Danielle87 this review is for you ;)
Stila says: "Skin instantly looks softer and younger with this handy multi-tasker. It delivers a hint of sheer coverage, subtle shimmer, SPF  and added moisture in one effortless application. Perfect for everyday use, the silky formula blends beautifully for a pretty, luminous look. "
Take a look! Stila offers two shades of this product and this is Shade 02. A drop of the product is on my hand and below it is the product blended out. Look a little closer, it's there! Stila is right... just barely a hint of sheer coverage with luminosity and moisture. The illuminating glow is from slight pinkish glimmer. Gorgeous under low lights (Sephora got me this way!), but barely noticeable in inside lights. Maybe out in the bright sun, I would see more glow, but usually I'm on the go and not really checking myself in mirrors. Besides, I have to cover this with something whether its blot powder or a setting powder (that's not too translucent) to keep shine at bay.
This definitely felt like a moisturizer and whatever tint existed pretty much disappeared. I would recommend this for people who don't wear makeup (more than gloss and mascara) and those that have dry skin type.
I wanted a one step all over glow system (reminiscent of MAC's discontinued hyperreal foundation), but the glow and light coverage that I was looking for isn't strong enough for my taste.
Because the tinted moisturizer felt like a moisturizer first, I used it in lieu of my regular moisturizer and under my foundation, MAC Prolong Wear especially since it can be drying (esp. during these drier months).
For a tinted moisturizer without the glow, Stila offers the Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer.
For skin tones darker than me wanting a sheer glow, Stila offers the Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer.
I actually had a hard time choosing between the illuminzing TM and the bronzing TM. I love a sheer bronzing product when I'm tanned.
Regular price for this is $30, but Stilacosmetics.com has it for $16 on sale.. *blink blink* Where's my receipt for Sephora??
Have you tried this? What's your favorite tinted moisturizer. Do you have a one step on the go face product? Share! I wanna know!
Awww thanks girl!!!! This helped a lot. After reading your post I think I'm going to skip buying this product. The only reason I wanted it was to cover my dark spots but they're fading so I'm good now. Thanks so much for the post : )
My complexion would go for the Bronzing tinted moisturizer. I wonder if this is good for sensitive skin?
@ danielle87: no prob!
@ Michelle: hey michelle, I'm unsure if this is good for sensitive skin. I'm looking to you for the answer because you are the ingredient specialist ;)
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