Saturday, August 27, 2011

Aveda Review - Inner Light Mineral Tinted Moisture SPF 15 (New Formula)

Hello,  Aveda Inner Light Mineral Tinted Moisturizer has been one of  my favorite tinted moisturizers for the last six years or even longer.   Being a Green company, Aveda decided to pull many of its products from its retail stores and salons last year because they contain chemicals and preservatives that are considered to be harmful to our bodies.  Some of the products in the makeup line such as the liquid foundation was discontinued.  All other skincare, makeup (including this product), and haircare products that contain harmful ingredients have been re-formulated as of earlier this year.  Read their Green Ingredient Policy here.

What do I think about the new formulation?

Color - I wear 02 Beechwood, the second lightest shade out of seven shades available.  Beechwood is a neutral shade, not too yellow or pink.  It works well for my NC20-25 skin tone
Texture - The oil free formula provides a light weight feel and adequate moisture.  I love wearing this alone or sometimes over a higher SPF sunscreen in the summer.  I have even worn this to the gym when I needed some coverage and it did not break me out
Coverage - Light.  It will even out your skin tone, but it does not provide coverage.  If you need more coverage, use concealer  in areas where you need it.  Aveda makes a nice creamy concealer
Finish - Semi-matte.  For me, the old formula was oilier and not suitable for oily skins.  My face got very shiny and the TM melted off in a matter of hours.  I like the new formula so much better, the lasting power improved and the finish is more polished
Skin type - All
Price - $28 for 1.7 fl. oz.
Lasting Power - 4 hours
Repurchase? - Yes.  I am a fan and I will keep buying as long as they make it!

Enjoy this makeup tutorial  from Aveda on YouTube.

What is your favorite tinted moisturizer?  Until next post......


  1. I always enjoy wearing tinted moisturizer more than wearing foundation because I really hate the feel of foundation on my face. I use Vichy Lumineuse Sheer Radiance Tinted Moisturiser (OMG such a long name!) and it works really well with my dry skin.

  2. I hear good things about Vichy and I made one purchase when I travelled overseas. I have not opened it yet. I started seeing their skincare line in the local drugstores recently, but I did not see the TM:( I would like to try it out someday. Thanks!

  3. Hi, do you think this is an appropriate shade even for those who have yellow undertones or it's gonna give you a fake effect? :)


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