Regular Normalizer Shake-It is basically a pigmented treatment product that doubles as a light to medium coverage makeup (it is buildable).
“Shake It” Face Make Up uses exclusive “toner with color” technology to control surface oils, conceal blemishes and blot excess moisturizer with a transparent hint of color.
Laszlo suggests that this product is suitable for all skin types, but given that it contains a fair amount of alcohol I would suggests that those with drier skin types avoid this product altogether. I would also think that it might be too active a product for people with sensitive skin, but for those with normal/combination skin it is a very lovely product.
In order to activate and incorporate the tinted pigment into the liquid base you have "shake it" until the contents become completely opaque. Then you saturate your cotton ball and apply it to your skin after you have applied all of your post-cleansing treatment products. I actually like to apply this before my moisturizer has completely soaked in- as it seems to give it a more natural finish. After squeezing the last bits out of my cotton ball I rub and blend until there are no streaks of pigment left. The end result is a porcelain smooth finish that appears poreless and flawless. During the colder months I do sometimes find this product a little too drying, so I generally opt for something a bit more moisturizing during the winter. To finish off this look I like to use a finishing powder, and Laszlo's Controlling Face Powder (review forthcoming) is a perfect companion product.
A look into the bottle right after shaking it.
On a cotton pad in direct light.
On a cotton pad outside.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat. (Sd Alcohol 40-B), Calcium Carbonate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Talc, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Denatonium Benzoate, Amyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Eugenol, Gerniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Ci 77491 Ci 77492 Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77947 (Zinc Oxide), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).
Overall assessment: I love this product and highly recommend it for normal/combination skin types. It is a very unique product in the vast sea of foundations and tinted moisturizers, and I love the finish it gives. I'm going to keep a bottle on hand from now on.
6.8 oz. $56.00 from Erno Laszlo (Affiliate Links)