Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer.

Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer is the only tinted moisturizer I've ever used and while I don't like to use it all of the time (depending on my skin's needs on that particular day), it remains a staple in my collection and is constantly being rotated into daily usage, especially in the warmer months when I can't be bothered to apply moisturizer and foundation. It's a fantastic, affordable tinted moisturizer option at only $12.99.

Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Linen

Someone asked me if mine was the 'old' or the 'new' formula and my answer to that is I simply don't know. I was unaware this tinted moisturizer had ever been reformulated. I purchased mine sometime last Summer, though, if that helps at all.

I've also heard that this tinted moisturizer is known to cause some people to break-out, but I have never broken out from it at all. But then again, my skin isn't typically sensitive or prone to breaking out from beauty and skincare products - it manages to do that all on its own! ;)

Notice the "light reflectors" described above.


I suppose I'd describe the finish as semi-matte, but the "light reflectors" make it look natural and luminous. It also has much more coverage than I ever expected from a tinted moisturizer - about medium coverage. I absolutely have to powder it (keep in mind I have very oily skin) in order to make it last all day.

This tinted moisturizer has neither a runny nor thick formula; it's somewhere in-between and is very easy to blend. For me, I find that it offers just the right amount of moisturization, but for people with normal and especially dry skin, you may want to use an additional moisturizer underneath. In case anyone is wondering about the scent, this one smells like a sunscreen. Also, I've never been known to be an 'Ingredient Nazi', but for those who are strict about using 'all-natural' and/or 'paraben-free' products, this is definitely not for you!

It has an SPF of 15, which is one of the many reasons I love this product for the warmer months when my skin definitely needs sun protection. I can't comment on whether or not the SPF creates a white-cast in flash photos, though, because I don't believe I've ever taken flash photos while wearing this before.

One major issue I have with this product is that it's only available in 4 shades, and Linen is the second to lightest shade. Considering it's a medium coverage product, it is necessary to find a shade that matches you, not just something that comes close, and I'm not sure everyone would be able to find one in this limited range. I'm about an NC25 right now and Linen is a great match for me. I also have the next shade up, Beige, which matches me better when I'm around NC30-32. 

Overall, I really like this tinted moisturizer and would absolutely recommend it to those who:
a) do not tend to break out from beauty/skincare products;
b) can find a match among the 4 shades;
c) want/need an affordable tinted moisturizer with a bit more coverage;
d) have normal to oily skin.



  1. I have wanted to try this but haven't heard too much about it so I love
    this review! We have really similar coloring (like almost exactly the
    same) so now I know what shades to try :) I love my Laura Mercier
    tinted moisturizer but it is expensive and I hate how runny the
    consistency is so I'm excited to try this instead. 

  2. Interesting. I've heard mixed reviews on this, but I'm still curious to see how it'll perform on my skin. Your review here is very helpful, thank you! :)

  3. Hey Tiffany,
    I really love the Sonia Kashuk's products. You own at least two of them that are on my wishlist for a long time now, this Tinded Moisturizer and the concealing palette.
    I was wondering if you know where I could buy these products online, I live in Europe and have no access to a store that sells them. Or maybe some of your readers might know.
    Thanks a lot, I love your blog although I think this is my first comment.
    Kisses :*

  4. Thanks for the great review! Sonia Kashuk products aren't available here in Germany, which is kind of frustrating, because from what I've read the company also makes quite nice brishes. 
    I am totally into TMs atm. I'm using the Korres TM, which comes in three shades, has very good coverage and an SPF 30. Perfect for summer, although it's going to be too dark for me in the Winter months. However I love the lightweight feeling and the high sun protection. I have very dry skin and still have to use a little bit of powder when I use the Korres TM... Shiny, shiny!

  5. I really wish we had Sonia Kashuk in the UK. I have heard really great things about the brand, especially the brushes! Great post! xx

  6. Great review hun, foundation AND moisturizer is way too heavy for me, even thought I have dry skin. I'm gonna go check and see if they have a color match for me. Thanks:]

  7. WillWorkForMakeupJune 8, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Let me know what you think of this one if you end up giving it a try :)

  8. WillWorkForMakeupJune 8, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    No problem!

  9. WillWorkForMakeupJune 8, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Hi Just_Me, I'm not sure where you could buy them. Even in the US, Sonia Kashuk products are only available at Target and Target.com. If I were you, I'd google the products you're looking to buy and then click on the 'shopping' tab at the top and go from there. I'm not sure which online retailers over here ship to Europe so I can't help you. Good luck!

  10. WillWorkForMakeupJune 8, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Oh, dear! If the Korres TM makes your dry skin shiny, it'll definitely make my oily skin look like I splashed water on my face! :O LOL!

  11. WillWorkForMakeupJune 8, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Thank you! Sonia Kashuk should really think about expanding her line to other countries as well.

  12. WillWorkForMakeupJune 8, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Let me know how you like it, Sisi!

  13. SK has a lot of products that I want to try out... and you just added one to the list! haha :)


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