Product Type: MAC makeup
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Ideal light cover alternative to foundation!
MAC Studio Moisture Tint
Member Name: debbie41176
MAC Studio Moisture Tint
Advantages: Long lasting, good colour, SPF, moisturising, easy application!
Disadvantages: No tinted moisturisers seem to work with problem skin! This being no exception :(
REASONS FOR PURCHASE
Up until a few months ago, I was pretty lucky with my skin and was looking for a tinted moisturiser for the summer. I didn't have many specifications other than a colour to match my skintone and a reasonable level of SPF.
I love MAC in general, so when I realised they had a tinted moisturiser, I headed to the Covent Garden MAC Store to buy this.
For me, the lightest colour which is simply named 'Light' was most suitable.
PRICE / AVAILABILITY / APPEARANCE
The RRP of this is £20 and you're getting a generous 40ml tube. You can buy from a MAC Store (as far as I know the UK ones are only based in London), from a MAC counter in a Department store (Selfridges and some Debenham branches stock MAC) or from MAC online.
Unfortunately with MAC, you can rarely find a bargain. You'll most likely have to pay full price, but you can console yourself with knowing you're getting an extra 10ml compared to most foundations which come as 30ml bottles / tubes!
The tube is simple and sleek. Pale silver plastic with a flash of colour (the colour of the tint that you've chosen). The product details are all there on the tube, and it has a smooth matte black screw top lid.
THE MAC WRITE-UP
"A light, tinted moisturiser with SPF 15 and other skin-nourishing ingredients. An easy one one-step finish specially suited for the season, this sheer tint provides just enough coverage to even out the skintone while creating a flawless protected, softly moisturised finish. Suitable for all skintones."
What I like about this one is that you don't really need to worry about a primer, and obviously you don't need to apply a moisturiser first either!
With it being less pigmented than a foundation, you don't need to spend as much time blending. You can chose to quickly blend this all over your face with your finger tips and you'll look lovely and natural. No streaking or 'tide marks'.
Since my skin has steadily got worse over the last few months (I put this down to my pregnancy!), I don't find that it provides good enough coverage. This one is ideal for skin that is mostly blemish free. It'll cover the odd faded spot or any unevenness of skin tone / colour, but it's not ideal for evening out major imperfections. Chances are, if you knew you wanted high coverage, you wouldn't be looking at tinted moisturisers anyway.
As far as this compares to other tinted moisturisers, it does indeed provide a good level of coverage.
So after you have blended this onto your face (I suggest a blob the size of a large pea), you're left with a nice, healthy moisturised finish, and any minor imperfections ironed out. You can then chose to apply your powders, bronzers or blushes if you like, but this'll still look great worn alone. Unlike heavy foundations, you won't need to add the expression back into your face!
Unlike MAC foundations, this tinted moisturiser only comes in seven shades. I use the lightest, and this would be ideal for most pale people. Medium if you have a bit of a tan, and then the darker shades if you're olive skinned or darker.
The Light was fine for me and I'm usually a shade up from whatever is the palest foundation in any brand.
The tint lasts a full day on my skin, which may be expected since the moisturising element will stop it from drying out or cracking.
In terms of lasting in the tube, I think that with every day use, you could have this on the go for around 6 months. You don't need loads and you're getting that 40ml which is quite a generous size.
This is an ideal tinted moisturiser for anyone with reasonably good skin. For problem skin, I'd recommend sticking with a foundation, perhaps a lighter coverage one for summer.
This ticks all the boxes for easy application, sun protection, good colour and is long lasting.
For £20 it is a little more expensive than some, but a tube is large enough to last you half the year.
Summary: A summer essential face product for most skin tones!