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.
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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