Though it did go on very smoothly and lasted well, the hue was too orange for my neutral undertones though i had bought it in 'Ivory'. I doubt that I'd purchase again for that reason.
I rather liked this one. Went on like a primer. Very smooth, and it blends in really well. It looks very natural, and has surprisingly good coverage for a tinted moisturizer. For the dry spots on my face, it worked really well. My only complaint is that its a bit heavy on the skin. Even with my acne-prone skin, with a bit of concealer and powder I didn't need anything else. Steep on price, but if you can it's worth the splurge.
Hydrating, Sun Protecting, Medium Coverage
The packaging of this product is really nice, I like the tube with the pump action. It stands on the pump end so the product stays towards the opening, but since it is a pump action product I store mine upside down so I never get air bubbles when pumping out the moisturizer. Also, I find that tubes are best for cosmetics because when you start to run low, you can cut of the seal and scoop out the remainder into a little pot so you get your monies worth.
The moisturizer has a slight sunscreen scent to it - but mostly it just smells like a standard foundation would (that cosmetic-ey makeup-ey smell). The scent does not last long on your skin though, so if you are sensitive to fragrances, like I am, this shouldn't cause any reactions or give you a headache. Directly from the tube, the consistency is on the thicker side, similar to a hand cream. When blending it out onto the skin it thins out and spreads very evenly. I found no streaking or harsh lines, the moisturizer is subtly tinted but once it's worked into the skin it just melts in like any other moisturizer would. I point out there is no harsh lines because tinted moisturizers tend to feel like diluted foundations and leave behind a smeared-makeup look. This moisturizer is a smooth formula, allowing you to build it up in "problem" areas for a fuller coverage minus the cakey or splotchy appearance. It dries to a naturally matte/slightly dewy/fresh-looking finish, and you can even powder it for longer lasting coverage.
The feeling of this moisturizer after 6hrs of wear is pretty much the same as when applied (I have dryer skin along hair lines and chin area, and oily skin in the T-zone area and cheeks), I experienced no dryness or oil build up. The sunscreen factor of it is perfection, plus it didn't give off a white cast when I photographed it for this blog post. After 12hrs of wear, this moisturizer still felt really good my skin was hydrated and fresh looking all day. The only thing I disliked about it was when I applied it right after my skincare routine, the sunscreen portion of it burned my chin area just a little, but this was probably because I just finished my exfoliating and cleansing routine and should have waited a bit longer.
If you are looking for a hydrating, sun protecting and light coverage tinted moisturizer, I HIGHLY recommend getting a sample of the Fusion Beauty PrimeResults Tinted Moisturizer +SPF15 Sunscreen. This has actually taken the place of my ELF Essential Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 that I used to have in my vanity drawer, mostly because the wear-time is much nicer by the end of the day plus no touch-ups are needed with this product.
What I use to apply this product:
- ELF Studio Powder Brush
- Crown C404 Small Duo Fiber Face