Illusion Tinted Moisturizer
This product is very much like a sheer to medium coverage foundation, so it is very good in terms of providing noticeable coverage. The colour match to my skin is perfect (I use Ivory and am between a MAC NW20-25.) It is not too dewy but it is not matt, so it is a nice, natural finish on the skin.
However, it does not spread easily. Using a brush will leave brush strokes across the face, and I have found the best way to apply it is with fingers. It requires a lot of massaging this way in order for the product to blend into the skin, and then some smoothing so it doesn't streak.
It also requires a light dusting of powder to be set, or it will move around, but it is still not very forgiving on dry skin. Moisturising immediately before is therefore a must.
It is a good product but it requires more work that I thought it would, unfortunately!
03 January 2014
best "foundation" for evening-wear
i was at first surprised by the texture as i was expecting something more light and fluid, but once i had applied it i was amazed ! beautiful "finish" and very comfortable also; plus it lasted all night - for a pre-wedding reception . which of course meant no need for touch-ups. brilliant product.
09 May 2013
It's nice but there's better tinted moisturisers
This product has really good coverage for a tinted moisturiser and feels lovely on the skin however I thought it would make my face glowing and dewy but it didn't. My skin just looked dry and dull. I think it would probably suit someone with an oily skin type. It comes in a beautiful bottle but I really don't think it's worth the price tag. I will use it up but will not re purchase. Laura mercier tinted moisturisers are really nice and have a better colour selection.
12 February 2013