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Since I began wearing makeup, I’ve required as much coverage as possible. Meaning if a foundation says full-coverage then that is what was right up my alley… until recently.
When I was younger my freckles were the bane of my existence. I’m not sure whether it’s that I’m happier with my appearance now or whether I just don’t give a sh*t anymore. Regardless, I’ve been reaching to more simple products like the Living Nature Tinted Moisturizer.
Living Nature is a new brand to Well.ca, which, if you’ve been around my blog for a while you will know I have a love affair with. Like seriously, I need to stop spending money there.
Behind the Brand:
Living Nature is a natural skincare company based out of New Zealand. They pride themselves on harnessing natural botanicals and creating effective products. You can read more about the brand, here.
As Living Nature is a new brand to Well.ca, I decided to purchase four products to test out. Their tinted moisturizer, mascara, lipstick and concealer. Over the next four weeks I plan to provide reviews of these products for you! Today we’re talking about the Living Nature Tinted Moisturizer (if for some reason you didn’t read the post title and headings prior…)
(low key gotta get that seo in there)
About the Tinted Moisturizer
The tinted moisturizer is certified natural and helps to moisturize skin while providing a light/sheer coverage. There are three shades available; Dawn Light, Day Light and Evening Light. All shades of Caucasian.
Not a super inclusive brand, but I do understand that it can be very hard to make darker tints whilst using more natural ingredients. Hopefully they are able to expand their shade range more.
Jojoba Seed Oil
Jojoba seed oil is a great moisturizer; this will help the skin remain soft. It is also non-comedogenic.
Another skin-conditioning ingredient which works to hold in moisture.
Helps to retain moisture, but is also packed full of amino acids and other nutrients that are great for the skin.
Ingredient Safety Key
Ingredient to use with Caution
Full Ingredient List
Aqua, Jojoba esters, Macadamia ternifolia seed oil, Simmondsia chinensis seed oil🌱, Mica, Persea gratissima oil (Avocado Oil), Glycerin (vegetable glycerin)🌱, Cetearyl wheatstraw glycosides (&) cetearyl alcohol, Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Zinc oxide (CI 77947), Butyrospermum parkii butter🌱, Mel (manuka honey), Citrus grandis seed extract (Grapefruit), Iron oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Talc (CI 77718), Sclerotium gum, Stearic acid, Cetyl alcohol, Pelargonium graveolens oil (Rose Geranium Oil)🌱, Tocopherol, Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) oil, Melaleuca alternifolia oil (Tea Tree Oil). *From natural essential oils: Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool.
Thoughts on the Living Nature Tinted Moisturizer
First, let’s discuss the packaging. At first, I thought the semi-circular packaging was really neat. Upon using this product for the course of the month I have to say that I’m not a fan. I don’t understand why all skincare/foundation products don’t come with pumps.
It’s ridiculously hard to get the right amount of product on your hand from this packaging. Plus, it looks weird. I don’t get it, what was the thought behind the way that this was packaged? I’m seriously confused.
Okay, enough about the packaging…
After either getting too little or too much product on my hands… I apply just using my fingers. This tinted moisturizer spreads nicely on the skin and leaves a dewy-but-almost-oily finish, so I end up setting with powder.
How does it last?
It is very sheer, meaning it’s pretty hard to tell how well it lasts throughout the course of a day. I do find that upon application it does a pretty good job at evening out my skintone but it certainly won’t cover very red/dark spots. You will need a concealer (or a more full-coverage foundation if that is what you’re looking for.)
I am currently enjoying this product regardless of the annoying packaging. It’s my current go-to for trying to clean myself up when going to run errands. It’s perfect if you’re looking for something more light and natural… and also happen to have relatively light skin.
The one thing I am not really loving is the price. I understand that with moisturizer you are essentially buying a skincare product; and most skincare products cost more. I must admit that whilst using this I have noticed my skin is more moisturized (no dry spots!) So I guess I’m on the fence about repurchasing.