Dream Tint is a tinted moisturizer, but it doesn’t feel like any tinted moisturizer I’ve used before. It smooths on easily like others, but instead of sitting on the skin, it absorbs fast and leaves a matte finish. The coverage is better too. It fills in my large pores and evens out my complexion. It has titanium dioxide for SPF 15 protection and it’s waterproof (which means it has staying power even with my overly active sebaceous glands).
It can be applied with Jane Iredale’s foundation brush (with synthetic bristles) or with your fingertips. I seem to get better coverage when I use the brush. I can blend it into the areas that need more coverage, like the pores on my nose and cheeks.
I got two shades, the medium light, which matches my skin perfectly, and the medium, which is a little darker and gives me a naturally tanned look. I even applied it to my arms and it lasted all day.
Ok, so if I love the Dream Tint so much, why the need for a concealer? Sometimes I need a little more help, especially for red, irritated breakouts and dark under-eye circles. Zap and Hide is the best concealer I’ve ever used. I don’t know how it does it, but it goes on smooth and it blends perfectly. It doesn’t seem like it would have the opacity to conceal and yet it eliminates red immediately and my dark circles seem to disappear.
The cool part is, that it’s not just a concealer, it’s also a treatment. The treatment end is what they call a “blemish balm.” It uses natural oils (like tea tree oil) to heal pimples. It also works as the perfect base for the concealer to smooth over.
With this combination, I don’t know if I’ll ever have to go back to my foundation.