[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I’m happy to see the new Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint from Bobbi Brown – it’s a product that could not be more up my street if it tried! On the Bobbi Brown website, there’s a brief FAQ section asking how the Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint is different to a BB Cream – honestly, as an early advocate of BB creams, I’ve by and largely forgotten about them completely. So many of the skin tints coming out now are BB Creams to the letter which continue their popularity in Asia but have gone by the wayside here. There’s no clear reason why other than brands have stopped marketing their tints as BBs.
I’d say that this new tint is pretty much a standard tinted moisturiser and a good addition to the Vitamin Enriched franchise – beautiful texture, very hydrating and I’d recommend for older or drier skin types.
The claims are for 12 hours of moisture and colour true wear, non-fading, non-creasing, non-settling, sweat and humidity resistant. The formula is using ‘pigment flex’ which is colour adaptive so your nearest shade should blend as your true shade. There’s SPF15 which is won’t make the current SPF50 advocates happy but I would be fine with this on a day like today (cloudy, occasional sun shine). Guidance from the World Health Organization is that a UV index of 3 and above will require sunscreen to prevent damage but bear in mind that the UK’s average UV index is 3.8 so for a good part of the year, SPF15 is adequate. It’s just common sense – higher SPF in summer, lower in winter, but ultimately, it’s up to you. The SPF waters have been very muddied by brands scaring us into SPF50 inside, outside, summer, winter and autumn. Eventually, there will be someone, somewhere, creating a night SPF.
Bottom shade is Medium 2 (which I’m wearing) and top shade is Light 3. Med 2 is possibly just a bit on the warm side. I gave it about 6 and half hours before taking it off with a wipe so I could clearly see evidence of what was coming away. Actually, despite the fact that it didn’t look nearly as pristine as it did at the start, there was plenty coming off – my lipstick and blush had faded away so I didn’t look how I did at the start but the tint did a pretty good job. My skin definitely felt hydrated throughout. It’s pricy at £38 HERE but if you get along with the Vitamin Enriched range generally, it’s a good addition to your make up bag.
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