Hello everyone! What do you guys think about tinted moisturizer? I happen to love the concept (a lighter coverage + SPF for days you don't need a full face of makeup on) but I've never tried one that I've actually loved, or liked for that matter. And I've tried quite a few. I mean, I am the queen of trying new products (a position I dubbed myself and hold a great sense of responsibility of fulfilling with the greatest integrity.)
Every one I've tried either broke me out, felt slippery and greasy (making me look oily), smelled horrific or had zero amount of coverage (seriously, why am I going to pay to waste even a minute applying something to my face that is doing absolutely nothing for my complexion?)
So, for over a couple years now, anytime I want that lighter, fresher feel I turn to my trusty DIY tinted moisturizer. Maybe you've already heard of this (heck- maybe you're already doing this), but that's no reason not to read on. After all we've all applied lipstick and mascara before, yet we look at pictures or watch videos of someone else doing it and talking about it...why? Because it's fun, that's why!
The picture pretty much sums it up: Your foundation + your moisturizer = your very own tinted moisturizer! The ratio you use is completely up to you and your preference. I always use different ratios, depending on my skin's condition. But in this instance I used about 1 part moisturizer to 3 parts foundation (it just looks like more foundation because it started to run in my attempt to take the perfect picture)
Why do I prefer this little mixture as opposed to the one's in stores? First of all, I'm a girl who needs at least a small amount of coverage (you can see for yourself in the picture below). My complexion tends to gravitate towards combination/oily and I know my foundation takes care of the pesky oils that try to grace me with their presence during the day. So my solution to mix my foundation and moisturizer works well for me. I get that light, "my skin but better" results without compromising too much on coverage.
You can see for yourselves below:
You can tell that my skin looks better (not flawless, but better) in the after picture. All my imperfections are slightly evened out but you can still see my skin, which is what I was looking for during my hunt for the perfect tinted moisturizer.
This is after lightly setting everything with a powder, applying concealer and bronzer (I have to have my bronzer...brings life back to my face!)
Then I just filled in my brows (you are welcomed to read my post on that), applied eyeliner and mascara, slapped some lipgloss on and I was ready to roll! (This is similar to my 5 minute makeup look, by the way.)
And in case you are wondering what foundation and moisturizer I used: Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation and Olay Complete Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin.
If you have a tinted moisturizer (or BB cream, which I've never tried, can you believe it?) that has worked for you, please..I'd love to hear about it. After all, it's been a good 2 years since I've set on the quest of finding one.
Have a super fabulous day!