When it comes to cult classic products that have been raved about for years you low-key believe the odds will be in your favor. After all, if so many people swear by a product over many years (in a time where it rains new makeup launches 24-7) it’s got to be good! BUT it doesn’t always work out that way especially with base products.
So I’m going to chat today about a product that just didn’t work out for me.
Let’s get started
What are the claims of this product?
This product claims to be a multi-tasking moisturizer that delivers a natural demi-matte hint of color while hydrating the skin and helping control excess oil throughout the day.
Do they deliver?
It’s definitely on the matte side and coverage is very sheer. It is quite a long-wearing base BUT I don’t find it hydrating. It doesn’t sit well on my skin, I find it looks very noticeable and for something light coverage I want it to look effortless.
Formula / Pigmentation / Longevity?
The formula is quite fluid and spreads onto the skin easily and blends out quickly. It’s very light coverage and lasts well. It isn’t hydrating so if your skin is on the dry/dehydrated side your skin will look very dry.
It applies fairly easily as it’s quite a thin formula BUT it requires a lot of effort to get it to look like skin. I find that it sits on top of my skin rather than blends into it to look natural. Perhaps I need to apply it with my hands (but I just don’t apply foundation with my hands). Your skin also needs to be in tip-top condition for it to look good and considering the price point I don’t like having to work hard to get it to look good; it should be an effortless type of everyday base.
The tinted moisturizer comes in 13 shades – not bad for a light coverage base (they are normally very limited on shade range).
Squeezy tube packaging
How much does it cost?
How much product do you get?
50 ml (nearly double the typical amount you get in a foundation).
Where to purchase it?
Mecca cosmetica, Adore beauty, Laura Mercier website
Who might not like this? Who would like this
If you have a drier skin type, like me this tinted moisturizer may sit awkwardly on top of your skin. Perhaps this product just doesn’t agree with my skin type even though I can usually make matte bases work for me (and normally prefer a matte foundation). If you have an oilier skin type this may work for you.
This isn’t for me. I have other light coverage + matte bases that work better for me and look like skin. Perhaps those on the extra oily side would prefer this, even though it’s a cult favorite I just can’t get it to look nice and I have a lot of other options that work better.
Would I recommend this to you / repurchase
I would give this a pass. I prefer the It cosmetics CC cream and the bare minerals complexion rescue over this. Plus for a tinted moisturizer, I prefer mixing my La roche posay tinted SPF 50 with my Pixi moisturizer which works way better!
That wraps up this review! Have you tried a cult favorite makeup product that just didn’t work for you? I do believe with effort, you can make even those average products work BUT when you have so many base options that you adore it doesn’t make sense to ignore them over something that takes a lot of work. Thanks for hanging out with me in this post, I will see you all next time. x B