Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Dermalogica Sheer Tint

When I got the press release about this - I was more excited than I should be. I love make-up, and I love skincare even more; so when something falls into both categories, it gets me more than a little interested. I was once offered a place in make-up school where, in my third year, I would have to learn to sell Dermalogica and - although I never actually took the place in college in the end - the company has been one I've always been meaning to try. So, when I was offered a sneak peek a few weeks before this release (which was on the 1st of September, if I'm not mistaken) I jumped at the chance to give the Dermalogica Sheer Tint* a try.

dermalogica sheer tint light

I don't know what I expected from this, but it just wasn't this. That's not a bad thing, I think the packaging is clean looking and stands out amongst others in my drawer, in fact I'm even in for the squeezy tube system - I often find this a lot more helpful than high end bottles of foundation that lack a pump (looking at you guys here, Sheer Glow and Doublewear). I was definitely pleasantly surprised - and it carried on impressing me as I tried it out on my hand. The shade - this one is light but they also come in medium and dark which I haven't had a chance to scope out at this point in time - blended absolutely perfectly into my skin which surprised me as that nearly never happens and, although this does have a fairly strong, distinctive smell; it isn't unpleasant - it reminds me a little of aloe vera or suncream.

So how does it apply? Supposedly buildable but sheer, but I think straight up sheer is the best description of this - it blends right down and looks (oh, I'm going to hate myself for writing this when I come back to read this) like your skin but better. I tried this with porefessional underneath and no powder on top and, if your skin is good or you whack some concealer on the top, you could definitely get away with this and nothing else for a little added boost. This sets almost powdery and yet it's not quite matte, it's natural looking and subtly dewy - plus it makes your skin feel fab to the touch (not that many people would be touching it, but you know, good to know).

dermalogica light swatch

I have to admit, this doesn't last too well on me - although admittedly I don't tend to use too much at a time anyway as a little really does go a long way. This has a natural wear throughout the day (better wear, I've found, if powdered) and although I feel like when I'm taking it off there isn't much on my flannel, it's so sheer and natural on that I can't say I've noticed it wearing off in any obvious way until then. Overall, I like it - I probably won't be swapping my everyday foundation out for it, but for when my skin needs a little boost and I want to use a tint that I know is doing good as well as looking good, this will definitely be the one that I reach for. I can't say much for the colour choice, although I have to say that this light is surprisingly better than I'd anticipated, so if you struggle to get a really pale shade - it might be worth picking one up; especially as it's on par with many other high end foundations (but you get an extra boost of skincare!) at £34.80.

Have you ever tried Dermalogica products? What would you recommend?

Sammy xo.
*Products marked by an asterisk(*) were sent by Dermalogica in consideration for a review, however this has not influenced my opinion and all views expressed are completely my own. Please read my disclaimer for more information.

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