Now that it’s officially summer time, nothing is more exciting than light, dewy makeup, brightly colored clothes, and fun in the sun. I’ve been planning a few trips here and there with the boyfriend, and since booking a cruise, I realized I didn’t want to be bothered with makeup brushes, foundations, and trying not to sweat off makeup on the beach. I purchased the MAC Lightful C Tinted Cream SPF 30 with Radiance Booster to take with me on vacation because of the decent SPF level, light coverage, and something that I can wear to dinner and to the pool/beach.
The MAC Lightful C “offers a variety of benefits in one color-correcting cream, reducing imperfections and controlling oil while increasing your skin’s natural radiance instantly and over time.” Ordinarily, I avoid MAC face products for the fear of breaking out after a traumatic incident in college with cystic acne. However, I haven’t had any issues with this product and I’m so glad since I really enjoy using it. The MAC Lightful C line seems to have the Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Softening Lotion, the Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Cleanser, and the Lightful C Vibrancy Eye Cream. While I can’t say that MAC is known for skincare products, I’d say that this range may be worth looking into.
The Lightful C Tinted Cream SPF 30 with Radiance Booster is “infused with a Lightful Radiance Booster and vitamin C, [which are] unique complexes [that] work to correct your overall complexion by reducing the appearance of pores and diminishing dark spots and hyperpigmentation.” In addition, SPF 30 forms a protective barrier against UVA/UVB rays. I wouldn’t wear this in place of your daily sunscreen, but it would certainly be better than nothing in this heat.
I chose the shade Extra Light and it’s a great shade/color for me in terms of tone. A little bit of it goes a long way, so even though it leans a hint on the light side, it blends out easily and seamlessly on the skin. The texture of this product is a whipped, creamy tinted moisturizer. It’s light and the coverage is on the sheerer side. While there is some degree of coverage, it isn’t the same coverage level you’d get from a BB cream or a foundation. The product feels nice and is soothing on the skin; however, long-term skincare benefits shouldn’t be really expected. The formula is really breathable on the skin, which I like since I’ve been wearing it in the hot Texas heat. I also think this would be a great product to take with me on vacation since it’s so easy to apply, it’s low-maintenance, and you still look polished and put-together.
I plan to add a little bit of concealer if I need it and some powder for going out to dinner. However, I’d be totally okay with some sunscreen and this product on my face for enjoying the beach and the pool this summer. I don’t there’s any additional brightening/whitening with the product as the title of the product suggests. But it feels nice and looks natural and dewy on the skin, so I’m pretty happy with it.
I recommend this product and I think it’s perfect for the summer months. I’d say that this is more like a light tinted moisturizer and may also be great for weekends, going to the gym, and for general no-makeup makeup days. I think pairing this with a nice cream blush and some pink lip gloss would be perfect for the summer months that are coming up.
Item contains 1.3 oz.
Made in Canada.
Retails for $35.00 USD.