Trying out a product is always a bit scary – you never know…
I packed a brand new tube of Optiphi Classic Hydration Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 20 that would be my sunscreen for my days out exploring Cape Town – and of course a whole bag of make-up.
The first morning while getting ready for my trip up Table Mountain and first day out in the Cape sun, I was contemplating if I should wear an untested product that could make my photos look bad. Fortunately for you, I thought I could trust Optiphi enough with providing a tinted sunscreen for my face…
The product had to pass 3 tests
- Prevent my face from burning. This would be easy to measure as I am very fair and the sun and I, we just don’t get along that well.
- Not be oily and be able to be used as a base for a full face of make-up.
- Don’t crack or melt during a full day of sightseeing as I don’t carry make-up to do touch-ups.
Day 1 – 4 I went light on makeup but used the Optiphi Classic Hydration Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 20 as my liquid base – with only a light powder to set it (as if it is a normal liquid base. I used mascara and a little bit of eye shadow and some days I even wore blush and highlighter.
I am very happy to report back and say that the Optiphi Classic Hydration Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 20 passed all 3 tests.
- I did not burn. There was no ink or red tinge on my face at the end of my days in Cape Town – and I only wore a cap.
- I applied the Optiphi Classic Hydration Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 20 over my normal moisturisers and it took a minute to just settle on my skin, but after applying my normal makeup (and even using it to cover up a zit) you would not be able to tell that I wasn’t wearing a “real” liquid foundation.
- As good as my face looked in the morning, that good it looked by 8pm after a full day out.
The Optiphi Classic Hydration Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 20 truly is an amazing little tube of magic. I am simply blown away that a sunscreen product could last the whole day and be used as a liquid foundation base without melting or becoming oily and gross.