SukÝ • SukiColor - Tinted Active Moisturizer • Tinted Moisturizer
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Casper the Ghost here reviewing the Suki tinted moisturizer in Natural. Clearly, it is too dark for me. BUT, somehow it works. I really don't get it. I use a small amount and blend well and it just disappears. I haven't found ANY foundation that would not cause me to break out in a rash for at least 5 years. Periodically, I will go to makeup counters and try samples but they NEVER work. Most recently, I tried a well reviewed Cover Girl unscented one. Didn't work. I figured that foundation was just rash fertilizer for me and I had given up on it. I don't know how, but this foundation is the only one that doesn't give me a rash. If you are looking for a full coverage foundation, this probably isn't for you. SInce I am used to wearing nothing but a bit of concealer (which was necessary since I was always concealing a rash of bumps everywhere) this is the perfect texture and consistency for me. Funny thing is, that now that I am using all Suki products on my face, I really don't need a foundation anymore. I now have almost completely perfect skin. It is just so weird to say that.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This stuff IS dark, but it goes on a bit lighter. I bought this in Natural and went back and forth and back and forth again on whether or not I thought it was great. Sometimes I thought it made my skin look smooth and the color was good; and other times I thought it looked like any other liquid foundation on me (I think I look better in powders because I don't have smooth texture so liquids tend to "pool" in uneven areas). Sometimes it seemed to completely disappear so it did not seem worth $42. I often thought I just really wanted to like it because it has all the trappings for me: they support charities, they do not use animal testing or ingredients that use animal testing, they use recyclable materials, it smells fresh, the color selection is not overwhelming (it's just the opposite) to name a few. And I thought I might really want to like it because I made a big $$ investment in it. So there it is. I'm still undecided. I ended up returning mine to Whole Foods because it was so thick that I could not get the pump to work. I even shook it and put it upside down for a while, but nothing came out. I was able to try it by scraping some out. I think if you like liquid foundation, this is a nice one. It dried to a matte finish and it has SPF 15.
UPDATE: I tried this again for some reason, and now I love it and use it all the time. Without thinning it, I put it on my forehead, nose, and cheek area. My skintone is darker there and if I try to lighten it, it looks pastey. So the "dark" tone of this works great in these areas. I have lots of tiny acne scars that can look like orange peel and this light foundation covers those up better than anything else. It dries and stays fairly matte, feels great, smells great. If I get oily, I put a little cornstarch over it. I can't get the pump to work with this bottle either (like the first), so I just unscrew the whole cap every time I use it. And I prefer glass to plastic, so I don't mind. I may return to powder when the weather warms up again, but I have been using this for several months and it is a superior foundation/tinted moisturizer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Ok, let me address the color issue right away: this stuff is DARK. I am super-fair and freckled, and to hear a color the depth of this one called "natural" seems laughable to my fish-belly-white self. The Suki website suggests mixing it with one's regular moisturizer to lighten the shade a bit. I myself suggest that SUKI START MAKING A RANGE OF COLORS! HELLO! Ahem. But anyway, I have come to love this ridiculously-colored tinted moisturizer, although I do have to mix it with the brightening cream in order to look not-stupid. I love the light wash of color, moisturization, and lasting nature of this product. It applies easily and smells very soft and natural, as do all Suki products. It's hella expensive. I'm not sure it's totally worth it yet--though it's gotten off to a really good start with me. EDIT 6/19/08: This has turned out to be an absolutely smashing summer color for me. I love it! It's totally worth $42, no question about it. I'm going to hold off on raising my rating to 5 lippies until I see if it breaks me out or not... EDIT 8/6/08: No breakouts! It's a 5!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
So far, I use the entire skin care series and it has done WONDERS for my skin. The products literally salvaged my skin - it used to be uneven, I would break out from everything, my pores were huge, and my skin's surface always had a strange shine. With Suki, I no longer have any of the problems.
Now to cut to the chase, I ordered Suki Tinted Moisturizer because I needed an alternative to Jane Iredale, Everyday Minerals, Bare Minerals, and all of the other crud on the market. I must say that I love the consitency, packaging, and coverage of this product. The only issue that I have with this product is that the "Natural" color is a bit to pink for my Asian skin. I am a fair-skinned Indian with yellow undertones so the foundation doesn't exactly match.
Now that I've found NVEY Eco - it's goodbye Suki makeup! They really need to make some new colors...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Black
this by far the most divine foundation/tinted mosituriser i have ever used.
i use this despite having makeup option for one reason only-- i want stunning natural luminous skin-- i get it with this.
coverage is excellent with the added benfit of salicylic acid-- cl;arifies the skin with each use.
protects the skin with spf 15 equivalent sunscreen with no reaction on my skin.
the coverage on marks is excellent -- what i have left which is disappearing very quickly. no build up or irritation to the skin-- oily skin will love this and dry skin will improve -- i know cos i have manic skin.
the drawback is the colour selection-- only 2- natural and bronze-- i solved the problem by buying both and mixing it to get the colour best suits me-- at the mo because it is winter 2 pumps of natural and 1 pump of bronze-- yipee-- perfect colour for me!!!
the puff that they recommend is ideal for spreading the foundation-- i usually dampen it with a spray of the suki toner for a sheer coverage-- like i said ladies minimal makeup after using the skincare--:)
i am lovong my skin with this---once again-- suki wins hands down for me!!!
whats the bad bit--it can be a bit pricey-- i dont mind it if i get to keep the skin i have!!! hence the 4-- for the price
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
When I heard about suki coming out with suki color i was so happy. I thought that this would help out so much( i've been using EM, foundations). So, when it came out, i bought it...the neutral color. I thought that it would help out with my red marks left from my acne, nope. I do like the fact that my skin look glows after i put it on. but the color is too dark, i mix with suki velvet cream and only one pump of the tinted moisturizer...too bad..i wanted to love it, but the color just kills it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been a fan of Suki Naturals for a long time. I've been using the chamomile serum and willow toner for almost three years now -- attracted by the purity of the line and the fact that it has never caused irritation or break-outs. So, naturally I was excited to read about her new line of mineral make-up. I went to Whole Foods and tested everything except for the mascara. Up-front summary: The eye shadow colors are lovely but they easily creased on me (I have MMM, combo skin). The cheek/lip tints were very glossy and a bit sticky and therefore, best used for the lips. I just bought the concealer tonight (in linen) and will review it later. The tinted moisturizer is just as I expected: fantastic. I've used it for the past couple of very long days, where I wore the moisturizer for almost 12 hours straight. I have finicky, fragile skin that is prone to terrible break-outs and occasional rashes. As a result, I have never been able to regularly wear foundation, even when it is oil-free. I could only use the oil-free foundations once in a while without having any problems. I've had zero breakouts from Suki's. The shade "natural" really is terrific (I am an Asian with medium skin tone), and I can see it working on most fair-medium skin tones, as it is a buildable shade that is sheer enough to do the trick of enhancing your natural color. The bronze shade is better for darker skin tones. I can see how it might work on fairer skin during the summer, but when I tried it on, it definitely stood out. "Natural" blended in very well. The best thing about this tinted moisturizer is the way it sort of melts into the skin after hours of wear. It seems to become part of your skin, and even looks better a few hours after you have applied it. It doesn't feel heavy at all, although it is not a "light" moisturizer. No tinted moisturizer can be super light and look effective. But it is very comfortable and does allow your skin to "breathe", as people say. There is no goopiness to the product and the pump glass bottle keeps the material germ-free. The directions recommend that you use the product after moisturizing with one of Suki's serums, but I talked to the Suki's representatiive at Whole Foods and she said you can use this moisturizer as it is, which I did. My skin felt soft, and not dry at all. I do have combo skin, though, so people with dry skin may want to blend it with a serum or another moisturizer. I tried using the moisturizer with both a puff/applicator and my fingers. I couldn't really tell the difference, and think either method of application will do the job. The price is not cheap - $41 - but it is certainly comparable to most high-end items similar to it. I think it's worth it, particularly when you're dealing with a product that has no chemicals, period.