Madara Tinting Fluid
I am not one for wearing foundation on a day to day basis (to be honest, I generally can’t be bothered) however spring is still a long way off and I have been hankering for a little something to add a touch of colour to my dull winter skin and give me a healthier glow, so I reached for my Madara Tinting Fluid.
Madara’s Tinting Fluid is essentially a tinted moisturiser and being very light, makes it a great summer (and winter) alternative to foundation. Lightly moisturising it can be worn with or without your regular moisturiser; either mix them together or apply one on top of the other. I wore it daily throughout last summer, mixing it with my usual facial sunblock for a little UV protection.
|Moonflower Tinting Fluid|
Available in two (beautifully named) shades; the paler, slightly pink-toned Moonflower and the warmer, yellow-toned Sunflower. Straight from the bottle the colours (especially Moonflower) may look a little odd at first glance but once they are on the skin they seem to transform.
Personally I am a Moonflower girl, however I have used both shades on a variety of different skin tones. Sunflower looks amazing on mixed and Mediterranean complexions, whilst Moonflower gives a natural warming glow to paler skins.
A great product to even out the skin tone, Tinting Fluid easily disguises fine lines and imperfections. It contains particles of mica (a naturally occurring mineral) which are light reflective and illuminate the skin beautifully, giving natural radiance. Despite its light reflecting qualities, I personally wouldn’t use tinting fluid for the majority of High Definition broadcast work as I have found the particles are quite large and strong lighting may cause it to ‘bounce’ a slight sparkle off the skin. Having said that, it does work wonderfully for beauty make-ups and some photographic work.
Although you do need to ensure you have blended it well in order to avoid obvious patches, Tinting fluid is very easy to apply. At around £23.00 for 50ml, you don’t seem to get much for your money, however a couple of pumps will easily cover the whole face and neck so a bottle will last a long time.
Madara Cosmetics are a Latvian company founded in 2006 (the name Madara comes from the Latvian name for Wild Madder, the aromatic wildflower). They produce a range of entirely natural ECOCERT certified products, all are cruelty free and many are Vegan, nut and gluten free too.
(*) denotes ingredient is certified organic.
Aqua, Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Distillate*, Glycerin*, Theobroma Cacao Seed (Cocoa) Butter*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Camomile) Extract*, Algae Extract, Plantago Major (Plantain Leaf) Extract*, Cetearyl Glucoside, Capryloyl Glycine, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Xantan Gum, Aroma, Citral, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool [+/- (may contain), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]