Uncommon Magnificence's tinted moisturizer is the primary product to assist me embrace my pimples and blemishes — not disguise them

  • Uncommon Magnificence’s Optimistic Mild tinted moisturizer prices $30 and is offered in 24 shades.
  • I really like the product due to its mild protection, hydrating method, and glowing end.
  • It additionally helped me embrace my pimples and redness, which I usually attempt to conceal.

When my associates began raiding their moms’ make-up luggage for lipstick and eyeliner as youngsters, I largely simply cared about basis.

I used to be determined to seek out probably the most full-coverage merchandise to cowl my pores and skin, and used copious quantities of concealer to cover my pimples. Whereas my pores and skin — and confidence — has improved over time, I’ve by no means been actually content material with the redness, scarring, and blemishes that also make appearances.

So when Uncommon Magnificence introduced its Optimistic Mild tinted moisturizer final yr, I did not assume the product can be for me. It appeared nice on fashions and the model’s founder Selena Gomez, however certainly it would not work for somebody with acne-prone pores and skin like me — or so I assumed.

After attempting the product myself, carrying full-coverage basis did not appear to be a necessity for the primary time in years.

The Uncommon Magnificence Optimistic Mild tinted moisturizer prices $30 and is offered in 24 shades

I bought the product in its second-lightest shade from Sephora, although it may also be discovered on Uncommon Magnificence’s web site.

The model describes its moisturizer as “no-makeup make-up in a bottle.” It is stated to be hydrating, light-weight, and protecting due to the infused SPF 20 sunscreen. It additionally guarantees to supply “glowing, mild to medium protection” with a blurring impact.

Uncommon Magnificence recommends shaking the bottle earlier than utilizing it and making use of the product to the pores and skin with both your fingers, a sponge, or a brush.

Rare Beauty's Positive Light tinted moisturizer in the shade 12C.

Uncommon Magnificence’s Optimistic Mild tinted moisturizer within the shade 12C.

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Uncommon Magnificence’s description of the face product is spot-on, in my view.

I utilized the moisturizer with Uncommon Magnificence’s Liquid Contact basis brush, and it blended into my pores and skin immediately. The pores throughout my cheeks appeared blurred, and the redness on my brow turned much less pronounced. And that is to not point out the glow — my pores and skin immediately appeared radiant and wholesome after making use of the product.

Whereas some tinted moisturizers I’ve tried beforehand felt heavy like basis, I had the alternative expertise with this one. It felt light, hydrating, and lightweight on the pores and skin, virtually as if I wasn’t carrying make-up in any respect.

Reporter Amanda Krause with no makeup (left) and with Rare Beauty's tinted moisturizer (right).

Me with no face make-up on (left) and me with Uncommon Magnificence’s tinted moisturizer (proper).

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Surprisingly, I additionally liked how this moisturizer did not completely conceal my pure pores and skin. The feel on my cheeks was nonetheless seen, and a few pimples and redness round my mouth and chin poked via.

Close-up photos that show Rare Beauty's tinted moisturizer on skin.

I really like the glow of this product (left) and its mild protection (proper).

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Whereas carrying the product, I really felt extra assured and pleased in my very own pores and skin

I have been carrying full-coverage basis with concealer on high for a minimum of a decade, and it is not a simple behavior to interrupt. After I first began utilizing this moisturizer, there have been days after I felt like I wanted so as to add some further protection to my breakouts, and others after I needed to return to my common routine.

However within the yr since I first tried it, the product has virtually completely changed basis in my routine.

There is no weight of a heavy, full-coverage product after I put on it, and I like seeing my pure pores and skin texture poking via. In spite of everything, base make-up — like basis and concealer —  ought to improve your pores and skin, not disguise it.

I put on lipstick, eyeliner, and blush for enjoyable, however basis has all the time felt like extra of a necessity. However with extra merchandise like this one available on the market, I now really feel like that does not all the time need to be the case.