Whenever L’Oreal launch a new foundation or concealer, you tend to see it featured all over the beauty community. The L’Oreal Skin Paradise Tinted Water Cream launched back in May in mainland Europe, but it only recently reached the UK. It’s been such a hyped foundation, I knew it was something I had to try once it did launch in the UK.
L’Oreal Skin Paradise Tinted Water Cream
Following the major success of the L’Oreal Paradise Mascara, L’Oreal have created this new tinted moisturiser under the Paradise name. It’s £10.99 and available in thirteen different shades;
- Fair 01
- Fair 02
- Fair 03
- Light 01
- Light 02
- Light 03
- Medium 01
- Medium 02
- Medium 03
- Medium 04
- Deep 01
- Deep 02
- Deep 03
“Take your skin to paradise and treat it to a daily dose of hydration and a beautiful dewy luminosity with L’Oreal Skin Paradise Tinted Water Cream. Available in 10 shades.
Created with a 70% water based formula & enriched with a cocktail of Aloe Vera, Ginger & Witch Hazel. Skin Paradise leaves you with that ‘please can I have what she’s having’ skin glow.
Both makeup fanatics and bare skin enthusiasts will fall in love with the lightweight texture that quenches skin with up to 24h hydration and evens out skin tone with a perfecting healthy- looking glow. What’s more, with SPF 20 UVA/UVB & antioxidant action, it helps protect against environmental aggressors such as pollution.”
I don’t know why but the L’Oreal Skin Paradise Tinted Water Cream is available in thirteen shades, however only a small amount of those shades have made their way to the UK.
The lightest shade in the collection is Fair 01, however the lightest shade available in the UK is Fair 02. It does feel a little unfair that we don’t get the full shade range, especially when the shade range is so small anyway.
The L’Oreal Skin Paradise Tinted Water Cream is packaged within a plastic tube, and the tube features an amazing raised water droplet effect which looks so chic for a drugstore makeup product. More and more brands are using this technique for hydrating beauty product packaging and I love it, and I can’t think of another drugstore foundation with this effect.
As Fair 02 is the lightest shade available in the UK, I obviously purchased it but as you can see from these swatches, it’s not very fair unfortunately. If anything, these swatches make it look lighter than it actually is.
I have to mix a decent amount of Lightening Drops to make it work for me, but L’Oreal need to create a more diverse shade range like they already have with their True Match Foundation.
It’s a lovely, lightweight formula which is definitely more of a tinted moisturiser than it is a foundation. It does a nice job at making my skin look more uniform and even, but the coverage is very minimal so you will have to use concealer to cover blemishes and imperfections as the L’Oreal Skin Paradise Tinted Water Cream won’t minimise them.
It contains SPF20, and leaves the skin looking so radiant and ‘fresh’, and it honestly couldn’t be a more perfect base for the summer months. As the coverage is so sheer, it’s not the most long lasting base, but it still looks so nice on the skin and if I could find a shade that I could use straight from the tube, I would see it becoming my everyday go-to foundation.
You can find the L’Oreal Skin Paradise Tinted Water Cream right here.