Review: Myra VitaGlow Tinted Facial Moisturizer
Hey everyone, today I'm going to be reviewing Myra's tinted moisturizer. I've already tried and posted a review on the Myra Daily Sun Protect Facial Moisturizer and since I loved it, I figured I'd love their tinted moisturizer, too. They have two shades available - Beige and Ivory. I first bought the beige one but then realized that it's a little too pink for me, so I went back to get the ivory one.
Directions for use: Shake well before use. Gently and evenly apply on face and neck after cleansing. For best results, use daily as your facial moisturizer. Can also be used as a make-up base.
Ingredients: Water, titanium dioxide, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone vinyl/dimethicone, cetearyl alcohol, C12-15 alkyl lactate, glycerin, stearic acid, tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM hydantoin, phenoxyethanol, fragrance, tocopheryl acetate. May contain talc, mica, iron oxide, CI 77019, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499.
First off, the packaging. It's packaged in a squeeze-type tube with a small hole so the amount of product dispensed can be easily controlled.
This tube contains 35 ml of product. I got mine for 124.75 Php from Mercury Drugstore. Pretty inexpensive for the amount of product you get. I've been using this several months now and here's what I think about it :)
It has a watery texture. At first it wasn't runny but after a few weeks or so, I noticed that it became runny. So I found that it's really important to shake the tube first before dispensing the product. That'd help even out the consistency of the product and make it less runny. Here are the swatches of the two shades.
|Under natural lighting|
|Semi blended; Under indoor lighting, with flash|
Ivory is a tad lighter in shade and has a yellow undertone, while Beige is more on the pink side. This product is indeed moisturizing. It gives a sheer (or natural, as Myra claims) coverage. Since I don't have really clear skin, I don't use this moisturizer alone. I usually use this as a makeup base. Here's what it looks on me.
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As you can see, it is able to tone down the yellowness of my face a bit, and even out my skin tone. If you zoom in the pic, you will see that the product actually has shimmers. That, I don't like very much. Here's a picture of my hand after using it to apply the moisturizer on my face.
The shimmer-slash-sparkle particles make me look a bit sweaty. I mean, with the dewy finish AND the shimmer, I'm definitely bound to look sweaty. So I usually apply powder or powder foundation over this. Here's what it looks on me after topping it off with the Ever Bilena powder foundation (in Oriental). The shimmer particles are just a bit too "large" for me.
|When topped with powder foundation, no concealer.|
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The shimmer is still noticeable but my face is less shiny now. Soooo, as a summary, here are the things that I...
Like about this product:
- Evens out my skin tone and tone down my yellowness a bit
- Easy to apply and blend
- Works great as a makeup base
- Doesn't dry my face - It feels quite moisturizing on me (I have combination to oily skin).
- Doesn't make my face too oily - I get about 3 hours of wear with this when topped with Pond's Natural Sheer Pressed Powder.
- Has a subtle pleasant smell that fades after a while
- Doesn't break me out
- Has SPF 15
- Inexpensive - I got mine for only ~125 Php.
- Widely available - Available in leading supermarkets, Watsons and Mercury Drugstores.
Don't like about this product:
- Only two shades available
- Has shimmer particles that make me look sweaty
- Texture becomes runny after a while
So there you have it. Another great product from Myra? Hmmm, I don't know. I'm kind of just in the middle with this one. I haven't tried other tinted moisturizers so I can't compare this with other brands. But all in all, I'm ok with this product :) What do you think? Have you tried this product already? I can do without the shimmer. Personal preference :)