To be perfectly honest, I don't have the best relationship with makeup. For me, makeup is work. I wear loads of it on television and leave the station each day feeling like a clown. Most brands simultaneously cause me to break out, while also settling into my wrinkles, making them appear more pronounced.
So it is EXTREMELY RARE for me to be this excited about something I put on my face! Enter: Charlotte Tilbury's brand new Unisex Healthy Glow Hydrating Tint. This product is nothing short of miraculous. I'm not quite sure how to classify it, because it's not exactly a tinted moisturizer, tanning cream, BB cream or foundation. It's in a class all its own.
You only need a pea sized amount of the product, which will appear white when it comes out of the tube and feels a little grainy. In fact, I first thought it had separated and proceeded to put the cap back on and shake it like crazy, only to realize it's supposed to be that way!
As you work the moisturizer into your skin, the color will immediately appear. You'll see a very natural, bronzed glow, without any streaks or the heavy feel of foundation. It truly does just tint the skin, so it doesn't sink into fine lines. That being said, the bronzing effect magically disguises my uneven skin tones and even redness and blemishes.
You can use it alone or if you need more coverage, with your regular foundation and/or primer. I've tried both with great results. And unlike a tanning cream, the tinted moisturizer washes right off at the end of the day.
The product isn't cheap, but with the versatility and incredible results, I think it's well worth the $40 price tag. One word to the wise... the hydrating tint does not contain any SPF, so if you're going outside, you absolutely need to put on your favorite sunscreen first.