To use: Apply to clean, dry skin in place of regular moisturiser. Dot on forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin and lightly blend with the foundation brush.
Whilst looking through my stash of never ending products, I came across this which I've been meaning to review for months!
On the whole my skin isn't typically dry or outright dehydrated, but it has its moments and so I thought I'd give this a go. I was sceptical about skipping my moisturiser the very first time I used this and applied it as normal. My face resembled an oil slick within an hour! I recall having to blot numerous times and so decided to follow the instructions and skip my moisturiser when using it next.
I've had better results with the Tinted Moisturising Balm when I've skipped moisturiser and surprisingly each time I use it, my skin doesn't miss it. There appears to be enough moisture in this balm (perhaps down to the shea butter and glycerin that it contains) to see my skin through the day and I don't suffer from any dryness as a result of applying it directly to my face after using a toner. I do however, feel that this is a little too greasy for my liking - probably because my skin isn't dry or dehydrated enough!
The packaging is simple and portable, however in a worst case scenario, I can envisage myself accidentally dropping the glass jar on a hard floor and it either smashing or flinging its contents across the floor. I'd prefer it if this came in a tube or pump bottle.
- • Glycerin, Shea Butter and Squalane deeply moisturize skin. • Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate) and Carrot Extract help reduce the appearance of fine lines. • Angelica Seed and Chamomile Oil soothe and calm skin.
Texture wise, it looks like quite a thick product, but appearances can be deceiving as this blends easily over the areas on your face that you need coverage and is pretty light. I use a foundation brush to apply it, using small amounts and blending as needed.
Awkward packaging aside. I'm on the fence with this product. I cannot for the life of me take the pong of the SPF in this. I'm not one to easily be affected by cosmetics smells. When people mention for example, that a mascara scent is really strong, I can never smell it, unless I'm practically sticking the mascara wand up my nose. The smell of this hits me the minute I unscrew the lid and I can still smell it when it's sat on my face which makes me want to retch.
On its own it's not enough to cover blemishes (not mine anyway), and I still rely on applying concealer where it's needed. However, t does seem to brighten my skin up and I'm happy to wear this on days when I'm 'not really bothered'. Would I purchase it again? Probably not, the stench of the SPF is too much for me to bear, it's too lightweight for me, not giving me the coverage I need and it's not best suited to my combination skin.
If you're looking for an alternative to your normal foundation, have dry or dehyrated skin and have no real use for a full coverage base then this lightweight tinted moisturiser may be a product you'd like like to check out in the near future.
It comes in eight shades, and my shade is Deep.
Alabaster, Extra Light Tint, Light, Light to Medium, Medium, Medium to Dark, Dark, Deep
How much is it? £32
Where can I buy it from? Bobbi Brown counters, Bobbi Brown online