It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of tinted moisturizers. So when I received Jane Iredale's Dream Tint (love the name BTW) I was extremely excited to try it. However I was disappointed because my color was not a match. Which I found unusual, because tinted moisturizers overall are quite forgiving when it comes to color.
But first let me tell you the clam for Jane Iredale Dream Tint, because I love all that it promises:
This super-absorbent product not only hydrates, but prevents water loss, calms inflammation and improves the skin's elasticity. Plus, Dream Tint creates a soft-focus effect that minimizes the look of large pores and fine lines.
• Unique algae extracts moisturize and soothe
• Titanium dioxide provides SPF 15 with UVA protection
• Use alone as a tinted moisturizer and sunscreen or as the perfect primer for our minecural bases
• Available in five shades, as well as Lilac and Peach as brighteners, and Warm Bronze for the perfect sun-kissed look
Now, to be fair, this tinted moisturizer felt fabulous going on my skin. And the feel of my skin was hydrated without being too heavy or sticky. But my problem was the color. I tried a "Dark". Now, ordinarily I am not a dark, my tone is more in the olive/dark medium family. But for the sake of beauty I tried it.
The color was clearly dark for my skin, but that wasn't the primary problem with the color. It took on what I call a "holographic" looks to it. This commonly occurs when products are formulated with titanium dioxide, which is white. And Dream Tint indeed used titanium dioxide for its SPF.
But I didn't give up. I wanted to give it another chance. So I had my daughter, who is a true "Dark" try it out. And the same purple-y holographic thing happened on her skin too.
So, I'm rather disheartened. I am thinking that perhaps the Warm Bronze may work for my skin–it appears to be more golden in tone. But I will have to wait and see if the good folks at Jane Iredale give me another crack at it.
I do have a few other product from Jane Iredale to review, so check back. One in particular I am already in love with so check back later for my review of the kohl pencils.
For now though, I have to give Jane Iredale Dream Tint 2 Blings.
Color is a plays a huge factor in choosing products for brown skin, and this one just did not live up to my standard, and I cannot recommend it to other women of color.