Tested: Beautycounter Tint Skin (Linen)

Ah, Beautycounter.  Although I loathe your prices at times, I must admit that you make quality products.  I guess I can't stay that mad considering I get a whopping 40 ml in my favorite item from you, the Skin Tint.  Is it a tinted moisturizer? Does it have enough coverage? Does it last? Let's find out.

It took me a while to get around to liking Skin Tint and now, I find that I reach for it more often than the other foundations I own.  When I first used it, I felt like the coverage was not enough and it felt like it was slipping around on my skin.  Now, before I started buying cleaner products, I was used to using liquid to powder high end foundations with full coverage although It would probably have been wiser to just spot conceal.  After coming to terms with my skin and accepting that I really did not need full coverage foundation for everyday purposes, I splurged on this cleaner option and have never gone back.  While it did take me time to get used to this consistency, I find that it is perfect for everyday especially when I set it with my 100% Pure powder foundation in Creme.

I have the shade Linen and it is a perfect match for my skin tone. For reference, I am a Beige 20 in Chanel Perfection Lumiere and Shell in Hourglass Immaculate Foundation( I said high coverage didn't I?).  The coverage can be sheer but is definitely buildable.  I strongly suggest the more oily skinned girls out there to use it with a setting powder as it starts off with a dewy look but that never ends well with us, does it?  I've been using it for half a year now and have not had any skin issues with relation to this product.  On my bad skin days, I'll spot conceal then apply more of the Tint Skin than usual.  On my better days, I spot conceal and just apply a thin layer of it to even out my skin tone and out the door I go.  Here are some swatches below:

Out of the tube
Beauty counter Skin Tint in Linen: Blended out completely 

The formula is easily blendable and very buildable.  It does lean yellow, but that is fine by me as I have a relatively neutral undertone.  I do prefer this undertone over the pink undertone that Gressa had when I ordered their Minimalist Serum in 02 and promptly exchanged it for 01(yellow based).  Speaking of Gressa, there'll be an upcoming review on their foundation as well.

I know it's relatively hard to choose a foundation based only on online pictures and knowing nothing of the formulation beyond a worded description so if there are any questions regarding this product, feel free to ask!

You can find the Beautycounter's Tint Skin Complexion Coverage: here




  1. I've been hesitant to splurge on this brand but their products sound (and look-I seriously cannot get over the opulent packaging) gorgeous. I hope to give this a try soon!

    1. I really recommend Beautycounter! I agree with you, though. I wish they offered free shipping because the shipping cost puts this product over the $40 mark and it's really quite a lot to splurge on a product. It works so well that I can't complain too much!