Out of nowhere, I thought..why not make a DIY tinted moisturizer? I figured this was a good way to use up my two Sally Hansen foundations (review here) but have less coverage when I wear it.
- Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
- Korres Anti-Aging Oak and Queretin Primer
- Sally Hansen Inspired By Carmindy Natural Beauty Your Skin Makeup in Creamy Beige
- Sally Hansen Inspired By Carmindy Natural Beauty Your Skin Makeup in Sandy Beige
- MAC Lustre Drops in Sun Rush
- MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC30
Process: There was no science in the amount of each product I used. I used a clean and empty travel container and put in several pumps of Clinique, a bit of Korres, a pump or two for each Sally Hansen foundation and a “bloop” of the Lustre Drops. I only added the Studio Fix Fluid because my concoction was looking a little too neutral beige and SFF added the yellow I needed to suit my skin tone. I mixed it all with a disposable spatula, purchased from Crown Brush.
Application: Today was my first day using it so I used a damp disposable sponge to stipple on my tinted moisturizer so it wouldn’t be too obvious if the color or texture was way off. I concentrated on my cheeks, nose and the middle of my forehead. After applying my eye makeup, I lightly dusted MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural on my forehead, nose and chin.
Results: I love the finish! Very light coverage while still evening out my skin tone, although the coverage is more like a light foundation than a tinted moisturizer. With the setting powder, my face ended up fairly matte but I like a matte finish. The Lustre Drops really made for a radiant / luminizing finish. I don’t doubt that this will last all day but I only say that because I generally don’t have a problem with foundation fading throughout the day. That could be because I can’t tell it faded but I’ll just continue in my ignorant bliss. **Update: 9 hours later: The tinted moisturizer is holding up great and I still like how it looks. One thing that is bugging me though, the expression lines around my mouth are accentuated. I tried spraying Jane Iredale’s hydration spray to help alleviate that but it didn’t work. I think I need to add some more moisturizer in my mix, possibly Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre.
Overall, I’m very happy with my little homemade tinted moisturizer. After I use this few days’ worth, I’ll probably play around with the ratios of each product and aim for less coverage.