Hey there girls.. I finally got Ponds Tinted Moisturiser based on all the various rave reviews...I think I should move up a shade too.. I think sheer ivory 01 looks a little white on me..Maybe sheer rose 02 would be better.. when one is confused.. should you go lighter or darker??
How do you apply this?? I find I need a lot more than a pea sized amount.. maybe I am smearing on too much... It blends so well I cant tell if I missed a spot.. Help!!
Hey Brenda, I hope you are doing well & I hope you are loving Ponds TM as much as I do. :-)
Ok, if Sheer Ivory looks too white on you, then you must move up a shade darker. Sheer Rose is a bit darker but it also has a ting of pinkness to it. The stores generally have testers for all 3 variants so I would suggest you try them on your jawline to be sure. They also have Sheer Honey 03 - you could try that out too. I tend to use Sheer Rose 02 in summers (I invariably get sunburnt & a tan no matter how much I try) and Sheer Ivory 01 in winters (my skin tends to lose the tan by now)
When buying foundation, I always ask the SA to show me shades darker than the first product she shows me as SAs here have a tendency to give you foundations that are too light for your skin tone. I don't like the concept of using foundation to lighten the skin tone, it just looks fake & makes it obvious to others that you are wearing makeup.
But there are times when I get caught between 2 shades - one is a tad lighter, and the other is a tad darker than my skin tone. When this happens, I tend to go a shade lighter than darker. Darker foundations tend to make my skin look dirty or like my foundation oxidised on me. I generally "correct" the color then by following up with loose powder to match it to my skin tone. Since the color difference is not a lot, loose powder suffices to make it look better.
Also TMs tend to be sheer, so I am able to make do with a lighter shade as it gives very light coverage in any case.
But do bear in mind that this is something that works for me, personally. There are some people who prefer to go darker.
When purchasing foundation, never buy it the very instant you swatch it. I tend to try out the foundation the first thing when I get to the mall, then I complete rest of my shopping. This gives me a chance to check out how it appears in different light, whether it oxidises, and also in case there is any reaction.
How do I apply Ponds TM, two ways actually depending on where I am & how much time I have
With Fingers: I just take tiny pea size amount on my left hand index finger and dab this all over the face in spots with my right hand fingers. I primarly apply the most in the centre of my face - around my nose, mouth area and then I blend it in using fingers in an outward direction.
NEVER apply it directly from the bottle as it will look way too heavy.
|This is what a liquid foundation brush looks like.|
Between the two, the brush method gives me very superior results. The TM gives me adequate coverage yet I appear like I have nothing on my skin.
The TM could be giving you a whitish cast because you may be applying too much. TMs tend to be sheer and will not provide coverage for acne spots or other discoloration. You need to use either a heavier foundation or a concealor in that case.
I hope this helps you.
Any other fans of Ponds Tinted Moisturier? Any tips for Brenda?