Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summer Face: Tinted Moisturizers

Yesterday I went sopping for some tinted moisturizers in preparation for my much anticipated, and very delayed honeymoon. Something perfect for that hot, humid Florida climate. 

I thought I'd go cheap (at first) and went to Shoppers and bought the Almay Smart Shade Makeup. This makeup goes on white and "adjusts" to your skin color. I felt it was more of a gimmick than anything else. What really happens is you blend it and these little beads explode with color. Considering my face was darker than my neck, I'd say the skin matching "technology" is B.S. At $20 CND, I thought I could do better and returned it earlier this evening. Ick! (Yes ladies and gents, in case you didn't know, you can return opened products at Shoppers as long as you have your receipt.)

After doing some research, with the help of Diana, Kiehl's Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15 sounded just peachy! We stopped by the Kiehl's counter today to give it a try. The color was lovely and so close to my olive complexion, not pink like most tinted moisturizers. Already a faithful believer in the Kiehl's brand, I thought I'd try it. I also picked up a tube of their lip gloss in Golden Berry. Both products are just what I was looking for - they're great for your skin and are really light, perfect for hot, humid weather. The last thing I'd want is a melty overdone face on my honeymoon. Talk about scary.

::: Nathalie 


  1. Uh oh, poor Shoppers now that I know about their return policy. I have so many make-up products used only once or twice then ditched in my bathroom!

    Have an amazing time in Florida!

  2. Response to Yulanda:

    A coworker told me about the Shoppers policy. Apparently I'm a bad influence and have instilled my ghetto values on her by teaching her "return policy abuse"!

    ::: Nathalie

  3. I loves Kiehls they have a 20% off now.