SISLEY Tinted Moisturizer with Botanical Extracts #03 Beige Cuivre Review and Swatch

I have ignored the blog for a while as I’m so busy that I don’t have time to even wear make-up.

Sisley Tinted Moisturizer became my best friend, as it evens out my skin-tone and it is quickly to apply. It comes in a 40ml plastic tube. There are four shades available – I have swatches the shade #03 Beige cuivre (which is pretty orange, but could work on warmer skin tones, as there isn’t much pigmentation), but I use #01 Beige, which matches my skintone. The moisturizer is, as everything Sisley, pretty expensive – it retails for around $100.

This is pretty light tinted moisturizer. The coverage isn’t very great – it is almost non-existent, but in spite of that it manages to even-out skin tone. It sinks well into the skin. I have the lightest shade 1 beige which seems very dark in the tube, but manages to adapt to my lighter skin-tone.

As for its moisturising abilities – this is very moisturising. It managed to repair my skin which is a bit dried out because of the cold weather. It didn’t clog my pores or cause breakouts. A tiny amount is enough to cover whole face.

The moisturizer has a weird scent – very similar to Sisley Ecological compound, but the smell disappears quickly.

Now, on to the bad sides. Since I have oily skin, sometimes (when it’s hot outside) it makes my skin even more oilier, so I need to blot it several times a day. I personally don’t like the fragrance. It is also very expensive and doesn’t contain any sunscreen. If I pay such an obscene amount of money, I expect it includes sunscreen.

All in all, I like a tinted moisturizer that is indeed a tinted moisturizer, because a large majority of tinted moisturizers today are in fact a light coverage moisturizing foundations.


Project 10 Pans and Sample Challenge Update #4

It’s been ages from my last update. I can’t believe it took me so long to finally spend all of these products. However, I haven’t been as disciplined when it comes to the new purchases. I’ve got several nailpolishes and a primer. I’m also planning on a foundation purchase (even thought I have half a bottle of Clarins Everlasting and half a bottle of Dior Airflash) if the foundation I’m currently testing proves it is worth it.

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AVENE Cleanance Tinted Anti-Shine Regulating Lotion Swatch and Review

Since my dermatologist was in love with French skin-care, I’ve used a fair amount of Avene products in my teens. Recently, I have found a sample of Cleanance Tinted Lotion. The lotion comes in a 50ml tube and retails for cca $20 .

The lotion has a typical Cleanance scent which disappears upon the application.

Cleanance Tinted Anti-Shine Regulating Lotion is one of the worst products I have tried. First, it fails on the most important claim – it doesn’t regulate shine. Just like the non-tinted version, it does nothing to mattify. I still end up looking greasy, just as I did when I was a teen.

Second, there is only one shade of this lotion available and this shade is orange Oompa Loompa tinted. Luckily, the colour adapts to a certain point, but you have to blend really well. I’m usually NC15 and I’m always worried that I did not blend it well.

In the terms of coverage, it doesn’t cover absolutely anything. It might cover redness and uneven pigmentation, but only if you apply it in thicker layer (but in that case, the shade might turn out looking too dark for you).

I’m still shocked with the fact that I have spent over three full-size tubes of this product. I would never recommend it to anyone – it spectacularly failed to deliver on all its claims.


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LANCASTER Anti-Age Multi Protection Tinted Review

I got this cream as a GWP with Lancaster Tan Booster. Since the cream is in the white tube, I thought it is a cream for sensitive skin. Somehow I have overlooked the sign „tinted“.

The cream is very lightweight, but the colour is scary dark brown-orange. Nevertheless, it blends easily and quickly adapts to the skintone. It gives completely natural, glowy, but bronzed look. My skin is very fair (NC15) but this tinted moisturizer looks natural on me.

The cream is moisturizing, without being too greasy. It has SPF15, but I’m not putting much faith in it, as I use really tiny amount of the cream.

All in all, I’m pretty satisfied with this cream.


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