I'm Impressed: MYRA-E TINTED MOISTURIZER Review
Here’s a review on Myra-E Tinted Moisturizer in Beige
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The only tinted moisturizer brand I swear by is Laura Mercier. I’ve tried cheaper ones, and it’s either they’re too watery, or too light. But I gotta give it to Myra-E. I find their Tinted Moisturizer pretty awesome.
What’s in it? Myra- E is known for their Tocopherol (aka Vitamin E) enriched products that help keep skin young- looking. Honestly, I haven’t used anything from the brand except this one. Well, I’ve tried their Myra-E facial moisturizer for around 2 or 3 days before I found my HG moisturizer, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer. But that doesn’t count as usage to me ‘cos using it for just a couple of days would be too early to tell if a product is good or not.
Myra-E’s Tinted Moisturizer only comes in two shades though: Ivory and Beige. The thing that turns me off from buying a product is if it only has a very limited shade range. But surprisingly, (despite the tinted moisturizers’ seemingly unimpressive shade selections) Ivory and Beige can cover a considerable range of skin tones. IMO, Ivory can cover gals with a MAC base shade from NC20- NC30, while Beige can cover girls with a MAC base shade from NC35- NC42.
Here’s a swatch of Ivory.
At first, the TM turns white due to the shimmery mineral pigments in it. But as you continue blending, the shimmers are being dispersed all over your face. The result is a soft and healthy glow. To those who despise shimmers, you may not like this one because the shimmers in it are kinda’ visible. But it shouldn’t cause panic because it doesn’t look glittery and reflective in pictures. I myself dislike shimmers in makeup, most especially in powders and bases. But this product passed my standards.
Here’s the swatch of Beige. It looks deceivingly light here, but in reality, Beige is two shades darker than that. Beige has a light pink undertone. But don't worry about turning gray with this product. The undertone doesn't show up at all.
Notice that the TM kinda’ disappeared on my skin, which goes to show that this has sheer coverage. No amount of layering can improve its coverage. You may use foundation brushes or stippling brushes for application, but I prefer using my fingers because I find that they work well with the watery consistency of the product.
In terms of quality, it’s almost like Laura Mercier’s TM, but not quite. Laura Mercier’s TM can improve skin’s texture by covering minor skin marks. On the other hand, Myra- E can’t cover any skin marks. Not even the light ones. But in terms of consistency, both are almost the same. Myra- E is pretty emollient, lightweight, and unscented, just like Laura Mercier.
Here’s Myra-E’s TM+Translucent Loose Powder. If you’re darker than I am, you may use a skintone- matching setting powder. I like it for so many reasons: One, it stayed intact for around 6 hours. Surprisingly, the color didn’t come off! Secondly, the texture and feel is so great for our weather. And finally, I didn’t get zits from it.
I highly recommend it to those who find foundation too thick and heavy. It’s still better to put on face base first prior to powder because it keeps your rough and patchy areas moisturized, as powder can make them look more pronounced. Myra- e’s Tinted Moisturizer makes a good face base. It has SPF too to keep your skin protected from the sun, plus a whole bunch of beneficial extracts to nourish your skin during wear. This is something I’ll bring with me during beach trips. It’s my foundation for summer! However, if you’ll be needing more coverage for your skin marks, use concealer underneath prior to applying this product.
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