I came across the Sephora Weekend Warrior Tone Up Cream during the Spring Sephora sale. As someone who’s pretty simple when it comes to my everyday makeup routine, this seemed like the perfect product to add to the mix.
Not only does it help blur and even out your skin’s appearance, it’s infused with Citrus Japonica Fruit Extract (kumquat extracts) for added “skincare benefits.” I couldn’t find this ingredient in the Paula’s Choice Ingredient Dictionary (my go-to), so I honestly don’t know what benefits I’m supposed to get, especially when citrus japonica fruit extract is the second-to-last ingredient in the list.
First Impressions + Review
You can watch my full review here:
How to Apply the Tone Up Cream
Since this is a sheer tint, you can use it either as the last step of your skincare routine, or the first step of your makeup routine. Using my makeup sponge was a no-go, and I liked using my hands instead. The product blended out nicely, and I didn’t use as much in the process (which is great because it’ll last longer that way).
In the video, I do use a primer, but you really don’t have to.
One important thing to note – this does not contain an SPF which is crucial for maintaining good skin (no wrinkles or skin damage here)! If you use this product, make sure you use an SPF prior to applying.
Other Things to Note
It’s not full coverage whatsoever, but that’s the point of the product. It’s influenced by K-Beauty products, where you add just enough coverage to help blur and even out skin tone. My skin did feel dewy and fresh, and didn’t leave me looking matte.
This product is good for all skin types and is vegan. The Tone Up Cream comes in 7 shades, but “due to the sheer pigments in this formula, the shade range will work for a wide variety of skin tones” (from Sephora’s website).
If you’re looking for something to throw on that isn’t foundation but still helps you look put together, I’m happy with this cream! I think the price is a little steep at $22, but you don’t need to use a lot of product, so it’ll stretch out longer.
Plus compared to other skin tints on the market, this one can be a steal!
You can shop the Weekend Warrior Cream here.
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