I’m always skeptical when a beloved brand tests the waters in a new category—usually, I think its best for brands to stick with what they know. When it comes to the Summer Fridays Sheer Skin Tint, however, I think it’s a pretty natural next step from the brand’s current lineup. It doesn’t stray too far from the cornerstones of the brand—it’s packed with nourishing ingredients like tiger grass to curb redness, glycerin and hyaluronic acid to plump skin, and emollients to deeply moisturize. The texture is similar to the brand’s new sunscreen, so it’s milky and practically liquid.
I was immediately wowed by how well it sinks into skin. I took this with me to a workout class, so I didn’t have any brushes or application tools I would typically use to apply face makeup, and I just used my fingers. It blended in so easily. I find that even with the best makeup, you can typically still see that you’re wearing makeup—but this skin tint goes on without a trace. I’d recommend this if you’re going for a no-makeup makeup look, as it evens skin and blurs imperfections. This definitely won’t replace your fuller-coverage foundations, but it did a better-than-expected job of hiding my dark circles (which were very prominent pre-application) and covering a few blemishes on my chin. I used a tiny bit of concealer on a couple areas, but for the most part, I didn’t feel like I needed it. TL;DR: I will be adding this to my lineup.