Hey, know what time it is?
Tinted moisturizer time!
You might be living in a cold environment but us New Yorker’s are living the dream. It’s been Spring for the past month or more with temperatures that may go up to 80 this week.
Seriously, it’s pandemonium! The world may end soon.
Time to haul out the TM and get with the lightweight coverage and who better to do the job than Miss Bobbi Brown herself.
Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer is a great foundation alternative when the warmer weather starts setting in. This all in one wonder offers basic coverage, SPF protection (although a little low at 15), and a hydrating feel and finish for the dry skin types. I recommend checking out the Oil Free version if you’re skin is oily.
This is a thinner cream consistency without being too watery or loose. Some tinted moisturizers are such a fail in terms of texture as they are so damn watery! Ugh! But this has a nice creamy texture that’s a bit thinner than Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer. I find it hydrates but doesn’t leave me looking crazy oily or shiny and has a semi-matte finish which looks and feels very natural and weightless.
I don’t recommend tinted moisturizers if you have major issues such as acne scarring, etc…as they offer very basic, sheer coverage and won’t give a completely flawless finish if your skin isn’t already somewhat perfect. However, those dealing with dull skin or just in need of basic coverage can take advantage as they even out skin tones and blend easily leaving behind gently hydrated skin and a perfect canvas for lighter makeup such as cream blush or cheek stain (might as well keep your whole look fresh and flawless when wearing tinted moisturizer why go crazy with heavier makeup?).
I admit, I love Bobbi but Laura Mercier does make one of my favorite Tinted Moisturizers of all time. However, Bobbi Brown comes in a very close second.
Lovely stuff. Check it out your next trip to a Bobbi Brown counter.
P.S. These run SUPER dark so do swatch and play on counter for the best shade selection versus buying online.
What’s your fav TM?
Does Bobbi’s make the cut?