Product Review: Stila Sheer Colour Tinted Moisturiser in Bare

At the beginning of June I made an executive decision to do away with foundation. At least during the day, as I’m sure I’ll get slap happy again for any nights out on the town that may crop up in the near future, but for now it’s fresh faced all the way. This decision stemmed from the current state of my skin (sh*t, for those playing at home) and my recent epic battles of foundation vs nature as I struggle with an umbrella that likes to turn itself inside out in the rain and I’m too lazy to buy a new one. So yes, at the moment I am surviving with my day to day makeup base consisting of tinted moisturiser, concealer, and a bit of loose powder to set. I struggled for quite a while to find a tinted moisturiser that suited my skin tone (Who would have thought tinted moisturiser would be as hard to shade match as foundation?! Not me, but apparently pale people just can’t have nice things), but that I’ve discovered this product I am home free.

Despite having oily/combination skin, I prefer this version of the tinted moisturiser over the oil free formulation. Having said that, it does leave the skin looking quite shiny so I feel that powder is definitely necessary. (Note: If you apply the tinted moisturiser and leave it to settle in for a while it does loose a lot of it’s initial shininess.) The coverage is sheer, as is expected with a tinted moisturiser, but I do find that it is enough to even out my reddish skin tone and cover most of my uneven pigmentation. The Stila Sheer Colour Tinted Moisturiser in Bare is currently unavailable, but can usually be purchased online or in store from Mecca Cosmetica.