Women's Fashion

This Lightweight Base Is a Bestseller in The U.S.—Here’s My Honest Review

Secondly, let’s address the shade offering. With a very impressive 30 shades, it’s safe to say that Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint is one of the more shade-diverse skin tints out there. While other brands opt for a more restricted, ‘stretchable’, shade offering, Ilia’s plentiful shade offering rivals some top foundation brands. 

However (and sadly there is a however), it’s worth noting that Sephora’s current shade offering is limited, with 17 of the 30 shades unavailable—and one of my beauty-editor pals struggled to find a shade that works for her olive skin tone. “I couldn’t find a shade in Sephora at all. There’s quite a big jump between each one in the olive-mid brown section,” she said. It’s also worth knowing that the formula oxidises once applied, mean it will turn darker than it first appears. “Because it oxidises, I wouldn’t want to risk buying two to mix the perfect shades only for it to turn into something different,” she added.

So overall, while there’s no doubt that for me, as a white, foundation-loathing beauty editor who loves a natural-looking, glowy finish, Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint is a total dream, if you typically struggle to find a foundation shade or usually opt for a full coverage base, it might not be for you.