Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tint Release Formulas: Origins VitaZing V. Estee Lauder Daywear Plus Sheer Tint Release Formula

I've noticed tint releasing moisturizers are becoming really popular lately, and have decided to do a post comparing two different formulas. The idea behind these creams is that they contain tiny spheres of pigment, which upon application to the skin, 'magically' tint themselves to match your skintone. What drew me to these products were that they claimed to provide very sheer coverage with a nice healthy radiant glow.

*Before I begin with the comparisons, I would like to add that mangosteen is a tropical fruit. I eat it every time I go back to Malaysia, as it tastes so good. Below is a pic of the fruit with the Origins VitaZing.

Origins VitaZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer with Mangosteen SPF15

What Origins say:
'This energising multi-tasking moisturizer gives skin instant vitality and vibrance with the zing of vitamin-rich Mangosteen energy Complex. Magically transforms to create even, flawless skin.'

-designed to release colour pigments which adapts to your skintone
-paraben, PABA, mineral oil, petroleum, paraffin, synthetic fragrance free
-available in Selfridges from September, nationwide in October (£25/50ml)

Super-long ingredients list:

The tint on my skin:

-contains SPF15
-feels light and fresh on the skin
-skin feels softer and well moisturized
-coverage of a tinted moisturizer, evens out skintone
-skin looks slightly more radiant, and looks healthy
-has a fresh, 'pick-me-up' scent
-vitamin enriched

-I wouldn't say that the colour adapted to exactly the same colour as my skin. Was a TINY bit on the darker side
-I was looking for something with a little less coverage

Estee Lauder DayWear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer Sheer Tint Release Formula SPF15

What Estee Lauder Say:

'Our most comprehensive protection ever- in a fun fabulous tint. As you smooth on this light lotion, it transforms into an ultra sheer tint that evens and illuminates every skintone. Helps prevent lines and wrinkles with a powerful new blend of encapsulated anti-oxidants, gentle UVA/UVB protection and intensive hydrators.'

Ingredients list:

The tint on my skin:

-contains SPF15
-feels very light on skin
-skin also feels softer and well moisturized
-very sheer coverage, for a very natural look
-gave and amazing radiant finish with a lovely glow
-has a nice cucumber-like scent
-contains anti-oxidants

-again, this did not quite match my skintone. In fact it came out even darker than the Origins VitaZing
-coverage may be too sheer for some tastes
-pricey at £30

Both formulas gave extremely sheer coverage with a radiant glow, and both tinted slightly too dark for my skin. I preferred the finish of the Estee Lauder sheer tint release. The glow was fantastic, and my skin looked extremely radiant. It has minimum coverage and only helps to just even the skintone. Origins VitaZing provided a bit more coverage, but was still extremely sheer. I must add that I'm not too keen on the long list of ingredients used in both these products. As a sufferer of sensitive skin, I get nervous looking at so many potential allergens. However, neither formulas has broken me out as yet.


  1. Great reviews! I haven't had much luck with tint release formulas... they always turn out too dark on me, too.

  2. Ow, I am sensitive to most estee lauder products ><

    whatever, I've just tagged the four things tag ♥


    hopefully you would like to do this tag =D!!

  3. This looks really good and your skin is so flawless! *jealouss

  4. cool review! yeah I've noticed tinted moisturizers lately too, I don't really like it like your con says sometimes I worry that it doesn't match my skin tone

  5. I totally forgot to ask you. Did you decide to get that blush from MAC Venomous Villains collection? If you do please do a post on it. I'd like to see your review on it. :)

  6. Sorry you may feel I am spamming your in box as I'm catching up with your posts but THANK YOU for this review... I love TMs and I'm looking for a new one again lol. I'll be sure to check estee lauded counter once I'm bk in the uk! You have porcelain skin, I can understand why it might be dark on you. Clarins does a TM too, maybe they cater to your shade?

  7. i'll definitely need to try the EL DayWear Sheer Moisturizer. i don't usually wear anything to block the sun, but i desperately need to start asap!


  8. Hi,
    was wondering if you could post whether the SPF ingredients for the Estee Lauder? Thanks!

  9. I love the Estee Lauder Sheer Tint Release! It's the perfect shade for me but i guess that varies on everyone :D. i love this product in the summer =D. x

  10. Origins is owned by Estee Lauder so it isn't surprising that they have a similar moisturizer.

  11. i just purchased the origins vitazing, but i also have the shu uemura stage performer... how do you think they compare? other than the fact that the shu uemura one isn't tinted and doesn't have SPF i feel that they do the same job - the only difference is that the origins has a bit of a tint (but i'm quite tanned so there's not much difference with coverage). i feel like the texture is the same, and both the origins and shu uemura have the little beads in them. how do you think they compare?

  12. @annonymous I didn't know Origins was owned by Estee Lauder, thanks for informing me!

    @Chloe Good point, I feel they do the same job too. I find Origins a lot more tinted and slightly too dark for me. For some reason I find the texture of the Origins to be a bit smoother. I prefer the colour match of the Shu Uemura stage performer, and like that it gave my skin a slight pink tone.

  13. Can you post a picture of just want the formula of the Estee product looks like when squirted out?

  14. Great comparison! I always wondered how the two compared.. Coz I had the Estee Lauder one and then suddenly everyone was talkin about the Origins one like they've never seen a product do that before..

    Anyway thanks again.. that was very helpful =)

  15. That's a whole lot of ingredients. It will probably break me out.

  16. Thank you for posting the pictures of the ingredients! Very helpful for me, I am tempted by the Vitazing but should order it online because I live in Italy, now I can check the whole list of ingredients before ordering! Thanks a lot

  17. Have you tried Madara's Moon Flower? I was also disappointed by Origin's Vita Zing, and the Madara product not only contains far fewer ingredients, but is also very light on your skin, and not as dark in tint as VitaZing.