If you are a regular on the blog then you will know by now that I am taking part on a series of reviews, with a bunch of other lovely bloggers – the project is all about tanning for women of colour – hence the TFWOC abbreviation!
The project was the idea of LaaLaa Monroe from Dolce Vanity and Annie from EpiphannieA and altogther there are 10 bloggers involved, all Aisan or Afro-Caribbean! Annie and LaaLaa have worked extremely hard on this and I cannot thank them enough and I am SO excited to be part of this project, as often tanning is focussed and targeted towards lighter women. You can read up more about this project here, but basically for 5 weeks we shall be testing out and reviewing different brands of tanning products to see which ones are the best and share our experiences!
Here is a list of the other bloggers (as well as Annie and LaaLaa mentioned above) that are taking part in this project:
Lola – Lola Star Hearts
Safiyah – FrootiBeauty
Tass – Une Tasse
Hafsa – Muslimah Beauty
Sophia – Tattoed Tea Lady
Yinka – Vex In The City
Stephanie – Nerd About Town
Dija – Dijas World
Last week the product I reviewed was the Make Believe Self Tan Lotion with Bronzer which you can read up about here.
This week its all about another product from Make Believe, but this time its the Enhance Glow Tinted Moisturiser.
The Tinted Moisturiser (“TM”) is £15.00 for 30ml and you can check out the website here. It is part of a range of makeup products they sell.
This is what Make Believe have to say about it:
“Hydrating and lightly tinted moisturiser, for a luminescent facial glow.”
This TM only comes in one shade and the colour is a good match for me on my MAC NC37 skin. It has a nice consistency – not too heavy or too ligh and it blends in well on me.
The coverage on this is very light, it barely covers any blemishes or redness. For me, its not enough as I have acne and some redness around my nostrils etc. It contains fine shimmer – and a fair bit of it. For my liking its too shimmery, it enhances my already large pores and as my skin is oily it makes me look even shinier! Given that the coverage is low and the shimmer, this is unfortunately not an ideal product for me.
I tried it out as a highlighter (as cleverly suggested by Ephinannie!). As a highlighter on top of my foundation on my cheekbones it was very subtle but quite pretty. I had more success using it this way! It gave a nice soft focus highlight effect worn this way.
I was pleased that this didn’t break me out which is really good!
In terms of wear, as a TM I didn’t find it to be very moisturising and I could tell from the fading of the shimmer that it had gone within about 2-3 hours of wear. As a highlighter it wears better, lasting about about 4-5 hours.
The price of this is reasonable if you use this as a highlighter, however as a TM it obviously offers less value for money, but still okay.
Here are the ingredients:
In conclusion, although this was not the best fit for me, some ladies might really like this and its worth giving a try.
I am giving this 3/5.
So, what do you think of this latest TFWOC trial? Have you ever tried Make Believe? Do you think you will give one a go now?! Get in touch and let me know.
Thanks for reading!
P.S – this post and related posts contains a PR sample, however my reviews are always honest and my thoughts are my own You can trust me on that, but you cant trust me not to steal your blusher if I like it!
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