Tinted Moisturizer -Olay - Definity Color Recapture with SPF 15
arfing1 3/12/2011 2:05:00 PM
I am 53 yrs & have olive skin that isn't sensitive at all. I have dark splotches and marks that disappear when I am tan, and tan only using SPF 4 or less. I do not tan AT ALL with anything more, but use a 15 on my nose and cheeks only. I also have some discoloration due to discoid lupus. I use a very gritty exfoliation scrub once a day with a buff-puff. First off, this product isn't meant as a full cover foundation, and that's exacty what I wanted. I am sick of heavy coverage that melts and feels heavy, and then cakey when I add a powder finish. I have come to terms with not having perfect skin, but wanted something to blend the lighter of the dark areas with the rest of my face. You must not use too much (remember it's not a full coverage makeup) and must blend quickly, or you will get little "pills" of product. This isn't hard to do at all, as it glides nicely and isn't oily at all I have used this product now for 2 weeks and I absolutely can't wait to put it on! My husband noticed subtle differences - I don't look so tired and worn and a little less wrinkly. So now I use a very light application on my neck too! I notice my skin feels smoother too. Note please that I was skeptical of this product so I am not just thinking that. I follow this product with a very light mineral powder of another brand - one that's brush applied but in a cake form, that changes color to match. These two products work wonderfully together and are very very light to wear. As to color, for me I use the medium to dark and it matches perfectly. I have always had a problem matching my olive tone, so this makes me even happier! I am hoping that it will work with a tan as well. For special occasions, under everything, I use a filler purchased at Bed & Bath ($25/jar) that I need to use for pock marks left by my lupus. Using Definity over that works very well too and again, no oily creases or cakiness at all. And yes, the packaging is very cool. Just be sure to pump a little bit in one hand and use a finger to blend before applying. One girl mentioned cysts forming after use of this. I have always had cysts but have not had any new breakouts since using this product. So overall I ended up loving Definity and despite the price, will purchase it again. I'll bet by the time I need more I will feel that it's so worth it anyway.