Thursday, June 18, 2009

Review : Mark Tinted Moisturizer

Product: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 3 out of 5
Quality: 4 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Price: $8
Where to buy: Click here
Would I buy again: Yes
What it is: A tinted moisturizer.Recently changed from "C-thru Beautifying Sheer Tint" to "Get a Tint" Moisturizer. A better quality Benefit Rebel TM dupe.

I have always loved Benefit's Rebel tinted moisturizer but really didn't love the price tag that came along with it and it also left my skin with a orange hue and greasy shine to it. Benefit's Rebel tinted moisturizer runs for about $30, which is way too much money for me to be spending right now. So, I have been on the hunt for a tinted moisturizer that would give me some sort of coverage along with a hint of color. It is a real hassle to wear foundation some days, especially when it is really hot, or when full coverage is absolutely unnecessary.

Since my mom became an Avon representative I have started to become more interested in the products and found that they are really affordable, which is right up my alley. Avon now sells Mark goodies on the website, so my mom is able to get Mark stuff too, which has been a company that I have been interested in for a while, so lately I have been trying out their products and I am really impressed!

I purchased the tinted moisturizer from mark, which cost me $8. I really like this moisturizer because it gives me great coverage and a perfect tint of color for my skin, since you have a much larger selection of colors to choose from, unlike Benefit which only allows you to choose from 2 tints and neither one suit my skin tone. Recently Benefit came out with a lighter version of their tinted moisturizer, but it still has that very orange hue to it, just like the original, so I really never liked it in the first place since it looks rather silly on me, especially after time and wear, it becomes more orange and super greasy looking.

Recently Mark upgraded their tinted moisturizer, since it was selling so well. They made the packaging a bit bigger - from 1.3 oz. to 1.6 oz. and renamed it dropping the "C-thru" in the name and just calling it "Get a Tint" tinted moisturizer. They also dropped a few shades and now carry the moisturizer in 4 shades. It is sheer coverage so you can't really go wrong choosing a shade that will blend in very well with your skin tone and doesn't leave your skin with a rusty orange look.

Benefit Rebel also broke me out big time. I felt as though it left my skin really greasy and if I had not removed it the second that I step foot in the door when I get home, I would have about 6 pimples by evening. The Mark moisturizer is more sheer than the Benefit moisturizer and comes onto your skin lighter, doesn't weigh it down and has pretty good coverage for a moisturizer. Of course you should not expect this moisturizer to cover up all your blemishes, but if you have uneven skin and choose not to use foundation, this is a great alternative for a much lighter daytime look. It doesn't look anything like you are wearing makeup and doesn't leave you looking like a butter ball.


  1. thanks for the review :)
    i like tinted moisturizers :) so this was pretty interesting... <3

  2. Hey hott mama! Thanks for the review, I can't believe it's only $8!

  3. Great review. I'm definitely not going to buy Benefit's tinted moisturiser now. :)

  4. I love mark! I've been a rep for a few years now and the products are really great.

  5. I recently just got into MARK stuff!!! I like it! Prices are good and the quality is great. I got my HG Concealer Brush from MARK.
    PS Where's JJ? I'll have to scroll down for some cute munchkin pics :)

  6. my aunt sells Mary Kay, I should look more into their products.

    lol I actually liked the packaging.

  7. I hate looking greasy! Unfortunately in summer its happens soo often. I wish the mark for avon range would come to the uk..there are a few things i want to try!!

  8. Oh I want to try this now. I'm using the CG tinted moisturizer currently, but I'm not thrilled about it, but it's nice. Thanks for sharing the info hon!

  9. I love your reviews! So thorough!


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