First off, welcome to my new beauty blog! I’ve moved on over from OnSugar because I really wanted to be able to control how my blog and entries looked. I’ve spent a lot of time on the theme and the coding, so I hope you enjoy it. Let me know if you encounter any problems or have any suggestions.[amazon_link id=”B0017OEG9E” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B0017OEG9E” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers Natural Radiant Look SPF 30[/amazon_link]
As we all know, summer is upon us…which means sunscreen is needed even more, and full on makeup may feel like too much to wear. I’ve done a lot of research of different types of tinted moisturizers, and decided to settle on a drugstore brand one to save some money. I wanted it to be a high SPF as well. I was stuck between getting this or Aveeno, but I ended up choosing this.
I’ve been wearing mineral foundation for so long, that it was weird to put something on my face that was liquid. The first thing that I realized is that this is not a moisturizer (and, technically, it doesn’t say “moisturizer” on the product anywhere). You need to use a moisturizer before this…unless you have really oily skin. The smell is basically sunscreen. While the smell of sunscreen might be annoying, I kind of liked it because the smell kind of helped me to be assured that my skin was being protected. I was hoping that this wouldn’t dry my skin out too much, but unfortunately it caused dry flakes on my skin as I rubbed it in. I may apply it with a sponge applicator next time instead of my fingers. This is probably the major downside that I found with this product. I was not able to apply it as smoothly as I would have liked…if the formula was more like a moisturizer it would probably be easier. However, it did make my skin glow! (almost a little bit too much!…I threw on some powder on top of it). The tint is very very light, so wear concealer if you need to cover up any blemishes. I was a bit worried that the color I got, “light to medium” would be too light for me, but it was actually perfect. I think the medium may have been too dark. I found the sun protection to be very good. I was out all day in the sun, and neglected to put on any other sunscreen on the rest of my body (which was a mistake since I got pretty burnt!). Well, the only place that didn’t get red was my face…so I’m attributing that to this product. Overall, good protection and tint, but I wish the formula was less drying.