Well, you made it to Friday, love. Isn’t it grand? Now all we have to do is hold on for a few more hours before … FREEDOM!
This morning I’d like to start with a quick look at Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Tinted Moisturizer SPF 50 ($15, available in four shades). Since I had such a good experience with their Healthy Wear Bronzer last week, I was hoping for more of that same luck this time around.
Sometimes I just want a product to work out so badly that I’ll overlook almost any flaw. This could have been one of those times. I mean, look at that cheery tube. So cute, right? With packaging this hawt, Healthy Wear Tinted Moisturizer sure gets off to a good start.
It also reminds me of Laura Mercier’s Oil Free tinted moisturizer — my fave tinted moisturizer of all time — because it rocks a similar buildable medium-to-full coverage that doesn’t look heavy or feel greasy on my face. Also like Laura’s, it applies and blends easily without leaving streaks, and despite containing a lot of pigment for a tinted moisturizer, it still looks natural on the face.
Other stuff I like about it…
- Lightly hydrating
- Has a matte finish that still looks natural
- The water-resistant formula handles perspiration like a champ
- It’s a little pricey for a drugstore product, but $15 is A LOT cheaper than Laura’s $42 Tinted Moisturizer
- That it’s SPF 50
Now for the catch…
Okay, so it only comes in four shades, and I think the darkest one, Natural to Tan, is still a touch too light and too pink for my NC35 skin (gives my face a grayish cast). Pale beauties are in luck, but dark-skinned lovelies may want to pass.
One last caveat: my oversensitive schnoz detects a sunscreen-ish scent (not exactly my favorite fragrance), but it’s faint and fades in a flash.
I like what Physicians Formula has done with Healthy Wear Tinted Moisturizer and sure hope they roll it out in more shades. I think you’re in luck if one of them works for you. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,