Rodial Skin Tint – A Review

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The Rodial Instaglam Skin Tint is available at Murale for $44. I picked it up over my birthday weekend and have been using it regularly since early June. I used my Optimum Points (LOVE that program so much!) so it was free to me 🙂 When I went I was originally looking for a nice foundation but the helpful lady recommended this skin tint instead. She put it on me and I felt it looked natural and easy so I bought it! I’ve been using this almost daily for about 6 weeks now and I’ve found that there is lots to love about this product – and a few things not to love about it…

The claims: I was matched with the Rodial Instaglam Skin Tint in shade 01 Capri. If you’re curious you can find it here in this none affiliate link. The claims are that it provides 24 hour moisturization, helps plump fine lines and includes light reflecting particles for a “glow.” Recently I fell in love with the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and so that’s what I will be comparing this product to.

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The product is packaged in a large black tube not unlike the packaging for the NARS Tinted moisturizer. When I got it home I found that the packaging had a manufacturers defect in it, the seam that sealed it at the top of the tube had come undone. The first time I went to use it I didn’t notice and it got all over my counter! All is well that ends well though, Murale happily exchanged it for a non busted product 🙂 But if you do decide to check out this product, you might want to look at the product and ensure that it’s sealed properly!

The product inside is on the thicker side and I will tell you right up front that a little goes a long way! I use less product than my NARS tinted moisturizer.

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On my left is a little squirt of the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer on my right is the Rodial Instaglam. You can see that it is not runny at all!

The application of the product is where trouble starts to pop up. I found that it was a really picky tinted moisturizer! What I mean by that is if my skin wasn’t perfectly clean or my serum hadn’t perfectly absorbed yet it had a tendency to ball up. It also seemed to be finicky with silicone style primers but was much more forgiving of primers that had a texture such as Hourglass. In the end I found the best way to use this product was to skip the primer (gasp! I know!), ensure that you prepared the skin, give your skin ample time to soak up skin care products and use a brush rather than your fingers. This was quite disappointing because the NARS Tinted Moisturizer goes on so easily. That’s one of the reasons why I love it so much!

All that being said the finish is gorgeous.

Before & After

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I’m not drunk, I swear…
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This is all the product that I need. I work it between 2 fingers before dabbing it all over my face.
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Dabbed strategically all over the face… I used a Real Techniques foundation brush to blend it out.
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Done. Same lighting as before. Same time. No filters. I feel that my skin looks even and natural.

I find that the Rodial Skin Tint had this way of blurring out my flaws and muting out the redness in my skin with very little product. I would look at myself super close in the mirror and look to see if  I could detect its presence on my skin but I couldn’t tell if it was there. The only indication is my before and after shots. As you can likely tell from my pics above, I struggle with redness and irritation on my skin. The Skin Tint did not bother my sensitive skin at all – on the contrary it seemed to drink it up and glow. I loved the way my skin looks when I wear this! The finish is up there with my beloved NARS tinted Moisturizer – and that’s a big deal!!

Now I did mention that I skipped the primer when I put this on. I know… to not prime is a crime… but I have to say that I don’t need it with this product or the NARS Tinted Moisturizer. I find that they last just as long – if not longer – than foundation with primer on my skin. It doesn’t make my skin oily. In fact I say it has the upper hand in that department over the NARS Tinted Moisturizer! It’s a clean, satin and healthy looking finish.

My favourite part of this product is how it looks in the natural light. I hate how I put on foundation, think it looks flawless and then get in the car to go to work and am embarrassed by the amount of cake face that I see!

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Same day as pics above, outside! To me I see naturally flawless skin, not layers and layers of makeup.

Pros:

  • Long lasting
  • Looks natural
  • Satin finish
  • Keeps skin hydrated
  • SPF 30
  • Masks redness well
  • About $10 cheaper than NARS

Cons:

  • Fussy application – use a brush
  • Doesn’t layer well, can use too much easily
  • So far I can only find it at Murale
  • Not likely cruelty-free

Overall – For $10 cheaper than the NARS tinted moisturizer the Rodial Instaglam Skin Tint sure does make stiff competition! Unfortunately it takes some effort to make it work for you. Unlike the NARS tinted moisturizer you will likely need to use a brush to apply it. Although I don’t regret buying it I’m on the fence on if I will repurchase it. The NARS tinted moisturizer also looks so nice and natural on my skin but I can use just my fingers to apply it. On the other hand the Rodial Instaglam is a little less greasy and using a brush isn’t that big of a deal. When I purchased it I told the lady at the counter I was looking for cruelty-free brands so when she brought this out I didn’t question it. Sadly later on I found that it’s not likely cruelty-free. It’s not mentioned in my sources of cruelty-free information, for that reason I’d likely choose NARS but on a pure quality stand point it’s a tough call between them.

Sheena

More before and afters:

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