Morning Makeup Musings #66

Tinted oils? The next breed of skincare-makeup hybrids.

Skincare + foundation. Is this the next generation of tinted moisturizers?

The Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation is described as both a foundation and skin elixir.

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Available now at Sephora, the Tinted Face Oil comes in ten shades but is supposed to be able to span 30 skin tones.

Let’s just get this out of the way: I’m not impressed by the shade range. For a product that is supposed to cover several tones, the first four to five shades don’t vary much in shade, only tone.

That aside, I am interested in the concept of this product. Ulta Beauty releases a similar product recently– Youthful Glow Foundation Serum Drops (26 shades 🙃). I love the idea of a lightweight serum that hydrates and provides nutrients to the skin while providing light to medium coverage and a luminous finish.

These days I’m really over having skin that looks even mildly dry. I love the dewy look that the It Cosmetics CC cream would give me, but the coverage was too full for what I currently want in my everyday makeup. I would love to find that perfect balance. (I haven’t found a tinted moisturizer that I liked so far either.)

All of that being said, would I try this foundation oil? No. Looking at the shades, the closet color to my complexion is too cool-toned. I would, however, consider the Ulta Beauty version.

What do you guys think? Would you try either one of the foundation oils/serums? Let’s chat!

☕️Michelle Lisette


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4 thoughts on “Morning Makeup Musings #66”

  1. Eep! I don’t understand with how big brands are getting backlash for a lack of shade range, how any brand thinks they can get away with it. I’m not sure how they think those would span 30 skin tones. The concept sounds good. My skin is so dry in winter I’m stuck with a BB cream or it looks flakey 😦

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      1. Yes, I would be curious if it would make my skin oily/greasy or if it would be just enough so I wouldn’t look like all of the liquid in me was sucked out lol. But seriously, if a company can’t put out a shade range to encompass most people, they need to not release products like that until they can. Simple as that.

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