Disclaimer: Some press sample. See bottom.
Because of my rosacea, I prefer a foundation for my face makeup. But, I keep an open mind and I’m always pleasantly surprised when I discover a tinted moisturizer, light coverage foundation or powder that is able to cover what I feel are my imperfections – basically, my redness.
I received a sample of the NYX Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer from NYX while at Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas in July, but it was too dark for my skin tone. I really wanted to try it so I went out and purchased the lightest shade, Buff. It’s still a little too dark for my skin tone but it worked well enough for me to wear-test it.
First thing I noticed when I opened the cap was that it’s safety sealed. I love this.
The moisturizer is very liquid. Here’s the darker shade NYX gave me, Soft Beige, on my hand:
You can see that while it’s a “tinted” moisturizer, the pigmentation is nice.
Here’s my before face:
Here’s my face after I applied the moisturizer:
It didn’t take the red from my cheeks or chin completely, but the look is more natural than foundation, and better than without anything. It really went a long way in evening up my skin tone.
My skin tends to get oily as the day progresses, and this started breaking down about halfway through the day. I quicky touched it up in places like my chin, around my nose after blotting my skin with oil-absorbing papers. I didn’t have to touch up everywhere.
Here’s my complete makeup look:
It’s unfortunate that this isn’t light enough for me to continue wearing, as this would be a great lightweight formula to wear in summer as it changes into fall. I hope NYX releases a couple of lighter shades in this Tinted Moisturizer, I would buy it again.
You can find the NYX Tinted Moisturizer where NYX is sold – I bought mine at Ulta. You can find it here on the brand website, too. It retails for $10 but with coupons at Ulta and sales you can always find it cheaper!
Have you tried this yet? What are your thoughts?!
Disclaimer: I received the NYX Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer for review from the PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!