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Friday Favorites: the BEST tinted moisturizer EVER and the last one I’ll ever buy

Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer review

Update: I linked to other Beautycounter products I’ve tried & loved since I posted this, so check out my Beautycounter page for more details and to read additional reviews! And I shared in this post why I became a Beautycounter consultant. 

I posted on Facebook a while ago that I was looking for a tinted moisturizer or natural-looking foundation. I had previously tried Laura Mercier, Tarte, and Bare Minerals and honestly didn’t LOVE any of them. They were fine, but nothing I was pumped about. I did try a Trish McEvoy Beauty Balm sample that I loved, but when I looked it up, it was $86. I’ll shell out for skin care products (currently obsessed with Colleen Rothschild), but I can’t stomach that much for make-up.  Anyway, I got a ton of recommendations from friends and readers (thank you!) and the Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer that my friend/blog reader Ally recommended sounded exactly like what I was looking for. After using it for a month, I AM OBSESSED.
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Why I like it

It’s thick, but once you apply it, it absorbs right in and just makes you look like you have perfect, glowy skin. I can’t speak highly enough of it. AND, it’s only $45 and my tub seems like it’s gonna last forever since you don’t need to use much.

Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer review

I’ve been paying $40-$60 for tinted moisturizers/BBs/CCs/foundations for years. Dew Skin is the best + the most affordable I’ve used. Plus, it has SPF which is always nice to have that built in. One friend told me that she even wears it to work out since it’s that light-feeling and she likes a little coverage for the gym.

Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer review

About Beautycounter

I didn’t know much about Beautycounter before I tried the Dew Skin (other than seeing that it had won some awards from Allure), but I really like the company based on a little research. Their #1 priority is safe skin and beauty products. It’s not “all natural”, but ya know what? I don’t wanna slather coconut oil on my face. Sorry. And, “all natural” can be totally misleading and doesn’t actually mean that it’s safe. I want skin care and make-up that WORKS and isn’t a total mess to use AND isn’t full of scary things. And BeautyCounter fits the bill. Plus, I’ve loved everything I’ve tried so far. (I also really like their hand cream and lip sheers – I wear Twig almost every day.)

I didn’t care that much about skin care safety (or at least I didn’t think I did) until I read this. And it’s kind of dumb, when you think about it, how careful I am about the food I eat (and even what I feed my dog), but I don’t give much thought to what I slather on my skin (that obviously absorbs into my body). Their Never List is a good resource no matter what brand you use. I especially like how each of their product pages says what their product is made without that is common in most other products, and why that’s important.

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Beautycounter Wishlist

I’m not sure if I’ll deviate from my beloved skin care routine right now, but I definitely want to switch all my make-up over as I run out of things/replace old gross things since I’ve been so impressed with all the beautycounter make-up products I’ve tried. I really want to try their eye shadow next (the shell/malt duo is so pretty).  My current eye shadow palette is a billion years old and I don’t even really like it that much since it doesn’t stay on well.

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Freeeeeeeeee gift for you! [promo period has ended]

The lovely people at Beauty Counter offered a free gift to my readers with any order over $55 (before tax & shipping) for the next week if you order though my link. So, if you buy Dew Skin and a Lip Sheer, you’re there! 🙂 You can choose either a free hand cream (one of my favorites) or a Charcoal Cleansing Bar. (I looooove skin care products with charcoal. Charcoal is great for oily or combination skin to remove impurities and clear pores, and I like it even on my dry skin.)

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Okay, I wasn’t planning on posting entirely about Beautycounter today, but this is getting long so I’ll save my other Friday Favorites for another Friday.

If you use Beautycounter, I’d love to hear what products you love! Muah! Thanks for reading! 

Update: I linked to other Beautycounter products I’ve tried & loved since I posted this, so check out my Beautycounter page for details and to read additional reviews!

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Newsletter

  • Natalie
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    You need to try beautycounter’s face oil! It’s amazing and my favorite part of my beauty routine now!

  • Nikki
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    OMG you’ve sold me! Not that I need any more makeup but this sounds amazing and I absolutely love using charcoal for my dry skin too. Thanks, Teri!!

  • RLR
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    Ditto on the face oils! Also, body butter, cleansing balm, calendula lip balm, lipstick (I have raisin and terra), charcoal mask, sunscreen stick. Really, I haven’t tried anything I didn’t like.

  • Lynne Stacey
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    Hi! I’ve used Beautycounter before and loved it. I just placed an order under your name. I’ll take the charcoal freebie please and thank you! I can’t wait for my purchase!

  • Brandi Robertson
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    Teri,

    I placed an order! I am excited to try the lip balm and the dew tint moisturizer. Your skin looks gorgeous in these pics.

    I would LOVE to try the charcoal bar as my gift. Thanks for the offer!

  • Michelle
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    Okay, you tempted me. . . .I just ordered the tinted moisturizer and concealer (which I have been needing to replace for a while). I would like to try the charcoal bar please and thank you!

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      yay!! I think you’ll love the tinted moisturizer. Let me know what you think of the concealer too!

  • Kate E.
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    So I put my Beauty Counter purchasing on my task list for the very last day possible – but I did it so it counts right 😉

    I ordered the moisturizer (shade 2 – thanks for the info) and the lip tint in currant. Charcoal cleansing bar please! Thanks for making the offer and sharing your secrets :).

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      yay! I hope you love it!

      And you know the best way to get all my secrets is to run with me. 😉

  • Caitlin
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    Hi Teri! I have never commented before, but I wanted to tell you that I love your blog. 🙂 I have fallen in love with Beautycounter products within the last several months. I just placed my order (going to try the lip sheer, bronzer, and eye and brow pencils this time, AND I just decided to become a band of beauty member!) with you and would love the charcoal cleansing bar as my freebie. Thank you so much for this promo and for sharing your favorite products with us!

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      Aw, thank you for your comment Caitlin and sweet words about my blog!! I’m also eyeing the brow pencils! I hope you love everything you get! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Kelly Cole
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    I just ordered the tinted moisturizer and night cream! Thanks for recommendations! I would like to try the charcoal bar please – thank you!!!

  • Alex London-Gross
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    I’m so glad I caught this in time. I also really love the lustro face oil, I was super skeptical having oily skin, but it has made such a huge difference and I rarely breakout anymore. I’d love the hand cream. Thanks!!

  • Sarah
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    Just purchased! I would love the charcoal cleansing bar 🙂
    Order #103933459

  • Carrie Kibler
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    Your skin looks great! I’m always looking for natural coverage but something light. I’m hoping the dew skin will be perfect! I ordered that and a lip sheer. I’d love the charcoal soap for my freebie!

  • Carrie Kibler
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    Hey! I’m not sure if my last comment went through or not. I ordered the dew skin and lip sheer. I’d like the charcoal cleansing bar as the freebie please! I’m excited to try it out!

  • Polina
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    First time commenting, but I found your blog a few months ago and love it! Thanks for sharing your review and the promo–I’ve heard so many good things about Beautycounter and have been wanting to try it for a while. Just ordered their rejuvenating eye cream and would love to try the hand cream as well 🙂

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      Aw, thanks for your comment and kind words about my blog!! 🙂 I really hope you love the Beautycounter products! Let me know what you think once you try it out!

  • Brittany
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    Hi! I would love the charcoal bar! I just made my first Beauty Counter purchase!!

  • Crystal
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    Hi Teri! I’m very excited to try the tinted moisturizer I ordered a few days ago. I, too, prefer a more natural makeup look 🙂 I’d like to try the charcoal cleansing bar as the freebie. Thanks for sharing – I am a new follower to your blog, but have enjoyed all your posts from fashion to fitness to beauty!

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      I hope you love the tinted moisturizer! I’ll get the charcoal bar out to you ASAP!

      And thanks for your kind words about my blog. I’m so happy you are enjoying it!! <3

  • Kaitlin
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    I totally caved and bought the tinted moisturizer 100% because you tried all the ones I have and I didn’t like them either! The LM one just sits on my skin and looks terrible! Fingers crossed on the dew skin 🙂

    ….given you are trying safer products I probably shouldn’t say this BUT apparently Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation is supposed to be amazing for a daily/skin tint/glow type of look!

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      Ah, I hope you love it!!! Let me know what you think!! So funny you hated all the same ones I did.

      Don’t tempt me with Charlotte Tilbury!! 😉

  • Erin
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    You’ve sold me, my dry winter skin desperately needs something and I have wanted to try a tinted moisturizer forever! Trying to decide on the color… which do you use? I have no reference. I feel like I could be a 2 or 3? But don’t want it too dark 🙂

    Thanks!

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      I use shade 2! It looks like out of the container but blends in perfectly for my skintone!

      I hope you love it! Let me know once you try it out!!

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