Assalamualaikum pretty ladies!
So I've been on a hunt for tinted moisturizers, I was going to buy the ELF's tinted moisturizer that has SPF in it, but I just can't seem to justify the price of a very small tube to satisfy my need for a tinted moisturizer, as ELF in Brunei is pretty much way too overpriced.
But thankfully, my favorite brand, Essence has actually launched the Pure Skin range and one of their products is the tinted moisturizer.
The product claims to fight spots and blackheads, gives a flawless complexion, mattifying and also oil free.
It comes with a lot of product, 50ml! I mean, most foundations and BB Creams would just give you less than 45ml of product, so I'm very glad!
It has the normal squeezy tube.
As you can see, I've bought a shade for lighter skin, they only provide two shades ("Medium to Dark Skin" and "Lighter Skin") So what I can say from the shade is that, this does match me well, cuz when I wear makeup, I usually make the color of my foundation/BB Cream to be slightly lighter than my own skintone, so I don't really mind about the lightened look that it gave me.
So far, I've been so happy with the Pure Skin range, it does not break me out and for this Pure Skin tinted moisturizer, it does moisturize well, leaving your face matte but really soft, however, it does not have high oil-control, by 3-4 hours after using this, I would get a little oily but when combined with the My Skin Mattifying Cream, it will be very unstoppable!
Not only that, when you start to apply this to your face, you would have this very cooling sensation, very tingly and minty which I love so much cuz I feel so refreshed when applying this. It gives a very nice coverage for a tinted moisturizer, well it won't cover up your blemishes but it does reduce the appearance of your blemishes and also reduces redness.
Will I repurchase? Over and over, although it has a downside of no SPF but you can use sunscreen before the tinted moisturizer, but all the same a very good product for me! :D