Clarins – HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer
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Today I am reviewing a new Clarins product, HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer. I have combination skin with an oily nose and chin, but dry cheeks and forehead and I regularly use Clarins HydraQuench Lotion SPF15 (now called Hydra Essential Milky Lotion) as it suits my skin perfectly – you can read my review of that here. So when I was asked if I would like to try this Tinted Moisturizer from the HydraQuench family I didn’t need to think twice about it.
I’ve been a huge fan of Clarins skincare and make-up for many years, in fact it was the first premium skincare brand that I bought from as I liked the fact that you could easily get samples to try at home first before you had to spend your hard-earned money on a full size product.
I have been using the Sand shade which is the second lightest shade, a pale tan with a pinky undertone. It would be too dark for my pale skin in the Winter, but with a light tan in the Spring and Summer it is a perfect match. There are 7 shades available which range from Porcelain to Bronze. The ingredients include hyaluronic acid and Katafray bark extract which ‘help to restore the skin’s radiance and promote a natural looking healthy-glow’.
I find this HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer very easy to apply, I have been applying it using my fabulous Bobbi Brown Foundation Brush but I do find that with a good tinted moisturiser you can always use your fingers as long as you avoid the eyebrows and hairline and blend really well at the jawline.
You can see from the swatch image above that this Tinted Moisturizer is almost invisible on the skin. It is very light and creamy and doesn’t show up any dry patches on the skin and it leaves a lovely soft, velvety texture. The coverage is fairly light though and it doesn’t really cover blemishes, so I would recommend this Tinted Moisturizer for those with good skin and few blemishes or discolouration.
The finish is really dewy and velvety, but you can set it with loose powder if you want more of a matt finish. The product contains SPF 15 too so it helps protect skin from the sun’s harmful rays – always a must at any time of year.
I always think that Clarins’ packaging looks simple but classy, the HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer tube is a two-tone shimmery cream/gold colour (which unfortunately was a bit of a nightmare to photograph!) and comes in the usual white box with red font lettering.
Overall I’d definitely recommend Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer, it’s a nice tinted day cream for those who want minimum coverage, and I love the fact that it contains SPF as we should all be protecting our face from the sun every day. I’d give it 10/10!
HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer is priced at £30 for 50ml, available from Clarins.
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