Late last week I needed to be out of the house. I needed to escape and just be somewhere that wasn’t home. I know, I’m sure all of you have felt similar urges. Mine hit and so I decided that as I hadn’t run my car in a few weeks it might be a good idea to give it a bit of exercise. So I grabbed my keys and my mask and went to Target.
It has become the place with wide aisles where I can go that isn’t home.
At the time of day I went there were few people and I took great delight in moseying through aisles. I talked myself out of a few on sale seasonal items that I didn’t need and found myself strolling through the makeup. I was unable to talk myself out of picking up a new No. 7 powder. I put it in the drawer of my dressing table and am still going to try using up some other products before opening it, but I know it is there so there is the temptation to just use it. But I am goung to try to resist.
I also couldn’t resist picking up a few wet ‘n wild items.
While the eyeshadow and lipstick will wait until next week, this week I tried the Wet ‘n wild barefocus Tinted hydrator. From the outside, this product looks like it was tailor made for me. An interesting thing though, when I wnt on the wet ‘n wild website, I couldn’t find it. The wet ‘n wild link above will take you to the wet ‘n wild site. Perhaps it will be posted soon. This link will take you to Target and the actual product I am reviewing. I’m not certain why it isn’t listed on the site. Perhaps it is because they are focused on their Valentine’s collection release. (which quite frankly looks really good: The All for Love Bundle for $11.99 looks really nice actually and I may be swinging back by to look into more details. It includes one of their nail polishes and I have to say, I really like the current formula for Wet ‘n Wild nail polishes. But that is for another post.)
Let’s go over the info on the front of the package shall we?
Barefocus tinted hydrator tinted skin veil.
That’s a big check for me. I have been really enjoying tinted moisturizers from QMS to NYX Cosmetics, the tinted moisturizer has become one of the largest sections of my foundation drawer in the past year. I love the lightweight of the product and the lighter coverage, especially when I’m going out less.
Sheer to Medium coverage.
Again hitting me right in my sweet spot. I have a few full coverage products but medium is my happy place.
And then they really got me…
Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane
Those are currently two of my favorite skin care ingredients and here they are together in a sheer to medium tinted moisturizer.
And then I saw the price. Because it is wet ‘n wild, you know it is going to be relatively economical and sure enough it was being offered for $4.99. It is also clean, cruelty free and vegan. So of course, it came home with me.
I wore it as my foundation product all week and quite frankly I loved it. I wouldn’t go swapping out my regular moisturizer for it, but it didn’t dry out my skin and I am now entering the dry skin phase of my year, so I appreciated that.
When dispensed on the hand it looks exactly as you would expect a creamy foundation to look. I have to say I was cautious as I took a sniff. A while back I picked up the PhotoFocus Foundation from wet ‘n wild and although it performs beautifully the fresh paint smell of it tends to give me a headache so I don’t reach for it as much as I probably should.
I am very pleased to say that this tinted moisturizer does not have that scent. It has the light smell of foundation when you sniff the top of the tube but once dispensed it has almost no scent at all, for which I am very grateful.
Because it is a tinted moisturizer I did make a careful choice with my primer this week. Tinted moisturizers are great if you want a barely there look, however if you have large pores or blemishes, I suggest a sturdy pore filling primer to go under them.
This week I went with Urban Decay’s Optical Illusion primer and it worked like a dream. It blurred out my blemishes and pores and the tinted moisturizer did the rest. It was a winning combo. Quite frankly other than remembering to use a primer (which I would have done anyway because I love primers) there were no issues with this tinted moisturizer.
I don’t know how much benefit the hyaluronic acid and squalane were but I like thinking of them in the mix. And as the barefocus tinted hydrator from wet ‘n wild performed beautifully (and I used my regular skincare underneath) I am willing to just accept whatever extra kick they provided and keep using the product. The barefocus tinted hydrator was definitely a win for me. Since I couldn’t find it on the wet ‘n wild site, I will be sending an e-mail to them today to see if i can find out more information. I am hoping that they became distracted with Valentines day prep that they just haven’t managed to get this barefocus up on the site yet. I know that doesn’t sound all that plausible, but one can hope. I really like the formula of this and am really hoping that it isn’t discontinued or otherwise taken off the shelves. I’ll let you know if I find out anything. For now, I’m just going to poke around their Valentine’s day collection and see what I want to add to my collection.