Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Holy Grail UNISEX Tinted Moisturizer: ORIGINS VITAZING (w SPF15)

Dare I say it? THIS PRODUCT IS UNISEX! Boys, we ladies empathize with how much it sucks to not be able to rectify red, blotchy, acne-ridden skin. Even we have trouble hiding it and we're able to resort to an army of products without the fear of being judged. Well your solution is here! Origins VitaZing to the rescue!!


Origins VitaZing is marketed as a tinted moisturizer with SPF so it's not only easy to apply but gives you some protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays. The bonus is that it is lightweight and evens out skin tone - without being too greasy or too mattifying like other tinted moisturizers. It somehow provides a combination of moisture, coverage, and a slight dewy glow that lasts all day. And if you need to add concealer, go right ahead. You'll look like you have a natural perfectly-complected face. I wear this to work daily and it's quick and flawless! Saves me so much time in the morning and I feel healthy wearing it since it has SPF and won't clog pores.

VitaZing works with ALL skin colours. Despite it coming out white, the tiny beads in it (Ions? Let's not get scientific, haha) colour-match to each individual's skin tone. Yes, this means darker-skinned people won't come out looking ashy. And you don't have to shop around to colour-match and worry about the product looking weird on your face. See? Super easy for everyone, especially lazy girls like me and boys who refuse to go shopping for cosmetics. It also smells amazing - a florally citrus? Regardless, the scent is SO faint that it's barely detectable and won't make your face smell.

The only downside is that the product's non-glossy packaging can get a little discoloured if you keep it among your other makeup. Yes, this is seriously the only "con" I could come up with. ;)


Simple! You only need a tiny amount, about two pea-sized dollops (about what's shown here) in order to get great results. Just put tiny dots of product all over your face and rub it in. Bring it slightly down your neck. Because I have dry skin, I choose to first moisturize my face with my regular moisturizer, Shiseido Night Moisture Recharge, then apply VitaZing. You definitely don't have to do this. Yet even with the extra step, my acne-prone face never breaks out or gets overly greasy when using this product.

There is flash here and I didn't work in the product very much, but you can already see how it blends right into my skin without altering its colour. It's hard to tell on my hand but it immediately evens out skin tone. Definitely not to the same level as a heavier concealer or foundation, but it works incredibly well for a tinted moisturizer. Especially great for those hot summer days when you want coverage but dread wearing anything too heavy on your face. Just add a bit of concealer to problem areas and you'll be set!


  1. hey cher! i commented on your sports makeup tutorial on youtube (frenchmebaby) - thx for the recommendation re: ORIGINS - but ORIGINS is no longer in australia (grrr) - do you know any online makeup stores that sells this and ships overseas?? thx!!

  2. hey Daphne! thanks for following up! i wasn't aware of international shipping issues - i'm so sorry to hear Origins is not available in Aus!! grr indeed. try checking the Origins online site or even eBay! if you can get ahold of VitaZing, it is seriously phenomenal - worth every penny!!!