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Estee Lauder DayWear Sheer Tint Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer SPF 15

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Bad smell, bad tint!


I recently got a sample of Estee Lauder DayWear Sheer Tint Release Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer (wow, that's a mouthful!) when I visited my local Estee Lauder counter. Despite the overly complex name, simply put this is a tinted moisturizer with spf. If you've ever used a Nair product, you recognize that distinctive smell they all seem to have. This product smells exactly like that. I was disgusted by the smell when I opened it up, but decided to give it a try anyways. Once I started rubbing it in, it lost some of its "Nair" smell, but still had a very strong "sunscreen" smell. I left the product on for about 30 minutes and the smell never got better. Judging by scent alone, I would never pick this as my product for daily sun protection because there are so many great daily facial sunscreen products out there that don't have that distinctive smell. I'm not the type to use a tinted moisturizer. I suppose some women feel it's quicker and gives them an alternative to regular foundation (which I assume most of those women feel is too heavy). I've always loved my powder foundations (addicted to Clinique Stay Matte Pressed Powder) and have never felt the need to try a tinted moisturizer. But since I got a sample, I figured I'd try it incase I was missing out on something great. Surely some tinted moisturizers must be better than this, but I wasn't won over. The texture of this was SO ODD. It was a clearish gel full of brown specks, similar to coffee grounds. It looked just as bad as it smelled. Plus, when any tinted product claims to work for all skin tones you know you're in trouble. Seriously, how could something "generically" tinted possibly work well for everything from the lightest ivory to the darkest ebony? It didn't look horrible on me, but gave me an orange-y fake tan glow. As far as this product as a moisturizer, I felt ambivalent about it. It wasn't great, wasn't bad. My husband and I have a rule - if a product claims to do more than one thing, it almost always does a terrible job of at least one of those things. And some, like this product, do a bad job at all of it.

Monticello, GA


Estee Lauder DayWear Sheer Tint Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer SPF 15

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