I’m always on the search for the perfect base products and as you can see from this blogpost here where I’ve recommended my favourites, there isn’t a shortage of them in my make-up collection! I guess I’m not too attached to a particular one these days because you never know when they’ll discontinue so it’s always best to have a “back up”. Except I may have gone a bit overboard and have accumulated several back ups now! I also don’t often stick to a certain base product because I like to use a different one depending on what weather it is and the condition of my skin. I like to go for a medium coverage matte look but can only pull it off when I’m having a good skin day. If it’s hot and my skin feels a bit dry, I’ll go for a lightweight BB cream or a tinted moisturiser, followed by a translucent powder to eliminate the shine.
For the past 4 weeks, I’ve been trialing the Rodial Instaglam Skin Tint. Available in 4 shades, I have it in shade Hamptons which is for medium toned skin and it is a perfect match for me, it blends in so well. It says on the website that it’s medium coverage but I only apply one layer of this for a bit of light coverage which makes it nice for Summer if you don’t want to apply anything too heavy – and it contains SPF 30 too. It has been a trial and error experience with this product but here’s what I’ve noticed about it: It’s important to let your moisturiser settle before applying the Skin Tint, and use a brush instead of your fingers, otherwise you may experience clumping and curling which may result in patchiness. To eliminate the issues, applying with a brush and buff it in to your skin and let it settle for a couple of minutes before putting anything else on.
The thing that caught my attention was that this Instaglam Skin Tint contains hyaluronic acid which gives it a unique, long lasting hydration. It is the very key ingredient in one of the most hyped up products of the past 12 months, Hydraluron! Hyaluronic Acid has properties to boost and lock in moisture as well as plump up skin. It is what keeps your skin hydrated and moisturised when using Instaglam Skin Tint.
So is it worth £45? Probably not due to the experience I’ve had with it clumping up underneath my finger tips. You’d expect a product like this to be perfect at the price it cost. However, I really like how this product makes my skin look, but I’m far too aware of the price and I’m trying not to get too attached to it due to the price. I’m using it sparingly because I am not going to be able to afford to repurchase this again and again. Because it’s not thick or paste-y, it’s easy to blend in to skin using a brush. It makes my skin look hydrated and flawless.
What is the best skin tint you’ve ever used?