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About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about Barely There Tint SPF 30 - Level 1 Fair/Light - 1 oz:
Love this tinted moisturizer. The name barely there tells you it is a sheer product. It is. It gives just enough of a cover for me to even out my skin and takes care of my spf. After using PC Bha, vit c and clinical retinol my skin looks so much better. So, this sheer formula with the PC powder is all I need now for my base. I love how easy this formula is to blend and build. After using some higher priced tinted moisturizers that seemed very thick and hard to blend this goes on like butter. I also am so so happy with the price points on this and all of the PC line. I have wasted so much money in the past on skin care and makeup that just didn't deliver. This is a great pic for your summer makeup routine. Thanks to Paula's choice for having reasonable prices but, even more important products that WORK
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Albuquerque, NM
About Me Minimalist
I use this product daily. I can use it for a base coat, without applying a separate sunscreen. I then apply powder over the top for a fresh faced look. If you are looking for heavy coverage, this is not the product for you. If you want something more than powder to smooth out your complexion without feeling like you have on "base face," it doesn't get any better. Dries to a smooth matte, no sunscreen-y smell. Only complaint is that I wish they made a larger size.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Guelph, Ontario
This is my favorite and most valued product. I have rosacea and acne-prone combination skin. Needless to say, finding suitable products has been challenging. Thanks to Paula, my search is over!To apply this product I use a sponge similar to the Beauty Blender; I really recommend trying this. Barely There applies beautifully and provides reliable sun protection. It can also be easily re-applied for longer periods in the sun. Additionally, Barely There does an excellent job of camouflaging my rosacea! Love it!
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
I Hate to Say It!
from East Coast, USA
I purchased this a while ago because I wanted something light and protective that wouldn't exacerbate a bout of hormonal acne I was dealing with.I can say that this didn't aggravate the acne I had at all, and the SPF must have worked since I never noticed any redness or extra pigmentation from sun exposure.The bad news. I love Paula's products, but of the dozen or so I've tried (a few of which I will buy forever), this stands out as the one I regret buying at all. In fact, I threw it away before it was used up - something that is usually a mortal sin in my house.I wasn't expecting noticeable coverage or anything, but this was not sheer coverage, it was NO coverage - why even tint something if it doesn't even out your skin tone in the least? It also made my oily skin even shiner and never really settled. I felt like it was just hanging there, sliding around and melting down my oily shiny face all day. I tried adding a light layer of mineral foundation over top, but that just made it worse. It looked cakey and - oh god - oxidized. Slippery orange face. What I should have done was purchased the Resist Super Light Wrinkle Defense. THAT is the product this one wishes it was.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Tustin, CA
When searching for the right tinted facial sunblock, I didn't find enough reviews that specifically guided me to the color and type my skin type and tone was in need of. So this review is written in hopes of assisting others in their beauty/health quest. I am Asian with what's been called by others as "tan/olive", combination skin, so I don't put anything on my face that isn't matte during the day. What works:Barely There - Level 4 (as the accurate tone of my summer skin tone)All Bases Covered - Sand (winter highlight) & Wheat (summer, when I'm not at my most tanned, but this blends so well, it's really not necessary to go for the Level 4, I'm just being as detailed as possible as a guide)Best Face Forward - Best Linen... I initially bought tints lighter than my tone thinking I didn't want to go too dark, but this is really quite white-ish or light so I've just determined to use it as a form of highlighting like on the bridge of my nose and on my rosacea cheeks while the other tints mentioned above serve as a whole to not take away all the contrast from my face just because I'm wearing sun screen. Comments:I've not found any of these to be non-matte. Although, do count on re-applying if you're sweating on a hot summer day, so bring it with you! Also, haven't found any to be too yellow, but my skin already has a yellow undertone being that I'm Asian, so all good on my side! ;)WARNING:DO NOT RUB INTO SKIN! JUST PAT ON. If you do, you will b like me the first few weeks wondering what the heck all that crumbly dry white stuff is that seems to keep flaking off your skin. Hope this has been helpful! Good luck!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Great but the lightest shade is still a little too dark
This is a great tinted moisturizer but I wish it came in a lighter shade. It seems to be a common complaint with this particular product! It doesn't irritate my skin, I like that it isn't heavy or cakey looking and contains only physical sunscreen. Please make this in a lighter shade and I will purchase it again!
Great Formula, Needs a Lighter Shade that Level 1
By Art Amanda
from Providence, RI
I have been using this tinted moisturizer since 2006 and while occasionally I have strayed, I always come back to it. It is lightweight, blends in quickly, and really does provide great sun protection for everyday use. My only issue with this otherwise *perfect* product and the reason that I have sometimes (unsuccessfully) searched for a replacement is that even the lightest shade is too dark and too yellow for my fair, cool complexion. Reading through the reviews here and on another well-known cosmetics review site, it is clear that many other people have the same complaint and have repeatedly voiced it.A few years back, the shades were reformulated to the current lineup, which is definitely an improvement over what they used to be, but it seems obvious that a "Level 0" or reformulation of the lightest shade is far overdue! Please, please Paula, consider making a lighter version for the pale folks who love your products! I promise I will never stray again!
First impression: Wow
By K Mosher
I am nearly 40. I am starting to see fine lines, but my T zone remains on the oily side. My nose is SHINY.When I received the product, I was surprised by the size of the bottle. It is smaller than I imagined. Fortunately a pea size will do just fine.This applies easily, blends well and has nice light to medium coverage. I went about my day and was suprised to find it kept the shine at bay. After 10 hours of work, running errands, pulling some weeds and taking the dog for a walk my nose only had a slight sheen. I am so impressed by how well this covers and stays put. No blotting papers, no powder (other than the initial setting powder).This encourages me to try the skincare lines as well.Highly recommend.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Good light-medium coverage with a semi-matte finish
By Genevieve D.
from Portland, OR
About Me Natural Style
This is perfect if you're looking for coverage that's lighter than a foundation but heavier than a tinted moisturizer. It's the perfect in-between that I can wear everyday. I layer this over a moisturizer and my face looks put together but totally natural. A great canvas for blush and powder. I went for the level 3 color for my lightly tanned Asian skin tone. It's not a perfect match but luckily this blends so well that it completely disappears. Best if you apply like a foundation: single strokes; don't rub in. Since it has a mineral sunscreen, it makes it really convenient and non-irritating. I'm already on my second tube.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
MVP-Most Valuable Product
By NM Richardson
About Me Classic Style
This is the most valuable product in my daily make-up regime. I even wear it at the beach, and get better results than any other facial sunscreen.