Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

During the summer months I’m a big fan of tinted moisturizers if my skin will let me get away with them. The Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 is on its way out since I’ve been using it nearly every day for the past few months, but it’s an item that I’m considering purchasing again. As a “three-in-one tinted moisturizer that corrects, perfects, and provides light makeup coverage and SPF 20 protection,” this is a great product for lazy days, weekends, and afternoon yoga sessions.

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The Vinoperfect Radiance Tinted Moisturizer is a tinted moisturizer that includes “mineral pigments [to] cover skin imperfections, leaving you with a smooth, even complexion so that over time, spots become less visible, and the skin is more beautiful.” Ideally, this TM is great for all skin types, and “it contains a high concentration of viniferine, which is more effective than vitamin C. It’s formulated with a blend of mineral pigments to blend with skin to cover skin imperfections, leaving a very natural-looking yet smooth finish.”

This TM is super lightweight and smooths onto the skin easily and seamlessly. It works nicely both with hands and a foundation/buffing brush as well. The coverage is minimal; but it provides a nice glow and an even finish so your skin looks natural and healthy. I don’t think this would photograph well because the coverage is so light and it contain SPF 20. However, it’s great to throw on when you’re just heading out real quick to the gym or to brunch. For me, if I need something extra, I’ll just tap on some concealer and powder my t-zone and I like the result it gives me.

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This is a pretty expensive tinted moisturizer that doesn’t have high coverage and multi-function as the NARS tinted moisturizer (which is still one of my faves). It feels nice and looks good if you’re having a good skin day. I think for traveling this may be a good option because it’s so fast, easy, and contain skincare ingredients and an SPF. For work days or special occasions, you may want to opt for a real foundation. Also, if you’re having pigmentation issues or skin needs more coverage, I don’t think this product is going to do the job! Other than that, I think this is a great TM and I like all the skincare benefits that it contains. It lets me feel better about minimizing my morning routine if I’m in a hurry, so it can be an all-in-one kind of product for some people.

Made in France.
Retails for $49.00 USD.

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Summer 2015 Must Have’s

Happy summer, everyone! As you may already know, I’m pretty low-key especially in the summer with my makeup. For me, natural and dewy is always better, with light coverage and pretty skin. For the eyes, I like to stick to something more fun and glittery but still on the natural side. I tend to focus more on skincare stuff, like masks, sunscreens, and face mists as well. However, this summer, I’ve been happy with a lighter and more compact routine and I wanted to share that with you today.

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Clarins Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Clarins have updated their SPF 50 and I really like it. This sunscreen is versatile protects from “UVA/UVB rays, pollution, and free radicals while improving skin’s texture and tone.” Not only is it super lightweight and fast-absorbing,it leaves my skin soft and protected. Shake the bottle well and squeeze and appropriate amount on the fingertips to apply. It smells light and wonderful; it doesn’t interfere with makeup application, and it also hydrates the skin well too. I wouldn’t wear this to the pool or water park, but for every day purposes, it’s nice. Its “exclusive anti-pollution complex” that “protects skin from the appearance of dark spots and future aging, and preserves skin’s youthfulness and radiance. The sheer, ultra-lightweight texture forms an invisible yet powerful film.”

NARS Aqua Gel Luminous Mask
This versatile mask is a “intensive hydrating mask for smoother, softer, more plump-looking skin.” While you can use it at night as a sleeping mask over your nighttime skincare routine, sometimes I use it during the day as a 5-10 minute treatment that I leave on while I’m brushing my teeth. Sometimes, depending on what my skin needs, I’ll apply a thin layer in place of my morning moisturizer to plump and re-hydrate my skin. You can read the review here if you’re curious.

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Vinoperfect Radiance Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

I haven’t officially dedicated a post for this tinted moisturizer yet, but it’s quickly climbed its way to the top of my foundation/base/BB/CC/tinted moisturizer list. I use the shade Light 01 and it’s a great product to use in the summer. As a “three-in-one tinted moisturizer that corrects, perfects, and provides light makeup coverage and SPF 20 protection,” this product’s “mineral pigments cover skin imperfections, leaving you with a smooth, even complexion so that over time, spots become less visible, and the skin is more beautiful.” It smells wonderful, feels lightweight, absorbs quickly, and looks natural on the skin. Coverage is minimal but I like the glowiness it provides.

NYX Cosmetics Cream Blush
I’ve reviewed another cream blush by NYX here if you’re interested, but it’s a great budget-friendly cream blush to use. The shade I’m currently loving is “Glow,” which provides just that…natural glowy pink shade on the cheeks. It’s buildable and not sticky at all, which makes it super easy to use. In addition, the “velvety smooth cream blush provides radiant, long-lasting color and a fresh, dewy glow [and the] formula is infused with minerals that hydrate and condition the skin.”

MAC 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
This brush is an oldie but a goodie. Not only is it great for powder products, but creams and liquids work better with this brush as well. I use this for cream blushes (like the NYX one) and even to apply my base makeup such as foundation/tinted moisturizers/BB/CC creams. Additionally, it’s great for concealer if you need to cover bigger areas on your face. I’ve read that some people use this brush to contour, so clearly, it’s a brush that you can use for a variety of stuff. It’s small and compact but can reach all the contours and nooks of your face; at the same time, the duo-fibre allows for a seamless application.

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint
The shade “Lovely” is a “watermelon pink” that’s absolutely perfect for the summer months. It’s a warm pink shade that isn’t too bright and a step up from being considered natural. It’s glossy and easy to apply because of the pencil-design, so it’s ideal to carry this around in your purse. Described to be a “moisturizing lip stain,” I love that this does both — moisturizes and stains the lips in a reasonable way. The finish is shiny and glossy and the color is so pretty. It goes with everything and you can wear it all year as well.

What are some of your summer must have’s/favorites?