Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 Review

Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 

Hey Girls,

Today I am reviewing Sonia Kashuk radiant tinted moisturizer.

I love using tinted moisturizers,they get the work done in minimal time. But I am not blessed with good skin,so there is a lot that I have to conceal if I want to look flawless. Hence my expectations are high from any tinted moisturizer.
I wanted to try this one because the word around is that it is comparable to Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer which is so popular but unfortunately that one retails for $43 for 1.5 oz and I would rather buy a foundation than spend that much on a tinted moisturizer. So I got the next best thing available.

Price: $12-13 for 1.75fl oz at target.

Ingredients: Octinoxate and Avobenzone, Cetearyl Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, DEA-Cetyl Phosphate, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Polysorbate 60, Hexyl Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dromiceius Oil,Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Allantoin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Ascorbate, Methylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben,Propylparaben. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxide), CI 77499 (Iron Oxide), Mica.

Description: It is a tinted moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen.

Claims: Makeup and treatment in one, light reflectors help disguise fine lines and wrinkles, delivers a more even skin tone, UVA, UVB protection. It comes in 5 colors: fair, linen, beige, honey and tan.

Packaging: It comes in a white plastic bottle, looks sturdy. But Oh Boy! it is messy. When you open the tube you have to very careful or it will overflow. And I obviously learnt it the hard way.


My experience with Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15:

My relationship, with this product has been of love and hate. I love that it provides enough coverage as is expected out of a tinted moisturizer, the texture is nice and the lasting power is also good. The finish I would say is semi-matte as it does contain some light reflecting particles that give a subtle glow.

I am a NC42 in MAC and I got the color tan .It is a tad bit darker for me though. They could have done better with the color options but I guess you can still work with it as it is a moisturizer and the better you rub it in, the color discrepancies are less noticeable. It did not break me out which is a huge plus for me. It lets your skin breathe and is easy to blend .I just use my fingers for blending.

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My problem with this product is that it makes my face very oily in just few hours. I have to keep blotting my face many times during the day. I tried using this with a mattifying primer underneath and then Mac’s blot powder over it, the result was much better. In my opinion this defeats my purpose of using a tinted moisturizer. I wanted something that I could use in summers that would not make my face look all made up and I could be out the door in lesser time. I wish I had the Laura Mercier one to compare and see how that one works on my skin type.

With all said and done, I still think it is a great product for dry and combination skin people who do not need too much coverage.

Pros of Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15:

  • Reasonably priced
  • No breakouts
  • Easily blendable
  • Contains spf 15,good for summers
  • Lets your skin breathe
  • Enough coverage for those casual days

Cons of Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15:

  • It will not work for people with oily skin
  • Packaging is messy
  • Not enough colors available
  • It is only sold at target stores and online.

Overall rating: 3/5

Will I buy it again? Probably not, unless my skin type miraculously changes. 🙂

It did not work for my skin type. But I still believe in this product and I feel all you normal, dry or combination skin girls out there should give it a try if you do not need too much coverage.

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5 thoughts on “Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 Review

    1. Hi Neha,
      It is definitely a nice and affordable product. Too bad it didn’t work for me .. *waaa* .But winters are almost here i will be using it a lot more… *woot*

  1. I have oily skin *headbang* actually i don’t understand when it is oily and when it is dry lol *hihi* *hihi* but this looks good that way *woot* i love such tinted moisturisers *happy dance* nicely written review *clap* *clap*

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