tinted moisturizer junkies, meet your new obsession..
My can’t-live-without-it makeup product, hands down, is tinted moisturizer. I first discovered tinted moisturizers a few years ago and haven’t once gone back to using a foundation. I use it every single day and love the fact I can apply it and quickly even out my skin tone and still look natural.
Tinted moisturizers come in many shapes and sizes. I’ve tried a lot, and in my personal experience they are NOT created equally. I was thrilled when I got to test Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics OCC Tint as I have read many wonderful things about this company (most of the gushing right here on we heart this!)
OCC has 12 shades of OCC Tint available, divided into yellow and red shades. This is a huge plus in my book. So many times, I find a tinted moisturizer I love, yet with only a few colors available, I am unable to find the perfect match for my skin tone. OCC has made sure you will find the perfect match with their wide variety of shades. Added bonus? 100% vegan and cruelty free!
With OCC, what you see is what you get. Versus trying to use a cool shade to neutralize warm skin (or visa versa). OCC founder David Klasfeld told us “Ys (Yellow) and Rs (Reds) are meant to match their respective skintones, so those with more predominant yellow undertones in their skin would use a yellow-based shade, and those with more red undertones in their skin would use a red-based shade.”
Each group is broken up in a very easy to navigate number system. Here’s the breakdown of the numbers; Palest: 0, Pale: 1, Medium Light: 2, Medium Dark: 3, Dark: 4, Darkest: 5. With either a Y (yellow) or R (red) in front of the number.
I tested Y3 which is Medium Dark for a yellow based skin tone. This shade was the perfect match for my olive skin tone. The yellow undertones help to cancel out the redness my skin tends to have and leaves me with a flawless complexion.
OCC Tint super easy to apply especially using a brush. I apply just a pea size evenly to my face and begin blending in with the brush. Before I know it, I have a nice even coverage. Best of all, OCC Tint is build-able which means if you need a little more coverage all you have to do is apply another layer of product. I found that typically I apply two layers to get the coverage perfect for me.
By nature, tinted moisturizers should leave you feeling moisturized. OCC Tint definitely took this into consideration, containing unique moisturizers consisting of coconut and acai extract. Best of all it is free of oils, silicones, and parabens, which our skin thanks us for.
• Oil and silicone free, not once has it caused me to break out.
• Build-able color.
• Wide range of shades broken down into yellow and red tones.
• Moisturizing formula made from Coconut and Açaí Extract.
• No SPF.
• Thinner consistency than most tinted moisturizers, so you might use more product than you normally do.
• Bottle is fairly small and only comes in a 1 oz. size.
Overall, I think OCC Tint is just about as perfect as they come. And, a worthy new obsession. Readers and testers, do you agree?[ratings]
Tiffany is a wife, mother of two and photographer. Check out her Austin based, gorgeous family photography at tiffanyhicks.com.
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