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on 4/18/2015 12:05:00 AM
More reviews by demorale
Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse
my favorite TM (Ive tried Laura Mercier and the Balm), when i dont feel like putting on foundation or its a day i dont need that much coverage i just pick this up and blend it into my face using my hands and it blends so nicely and it has such a nice, natural and dewy finish and for a TM it has a really good color payoff which can definitely be built upon. the only problem I can see (not for me but for others) is that the color selection is limited but i would give this TM a chance and get a sample just to try it because it is really amazing.
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on 4/15/2015 7:29:00 PM
More reviews by solsticern
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Medium
I had the original Smooth Operator TM, before it was named a "BB cream." Therefore this review is based on that. I wanted to like this. Gave decent coverage for a TM but it made my face itchy.
on 3/31/2015 4:48:00 AM
More reviews by thekissflower
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I've had this product for about a month, and to be honest, I'm still fairly undecided about whether I like it or not. Pros: - it's long lasting. I can put this on for 10 hours a day and it will not budge, not even in the hot Thai heat. - it doesn't transfer as easily as NARS's tinted moisturizer. - it's lightweight. I often forget I have it on. - No breakouts - It's moisturizing, but not greasy. It might be a little too dry in the winter. Cons: - the light-medium shade is a little too pink for my NC-25 skin tone. - sometimes, it oxidizes terribly!!! So I have to put extra concealer on, which isn't all that great because the concealer gives me blackheads. - it accentuates my pores! oh no! - when I first put it on, it kinda stung my face a little. I hoped it would go away, but it hasn't. Normally I'd throw something like that out, but...- it's so pricey I can't see myself throwing it away. So, if you have pink-based skin without large pores and you live in a hot area, this is perfect for you. But it's not as perfect for someone like me (combination-dry, warm toned skin with redness around the cheeks). The search for an HG Tinted moisturizer/BB cream goes on....
on 3/24/2015 7:53:00 PM
More reviews by GabbyDawn
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I have oily, acne prone, sensitive, horrible skin and I have tried so many tinted moisturizers and BB creams it is not even funny. I wanted to try this for the longest time but just never wanted to dish out the money on yet another high end product that would break me out. I started using The Balm shelter's beauty balm and liked it other than it oxidizing and being somewhat like a foundation, but it didn't break me out so I figured it was the best I was going to get, until I finally bought this! I love this stuff! It is buildable and absorbs quickly with just the right amount of coverage, and at the end of the day my skin doesn't feel like I have suffocated it. I also really like that it doesn't smell gross like some other tinted moisturizers I have tried. I would definitely recommend this for anyone with oily acne prone skin that is looking for a tinted moisturizer.
on 2/22/2015 10:48:00 AM
More reviews by Ismeantobe
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Love this ! My second tube of this product. I have really sensitive oily skin which makes finding BB cream/tinted moisturiser difficult. Before using this, I was using the Balm Balmshelter tinted moisturiser, but it oxides and make my skin real orangey. So I thought I would give this a try, since is oil and paraben free. Never regret at all, it gives really natural light-medium coverage and coverage is actually build able. This does not cause my sensitive skin to break out and my face only becomes oily at night after having this on for 8hrs. Definitely good for everyday use, as it only has spf 20, I like to mix this with Korres Yoghurt sunscreen to provide better sun protection for my skin (Live in a very sunny and humid area)
on 2/15/2015 4:31:00 PM
More reviews by alexac21
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure
So i got a sample from this from Sephora (and it lasts such a long time, a little goes a long way!) and i got the shade light-medium. When i sampled it in the store it matched my skin tone PERFECTLY which was great because I have yellow-undertones and its pretty hard to find bb creams or foundations that match. Unfortunately, it oxidized terribly and became 3 shades darker. I would give this 1 star but i feel like this color would suit me in the summer when I get tanner. I mean the color isn't completely orange but it does have a slight orange color but i think you wont notice if it matched your skin-tone. The finish is like a satin finish but more on the matte side and looks really natural, but i used it with a primer because without one it accentuated the large pores on my cheeks. Overall, this is okay but i havent really tried that many BB creams so there aren't too many to compare it too lol I'm going to try the other BB cream Tarte has
on 1/21/2015 5:08:00 PM
More reviews by Hibou22
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Highly recommend, I love this tinted moisturizer because it makes my skin look amazing and like I had a great night's sleep even if I didn't :) pros: -super lightweight, I don't like to wear anything heavier than tinted moisturizer so this is perfect for me-moisturizing, makes my skin look almost luminous/well rested-mineral spf is a bonus-non irritating as is everything I've ever gotten from tarte-cruelty freecons: -it is pricey but you only need a little bit so I'll continue to purchase it. -since I use it so sparingly I wish it came in a pump packaging-I wish it came in more colorsI've been using this product for years and even though my face has become really sensitive lately I'm still able to use this. It also mixes well so if you want to go even lighter coverage mix a few drops with your face SPF moisturizer. It's a great way to balance out the slight white cast you can get from some mineral SPF lotions.
on 1/5/2015 3:54:00 AM
More reviews by jorani2194
Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium
I've been using this BB cream for about six months/half a year now, so I've had lots of experience in testing this product. Why I have not reviewed it yet is some other mystery!Firstly, I am overall very pleased and satisfied with this product. Every product from tarte that I have tried has never let me down. The first and foremost negative about this product has definitely got to be The Price. I'm from Canada, and in Sephora it sells for usually $47.That's a super heavy price to me, especially the fact that it's meant to be a BB cream and is not even meant for full coverage. Online (in Canada) it can be a bit cheaper, maybe between $41-$45, but I still feel it's super pricey. I do use this product regularly, almost daily so I get my money's worth, plus I bought the first bottle back in the middle of August 2014 and it is now January 2015 and still has some left, so it has lasted me a good long time and I am quite pleased with that. The packaging is pretty simple, but effective, no complaints there. It comes in a tube so the product comes out easily. The only annoying thing about it is that the tube is the same colour as the cream which makes it very difficult to see how much you have left. No crazy smell or anything, just an average cosmetic/make up/ cream smell! The consistency is a bit thick, and very creamy. A little dab does go a long way, so I always have to be careful not to take too much. It is a BB cream, so the coverage is light, and that is what I wanted because my skin is fairly clear and I haven't had any acne concerns recently. So this product will not magically erase blemishes, but it smooths and evens out the skin tone. Plus, it also has the tiniest bit of sparkle, only noticeable up close in really bright light. At first I was concerned, I didn't want to have a sparkly face! But it is very, very minimal and I usually wear powder over top which mutes the sparkles even more. So it does have a bit of a dewy, natural finish, because it is like a moisturizer. I think it has really good lasting/staying power. I can wear this for nearly 10 hours and it still looks pretty good. I really love this because it does make my face look nearly flawless, smooth, and even, and this is especially more so when wearing concealer and powder as well. And it matches my skin colour really well, too. I will definitely be purchasing this again. Even though it has a high price, it lasts long and I use it almost everyday and I love how it looks. I really recommend this if you want Light coverage and don't mind spending a bit more for that famous Amazonian Clay :)
on 12/9/2014 5:26:00 AM
More reviews by MaliceInMakeupLand
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
For reference, my skin tone match is MAC NC40, combo/oily skin and in my 30's, I have this in Tan.I have very oily skin around my T zone, whilst this product is oil free it does not control oil or stay matte on me. I am usually using blotting tissues within 2-3hrs of application, especially now since it's in the middle of the hot Australian summer. I find I have to use a powder to set it which helps it stay matte for a little longer. Definitely not recommended if you have extremely oily skin or want a fuller coverage.The product has shimmer, which isn't over the top, but it would have been better if Tarte made it completely matte especially for us combo/oily skinned women since shimmer is not doing us any favors by adding more shine!It's pricey for what it is and hard to get in Australia, however this is good for the girl who wants natural cosmetics without harsh parabens and very sheer coverage. Lasting power is around 4-5hrs on my combo/oily skin.I think this would suit women with dry to normal skin best.
on 12/5/2014 6:28:00 PM
More reviews by lylaura
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
Had to return this.I was really looking forward to this BB cream, I had tried the tinted moisturizer and loved the natural perfect look, but that one made me break out, since this is oil free I was hoping.... 1. Coverage is light which I prefer, but it doesn't look natural. Was a bit slippery on my face and it is not at all like a BB cream.2. Well this one made my skin sting a bit and broke me out all over.
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