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Monday, February 27, 2012

I'm Impressed: MYRA-E TINTED MOISTURIZER Review

Here’s a review on Myra-E Tinted Moisturizer in Beige

PRICE: P135.00
PLACE BOUGHT: Free
OTHER LOCATIONS: All leading malls, supermarkets, and drugstores nationwide


THE VERDICT:

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.


Ingredients


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.

36 Lovely Thoughts:

Queenbee said...

Is this non comedogenic? Would you advise this for oily face gals like moi?

The Beauty Junkee said...

queenbee: hello dear! I'm not sure if this is non-comedogenic though. I have oily skin, and it works perfectly fine. So I recommend it to you too. :)

jakie and the beadstalk said...

i have oily skin too, maybe it would work for me. like the beige shade

AteeNadj Nadj said...

I have the same TM too and I have the Beige shade fits perfectly for me! I use this every single day. I have combi/oily skin too so if this works for me then it will also work for you too Queenbee :)

Prettythrifty said...

Napabili po ako nito sa Watsons nung akala ko SALE sya, i thought i'll regret buying this thing, at first I find it hard to blend, pero on my second application, i love it na. You're right, it's watery and best to apply with fingers, I tried using stippling brush pero mas okay po ang coverage pag fingers. Some would hate shimmer effect nga po nito, pero for me, I like it a lot, it gives me a perfect glow without the oiliness look. I even blending it with my lotion when I wanted my legs to have a little bit of shine on it. hehe And a little goes a long way. I think i've been using this for almost 1 1/2 months na po, super tipid ng product na to. I am 100 % agree sa review po ninyong ito! :) I'm using Beige nga po pala :)

Kath said...

Mas lighter ba yung coverage sa bb creams?my sister broke out with this kaya I'm a bit hesitant to try.

mera said...

oh wow! now i'm convinced.. I should get this asap! so bagay on you.. :)

rhaindropz said...

ive been using this, got ivory for my skintone ^_^

Joyce said...

Been wanting to try this pero limited shades. Now that I've seen it on you (I think magkashade tayo) I'm sold! Thanks for the review.

magz13 said...

I was checking this product sa Watson SM-Olongapo they dont have pa. I was their FB page and they also have this survey to their followers. For a tinted moisturizer ok na ung price nya. will check watson again by next week baka meron na.

Photoescape said...

unfortunately I didn't like this that much because it has shimmers and it broke me out :( I have oily/acne prone skin :(

The Beauty Junkee said...

Atendaj: hello there! thanks for sharing! :) Yes, it works so well on people with oily/combi skin. :)

Kath: maybe your sis has sensitive skin. If you think you are too, do a patch test first. I think it's lighter than most BB creams, as a majority of bb creams nowadays have the same consistency as foundation.

rhaindropz: wee! myra-e girls represent! :D

magz: it's cheap and it works! I highly recommend it. :)

Joyce: hello there! Too bad, I think it doesn't have testers. Just refer to the swatches in this post when you're going to purchase na. :)

alpha said...

i would gladly try this one..baka humiyang saken kase oily din skin ko.. :D

tala said...

In fairness, ang ganda niya nga sa skin mo and knowing na its a local product at a cheaper price, cge ma try nga natin. ;)

The Beauty Junkee said...

alpha: yup! but if you've had a sensitivity to makeup before, do a patch test first. :)

Rae said...

I have this. Unfortunately, if you have it for a few months longer and don't finish it, the pigments solidify like flakes. Workable pa naman blended with the fingers. Kaso scary.

Anyway maybe I just got one from a bad batch.

The Beauty Junkee said...

rae: really? thanks for sharing dear. :) Will keep this in mind. :)

theresa said...

hmm, for lighter complexion, what's best? I need to check on the counters to get one of this.. :) I'm currently looking for a moisturizer that will be good on my skin..

The Beauty Junkee said...

theresa: go for Ivory. :)

Trina said...

What blush did you use in this photo? It looks so natural!

The Beauty Junkee said...

trina: hello there! I used MAC's Blush Ombre in Springshine from the Colour Craft Collection. :)

Christine said...

hi. what if I use bb cream instead of liquid foundation + foundation powder for my everyday routine

will you still recommend using a tinted moisturizer? or the bb cream is already enough? Thanks :)

precious said...

hi. me and my officemates used this. it's cheap, and as effective as the pricey ones. i dont mind the shimmering effect. it works just fine. love ur blog miss martha!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Im new here po. :) your skin looks great even though you have oily skin as you said. May i know your skin care products and routine please? :/ thanks!

Anonymous said...

hi beauty junkee :))
just want to ask bout myra e 300/400,
if i can ready take this even though im still 17 ?
thanks :D

The Beauty Junkee said...

anonymous: hello there! thank you! :) Please check out my HOW TOs tab. I've plenty of advice to people who have oily skin. :) Here's my current routine:

http://thebeautyjunkee.blogspot.com/2012/04/skin-regimen-update.html

Anonymous: hello and welcome to my blog! Yes you may. It's best to start young. Start with the 300g first, but bear in mind that you should only take it once daily. Excessive Vitamin E intake can result to death overtime. :) You may move to 400mg when you reach your 20's. :)

Anonymous said...

@beautyjunkee: thanks po ate sa pagreply :D
i'll start to use myra e 300 ..excited much LOL

Anonymous said...

hi beauty junkee:D..i just wanna ask if what soap you can recommend for me to make my skin whiter and to remove the dark spots also . kasi i've tried few of those commercial soaps kaso hindi naman continous ang whitening effect nila so i do hope you can recommend me an effective one which is affordable and available in different provinces :)) thank you :>

Anonymous said...

hi, im morena.hindi kya mas magmumukha dark ung face ko pag ginamit ko ung beige? and ok lang ba 2 gamitin overnight?

Nikki A. said...

Is Myra E vita glow preferred to be used daily? I am a 14 yr. old and I'm researching for the best moisturizer that suits me and might as well search for toner, as well. Please, suggest great buys to me. Thank you! Looking forward for the reply TBJ. :)

The Beauty Junkee said...

nikki a: hello there and I am sooo sorry for the dated reply!

Hmmm..I think for someone who still has young skin, I would advise something else like johnson and johnson's face powder or pigeon's pressed powder. Both are very mild products. For moisturizer, you can try clean and clear because it's formulated specifically for the skin of young adults. Maybe you won' need a toner for now, unless you want to. What I want to tell you is, your skin is still young and at this stage,the saying less is more applies to you. When you hit 16, that's the time you can start using a toner because by this time, your skin is fully developed already and strong enough to take chemicals. :)

gwendelyn anne culanag said...

hi there, im gwen, i would like to ask if what would you recomend for me to use as a lightening cream for my acne and pimple marks, that would't cause any skin irritation on my face. tnx ate,

gwen said...

hi ate i would like to ask, kung ano po ang irerecommend nyong lightening cream for my pimple and acne marks ung effective, as well as wouldnt harm my face din, matagal na kc ako naghahanap ng cream na hndi ako mag aalergy eh tnx ate pls reply

Anonymous said...

Nu po ba mas maganda, moisturizer or face cream?

Clau said...

Hello guys. Just wanna ask, do you think this tinted moisturizer kinda suit teenagers? I mean Im 16 and very afraid to try products that might break out my face. I have good skin and I want it to stay this way so I started using moisturizers and sunscreen but this one caught my attention. Especially when the product claimed that this is enriched with vitamin E. So I think this is all in one. Moisturizer, sun protector and primer.

Respond ASAP pls. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi. Im kinda confused sa skin color code.(sorry im not familliar with this)Recently ko lang nalaman about this bb cream thing, medyo na curious ako, then I found out na its pricy for a housewife like me. So nagsearch ako na pang alternative and I ended here in your informative blog. Anyway, I have a light pale skin (chinese like)may I know what shade will suit for me? Pwede ba itong gamitin like an everyday ordinary moisturizer? Thank you very much.

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