I’ve never tried Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer so I thought I’d give it a test prior to trying the Aveeno Clear Complexion BB Cream as it would be easier to compare the two formulas.
Companies are a little guilty of switching around the names of their Tinted Moisturizers and simply adding “BB Cream” to new packaging so I wasn’t sure if Aveeno was doing the same thing. Both Covergirl and Olay have done this recently…!
After I review Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer I’ll follow up with my review of the Aveeno Clear Complexion BB Cream to compare the two formulas.
Here’s my thoughts on the tinted moisturizer formula and I’ll follow up shortly with my thoughts and comparisons to the BB Cream formula!
Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer is one of those products you’re either going to really love or really hate. Available in a Fair to Light and Medium shade selection this tinted moisturizer is a little limited in the shade department. If you fit into these two shade selections you should be a-ok! I tried the Fair to Light but I think the Medium would be better (although it might be too dark, I haven’t swatched it!). Although a smidge too light for me it is sheer enough to blend away without looking pasty.
The formula is a gel-like consistency with a thinner formula. For the most part it resembles a lightweight lotion or daily moisturizer with a bit of tint. It absorbs easily into skin and moisturizers my drier skin quite nicely. I’m comfortable using it as a daily moisturizer at the moment and would even recommend forgoing moisturizer in place of this. It leaves a dewy finish on skin and blends out seamlessly without clinging to flaky areas of my face such as my dry, patchy cheeks.
This contains Total Soy Complex which promises to brighten and even skin tone while providing SPF 30 sun protection. Personally I didn’t feel my skin looked brighter after use but it did create a smooth, even surface for my makeup. It’s a no makeup look which I’m very comfortable with. It eases dullness, softens skin, and evens it out. I’m not really convinced I love the completed look though. The dewiness isn’t terribly pleasant for me somehow as the product makes itself known, not something I’m used to with bases.
Although it contains SPF 30 it does not contain UVA ingredients which is why I would NOT forgo sunscreen when using this. Plus you’d need to apply a heck of a lot anyway so sunscreen prior is always the best option.
Overall, Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer is a nice budget friendly option ($12.99-$14.99 at drugstores) with a fairly nice formula. I think it takes tinted moisturizer to a different level as this texture and formula reminds me more of a tinted lotion of sorts do to the thinner formula. I have to admit as much as I liked the formula something felt like it was missing and I wasn’t quite impressed with the finished results. My skin looked ok and even good after application but not nearly as flawless as I typically like to look. Perhaps the sheerer formula just wasn’t doing much for me.
Have you tried Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer?
What are your thoughts on it?
Stay tuned for my thoughts on their new BB Cream!