After being sent a tube of the ever popular Gatineau Perfection Ultime Anti-aging complexion cream to try, I couldn’t wait to tear into the box and get it onto my face. I’m a real lover of tinted moisturisers in the summer months, but always find that they don’t tend to last too long on my skin in comparison to my usual MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation.
I’m in that awkward phase of my skin being dry in certain areas, but oily in others, and applying makeup to the mix sometimes just makes my skin go a little crazy. Especially in the hotter (lol, that one week of sun if you live in the UK) summer months.
The cream contains an SPF of 30 which I really love, I can’t preach sun care enough and find that makeup products just don’t deliver that high level of protection that I really want, so we were off to a good start. The cream also claims to help fight the signs of ageing and blur away fine lines, pores and redness. Again, a great attribute!
I was sent the colour 02 Medium which is actually a little dark for my fair skin. If you read my blog often, you’ll know that even the lightest MAC shade is too dark for my natural skin tone, and I’m alabaster at best in drugstore brands! Anyway, we’ll overlook the colour as this is something we can easily change – the range comes in three shades, Light, Medium and Dark which is a very small range to have, but bear in mind, these are tinted moisturisers rather than full on foundations so they only deliver a hint of colour rather than a full coverage.
The consistency is quite creamy and seems to feel a little watery on the skin as it’s blended in and a little really does go a long way. As a girl who likes a fuller coverage, I did add a couple of layers to my skin to build up the coverage which did work nicely.
The first thing I’ll mention is that the cream feels lovely once it’s been applied to the face, it feels really nourishing and gentle but not heavy at all. Secondly it doesn’t feel very tacky on the skin although it does have a dewy finish.
After I’d applied the cream and taken a couple of pictures to show the true finish, I went on with powdering my face as normal and adding my blush and highlighter and going about the day.
I noticed that the cream settled into a few fine under-eye wrinkles very quickly and began to look a little dewier than I’d like on my skin. I purely put this down to the fact that my skin can tend to be a little oily, and most products I use are made specifically for oilier skins rather than nourishing formulas. Lets take a look at the pros and cons…
– SPF 30 that delivers good sun protection
– Easy to apply and blend
– Buildable cover
– The formula is made up of Liquorice Root Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Argireline and Vitamin B3 that aids in defending against premature ageing and external attacks
– Not suitable for oiler skin types
– A little more expensive than a lot of tinted moisturisers on the market
– Only three shades in the range so far so perhaps not suited to all skin tones
The cream retails at £39 which does mean it falls in on the more luxury side of the market. For me, it wouldn’t be worth re-purchasing this product as it doesn’t really work well for my skin type, but that doesn’t mean to say it’s a bad product. It just doesn’t work for me. If you have dry skin and love a natural look, I think you’ll love this.
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