PROS: Love the tones (I'm neutral, leaning slightly warm). I use the lightest color (light glow) when I am N10-15 (I lean to NC a bit.) I mix the lightest color and the medium color (bare glow) when I am tanner, like N20-25, using more of the medium than the light.
I like the shimmer, especially when I apply a very light coating of this over my regular TM (see my application tips.)
Looks okay in my pores. Not the best for my wrinkles. Satin finish on my skin, but I'm combination/dry.
DOesn't bother my very sensitive skin.
I love that Target has testers for these.
Not tested on animals.
CONS: I don't think that very pale people could wear the lightest color (light glow). I really think it would be too dark for PPPs, especially because it's pretty warm-toned. Kind of expensive for aTM. I agree with those that say the packaging looks like it's for a little girl and looks cheap (but I really don't care about packaging; I care about how the product works.) I'm not crazy about the concealer. And it kind of bugs me that, when I stawrt to open the TM portion, the concealer cap comes off sometimes. The concealer is drying on my wrinkled eyes, but I just ignore that portion of the product and use the TM. Some won't like the shimmer in it. It's definitely not subtle.
APPLICATION TIPS: When I want more glow (say for a night out), after applying my foundation or TM, I put a bit of this on the back of my hand and then use a stippling brush to pick it up and apply it to my face LIGHTLY. I love the subtle shimmer effect this gives me, and the tone of the color is very flattering.
When wearing it as a foundation: To make it last a little longer and disguise my pores, I can first pat Monistat chafing gel (or L'oreal Magic Perfecting primer for more mattifying) into my pores and applied lightly on the rest of my face, letting it set a few minutes before applying this product, OR use Covergirl Advanced Radiance Age-Defying powder (which is so kind to my wrinkles) after this product sets a bit. (If I am going to be out in the heat or dancing, etc., then I use the Monistat chafing gel as a primer AND use the Covergirl Advanced Radiance powder after this product.)
I also like to put just a drop of grapeseed oil (it's a very light oil) mixed into my foundation before applying. (It's a crazy sounding idea, but it truly creates a magical finish that doesn't look greasy. I got the tip from makeup artist Wayne Goss. But do know I'm combination/dry.) I use a soft blending brush, like Sonia Kashuk's core synthetic blending brush, to apply and blend.
PURCHASING TIPS: You can find this at pixibeauty.com, target.com (and my local target carries this with lots of testers available), dermstore.com, blush.com and soap.com.
ALTERNATES: For TMs (tinted moisturizers), the BalmShelter by TheBalm is a lot better in my wrinkles but also provides less coverage. For foundation: I used to always go back to my L'oreal Visible Lift Serum foundation, but I've recently found something that is the best thing for my wrinkles and pores I've EVER tried, Cover Girl AquaSmooth SPF 15 foundation It's not as drying as the Visible Lift one and a bit better in my wrinkles.