Rose Ink Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum: A Summer Staple

This is my partner in crime! Side note: I am a law-abiding citizen, and the only crime I am guilty of is loving an Aadhaar with barely coverage.

Rose Ink Skin Enhance ($49) Purposefully designed to add something to your skin. If you’ve ever tried OG Sheer Base (Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, IT Cosmetics CC, NARS TM, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer, etc.) and felt like you’re wearing too much makeup, this base is yours. For.

It caters to a very specific makeup person. Somebody wants…

  • skin to look like real skin;
  • A finish that has a subtle pearly sheen without the sheen;
  • Freckles and variations of texture and pigment still to be seen; And
  • A base that feels and looks lightweight.

This fresh, summery skin is at its peak. This style of makeup speaks a lot to me at the moment, and I’m really into it!

My skin is combo oily and dry, and I wear shade 080. The two pumps smudge my pores effortlessly and even add a hint of tint to everything. On super hot days I set it with the least amount of MAC MSF powder I can get away with, and then I douse my face in UD setting spray to keep it in place. Otherwise it will slip right off my face.

I am wearing Rose Ink Skin Enhance in 080.
Another look with 080 as my base.

FYI, when I reapply sunscreen over it in the afternoon, I have to take care to pat the sunscreen off gently. If I’m too aggressive, I’ll get over it.

This is one of those products that you are either going to love or hate. Just in case you fall into the latter camp, I suggest buying it at Sephora and saving your receipt. If that’s not enough coverage for you and/or you feel like it just isn’t made, I’ll gently steer you to Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, which is a beast (in the best possible makeup way).

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,