This Works Perfect Look Skin Miracle £28* | Wild About Beauty Golden Skin Glow £21*
Origins Vitazing SPF15 £27 | This Works Perfect Skin Defense SPF 30 £30*
First of all, sorry for the ugly swatches. I really wanted to show you the colour difference between these products and there is just no pretty way of doing it!
These kind of skin tints are a natural makeup girl's dream. There seem to be quite a few around so I thought I'd show you the ones I've got in my collection. They are definitely more of a Summer item, but I like to wear them underneath my foundation for a bit of a 'pick me up' glow.
So let's start with This Works Skin Miracle and Wild About Beauty Golden Skin Glow. These are both very similar, especially the packaging in a squeezy tube with a pump on the end. When you pump out the product they both come out as a scary, very dark brown cream. The This Works one is definitely more caramel, golden brown and the Wild About Beauty one is a darker, richer and slightly more orange brown. This Works has a stronger scent, but it's nice and reminds me of Origins products. It blends in really easily (I use my hands) and leaves a subtle glow perfect for those pale days! The Wild About Beauty one feels exactly the same to apply - I have a feeling these are manufactured in the same place? The only difference I can tell is colour and smell and the colour of the This Works one suits me better, personally. Neither include SPF which is a little disappointing for a product you're likely to wear during the Summer, but the Wild About Beauty includes organic Chamomile which is a nice touch and This Works includes Hyaluronic Acid which is great for dehydrated skin.
Now onto the other two which both have similarities. The Origins VitaZing SPF 15 is something I've had for quite a while and something I fall in and out of love with regularly. It applies as a white moisturiser and as you blend it in it releases a sheer tint of colour giving you a sun-kissed glow. When I use this I use it as a moisturiser so I have to be careful what I apply on top of it so I don't turn orange. The colour can be too dark for some people but I find it suits me well. The This Works Skin Defense is a much thinner consistency than the Origins and feels like a regular moisturiser. For me personally, I don't see the point of the tint as it's so light I can't really tell the difference. But this does include a high SPF of 30 and so if you haven't found a tinted moisturiser you like, this may be a good one to try. It doesn't give enough coverage for me so I prefer to use other less expensive products as an everyday moisturiser and then use my usual foundations on top.
I do love a good tint though... What do you think of these?
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