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Worth the Hype Wednesday – @ColourPopCo Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Tinted Moisturizer

April 22, 2020

I have been on the hunt for the perfect light coverage foundation, so when I heard nothing but positive reviews for the @colourpopcosmetics Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Tinted Moisturizer ($14 for 1.45 ounces –, I knew I had to test it out!

What it claims:

🔘 A hydrating, oil-free tinted moisturizer with lightweight coverage that evens skin tone and leaves your skin looking fresh and healthy

🔘 Formulated with hyaluronic acid (aka HA) and coconut water to support skin hydration without adding oil, this tinted moisturizer works for all skin types and makeup styles – just customize your routine to create your own look

🔘 Use a makeup sponge for light coverage, a densely packed flat top brush for medium coverage, or fingertips for on-the-go application

My experience:

🔘 I have worn this on several occasions in conjunction with various moisturizers, primers, concealers and setting powders.

🔘 I have also used it with both a brush and a sponge. While the brush gives me more coverage, I prefer the finish I get with a sponge.

👍🏻 It really is just tinted. Don’t expect much coverage with the first layer. Thankfully, if you have trouble spots (mine is redness), you can build it up to light medium coverage – you just have to be OK using a decent amount of product to do so.

👎🏻 The finish was a satin matte (leaning more matte than satin) and that surprised me because, based on the description and ingredients, I expected it to be more luminous. Honestly, I had hoped for it to be more dewy.

👍🏻👎🏻 It looked really nice upon initial application with any products I paired it with, but as the day would go along, I would experience some caking around my mouth and sides of my nose. It also very slight sunk into the lines in between my eyebrows.

👍🏻 I never had to blot.

My verdict?

Since I adore their Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Creamy Concealer (, I expected to love this product. Unfortunately, I was left underwhelmed. It’s nowhere near bad, it just didn’t meet my high expectations. I won’t be repurchasing.

FYI, I receive a small commission when you shop via the links listed above.

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