this was forever ☾
September 5, 2012

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
This sheer, lightweight formula moisturizes the skin softening fine, dry lines, while adding a smooth, healthy glow to your complexion leaving a natural, dewy finish. Providing broad spectrum SPF 20 UVA/UVB sunscreen protection from the harmful, damaging rays of the sun, Tinted Moisturizer features an antioxidant vitamin complex that acts a free radical scavenger to protect the skin from even the most aggressive effects of the environment. Perfect for all skin types, Tinted Moisturizer is extremely long-wearing and remains colour true.

FOR BEST RESULT
I like to rub with my fingers for this product. Since it’s more of a moisturizer, it warms up very nicely with your finger tips and goes on very smooth.

INGREDIENTS
Purified Water, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) PEG-40 Castor Oil, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cyclomethicone, DEA-Ceryl Phosphate, Hexyl Laurate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Propylparaben. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica.

WHY YOU SHOULD SKIP THIS PRODUCT
I had really wanted to LOVE this product because it just sounded so promising and I had heard so many amazing reviews of this product. However, I was utterly disappointed. First of all, I do not find the product to be very moisturizing. In fact, I still need to put a base underneath. Second, it has very minimal coverage. I know, it’s suppose to be a “tinted” moisturizer, but I guess I expected the same coverage as a bb cream. However, it’s very sheer so I still prefer bb cream over this product. It also didn’t do anything to control oil. I guess the one that I bought is the regular version but I still find it to be super greasy after an hour of wear.


Another thing that I really disliked is the price! I find the product to be extremely expensive. I purposely bought just the 30 ml version for $24 at Sephora just to test it out. (The regular version is over $40 but with more color sections) There were only 2 shades available in that size: Nude and Sand. The Nude color is too fair for my skin and the Sand is a little dark. However, I decided to go with Sand just because it was summer and I knew I would get darker. But even at the end of summer, I find the color to be a bit too dark for me. I think Bisque should be a better choice for me. You can see in the photo below that it still pulls a bit yellow/orange on my hand.


The only good thing about the product is that it is very blend-able in comparison to some foundation because it has moisturizer in it. But I think I may be able to make my own tinted moisturizer next time mixing foundation, my day time moisturizer and a bit of sun screen. This probably would be more effective than this.

RATING
Product (1/5)
Cost (2/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (3/5) – I don’t really like the squeeze tube, I would much prefer something with a pump

credit: lauramercier.com