE HD powder. It seriously looks like you're not wearing MU. Great "your skin but better" foundation. I got it for $13.50 from ACW but I would pay full price for it because it's awesome.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Extremely light coverage, which is par for the course for a tinted moisturizer, so I'm confused at the reviews that expected anything other than sheer coverage. I'm an NC50 and use Y5. I like it a lot, especially for the summer when you want something to even out your complexion but don't want anything too heavy in all of this humidity. I alternate between this and the Sleek Be Beautiful Blemish Balm. I always use a primer underneath, and a powder to set. It lasts all day. No complaints.
Ok wait. One complaint. I'm not a fan of the packaging. The little spout can sometimes get clogged, so if you're squeezing and nothing's coming out, DO NOT KEEP SQUEEZING or you'll end up with tinted moisturizer all over your work space. Find a hair pin and use it to unclog the spout. You should be good to go.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
First off, I have extremely sensitive, acne prone, combination skin, and this stuff is amazing! I have minor discoloration in my skin and some acne scarring, I use this as my everyday tinted moisturizer and it takes only a couple minutes to apply evenly!
Now it doesn't completely cover everything and give me a 100% flawless look, but that's to be expected for something that isn't a complete foundation, but I'm still very happy with the light-medium natural coverage I end up with, even building it up over my scarring, it still covers them naturally.
I use a stippling brush to apply the tinted moisturizer as it has a very wet consistency, and then using a very light hand I buff it in with the stippling brush. It may have a slightly wet consistency on your face if you apply too much in one go, but that will go away as it dries and will leave you with a light finish.
I have this in a Y2 and I'm about a NC20-25 in MAC.
The packaging is just the worst thing ever though. The nozzle at the tip often gets clogged with product and then hardens, if you're not careful, and you squeeze too hard, the contents of the bottle will just explode and go everywhere. I keep the nozzle sticking upward after I use it just so the product slides back in and it doesn't clog. But then I worry about dust getting in. The black text on bottle also flakes away, and again if you're not careful, you can get some on your face, and it'll stick there pretty stubbornly if you already have the product on. I hope the packaging changes soon.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have a mild case of tinted moisturizer addiction :-D Sadly this baby broke me out.I tried this a while ago prior to using the Nars TM which I still love and use.. While the OCC is a pretty neat product finish wise but the major deal breaker is it that this broke me out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Other
After reading TONS of reviews on MUA, blogs and watching video reviews about how amazingly pigmented and opaque this product was, I finally talked myself into it.
My order arrived yesterday, about 5 days after ordering. I ordered 1 Y1 Skin Tint, and 1 Y1 and 1 R1 Concealer. I reviewed the concealers separately. When I opened the package and saw the bottle of Skin Tint, I was surprised at how pink the Y1 shade looked. Like..I am honestly wondering if that's really a Y shade and was mislabeled. Especially since I was told and all the reviews online indicate that it should match the concealer...it does not match...at all. I took a blob of it on my hand next to my usual Laura Mercier Oil Free foundation (Porcelain Ivory). And the pinkness is EXTREMELY noticeable.
The consistency is extremely thin. I didn't feel it as moisturizing, and it was RIDICULOUSLY sheer. I mean...see through. Completely. I am having a hard time finding anything remotely opaque about it, nor was there any coverage. Even as pink as it was, it didn't show on my face at all and covered nothing. I ended up putting on three coats. The first with fingers, the 2nd with a beauty blender, and the third with a brush. And still, nothing.
So then I just put on my regular foundation over top for actual coverage. So my face will probably be a wet oil slick later. I consider this a bust...a $25.00 bust. For those interested in a sheer coat of moisture, and I do mean sheer, it's worth a look. But if you are looking for any sort of coverage...not this stuff.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
So, I love OCC's Lip Tars...but the Skin Tint, I can't get behind, unfortunately. I got bottles in Y3 and R1 because I knew I would need mixed tones in order to get it to work for me. Luckily it was during a holiday sale, but even so...pretty pricey. I was willing to splurge because I really wanted some kind of non-visible coverage thing that would not make me break out. I thought the Tints would do the trick because they did not contain any silicones or silica, and while the reviews were few, they were very positive. Alas, the Tint did make me break out, specifically in the eyebrow/forehead area, which just kills me because that means there's something else out there that my skin doesn't like...gah. Coverage-wise, I do like the Tints. They aren't full cover by any means, but they are beautiful at just evening out your complexion and giving you a "my skin but better" appearance. They aren't difficult to spread, but certainly do not glide on the skin as silicone-laden products will. They will catch on dry patches, and will accentuate broken or dried out acne. A separate concealer may be necessary if you have acne and are looking to cover that up. I can see this working for professionals who just need a no-nonsense evening of their skin tone. Packaging-wise, I have the first generation flip-up nozzle version, and it does indeed suck quite a bit as it's prone to clogging. They've updated to dropper-type bottles since, but I have no experience with those so I can't comment. Overall, I think if you're just concerned with uneven skin or redness and have normal to oily skin, these'll work for you. Dry skin types will want to moisturize beforehand.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have to say that not everyone will love this product. It's very sheer so it won't cover any major imperfections no matter how much you hope to layer it. What it can do is perk up your skin tone slightly. If you want a natural looking, "my skin but a bit better", finish, this gives a good base - all you need to add is concealer. Being silicone free, the texture is slightly peculiar if you're used to the silicone slick. It's somehow thick and tacky but doesn't feel heavy when applied and it doesn't leave a greasy feeling on the skin. It won't keep your skin matte but won't make it more greasier either. I find that the tint is best applied with a brush and this way it goes on like second skin. All other tints and foundations usually show on my cheeks but this doesn't - a major plus for that. It's also very easy to remove so it might be less likely to clog your skin. Also, if you have a red/cool based skin tone, the shade range is very good.
If you're looking for a silicone free product, I can recommend this. If you have trouble finding products for cool toned light skin and/or want a natural looking finish, I can recommend this. Others may find this tint lacking as it doesn't have some of the properties silicone products have and doesn't give major coverage.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
this product made me break out. Additionally, at the end of the day my foundation is a weird half-greasy half-thick texture, it was very odd.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I ordered this product online on the All Cosmetics Wholesale website (I'm from Australia) and it was around $25. I am a NC44 and I ordered y4 and the shade was perfect!
I like to apply this product with a stippling brush, however.. I recommend that you immediately apply the product onto your face as soon as it comes out of the bottle. I find that if I take my time in applying it, or if I don't rub it in well, it leaves foundation marks that are obvious and dry out darker! As for the coverage, it is definitely build-able. I have a few dark acne marks on my cheeks and sadly, 1 layer doesn't cover it. I also have oily skin and I need to powder after. I like to mix this tinted moisturiser with a foundation. For a tinted moisturizer, it definitely gives good coverage and is thick! I keep thinking its a foundation!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I purchased this via mail-order sight-unseen based on the positive reviews here and on a couple of other beauty blogs. I was a bit nervous about it because they will not take back the product for return or exchange once it has been opened. So I placed the order and then crossed my fingers that it would work for me. I am normally NW20-25 but it's early September so I am tan (for me) and probably closer to NW30. I ordered Y1, the second lightest yellow-based shade. It's definitely a few shades too light for me so I looked a little ghosty the first time I applied, and it just sort of sat on top of my skin. I had to learn to work with it to blend it well so I look alive. It will be perfect for me in February, though it is not quite warm (yellow) enough for me. This has excellent coverage for a TM. I think this is more of a foundation than a TM because it isn't moisturizing at all. I have dry skin, so this may actually be too dry for me. It supposedly has some moisturizing extracts in it but I don't notice that at all. The product sets quickly so you have to blend fast or it's already dry. It dries to a fairly matte finish, without looking flat. I love that it contains no silicones - it's one of the mail reasons I ordered it (silicones seem to cause me to break out). But you can feel it in the product - it doesn't have the slip that I've grown used to. And the lack of oil means that the product is quite dry and it can catch on and highlight my flakes so I do have to moisturize before applying. It doesn't appear to have microshimmer (which I can't stand). Although I have red blotches, I have yellow-based skin and this product is very neutral-toned - therefore, it is not quite yellow enough for me and doesn't even out my skin as much as I had hoped. I wish it were just a touch warmer. Some other areas for improvement: the return policy (we have to be able to get the right shade without being penalized) and the junky packaging, as others have noted. I appreciate that the packaging is basic (which probably contributes to the reasonable price) but the squeezy bottle isn't as functional as it should be. I would love to see OCC offer samples for a small charge, as Paula Begoun does. It's fantastic to get to try everything and it's a great way to explore the whole line. (BTW I also purchased the OCC top coat nail polish called Shellac'd and it's wonderful, but that will be a separate review.) Overall though, this is lovely TM with great coverage and I highly recommend it, especially for people with oilier skins or silicone sensitivity. I will update after I have worn it for a few weeks.