The Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser is the first product I’ve tried from Selena Gomez’s makeup brand Rare Beauty. Read my review of the Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser to discover how to make the product work for you.
This post contains a PR sample, but all opinions are my own.
Which shade to go for in Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser?
The Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser* (£26 from Space NK) is a light coverage, skin perfecting base option and it comes in 24 shades that span all skin tones. I am currently wearing shade 10N which is the palest and coolest-toned shade. However, when I get a bit of colour to me over the summer/when I’m appyling some tanning drops to my skin, I think 12C (which is a little bit darker but still cool toned) will be right for me, so I have both shades. It’s very much a product you can mix too, so if you can’t find an exact match for your skin tone, consider buying two shades and mixing them. The product is relatively inexpensive so it’s not a really finacially painful experience to buy two!Who is the Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser For?
The Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser is for all skin tones. As I’ve mentioned, there are shades to suit everyone, even if you need to mix two shades to get one that is exactly right for you. It’s a light coverage base, so wouldn’t work for a heavy foundation wearer who wants their base to cover a multitude of imperfections. The Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser is for someone who loves the ‘no makeup, makeup look’ and is just looking for that bare but even skin look. If you are a BB cream or a CC cream wearer, or someone who already uses a tinted moisturiser, this is definitely a product to try. It’s suitable for all ages and all skin types, except those with dry skin, as i’ll go on to explain.
The base is hydrating, however, I’ve found that if your skin is dry anywhere – dry patches rather than dehydrated – this product does tend to cling to and highlight those dry patches. Even although the product contains moisturising Vitamin E. I discovered this a couple of days after a peel when my skin was particularly dry. I couldn’t even get around it by using a thick, buttery moisturiser as a primer – I use the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base. If there are any dry areas, it clings and makes them 10X more noticeable.
I think this is because the Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser gives a natural finish that’s not matte but not radiant either – there’s certainly no gloss, dewiness or shine. You would need to add a more highlighting primer – such as my much loved Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow – or a glossy skin makeup topper – such as pressing my beloved Glossier Future Dew over the top with the palms of my hands. This Rare Beauty base does claim to have a radiant finish, but I just don’t get that from it. I get a light coverage, that looks natural and evens out skin tone, that looks like you are wearing no makeup at all, unless you have dry areas. So as I love the glass skin look, it’s not really one for me as it doesn’t make my skin scream ‘health’. The Rare Beauty formula and finish just doesn’t cut it for me.How to apply the Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser?
This Rare Beauty base feels very lightweight and comfortable on the skin. It literally feels like you are wearing nothing on your skin at all. You can apply with fingers, with a brush or with a beauty sponge. I personally find that a brush works best for me as this is how I apply most of my bases now. It becomes one with your skin almost – giving you the coverage, SPF protection and coverage benefits, but without feeling that there’s anything other than your skin on your face. Unless you have dry patches. I’ve found dry areas I never knew I had when using this & I would consider my skin to be in excellent condition!
I really wanted to love this, but I just can’t see what people love about it.
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