September 30, 2019

Beautycounter Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation Review

As soon as I knew I enjoyed several skin care items from clean, safer beauty brand, Beautycounter, I knew it was time to delve into MAKEUP… my true love. It’s only natural for me to gravitate towards complexion products first – particularly foundation – since that is one of my favorite makeup products (hello, gimme that flawless face) and something that covers a big percentage of my skin when wearing cosmetics. So, how’d I like it? Would I recommend it? How does it compare to other traditional foundations/CC creams? I’ll spill all in my Beautycounter Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation review

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beautycounter tint skin hydrating foundation review

For starters, I use Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation in shade Honey right now. Comparable shades in other traditional brands include Too Faced Born This Way foundation in Natural Beige, Estee Lauder Double Wear in Tawny, NARS Sheer Glow in Stromboli.

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I can possibly see me needing to go up a shade to Sand in the deep winter, but this is a pretty forgiving formula in terms of adaptability.

The basic facts on this foundation include:

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What really attracted me to this formula was the fact that it’s skincare infused makeup. I love a double duty product.. and I REALLY love any form of hylauronic acid because it hydrates the skin without added oiliness/heaviness!

It also looked SO much like skin to me when I watched videos.. that I needed to see it perform myself. It was also shocking to see how natural it looked when layered. Sometimes, when you add second and third layers of traditional foundation for more coverage, it always ends up looking cakey. Tint Skin seemed to just melt into the skin.

If you want to watch me apply this in action and hear my full thoughts on Tint Skin, I did film a review and all day wear test here:

overall thoughts

This is NOT a full coverage, matte finish foundation. I do not want those that INSIST on this type of foundation to think they’re going to like Tint Skin.

Tint Skin is, however, a very long wearing foundation. Which is amazing for the lightweight, clean formula. Many clean beauty brands have a hard time making clean makeup high-performing.

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I like it best applied with my fingers for the most coverage (about medium). A brush is going to give light/medium coverage, and a sponge will give you light coverage.

The best way I have been able to explain Tint Skin to others is that this is what I wish IT Cosmetics CC Cream was.

I love the item behind IT Cosmetics CC Cream (coverage + skin care), but I do find it breaks down after a few hours and although the coverage is medium/high, I think it tends to look heavy.

Tint Skin is lightweight, buildable coverage that still hides my imperfections without painting over them. It wears an impressively long time and looks completely natural – like my skin, just better.

It’s a perfect every day foundation and I think would suit MOST skin types – except extremely oily.

Beautycounter’s Tint Skin Foundation is available online at, or in their select retail stores nationwide.

DISCLAIMER: I am a Beautycounter consultant at the time of publication. Shopping directly at Beautycounter’s website – WITHOUT a consultant’s link – means you will be giving the revenue directly to the company, which is fine. Neither shopping directly or through a consultant costs more for you, but shopping with a consultant helps to support my business. It also means you can ask me for advice on product recommendations, get some samples, and find out when there are special offers (especially if you tend to opt-out of email marketing).


What do you think about this formula or clean beauty brands, in general? Would love to hear your experience!


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