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Mar 13, 2011, 3:35pm   #1
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I took a trip to Sephora this weekend and one of the SA suggested i used a tinted moisturizer to even out my skin tone since I dont like foundation. The moisturizer was light weight and seemed easy to use but I just dont think I would use it regularly. I'm not a heavy makeup user, I tend to just do eyeshadow, lipstick and mascara. Has anyone ever used one if so what has been your experience? I'm still on the fence on whether or not I should try it.
Mar 13, 2011, 3:41pm   #2
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^ I like to use tinted moisturizer on weekends or on days when I want a break from the whole foundation routine. I like Smashbox's version. It evens out my skin tone and hides any redness on the cheeks and nose.
Mar 13, 2011, 3:49pm   #3
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My skin was more even toned after she applied the moisturizer but then the SA said you need blush to make your cheeks rosey, and I have naturally rosey cheeks so after she put blush on me I thought I looked like I normally do. However the SA did make it quiet clear I dont normally look like how she made me look lol.
Mar 13, 2011, 5:31pm   #4
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Originally Posted by roses5682
My skin was more even toned after she applied the moisturizer but then the SA said you need blush to make your cheeks rosey, and I have naturally rosey cheeks so after she put blush on me I thought I looked like I normally do. However the SA did make it quiet clear I dont normally look like how she made me look lol.
I use tinted moisturizer on ocassion when I don't want to use a foundation... I think its great when you just want to even out your skin tone.

You should always use a blush when applying foundation/tinted moisturizer so that you don't look flat or dull. Blush will replicate your natural glow that the tinted moisturizer may take away!
Mar 13, 2011, 6:21pm   #5
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I use it. I have rosy cheeks and don't need blush with it cos TM tends to be fairly see-thru. Now with foundation, I'd definately need it, as it's opaque and tends to blank out your cheeks.

I use it when I'm lazy but don't want a bare face - it's handy.
Mar 13, 2011, 6:25pm   #6
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Mar 13, 2011, 8:35pm   #7
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I love tinted moisturizer. My favorite is Becca LSC but I sometimes use WNWs. I've heard great things about Hard Candy's TM from Wal-Mart, too.
Mar 14, 2011, 5:22am   #8
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I am still searching for a suitable tinted moisturizer. Most brands do not have a shade that is suitable for me. It will be great if I manage to get my hands on the right one though, I love beauty products that multi-task
Mar 14, 2011, 9:15am   #9
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I wear tinted moisturizer most of the time, unless I'm going out at night or something. I don't need or want heavy coverage or need to even up my skintone - basically I just need something for my powder to adhere to. Tinted moisturizer is perfect for me because it is such sheer, light coverage. I use it as I would a regular foundation and apply it over my daily moisturizer. For even more sheer coverage and to help it blend easily, I apply mine with a dampened makeup sponge. I use MAC Fix+ or Elf Mist & Set (tip from a MAC MUA) to dampen the sponge, and also spritz some on my face.

My favorites are Kiehl's, Laura Mercier Illuminating, Stila Illuminating, and Sephora.
Mar 14, 2011, 12:06pm   #10
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I use Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer and I really like it. There are 2 different kinds, regular and illuminating and right now I'm using the regular. I wasn't sold on it at first because although I don't like wearing heavy foundation, I have really rosy cheeks and I like the redness to be toned down. I found through trial and error that by applying it with a makeup sponge and using a technique similar to blotting the product into my skin instead of smoothing or rubbing really bumped up the coverage and I didn't feel like I was wearing a ton of make up. I do wear blush and bronzer over the moisturizer because I like to have color in my face but in a uniformed even manner. I think with any tinted moisturizer you use it will be all about the application and less about what kind. I also prefer tinted moisturizer to foundation because I have really dry skin in the winter time and the moisturizer helps soothe that. The tm I use is $42 so I would definitely try it before buying it if I were you. Perhaps go back to Sephora and test it out yourself instead of having a sales person apply it.
Mar 14, 2011, 1:21pm   #11
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Originally Posted by LovesYSL
I use Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer and I really like it. There are 2 different kinds, regular and illuminating and right now I'm using the regular. I wasn't sold on it at first because although I don't like wearing heavy foundation, I have really rosy cheeks and I like the redness to be toned down. I found through trial and error that by applying it with a makeup sponge and using a technique similar to blotting the product into my skin instead of smoothing or rubbing really bumped up the coverage and I didn't feel like I was wearing a ton of make up. I do wear blush and bronzer over the moisturizer because I like to have color in my face but in a uniformed even manner. I think with any tinted moisturizer you use it will be all about the application and less about what kind. I also prefer tinted moisturizer to foundation because I have really dry skin in the winter time and the moisturizer helps soothe that. The tm I use is $42 so I would definitely try it before buying it if I were you. Perhaps go back to Sephora and test it out yourself instead of having a sales person apply it.
Thanks. The one I tried was by Laura Mercier and maybe the issue was the application and not the product itself. I will go back and give it a try. I also think I wasn't sold on the color she put.
Mar 14, 2011, 1:32pm   #12
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I also have the LM tinted moisturizer. I'm pretty lazy and almost never wear it. I don't wear foundation either.

It sounds like the SA put a bit too much on you. It should be sheer coverage. If you are like me I don't recommend wasting your money on the TM. I love the idea of them though.
Mar 14, 2011, 1:38pm   #13
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I don't like make up/ foundation, and I don't like tinted moisturizer because I like to have my skin bare most days. I use a normal moisturizer (La Mer) and I have 2 dif spf creams, one is a Kanebo without color and the other an Avene with a little bit of color for days I need it. The Avene one is the best product I've tried in many years.
Mar 14, 2011, 2:35pm   #14
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I personally always pick out my own make up shades because most sales associates choose colors way too dark for me. I hope I don't offend anyone but I seriously wouldn't trust most of the Sephora sales associates in my local Sephora to do my makeup either. I was in Sephora the other day picking out some Caudalie products and a SA asked if I needed help and when I turned around I came face to face with a girl wearing purple eye shadow from her lash line to brow bone.
If you don't like tinted moisturizer have you thought about a cream foundation in a compact? That typically provides great coverage as well so you don't need to be heavy handed. I used Chanel's Teint Innocence Compact for a while and liked it. Sometimes even concealer with translucent powder over top does the trick as well.
Mar 14, 2011, 2:41pm   #15
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*Jem* I do worry that the product may ended up just sitting in my drawer since I have gone so long wearing my face bare. I do have a mac powder compact that I use 1 or 2 a week.

LovesYSL, thanks for the suggestions, i'll look into those options. I think I may be so used to wearing nothing on my face that I'm having trouble transitioning.
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