SukÝ • SukiColor - Tinted Active Moisturizer • Tinted Moisturizer
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
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.