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Every Saturday Kate2004rock brings you the best of Sephora as only an insider can!

Spring is definitely in the air. The Japanese Cherry Blossom trees are blooming. College Baseball season has started. I’m going to be pinged as a crystal meth producer if I have to buy any more Sudefed or Benadryl because my sinuses are tortured by the pollen. In order to lighten my load I’ve been experimenting with different tinted moisturizers and I have come up with some fabulous results.

My favorite used to be the Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer. I loved how glowy it made me look and that it had SPF 15 in it. I guess my skin chemistry changed a little bit and the Stila started to get slick and slimy on my skin causing the ever-unwelcomed breakouts. The Tarte Smooth Operator foundation is something I love to sell to my Sephora clients because it really does double duty. ( I know I’ve posted about it before – but it bears repeating right?) The SPF 20 formula can be applied in one thin layer and it acts like a tinted moisturizer. If you need a little more “something” for a night out or whatever, add one more thin layer and its an absolutely gorgeous Medium-coverage satin finish Foundation. Some people cringe at the $35 price point. But, the bottle is 1.7 ounces. Most foundations are only 1 ounce so I think that $35 is a lot of bang for your buck!

If you really love a matte look, which is something that is not necessarily associated with tinted moisturizers all the time, I suggest you give the DuWop Revolotion a whirl. The consistancy is a little bit thicker and its a mattifying liquid powder sort of finish. Last but not least, my overall favorite (lately…for now) has got to be Cosmedicine HonestFace. I don’t know why I had never tried it before. Its amazing. It gives a great, even coverage; which, by the way, I think that’s the problem I have with MOST tinted moisturizers is that they don’t COVER at all. I love that it doesn’t have that rubbery texture that pulls across your skin and it lasts all day!

Ok Ladies, Dish on your Tinted Moisturizer Favorites!

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