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Friday, June 6, 2014

Your Tinted Moisturizer Match


Much like my love of nut butters, there's an innate quality in tinted moisturizers that initiates my love. Creamy, slightly salty, yet sweet--we're talking about the nut butters here. As for tinted moisturizers, their barely-there quality and manageability to look like skin is impeccable. And, plus, it's always nice to pretend that you have skin so good, you don't need a lot of coverage. But, as I've tossed, rubbed, blended, and buffed my way from application to application, I realize that just because you have one tinted moisturizer doesn't mean you don't need any more. Yes, this is practically an excuse to add loads more to my stash, but, in other words, not all tinted moisturizers are created equal. 

If you have oily skin, the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint is the one for you, but if you always opt for more hydrating products, you will also like this one. Although the name promises a matte finish, it oozes more of a velvet sensation, controlling the oil where you don't want it and imparting healthy life into the complexion. It has the most coverage for any tinted moisturizer I've tried, and also has the longest lasting power; a lot of superlatives here. On the other end of the skin type spectrum is the Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream. The thick formula makes it nice for drier skins but, along the same vein as the Jouer offering, it's not exclusive. For example, I have combination skin and love the stuff. It's hydrating and, understandably on account of the aforementioned factor, the dewiest I've found. Although, there's one thing to note: this orders hand application, as the formula is so thick, that it often looks cakey when blended with a brush. 

The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer isn't like the previous or the future products I'm going to mention, but it masters it's own niche in the most specific of ways. It's one of the most dewy options, while brisking away surface oil, but it also doesn't sit well with dehydrated or oily skin. It's the sheerest in coverage, but, among the cons, it also has the best shade range; white porcelains or sun goddesses, listen up. As we deviate from the nitchy offering, we're moving to perhaps the product that I feel most passionate about: the Dr. Jart Waterfuse BB Cream. It's easily my favorite product ever, and I'll try to keep its description snappy, because I could go on, and on. With lack of a better explanation, it's the best all-rounder--for all skin types, for all concerns. It never looks oily, turning shine to dew throughout the day. It never fails to glide over dry patches and stay afloat during dehydrated times. It cancels redness while not applying too much coverage where you don't need it. Meanwhile, it also boasts the best sun protection: SPF 25/PA ++. (The "+'s" make all the difference.) The one shade fits all title may be a problem for some, but if you fit within the slim demographic this caters to, you may never need another base, no matter how tan or how sun-phobic you are.

As a summary:
  • ♥ For oily skin: Jouer Matte Moisture Tint
  • ♥ For dry skin: Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream
  • ♥ For combination skin: Dr. Jart Waterfuse BB Cream
  • ♥ Most luminous: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer/Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream
  • ♥ Best all-rounder: Dr. Jart Waterfuse BB Cream
  • ♥ Best at minimizing redness: Dr. Jart Waterfuse BB Cream
  • ♥ Best shade range: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer
  • ♥ Best sun protection: Dr. Jart Waterfuse BB Cream

What's my favorite gift? Give me either a tinted moisturizer or a nut butter and I'll be your best friend for life.

26 comments :

  1. The Clinique CC Cream sounds like heaven for my dry skin although I'm tempted to have a nosy at the Laura Mercier version just because of its shade range... ah decisions!

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  2. I am obsessed with the Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse BB. It's beautiful and actually has terrific coverage!

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  3. Hey Lillian, I having trying to get my hand son teh Dr. Jart one ever since you raved about it.. but looks like it isn't an easy one to get! Jouer Luminizing tint is also something which has stolen my heart and I am really really itching to get!

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  4. Amazing post! I've been thinking about purchasing a tinted moisturizer soon, this post helped tremendously, and I do remember that Dr Jart describes this as their cult bestseller. Will try to get my hands on this soon!

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  5. Hi Divya, that's a shame you can't get your hands on the Dr Jart easily, it's definitely one of my favourite for the warmer months!

    hanhabelle

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  6. I am going to be on a lookout for it the next time I am abroad! Thanks for confirming how badly I need it! <3 :D

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  7. I hear great things about the Jouer one, looks amazing!

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  8. I love the sound of the Dr. Jart BB Cream!
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  9. Have you already tried the NARS one?

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  10. Clinique always makes grate stuff I have been using the mac bb cream it's works wonders.

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  11. Ever since I have been reading your blog, I have been itchinggggg to try the Dr. Jart BB Cream. ITCCCHINGG

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  12. Sounds like the Dr Jart is a winner! Now if only I can find it... x


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  13. I'd say the Clinique is a better bet for you, but if you are going to try the Laura Mercier, don't get the oil-free version. I hope this helps. x

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  14. Definitely go the Dr. Jart route. Have you checked on eBay? I'm sorry you can't get a hold of it. x

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  15. Ah, thanks, Lily. P.S. I think your blog name is fantastic! (: I have heard about the Luminizing Moisture Tint and it always looks amazing when I see it on other people. Someone told me that it has shimmer in it, though, so I'm not too sure. I hope this helps. x

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  16. I haven't yet, but I have my eyes on it. x

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  17. Ooo, I never hear much about that one. x

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  18. Haha! I didn't realize I talk about it that much. x

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  19. I know some other people are having the same problem. (: x

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  20. Haha, thank you! I read it in a poem once, & it kinda stuck. I believe you are right about the shimmer, which I don't necessarily mind unless it's too much... I'll just have to do more research on it. Thank you!

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  21. You'd adore it! It's right up your street: it doesn't feel like makeup, but it gives just enough coverage to help with my redness.

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