“Hi, I’ve been reading your blog from last two months and I see that you always talk about the Ponds tinted moisturiser. I’ve never tried TMs ever in my life. Can you tell me which shade would suit me? I have medium skin. I also read about the Biotique tinted moisturiser, so which one should i go for? Any other recommendation you have? I know I’m asking too much but plz help!”
Hi anonymous! If you have never tried TMs then you are really missing something, they make your life so much easier! I hoard every tinted moisturiser I can get my hands on and have reviewed all of them here too. The reason I keep talking about the Ponds one is because it never looks cakey, gives coverage and is moisturising. And thats all what I want from my TM. You have not described your skin tone much, so I will give you a low down on all the shades:
1. Sheer Ivory 01- for fair skin tones
2. Sheer Rose 02- for fair skin with pink tones
3. Sheer Honey 03- for medium skin with yellow tones. (this is my shade)
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01 and 02 are interchangeable. And Biotique TM is good if you have dry skin since its thick. It gives a dewy finish without any coverage. I use Rose but I think Peach would have been a better choice. My main problem with it is that it gives no coverage at all and is too rich for my combination skin.
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The other TM I like is the Oriflame Peach Skin Glow. It gives a nice dewy glow which I like. But it has no coverage at all. There are 2 shades available for fair and medium skin. This is my second favourite.
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Next one is the Lotus 3-in-1 matte sunscreen. Its a tinted sunscreen with SPF 30 so I use it on hot summer days when I don’t want too much going on my face. And as for the coverage, it has nice low coverage like TMs generally have.
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I also use Lotus Botanical lotion sometimes too. No coverage but gives a nice brightening effect which I like.
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I also have the Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint but my problem with it is that it gives zero coverage and is too rich for my combination skin. They have 3 shades available and I use the darkest i.e. beach.
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Apart from that I also like Lacto Calamine. It is a sunscreen + moisturiser + tint all rolled into one. The coverage is low but the brightness it gives is what I really like.
So, I will quickly rank them in the order of my preference and then you can decide after reading the respective reviews.
1. Ponds tinted moisturiser
2. Lotus 3-in-1 matte sunscreen
3. Oriflame Peach Skin Glow tinted moisturiser
4. Lotus Botanical Protective lotion
5. Lacto Calamine
6. Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint
7. Biotique tinted moisturiser