Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Benefit You Rebel and You Rebel Lite Tinted Moisturizer


I've been all about minimal coverage lately, especially after I worked my way through a couple of You Rebel samples. It's exactly what you'd expect a tinted moisturizer to be: light, kind to your face and give an even finish. The added SPF 15 is definitely a bonus.

Once I was done with the samples and ready to buy a tube, I discovered (the hard way) that You Rebel comes in two colors, regular and light. Surprisingly enough, the one I loved and have used for weeks was the Light. Doesn't make any sense, if you consider my complexion is anything but porcelain. However, you can't argue with the facts: Light melted right into my skin and looked nice and natural, while the regular one made me look related to George Hamilton.

Adding just a drop of the regular You Rebel to a normal dose of Light was perfect in the summer, but now I'm back to just Light. It works well with most primers, and while it doesn't last more than 8 hours, that's quite good for tinted moisturizer.

You Rebel and You Rebel Light ($30) are available from Sephora and BenefitCosmetics.Com

6 comments:

  1. Hm- that doesn't seem to bode well for pale girls like me does it? I don't suppose they have a You Rebel SuperPaleWhite option do they? :-P

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  2. Amanda, I agree: I don't know how a pale girl can work with this shade. Then again, Benefit products are known for performing color miracles (see Dallas). I'd be curious to know how it looks on different complexions.

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  3. i use this! instead of adding bronzer, i just use this instead.

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  4. Well if I ever come across a sample or something, I'll let you know how it works on us of the pastier complexions. Meanwhile my search for a tinted moisturizer that works on pale girls and still give coverage goes on.

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  5. lev_i_mote, that's interesting to know. When I'm wearing the Light I still need bronzer, but the regular one is probably enough on it's own on the right face. I might need to experiment with mixing higher amounts of the regular color into Light.

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  6. Amanda, I'm pretty sure Sephora has samples or they'd make you some in the store. They're pretty good about it.
    My sister is very pale and I think last time I took her shopping she found a color match at the Laura Mercier counter.

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