Physicians Formula • Healthy Wear SPF 50 Tinted Moisturizer • Tinted Moisturizer
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is a little thicker than most tinted moisturizers I have tried. I apply it with a damp foundation sponge and get that light coverage I am looking for. You could use more and it would work as a medium coverage foundation. The colors do run darker than most so instead of buying light to natural I went for the lightest which is fair to light. I thank everyone here who warned me of this phenomenon! I am not sure how much SPF 50 protection I am getting since I am using s pretty small amount of this product. I layer it over sunscreen though so I am not too concerned. It is in a cute and easy to use orange pump bottle. There is no strong scent that I can smell and it seems to stay put all day once I set it with a little powder. This is a little expensive for drugstore base running about $13-15 in my stores. I swapped for it as it had gotten mixed reviews here. I think the key is knowing it runs dark and buying one step lighter than you might normally. As there are only 4 colors this won't suit all skin colors. I like it and plan to take it on vacation as with a high SPF I love it for day time!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I caved to peer pressure and decided to give this a try since it receives a lot of love on the makeup boards. This product seems to have a very poor color selection. I am NC35 in MAC or a medium warm skintone with olive undertones. I bought Neutral to Tan, which is the darkest shade in this product. I know it's Tinted Moisturizer so it should just blend, but it still seems sad when I wear the darkest shade. This stuff feels oily just coming out of the container. It smears onto the skin and does not feel good going on. I'm not a fan. On top of that, I'm oily to begin with and this stuff makes me an absolute grease-ball all day long. It also seems to streak very easily. It doesn't blend well and I always end up with streaks somewhere on my face. I don't have this problem with other foundations. It might have a high SPF but it's primarily chemical sunscreen, which my skin seems to hate.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I probably would not buy this again. I purchased it because of the cute packaging with a pump and because of the spf 50 to protect my face.
I liked it in the beginning but then again, when I started using it, my skin was beautiful. I've since broken out a little bit due to monthly hormones and this stuff has basically no coverage. It goes on your face and just disappears while covering nothing.
I went back to using my L'oreal True Match which covers blemishes wonderfully.
Also, I noticed that this stuff makes your skin SUPER greasy. I don't have oily skin at all. I'm combination leaning heavily towards the dry zone. I used this on my face and used all my other normal make up and by midday I felt like I could take a knife and literally scrape off so much oil and disgustingness. I went into the bathroom at work and my face literally looked like it was melting off. SO greasy, shiny, no coverage, it was an absolute disaster. I'm surprised with all that grease that my face didn't completely erupt in acne.
Another reviewer described this stuff on her face as a "hot mess" and I completely agree.
The cost of this stuff is also way too high ($17!!) to buy again for such limited coverage and for making you look like a dirty, unshowered bum mere hours later. Pretty disappointed.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this in promotion (2 for 15 US$) in NYC, colour tan; you use just a litlle drop of it in any of skin face areas, and it almost disapear, and you look gourgeous. I didn't like the smell (but it is not smelling like sun screens). Everybody comments my skin ws beautiful...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I absolutely adore the powder foundation of this line, and wasn't really keen on buying this TM because I had heard that it runs really dark. Then I visited a friend who had it and asked to try it out as I was curious (I love the powder, after all!). She had it in ivory to fair, and to my surprise it wasn't AS dark as I thought it would be. I didn't realize there was a shade lighter than fair to light, which is laughably dark. Intrigued, I bought this in ivory to fair. It looks dark when you've just put it on, but I find that if I put a setting powder over it it becomes acceptable. I still wouldn't recommend this to really pale girls, but I'm so glad I got this stuff. I've used it almost every day since I got it. When I first tried it on I was appalled because this stuff looked so.. wet. It is seriously shiny upon application. But I could immediately see that the coverage is really good. It didn't leave my face feeling goopy or dry and tight either, it was a good balance that you would expect from a TM. When I spot concealed (breaking out right now D:) and applied a setting powder (I feel like loose powder actually looks best over this TM, but the powder foundation in this line works well too) it looked GREAT. My face was bright, even-toned, and my pores were minimized. It looks almost NO different than when I first applied even toward the end of the day. It doesn't fade or settle into my laugh lines and if it does it touches up well. It does get shiny throughout the day (which you'd expect after it looking so wet upon application), but even when I blot it with blotting papers or toilet paper, it doesn't come off and make me look like a patchy freak. It's like this TM manages to do almost all the things I wish foundations would do. And it has mostly physical SPF 50..! Bless you, Phyisician's Formula. This line is such a winner if you can find a color match.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
When I purchased this initially I didn't like it because of the color, but when I started using a lighter shade of powder foundation to set it, it evened out the color and keeps it from fading. I usually only use powder foundations but using this means I can skip the extra steps of moisturizing and sunscreen beforehand. The only problem is that the sunscreen in this (OCTINOXATE 7.5%, OCTOCRYLENE 8.5%) makes my skin oily. I tend to only use zinc and titanium dioxide-based sunscreen because it doesn't make my skin produce as much oil. This would be my HG tinted moisturizer if they reformulated with titanium dioxide or zinc as the only active ingredients.
Edit: I've since switched back to L'Oreal, because it's easier and quicker to just start with a color that matches my face.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I did not like this Tinted Moisturizer at all, and I eventually had to throw it away. First, the smell is a big turn off. It is very strong, to the point that I could still catch whiffs of it hours after application. It does do a good job of coverage, but that is the only positive for me. It makes my skin feel extremely oily throughout the day and I have pretty normal skin. I have to put moisturizer underneath, but I think most tinted moisturizers require a little more help. I had to purchase the very lightest shade provided; I believe it's Ivory to Fair. I usually wear Bare Escentuals foundation in Medium Beige and Laura Mercier Oil Free foundation in Sunny Beige.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
yup, this product is alright.
I'm a very harsh rater when it comes to cosmetics,
since I have an acne-prone and sensitive skin
(even some oilfree and non-come stuffs break me out)
-pretty gentle and harmless for face
(notice that titanium oxide and zinc oxide are main ingredients.
They are physical sunscreens, much more gentle than
-fine coverage (not full coverage, but evens out tone/ helps texture)
-yes, like many reviewrs said, it feels oily.
-and yes, you should pick three shades lighter than you are
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I switched to this over the summer and use it alone or under the matching powder foundation.
Excellent packaging: hygienic pump that actually works and allows you to control the amount, plus it's cheery and cute.
Great SPF: Has really protected against sunburn - and I've been outdoors a lot lately.
Water/Sweatproof: Worn this to the beach, hiking, and even playing soccer and it held up quite well.
Coverage: Slightly more than most TMs - covers small imperfections, all redness and little spots; really evens out tone.
Color selection: Not quite a match... but this problem is solved when under the foundation.
Application: Hard to blend w/fingers, and looks streaky w/brush. As long as you have time to work it in with a small foundation brush by stippling it's OK though; like sunscreen.
Seems to accentuate wrinkles and dry areas
Leaves me feeling very oily by midday. However, when I look in the mirror it doesn't look as bad as I feel, but I have to blot at least once or twice between classes.
Bottom Line: My go-to all summer, but the search continues.
P.s. Compliments! "Natural-looking" "Beautiful skin" "So fresh"
Edit: keeping the extra oiliness at bay with blotting and powder is getting old... I probably won't even finish what I have :(
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Pro: SPF 50, comes with a pump for more sanitary application, the packaging is cute.
Con: Colors are not true to name, more like a foundation than a moisturizer
- I purchased this product in "Ivory to Fair"
I bought this product with an unusual intention - I wear mineral foundation, but found that on my noise, it tended to look odd because of my freckles (which are only on my nose). I bought a tinted moisturizer in hopes of reducing redness on my nose while still being thin enough to allow my freckles to show through, if that makes any sense. The color is far too orange for an "ivory to fair" and a pink-undertone, pale person such as myself. To me, it is not moisturizing but leaves an unappealing layer of product on my hand that is obviously different than my skin tone. To me, it seems as though my product may have been mis-labled based on the severity in the color difference. I really do like the SPF 50 in this product, especially for my nose and pale, easily burned skin. However, the color situation makes this a product that I will not recommend or repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Pros: SPF 50, natural ingredients, dermatologist tested
Cons: very thick and hard to wear, hard to find exact shade.
My coloring was in between the Light to Fair and Light to Natural shades, and the product itself is thick like a foundation, which made spreading it all over my face like a moisturizer hard to do (and look clownish afterwards). However, I find that if I mix it with my Neutrogena Healthy Defense SPF 50 moisturizer, it looks fantastic on my skin. I now get the coverage and sun protection I want and none of the mask like feeling and look I dread. So yes I would buy again. Now if only their powder version comes in loose powder instead of pressed.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Tried this in light. Wow, so doesn't work.
Should be great--Anti-oxidant, SPF, tint and moisture. A friend recommended it to me so I tried it but it doesn't work on me. Instead of laying a soft tint (it is advertised as natural coverage and finish), it went on like liquid chalk and floated over every wrinkle, making me look dryer and more wrinkled than I really am. Sort of not the point. It's going back to the store.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! This stuff rocks! I am constantly looking for a good sunscreen and good foundation and am so glad I found one product for both. It provides just enough coverage and the SPF is great, I have been out in the sun and it has protected me well. I add a bit of my Cover Girl loose powder ( of all the loose powders I tried, this is my fav) and it looks good all day. I have found two for 1 deals at Target but even so, for about $12 for a foundation and sunscreen, I'm sold!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
Me: Fair (NC15ish), 43 yo retinA user with texture difficulties and oily skin.
I chose this product in Ivory to Fair, which is the lightest shade of the 5 offered. Love the pump packaging and the high SPF, the coverage and texture are nice too. The color is much deeper than my skin, however - I'd say the Ivory would match about a level 25 or so. Lighter skins can use this for a sunkissed look. I like the pale because it matches the rest of me (I don't sunless tan, even in the summer), so I blend this with a big dollop of Neutrogena Sheer Touch SF 85 and a pump or two of MUFE HD primer in Blue, and it works great.
Choose this product for superb protection and ease - great blendability, wears well throughout the day. Just pick a shade or three lighter than you typically would if you want to match your skin's depth.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I can believe how many negative reviews this got! I use Studio Fix (C3) daily and normally don't wear a liquid foundation. However, I wanted something with an spf for summer. I got the darkest shade and it works great for me. I don't have particularly dark skin, but I do tan in summer. I apply this with my 187 brush and that works GREAT. It does tend to look a little shiny but a little powder on top does the trick.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Although the color was wayyy too dark for my fair skin, it seemed like a great summer foundation because it was light, smooth and set very nicely. If you are very fair as I am, even after some sun and a tan, even the lightest shade made me look too dark, so be careful. It was a little pricey for a drugstore moisturizer, but the packaging was very nice and would be super simple to throw in a bag. In te end, my suggestion is if you're looking to hold on to that summer vacation tan, get rimmel's bronzer power- its my fav!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Wow, I am literally shocked by the love this has gotten! I purchased this after hearing good things on the boards, and saying this stuff is a HOT MESS on me is an understatement! The formula is incredibly watery, and it is SHINE CITY once it's on! This is the only tinted moisturizer I've ever felt the need to set with powder, not to mention these shades run incredibly orange and dark (NW20 and the lightest shade is still too orange and dark for me!). I think this baby is going up for swap!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
If feels to Oily for being Oil Free
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this tinted moisturizer. I wore it yesterday to my birthday dinner and two of my friends said my skin looked really good. It does give a lot more coverage than a tinted moisturizer. It does hide -- somewhat --my pink cheeks. I do have some dry spots and it didn't accentuate them. I also put on moisturizer beforehand. I had a little trouble with the pump the first couple of times, but now it's fine. I guess I just had to get the air out of it. And I agree with everybody else that the lightest shade is a bit dark. Luckily, it worked perfect for me. oh, and it doesn't feel heavy on.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I really like this product. I love the packaging and the coverage, the only bad thing is that it is a dark ivory, more like light to medium, but if i mix it with a light foundation it gives me the perfect color in the Summer(:
It is a good tinted moistureizer but I wont buy it again due to it's not true to it's said color.