At this time of year I’m normally looking for more coverage on my face rather than less (tinted moisturiser always strikes me as a summer product rather than a winter one), but our Indian Summer has been continuing here in Scotland (!) and I’ve been making the most of it and trying out Boots No. 7’s Dual Protection Tinted Moisturiser.
I should say first of all that I’ve never really been a “tinted moisturiser” kinda girl. In fact, I think I’ve owned about two tubes of the stuff in my entire life, and both of those were “retired” having barely been used. As those of you who’ve read my “Friday Face” posts will know, I’m just not much of a one for the natural look!
All of this is to say that I wasn’t really expecting to like this product as much as I did. As it’s a moisturiser rather than a foundation, it’s obviously going to only give a light coverage: despite this, though, it did even out my skin tone, and left my face looking fresh and, dare I say it, a little bit dewy. Yes, dewy. I was expecting to feel a little bit “bare faced” with this on rather than my usual foundation, but actually, that hasn’t been the case, which is perhaps a sign that I don’t really need to wear as much foundation as I think I do!
The only issue for me is the colour. I’m using this in “Fair”, which is slightly darker than I’d usually go for, and if, like me, you have super-pale skin, I’d say it’ll probably won’t be a good match for you: despite being happy with the coverage, I’ll probably get most use out of it during the summer, when the rest of my skin has a bit of (fake) colour to it, rather than in the winter, when I typically resemble a vampire.
The product goes on nicely, absorbs quickly and has none of the greasiness I’d normally have associated with a moisturiser. A few hours after applying it, my skin feels soft and comfortable. If you have spots to cover, or generally go for a heavy coverage foundation, this probably won’t work for you, but if you’re looking for something light and easy to wear, it could be worth a shot.