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Barneys posits that Illusion Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free SPF 15 is, "the perfect alternative to liquid foundation, Illusion is an advanced SPF 15 tinted moisturizer formulated with Instalift at 3 percent and Hyaluronic Filling Spheres at 3 percent to deliver a radiant youthful complexion. A natural-based peptide, Instalift visibly lifts and tightens the skin within an hour of application. Intensely moisturizing Hyaluronic Filling Spheres help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while increasing skin's hydration levels."
Illusion Tinted Moisturizer is filled with anti-aging complexes that create an utterly gorgeous glowing complexion. I would add that the cover and finish is absolute perfection, and that it will appeal to those who favor medium coverage foundations as well as those who prefer to use tinted moisturizers. It imparts the perfect illuminated finish with buildable coverage, and it perfects the appearance of the skin while remaining natural looking. I think that this might just be the perfect tinted moisturizer ever conceived!
Ultra-rich and deeply moisturizing, Illusion offers moderate coverage to help even out skintone and create a natural, flawless finish. Added Instalift® at 3% lifts and visibly tightens the skin within one hour of application. Hyaluronic Filling Spheres™ at 3% help minimize the appearance of wrinkles while increasing skin's hydration levels to deliver a healthy, dewy radiance.
Instalift® is a "Plant-based active glycopeptide designed to help improve skin firmness as well as collagen and antioxidant activities. Visibly lifts and tightens within first hour of application."
The Hyaluronic Filling Spheres are made from "pure Hyaluronic Acid to increase hydration levels to deliver skin-smoothing and softening results."
While this is an oil-free formula, it does provide "intense hydration without feeling heavy or greasy." It was formulated to be ideal for normal and dry/dehydrated skin, but I have to say that it is absolute perfection for my combination skin. It really is the perfect alternative to liquid foundation, and it visibly lifts and tightens the skin within about an hour of application. I just love the way that my skin looks and feels with this amazing product.
Suggested use: Shake well and apply to fingertips or a foundation brush for flawless coverage. I tend to prefer applying it with my fingers, but a foundation brush works brilliantly as well.
Shell in direct natural light.
Made without: Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, and Phthalates
Overall assessment: What a truly amazing tinted moisturizer! A definite must-have game-changer for tinted moisturizer aficionados and foundation fanatics alike. This is my new Holy Grail tinted moisturizer! Absolute A+! Worth every cent!