Jane Iredale won me over with their Glow Time BB Cream. I had heard of Dream Tint before but have never tried it. When they asked if I wanted to – I jumped at the chance. Another foundation by Jane Iredale? Sign me up!
Well, I shouldn’t say foundation – Dream Tint is a tinted moisturizer. Some tinted moisturizers are heavier coverage, closer to a foundation. And some are lighter coverage, more like a moisturizer. This is on the moisturizer side of things.
While the coverage is very light, that’s not to say it’s nonexistent. After applying, my skin just looks smoother. I can’t quite put my finger on how, but it looks smoother and more even-toned – but without a lot of coverage or that foundation ‘look.’ It seems to fill in pores and minimize lines (probably due to silicones, more on that below).
I have found the application is easiest (and looks the best) when I apply and blend with my fingers. Occasionally the color and I’m guessing the sunscreen separate a bit in the tube so you see white specks, but all it takes it rubbing it together and they blend back together.
The 4 colors I received are: Light, Medium Light, Medium and Medium Dark. Light is by far the lightest (duh) and then the next 3 are closer in their shades.
While Light best matches me (I’m NC15 for reference), I could probably get away with Medium Light since it is a sheer coverage and it’s summer so my skin is a bit darker. For those familiar with Jane Iredale’s BB Cream, Light is lighter and a little more tan/yellow than BB3 (which is a little peachy in comparison). I no longer have a BB1 sample to do a swatch, but I imagine this is closer to BB1 than BB3.
Medium Light is actually a bit of a jump from Light, and is more yellow. And while I no longer have the BB5 sample, I am guessing that Medium Light is closer to BB5 as Medium Light is darker and more yellow than BB3.
Medium is slightly darker than Medium Light and is a little more orangey/peachy.
Medium Dark is slightly darker than Medium but is more tan/neutral.
Here are swatches of all 4:
I would call the finish of this dewy (as you may have guessed from the title). It feels moisturizing and even helps my skin look more moisturized, but without looking greasy. Right now since it’s summer, my face is more oily than normal. I do find the dewy finish accentuates my forehead oiliness about half-way through the day, but nothing a little powder doesn’t take care of. What is interesting is that while it is moisturizing, I feel it also helps my face feel tightened after it sinks in. Not tight because my skin is dry and taut, but tight as in firm.
Another thing I have found with this is that it works well as a moisturizing primer for foundation. For days I do want a little more coverage than what this provides, I have put this on as a moisturizer and then their BB cream on top and it looks great!
And lastly, one of my favorite things about this is the smell. I normally do not want foundations (or any makeup for that matter) to have a scent but I really really love the smell of this. I’m guessing it’s the Elder Flower extract, perhaps with the lavender? Whatever it is, I love it. It’s sort of like a sweet floral, it’s really lovely.
Now for the best part – the ingredients!
Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) 4.5% Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Algae Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elder Flower) Extract, Dimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Octyldodecyl, Neopentanoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Boron Nitride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)
So as you can see, there are quite a few ingredients. The sunscreen is titanium dioxide which is great for those with sensitive skin (and don’t want chemical sunscreens).
Similar to other Jane Iredale products, this contains algae extract which is a conditioning agent.
From what I was able to find on Elder Flower extract, it is known for its skin firming and toning abilities. As soon as I read this, I thought – of course! This makes my skin feel more firm, and now I know why :o)
Dimethicone is up on the list. I do not have issues with silicones but I do know other eco-beauties do. The silicone is what helps this fill in pores and fine lines and make my face overall just look more smooth. Gotta love silicones!
Octyldodecyl and neopentanoate are the same ingredient actually (or are at least very similar), and both are synthetic conditioning agents – but are totally benign (EWG gives them a 0 score which means totally safe).
As for moisturizing ingredients, this contains sunflower and jojoba oil. Both of these are pretty light oils, I love them because while light – they are still quite moisturizing. There is also some shea butter which is a much heavier butter but is well known for its skin-moisturizing properties.
There are also some nice antioxidants such as pomegranate, grapefruit and white tea leaf extracts.
All in all, Jane Iredale’s Dream Tint is a moisturizing but firming tinted moisturizer. It provides light coverage, good-for-skin antioxidants and moisturizing oils. It’s sheer coverage can be used solely or underneath foundations. And, of course – the SPF is always a plus!
Disclosure: Samples were provided to me by Jane Iredale to try. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I’m not compensated for anything I write.