By Deepti Sangani
Well, this is my first post and I am fairly excited about it. I got acquainted with IMBB a few months ago while I was browsing to get reviews for best blushes available; and now, I am glued to this blog as it has become a complete beauty and grooming guide for me in all facets.
As I was reading this blog in and out, I thought of sharing my experience of this particular product which I have started using 6 months ago. Today, I am reviewing Nivea Daily Essentials Tinted Moisturising Day Cream. Well, I am not a big fan of foundation as I believe in keeping my face a little natural for my daily makeup as well as for evening outings. (I have used foundation a couple of times, and I was done with that!) However, I was hunting for a mid-range product which provides a lighter coverage before I dab on my brushes for the finishing touches.
And then, on a fine day, after strolling around a couple of beauty stores here in London, I found this tinted day cream which perhaps works as an easy replacement for a foundation. I was quite happy to try-out and thank goodness, I was not at all disappointed.
Nivea Tinted moisturising day cream is available in “Natural” shade suitable for all skin types with SPF 8 formula. The product is neatly packed and it comes in a 50 ml tube.
£3.99 (approximately Rs. 350) for 50 ml.
My Experience with Nivea Daily Essentials Tinted Moisturising Day Cream:
The first thing about the product is that it has a fine creamy density with a perfectly light texture that can be applied to a clean face. It blends into the skin with ease leaving the skin supple and soft. What I have observed is that it gives a hint of matte effect when it’s ready for the next layer of makeup without an extra element of shimmer or glitter.
I am glad that the moisturiser provides enough hydration to my skin without leaving my skin oily, patchy or rough. As mentioned in the product description, it protects the skin from environmental influences that result in premature ageing as it has UVA/UVB filters and Vitamin E. Bang on! I have a fantastic product and at an extremely pocket-friendly price.
I have an oily skin and this product works perfectly well for me. Many a times, I mix this with my daily moisturiser and apply evenly to the skin. This perhaps gives a natural feel to the skin, allowing my skin to breathe much better than foundation. After using Nivea tinted moisturizer, I am pretty glad to add one more step to my routine as I am reasonably happy with the end result as it gives a smooth skin surface for one day battle. I have been using this for almost 6 months now; this is my second tube. On my last trip to India, I used this product after summers, and it worked on my skin quite well.
Well, application of a tinted moisturiser is slightly different than a regular daily cream. First, squeeze a little tinted moisturiser and dab or dot gently onto the face. Rub in quickly in circular motion. It’s important to blend the cream into the jawline covering your face, especially your imperfections – scars or marks. For oily skin, it’s better to apply with a sponge or even a brush! (not advisable to touch the face directly as it releases oil). For dry skin beauties, you can apply with your fingers. Nivea Tinted moisturiser doesn’t cover acne or scars, but fairly reduces the appearance of imperfections. Anyway, you can use concealer and compact for a flawless finish.
Needless to mention, this may not be an apt tinted moisturiser if you are aiming to get refined and premium results. This product may not be able to rub shoulders with those high-end tinted moisturisers that can give you a silky smooth layer for dramatic makeup. However, if you want a simple regime especially for regular makeup, this surely wins the chart.
Pros of Nivea Daily Essentials Tinted Moisturising Day Cream:
- Ideal for daily makeup routine.
- Keeps the skin soft all day.
- Pocket-friendly product.
- Only a little amount is needed each time.
- Provides light coverage.
Cons of Nivea Daily Essentials Tinted Moisturising Day Cream:
- Not many though, but if you are expecting a high-end effect, this may not be for you.
- As this comes only in the shade “Natural,” it works on fair or perhaps wheatish complexion, may not be suitable for dark skin tones.
- Available in UK and USA markets and in a few pockets in Europe, not launched in India yet.
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