Product Review: Smashbox Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer in the Shade Luminous

Smashbox Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 in the Shade Luminous- the lightest shade available.

Product Description:

Smashbox says: "Our lightweight, oil-free tinted moisturizer contains vitamins for radiant skin. The citrus honey miniaturization technology nourishes, while UVA/UVB SPF 15 helps guard against future damage so skin stays flawless and protected"

What are tinted Moisturizers? They are exactly what their name would have you expect. They are moisturizers with a slight tint to them, often contain SPF and are the lightest and easiest face makeup product to use and apply. Falling into the sheer category, tinted moisturizers are ideal for someone who has naturally flawless skin and just wants to even out skin tone with minimal effort. Because this product doubles as a moisturizer, there is no need to also apply a daily moisturizer with this product. Clean hands or a brush can be used to apply it.

This is the very first tinted moisturizer I have ever tried. They had been recommended to me many times because of my normal skin type that doesn't need much coverage. For some reason I just always steered towards foundations. As the summer months came closer I knew I would have to try something a little more lightweight and I went for a new release by Smashbox- their bb cream and of course loved it. Go read my post all about that here.The difference between the two is huge though. The bb cream is a heavier product with a much better coverage. It's perfect for when I am taking photos or looking for that heavier coverage on a night out. One of the major differences between bb creams and tinted moisturizers is that authentic bb creams have built in primers as well as properties to help heal the skin etc. while the tinted moisturizer is just that a moisturizer with some color. I am so glad that I tried this tinted moisturizer. It is perfect for my quick every day face routine in the summertime. I was a little worried in trying both their bb cream and tinted moisturizer since their foundations didn't work for me at all but I was pleasantly surprised!

What I love:

-I don't know if it's only the shade that I own- luminous that is so glowy but I seriously am loving the look it gives my face.

-It is super easy to apply- I usually use my fingers to do so and it makes for a very easy face makeup application when I'm in a rush to go out.

-It moisturizes my skin at the same time as giving me a little color and coverage to work with so I really love that!

-I also like the fact that I don't need more then a squirt from this easy packaging for my entire face.

-The fact that it also has some SPF in it is great too.

-It sets on my face slow enough that I can apply it evenly but fast enough that I don't have to wait around for it to dry.

-It doesn't have any strange scent that some products with built in sunscreens can sometimes have.

-It doesn't have a sticky/greasy sunscreen/moisturizer texture. It goes on smooth and dries smooth.

What I Dislike:

-I feel like they could have put a little more then 15 SPF in this product. I like to wear at least SPF 45 in the summer. I'm not sure if the reason for this is because the SPF would have made it even more glowy then it already is which is just perfect.

- Even with using just a squirt every day. I feel like it ran out so fast. It's not a massive package. I just think that for a $30 item  you should get a larger package with a bit more product in it.


Since the things I love about this product outweigh the small things that I don't love as much I think that I will probably repurchase to use for the rest of the summer. I'm a little obsessed with this face product which gives me a great glow.

Have you tried this tinted moisturizer or one by a different company? If you have what do you think of it? Any recommendations for a tinted moisturizer that you've been loving?

If you would like to try this product it can be purchased at or and it costs $30

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