You ever have one of those days where you just feel…bleh? Your complexion is completely flat and lifeless-looking no matter how much lipstick you put on or how bright your blush is. Well, better start getting used to it. It’s full-blown autumn now and winter is almost upon us–those days where your skin looks drabby and dull will become more and more frequent. You could just stop trying and accept the inevitable, embracing the harsh realities of life. Or, you could pull out the big guns–the big guns in this case being Jouer’s Luminizing Moisture Tint.
According to Jouer, the Luminizing Moisture Tint “evens out imperfections and fades the appearance of fine lines with its light-diffusing multi-mineral formula.” It contains ginko biloba extract as well as ginseng to provide antioxidant protection and promote a healthy complexion. It has an SPF of 20 and is oil-free. I am quite pleased to see such a moisturizing and illuminating formula that’s also oil-free so that everyone–not just those with dry or non-problematic skin–can enjoy it. I also love that Jouer infuses their formulas with such great ingredients.
The color I received is Golden. Jouer describes it as a “shimmering tint for light to medium complexions.” It’s a light-medium shimmering beige with yellow undertones–perfect for my skin. And yes, you heard right–I said “shimmering”. Yes it shimmers–and even I was a little worried in the beginning–but it doesn’t look shimmery on your face. And actually, the “shimmer” is more a pearly golden luster. Once it’s blended in, the particles almost seem to melt into the skin. They are so fine and distribute so evenly across the face that it truly does create the illusion of perfectly illuminated, radiant skin.
The Luminizing Moisture Tint has a beautiful, sheer to light coverage that works well to even out the complexion and tone down redness. It doesn’t cover all my blemishes and scars, but it did take care of some of the more faded ones. I really like the coverage! I find that many tinted moisturizers out there these days–while nice–are really no different from foundations. They offer a light-medium (think Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown’s tinted moisturizers) coverage that can really look and feel heavy if you aren’t careful about the amount you apply and blending it in thoroughly. To me, Jouer’s Luminizing Moisture Tint is a return to the more traditional tinted moisturizers–and I mean that in the best way possible.
The formula is just lovely–it’s very smooth and creamy without feeling heavy and it glides across the skin beautifully. It’s decently moisturizing (to the point where I don’t feel the need to moisturize prior to application–even now that the weather’s been much drier) yet doesn’t make me feel sticky and/or greasy. The finish itself is very natural, but the light-reflecting particles add that touch of luminescence. There is a hint of a sunscreen scent to it, but it’s very light and unoffending and it dissipates quickly.
Now I do admit, the radiant finish of this is not ideal for my very oily skin–especially when it’s warmer (mixed with my skin’s natural oils, it made my face look super shiny during the summer). I find that now that the weather is cooler and drier and my skin is looking a bit more wan, Golden looks much better on me. But it’s obviously much more suited for those with dry, normal, or dull skin. Applying the Luminizing Moisture Tint is like switching on light–your complexion positively glows in the very best way possible!
I love that Jouer offers 7 shades to choose from–not all brands offer such a wide selection of shades when it comes to tinted moisturizers. There are also Mini Luminizing Moisture Tints available on Jouer’s site. They come in packs of 4 and are available in 6 shades (for some reason, Blush, the only shade with pink undertones, is unavailable in a mini size)–great for travelling with.
Golden lasted about 5 1/2 hours on my oily skin before I started to see some fading. Those with dry, normal, and combination skin should get between about 6-8 hours of wear, though if you have combination-oily skin, I would set with a powder.
If you’ve been looking for a light, creamy but non-greasy tinted moisturizer with a touch of coverage and a heaping of radiance, definitely check this one out. Jouer’s version is a tinted moisturizer in the truest sense of the word–light coverage and all. Because sometimes, you don’t need all the bells and whistles–you just want a fuss-free base that looks like your skin, only better.
Pros: smooth, creamy, light formula; provides good amount of moisture without being greasy; 7 shades available; oil-free; contains great antioxidants; hypoallergenic; shimmer particles create illusion of truly radiant skin
Cons: though it’s meant for all skin types, I think those with oily skin would do better to go for the new Matte Moisture Tint instead (review to come!)
»»Pricing: $38/1.7 fl. oz. (50 ml.)
»»Recommended for: anyone who loves illuminating base products; ideal for dry, normal,and combination skins
»»Overall Rating: A
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