With the hottest Spring on record here in Australia and sunny days all year around, I am always wearing a tinted moisturizer or foundation with SPF. Jane Iredale's natural cosmetics have fascinated me for a while so I was super excited to try her new Dream Tint formulas. She just launched a few new shades promoted as cc creams! First the whole BB hype now CC? I think it's not just the next hyped beauty trend, as professional makeup artist I have used colour correcting primers for years. And a CC cream is essentially just that: A primer or tinted moisturizer that balances skin tones redness or patchy skin. As I don't have any redness or concerns with my skin I choose the Warm Bronze shade just warm my skin up a little. It was actually much later than I expected just exactly matching my medium skin tone without warming it, which was a surprise. It goes on very matte, and has a slightly waxy texture. It feels different to the average silicon heavy smooth tinted moisturizers. The texture is very sheer and light, it can be used alone or under makeup as a primer. Although it has a more velvet finish it still makes the skin look radiant as opposed to powdery matte. It surprised me again, I found this formula is very long wearing and during a hot & humid day doesn't move at all. The packaging says it's even water resistant! For me it's the perfect summer product! A fuss free all in one product that is long wearing and doesn't make me look shiny either. It actually went straight into my little daily cosmetic bag, where I got to mention another plus, the small sleek bottle! My staples for this spring are the Dream Tint, the Forever Pink Lip and Cheek Stain, which goes on the lips as a moisturizing sheer balm and then transforms into a bright summery pink shade, very long-wearing and smudge resistant.
On my desk I have sitting a bottle of Hydrating Water Spritz, I love the Antioxidant Balance Hydration Spray, which is perfect for my combination skin. Although I don't totally love the smell, (a little too zesty for my liking) the feel on the skin is lovely and the aromatherapy qualities recharge me instantly. And in the evening I pop on my new favourite red lipstick. Makeup with skincare benefits, is the best! Have you tried Jane Iredale products before?