Thursday, December 23, 2010

20 Days of Tinted Moisturizer: Day 9

Yes, I know you all probably thought I forgot about my tinted moisturizer series.  Well, I didn't, but I have been trying to clear up my face and haven't been trying new base products lately.  This review comes from a new reviewer to the blog, my mom.  My mom has quite different skin than mine.  She is light olive with very oily skin.  Although she is in her 50's, I wouldn't call her skin mature as she hardly has any wrinkles.  Her only issues are oiliness and some unevenness in pigmentation.

And now, on to the review.

This review is for the Vincent Longo Original Light Canvas Tinted Moisturizer spf 20. This tinted moisturizer comes in a brown plastic bottle with a pump style dispensing system.  I like that feature as I feel that it dispenses just the right amount.  I also like that the pump keeps it from being exposed to air so it doesn't dry out as fast.

The shade I am currently using is shade #3.  It is an excellent match for me.  It comes in 8 shades, numbers 1-8.  This is a great formula.  It blends very easily and looks natural.  It gives a nice glow and has just enough coverage to even out skin tone.  I have super oily skin and it doesnt make me feel oilier at all.  I also don't feel like i have anything one.  I love that is has spf 20, so I don't have to use an extra sunscreen. (Ok I'm going to intervene here and say that I do not recommend relying on makeup for your spf.  We do not use enough makeup to really rely on it as a source of sun protection.  I have bought her the La Roche Posay sunscreen but she really likes to minimize her routine.)
 (this swatch is on my arm. I think this can be sheered out enough to look good on both myself and my mother, despite our slight color differences.)

I purchased this at Bath and Body Works when the store was discontinuing carrying the brand, so I got it highly discounted.  I bought several at that time as it was such a good deal.

Overall, I would recommend this to those with normal to oily skin who only need light to medium coverage.

This can be purchased at and retails for $38.

Here is a list of ingredients which I found from the website mentioned above:
Octinoxate 8.00%, Octisalate 4.00%, Oxbenzone 3.00%   Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglycer, Butylene Glycol, C20-100 Alkyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ethylene Brossalate, Propylene Glycol, Dea-Cetyl Phosphate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, C20-C22 Alcohols, Ethylhehyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Methylparaben. May contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492,77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica (CI 77019), Carmine (CI 75470).

This product can be purchased at Skincarerx.

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