I have only recently started to ease out of real foundation routines. I stopped all together for a while, then my skin got awful so I regressed. But in the last 3 or so months, I’ve pulled out of the foundation station again to give my skin a break. I picked up the Hello FAB Triple Protection Skin Tint with Goji Berry in December, and I’ve really grown to love it. Let me begin by saying that despite the adaptability of this style of product, I was extremely disappointed to see that they only created 4 shades — Fair, Light, Medium, and Tan. There is a real lack of options for darker-complected women, and that’s a really problematic issue with makeup companies in general failing to cater to non-white individuals. This was an issue with the launch of Tarte’s Shape Tape foundation ranges. I, temporarily, digress.
This skin tint has SPF 30, which I love, because I’ve been trying to be more mindful about protecting my skin from sun damage. It is incredibly lightweight. It feels like smoother, slightly thicker water. It’s super runny in consistency and has little coverage. It is truly a tint that just barely graces your features with minimal coverage, even less than a tinted moisturizer. But I really love that it lets my natural skin come through, never looks heavy, and could honestly pass for zero makeup. That said, I almost always wear this with concealer. I have acne scars that show through and dark circles from the 9th circle of Hell, so I really do rely on concealer to give me the level of coverage I need to be fully comfortable, but there are some days where I couldn’t care less and just dab a bit of this on.
I tend to just smear this on my face with my fingers. Due to the thin consistency, a brush and sponge soak up the majority of the product, which I don’t find particularly helpful or economical. The warmth of my fingers helps this to blend seamlessly into my skin. I don’t tend to set this with a powder out of personal preference, but it lasts better with one. I find it lasts me all day, but it isn’t much coverage to begin with, and I do have to touch up sometimes. I don’t find this product to be particularly moisturizing because it’s so runny, but it doesn’t cling to or emphasize dry patches or blemishes.
The packaging is very minimalist and compact, which I personally like. You get 1 oz for $34 at Sephora, which is standard for most foundations. The price isn’t terrible, but it could be better for the type of product it is.
Overall, this product has really become a go-to for me because I can apply it in seconds and achieve a more even, very natural looking complexion. I really recommend it for women who want a no-fuss, minimal product!