florence by mills Like a Light Skin Tint is a hydrating tinted moisturizer with buildable sheer coverage and dewy finish to leave your skin looking fresh & healthy.
I wasn’t really looking for a new tinted moisturizer but when I spotted this one at my local Ulta Beauty store, it seemed to be right up the alley for my dry skin. I had never heard of this brand before but the pretty packaging and a skincare-focused formula lured me into making this impulse purchase!
The florence by mills Like a Light Skin Tint is a non-greasy skin tint that gives all the glow you need but is still sheer enough to let your natural beauty shine through! Plant-based oils like meadow foam and jojoba keep skin hydrated and bright, while nourishing moisturizers make you skin look and feel smoother like a lil dew drop. Build up the coverage or keep it sheer–you choose!
Meadowfoam Seed Oil: An antioxidant-packed hydrator that keeps skin happy and bright.
Squalene: A natural moisturizer made from olives that hydrates skin to the max.
Jojoba Oil: A face-friendly oil that acts like a soothing shield for stressed-out skin.
Vegan, Cruelty-free, Paraben-free, Synthetic fragrance-free and Dermatologist tested.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Octyldodecanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Coco-Caprylate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Meadowfoam Delta-Lactone, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Jojoba Esters, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lecithin, Squalane, Maltodextrin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Xanthan Gum, Isoamyl Laurate, Silica, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).
As I said, I didn’t know anything about this brand before and in case you don’t either, florence is the brainchild of Millie Bobby Brown (a.k.a. Mills) from Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things.
Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty! So, I got the shade LM070 (described as light to medium with neutral undertones) and it turned out to be a nearly perfect match for me.
florence by mills Like a Light Skin Tint has a lightweight texture that applies and blends smoothly. The formula isn’t thick or heavy at all but not super lightweight either and feels nicely hydrating. As suggested on the package, I blend 1-2 pumps onto skin with fingertips. Using a brush or sponge also works well.
True to its claims, this tinted moisturizer provides sheer coverage that can easily be built up by adding another layer. 2 pumps is a good amount to get light-medium coverage but if you want to keep it sheer, one pump is enough.
The buildable formula provides light coverage to even out my skin tone beautifully with a natural dewy finish. My real skin and most of its imperfections still show through, but it conceals any redness and minor discolorations. Once applied, it gives me a my-skin-but-better, radiant look!
I have dry skin so I am loving the sheer luminous glow it gives me, without a heavy or greasy feel. However, it’s very likely to emphasize shine for those with combination to oily skin (even though it’s said to be suitable for all skin types)
The coverage lasts a good 7-8 hours, and even longer if I’ve prepped my skin with a hydrating primer. Using a primer first smooths my skin’s texture which also makes blending easier. One thing that’s worth mentioning is that as the day goes on, the dewiness goes up a notch or two but my skin doesn’t look greasy, just glowy!
There is one little drawback though! This skin tint smells a bit weird. I can’t really put my finger on what the scent is like but it’s not very pleasant. Thankfully, it’s only noticeable during application and subsides once fully blended.
If you like your tinted moisturizer with a side of dewy glow, you’ve gotta give florence by mills Like a Light Skin Tint a go! In addition to keeping skin hydrated with a luminous finish that lasts, the buildable formula provides light coverage that evens out skin tone without masking the skin.
Infused with several good-for-your-skin moisturizing ingredients, it’s a great option for normal to dry skin. Perfect for an everyday look to let your skin (and beauty) shine through! Available at Ulta Beauty for $18.
PS: If you prefer something with a natural semi-matte finish, the ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Tinted Moisturizer ($14) will be your best best!