Thursday, March 23, 2017

Elf Studio Tinted Moisturizer SPF20 in Nude Review

Elf Studio Tinted Moisturizer SPF20
Bought for: P100 (50% off) | Original Retail Price: P200
Bought from: an online shop

Claims: With Aloe, Cucumber, and Vitamins A, C, E. The lightweight and hydrating formula is breathable and provides anti-aging sun protection with UVB SPF 20. Achieve even skin tone and naturally radiant skin with this moisturizing tint of color.

You can see the wonders of online shopping when you can easily sort items and spot what's on sale. Sometimes, I take pride on my ability to hunt bargains or grab items in an extremely unmissable prices. When Elf Tinted Moisturizer was slashed half of its price, I can't help but grabbed it on a whim.

I know Elf has a good reputation in the makeup world so I did not hesitate to grab a skincare slash makeup product from them. Actually, I don't think they hav e any skin care line so I guess it is safe to say that Elf StudioTinted Moisturizer SPF20 is a makeup product? I think it's equivalent to BB Creams but with a sheerer coverage. While BB Creams are thicker in consistency, tinted moisturizers like this get absorbed easily without leaving a film-like coverage which feels like setting over the skin more than into it.

This product comes with a box, mine's a little squashed already due to the shipping but it's still good. It has a lot of information printed at the box so those who are avid readers will definitely appreciate this. I was just a bit curious on its proclaimed use which is to "help prevent sunburn" when it should be closer to moisturizing and hydrating jobs.

The only shades available online were the Porcelain and Nude ones but Elf actually has seven shades you can choose from: Porcelain, Nude, Beige, Sand, Almond, Mocha and Espresso. Phew, I rarely see tinted moisturizers that has foundation-ish shade selection huh. Anyway, I get the nude because I think I should not be getting the lighter shade among the options lol and it's a safe bet as it has neutral balance of yellow and pink undertones.

Packaging: The product comes in a handy squeezable matte tube with a cap that is easily resealable. It has a narrow opening wherein the product gets dispensed to and is small enough to avoid any spillage. I find this easier to work with because I can control the amount I want to use all over my face and neck without wasting any product.

Consistency and Texture: This product has a consistency of a lightweight moisturizer that is super soft and is easy to blend around the face. It gets absorbed easily as well so you don't say hi to greasy or sticky residue. It does not look patchy or tacky when applied, in fact, my oily skin does not have any complain so I think I will be reaching more of these this summer.

Color and Coverage: True to its word, this product has balance pink and yellow undertones. I'm more on the neutral side right now so Nude could be the safest bet for me. I would say that this product despite looking heavily tinted, glides and blends easily with the natural skin tone to achieve a more even complexion that does not look like well made up. It offers a very sheer coverage which I like to sport during times when I don't want to layer my face with heavy makeups.

Application: Just half a pea-sized amount is enough to cover my whole face and neck. A tube will most likely stay with me for a month (with daily use). I am using my fingers to blend out the product in all areas of my face. It is advisable to re-apply but since I have always very limited time, powders are enough for quick touch-ups.

Experience with this product: Surprisingly, Elf Studio Tinted Moisturizer can be applied under foundation or BB Cream and it instantly adhere the makeup to the skin making them a lot more long-wearing plus it adds to the coverage! I have a lot of pimple scars and redness on certain areas of my skin particularly outer cheeks, nose and chin but this tinted moisturizer did the job to make them less visible in daylight. It also gives that nice semi-matte look (not flat) and that moisture the skin needs so the foundation will be blended much easier. There were times when I use unknowingly an SPF-based products under my foundation and the result? I had awful patchy makeup, worst, they set into fine lines. Good thing, it did not happen with this tinted moisturizer.

Even though I used this product for two weeks straight, I did not notice any significant improvement on the look of my bare skin, nonetheless, it did not cause me to severely breakout so I'm good with it. Usually, mys skin reacts badly to heavily fragranced products so I'm really thankful that this one has mild to barely-there scent. Using this would yield a healthier, fresher, brighter, more even-toned and more radiant skin as instant as every application, that, I can vouch for.

Overall, I think Elf StudioTinted Moisturizer is such a steal. I find that while using this, my time in makeup application rolls down to fewer minutes. Sometimes, I'm skipping off products with coverage as well as day creams and moisturizers because Elf Studio Tinted Moisturizer is a day cream and a BB cream in one! It's efficient to use, affordable, lightweight and is available in Elf counters nationwide. I highly recommend this product to whichever skin type you have and I'll be sure as hll, this product will adjust to your skin type.

Please let me know what you think of Elf Studio Tinted Moisturizer SPF20 or if in any case you wanted to purchase, talk to me via the comment box down below and response will be given shortly. Happy blogging!

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