Happy Friday! Today I’ve got the Paula’s Choice Barely There Sheer Matte Tint SPF 30 in 1 Fair Light review. I’ve been wearing this for months now and every time I wear it I’m showered in compliments with how great it makes my skin look. So clearly, you need to know all about it!
The Website Says
Barely There Sheer Matte Tint SPF 30 is an unbelievably light and silky tinted moisturizer that blends effortlessly to even out your complexion while allowing your natural skin tone to show through. You’ll get a smooth, satin-matte finish with sheer coverage and a hint of color to enliven skin. All this, plus broad-spectrum sun protection via pure titanium dioxide and zinc oxide make it the perfect beginning to your makeup application! This is recommended for all skin types and may be used by those with rosacea.
- * Effective for: Anti-Aging, Extra Sensitive Skin, Rosacea, Wrinkles
- * Newly perfected shades with a higher SPF rating!
- * Excellent as a BB cream: evens skin tone while delivering anti-aging ingredients
- * Creamy but light texture is easy to blend and ideal for all skin types
- * Provides a smooth, satin matte finish with sheer coverage and a hint of color to perk up skin color
- * Softly evens out your complexion while allowing your natural skin tone to show through
- * Protects skin with a titanium dioxide and zinc oxide sunscreen
- * Clinically proven non-irritating
- * 100% fragrance free, no added dyes
- * Cruelty free! No animal testing!
- * Key Ingredients include sodium hyaluronate, titanium dioxide, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc oxide
Active: Titanium Dioxide 5%; Zinc Oxide 5% (mineral-based sunscreens);
Other: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone slip agent), Propylene Glycol (water-binding agent), PEG/PPG-18/18-Dimethicone (silicone-based emulsifier), Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate (thickener), Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane (silicone slip agents), Talc (absorbent), Phytantriol (water-binding agent), Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (antioxidants vitamin E and C), Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredients), Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid (thickeners), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (slip agent), Boron Nitride (absorbent), Sodium Dehydroacetate (preservative), Palmitic Acid (thickener), Dextrin Palmitate (emulsifier), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben (all preservatives). May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide (pigments).
1 Fair / Light
2 Light / Medium
4 Medium / Tan
$14.95 for 1 oz
You can see me apply Paula’s Choice Barely There Sheer Matte Tint SPF 30 in 1 Fair Light in this video.
This tinted moisturizer has a lengthly list of claims and to me, it lives up to most of them. It’s perfect for my sensitive, rosacea skin. It does give me a matte finish that will last without a setting powder, but I really like to use it with a setting powder to diffuse imperfections. It provides a physical mineral sunblock with the titanium dioxide and zinc oxides.
This tinted moisturizer gives me the PERFECT amount of coverage for my skin! It evens out my red overtones and gives me the appearance of perfect skin, especially when I pair it with NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder. It’s funny sometimes, how a more sheer product can give the appearance of better looking skin, as opposed to a full coverage product that comes off like a mask.
I’ve worn this both on its own and paired with another moisturizer. Typically, because I live in Sunny Florida and have rosacea, I use another moisturizer with SPF under this foundation. However, I do love that I can get away with wearing it on its own.
I love the packaging. It’s a sleek, squeeze tube. It’s also a steal for the price! I can’t name a better tinted moisturizer in this price range. The only fault that I can find with this line is that it has a limited shade range of 4 colors. I’m impressed that 1 Fair / Light works on my porcelain skin, so I love that. But I would love for there to be deeper shades available so that my BFF Brittany (Clumps of Mascara) could give it a try!
What do you think of the Paula’s Choice Barely There Sheer Matte Tint SPF 30? What’s your favorite tinted moisturizer? Tell me in the comments below!