Friday, April 24, 2015


With Summer weather on its way, so are the BB creams and tinted moisturisers. When temperatures start to reach 30 degrees, the last thing I want to do is be wearing a heavy foundation. MAC's new Lightful Tinted Cream is sure going to be a Summer favourite of mine. The cream has a beautiful sheer coverage with a wonderful glow and a blurring effect, which not only helps to even out imperfections but does lots of lovely things to your skin, not only over time but instantly.

The entire Lightful range is a strong contender in my personal favourites (I already use the Moisture Creme and Softening Lotion) and when the Lightful tinted cream was introduced, I couldn't wait! With Vitamin C and a radiance booster, the cream helps to even out pigmentation on the skin and refine the texture and appearance of open pores. It also has a handy SPF 30 built within, perfect for sunny days!

I applied the creme using MAC's 159 brush which buffed the product into my skin with ease. For a heavier application I recommend using a flat brush such as MAC's 190 brush. I did use a primer in addition to this just for reassurance that it was going to stay in place all day and not rub off. I found Bare Minerals Prime Time neutralizing primer did the trick whilst keeping my redness at bay. I then added MAC's Studio Finish concealer on any blemishes to build my coverage wherever I felt I needed it.

This cream is perfectly ideal for every skin type too! The formula is hydrating without being too sticky as well as being oil controlling! Perfect for those with combination skin, like myself. And another thing, the colour range in this tinted moisturiser is impeccable. Shown above is Extra Light, perfect for me (I usually wear an NW13). The colours go very fair without an excessively pink undertone being prominent and they go dark enough without turning grey or orange! Meaning.... there is one perfect for everybody. 

How do you guys feel about tinted moisturisers? What are your favourites?

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  1. This sounds amazing! You really can't beat MAC! I love the fact that this can help with pores!
    I'm still wearing foundation at the moment and thankfully no melting... yet!

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  2. I've not really got any tinted moisturisers as I've always suffered from acne so found them too low coverage. However since becoming a blogger almost 2 years ago my skin has obviously got a lot better cause I've found out how to take care of it! So I might invest in this - it looks great on the skin in your Instagram photos of it and your swatch seems like it might be higher coverage than I assumed! :)
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings

  3. In love with the packaging, so cute and pretty!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  4. BB creams just make sense in the summer time, and this one sounds like a good one. I like that it is hydrating but not too sticky.


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