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If you’ve ever dealt with some areas of your skin being darker than others (aka hyperpigmentation), you’re not alone.
You might be thinking the only way to conceal or get rid of your dark circles and darker skin areas is to use a concealer. I thought so too, until I discovered Live Tinted’s Glow Up Essentials Set. I’d completely given up on any hopes of finding something that would work for my darker skin tone…until one night, the social media gods finally answered my prayers.
I stumbled upon a viral video raving about Live Tinted, a brand that has taken the beauty community by storm. But what struck me the most was how their products were anything but traditional. I was still skeptical after so many failed attempts to cover my problem areas to no avail, but I figured there was no harm in trying a solution that was actually new, and one I’ve never tried before. So, I put it to the test for 30 days and here are my thoughts…
What Is Live Tinted? Some Call It a ‘Viral Phenomenon With Purpose’
Live Tinted was founded in 2018 by the visionary Deepica Mutyala, who transformed her digital community into an inclusive clean beauty powerhouse. Deepica’s journey from a viral video showcasing how to use red lipstick as a color corrector to crafting products that actually deliver on promises, bestowed her with undeniable street cred.
Today, Live Tinted explores diverse beauty and creates products for “every shade in between”. Live Tinted’s Glow Up Essentials Set, includes all three of their best-selling (and most awarded) formulas that promise the ultimate skin transformation.
After seeing so many transformational customer testimonials, buzz-worthy praises from beauty experts like Allure and Byrdie, and all the awards and accolades the brand has received, I HAD to try the Glow Up Essentials Set to get a taste of what Live Tinted is all about.
Inside The Glow Up Essentials Set: The 3-Step Routine For Brighter, Even Skin
The Glow Up Essentials Set is a trio of products designed to seamlessly work together, promising to tackle hyperpigmentation, protect against sun damage, and add a flush of natural color. The limited edition set includes the Superhue Hyperpigmentation Serum Stick, the Hueguard 3-in-1 Mineral SPF 30 Sunscreen, and the Huestick Color Corrector.
All their products are vegan, clean, cruelty-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic (safe for acne-prone girlies like me), and dermatologist tested. What’s even better is that their prices are accessible to everyone. With the Glow Up Set retailing for just $49, I’d even say it’s more affordable than your average drugstore beauty brand.
Test Time—How to Apply
I followed the recommended order to apply the products in, and was surprised with how quick and easy the application of the products is. First, swipe one layer of Superhue Hyperpigmentation Serum Stick onto clean, dry skin. Follow with Hueguard 3-in-1 SPF 30 to moisturize, prime, and protect skin before adding a tint of color with Huestick. That’s it.
Superhue Hyperpigmentation Serum Stick: A Promise of Fading Imperfections
The Serum Stick promises to fade dark spots caused by sun damage, acne scarring, or natural discoloration. Its formula is enriched with Niacinamide, a potent elixir for fading dark spots and discolorations. From day one, I diligently followed the regimen, applying the serum to my clean, dry skin. By the end of my 30-day journey, my face looked brighter and my spots had dramatically improved.
This brightening stick was the product I was most skeptical about since it’s so hard to get rid of stubborn hyperpigmentation, but after experiencing such remarkable results, I get why it keeps selling out. The stick’s mini-sized convenience and the efficacy of its ingredients were undeniable. Plus, it can be reapplied over makeup!
Hueguard 3-in-1 Mineral SPF 30 Sunscreen: A No-White Cast Shield
The sunscreen’s hero ingredient, Zinc Oxide (18.23%), painted a promising picture of high protection against damaging rays. The non-nano zinc, weightless formula blends seamlessly into all skin tones, has a non-greasy texture and no white cast, making it perfect for daily use. Its original color comes out as a yellow-ish hue that magically becomes translucent as you rub it in, giving you an effortless natural glow.
I adore my Hueguard 3-in-1 Mineral SPF 30. It doubles as a primer and moisturizer, providing me with a truly weightless and moisturized base for my color corrector and makeup routine…
Huestick Color Corrector: The Final Touch with Skin Benefits
The color corrector had an over 10,000 person wait list, and now I know why. This multistick is infused with Vitamin C and E, promising not only to camouflage imperfections but also to brighten, heal, and protect the skin. The kit comes with the full-size Huestick in Rise, but there are two other shades sold separately if you discover this shade doesn’t work for you. It has a creamy, blendable finish and balances hyperpigmentation before makeup.
As soon as I applied the product onto my darker skin areas and covered it with concealer, my jaw dropped. The fact that it color corrected all the hyperpigmented areas that bother me so much, immediately made me a Live Tinted fan. This final touch of the regimen wasn’t just cosmetic; it was a testament to Live Tinted’s commitment to holistic skincare.
Overall Experience Using The Kit
It’s no wonder this kit went viral. After 30 days, the once-daunting task of concealing my hyperpigmentation was gone. After trying so many products that rarely delivered results, I can confidently say the Glow Up Essentials Set is the answer to fixing hyperpigmentation and dark spots. It was a great way to get introduced to Live Tinted’s incredible product lineup, and I will surely be trying some of their other fan-favorite products.
The Verdict Is In…I Can Confirm It’s Worth The Hype
I have to admit, Live Tinted granted me the confidence to embrace my skin and discover a better way to treat it with these Hyperpigmentation Essentials. What I love most about the products is their natural finish and how I still look like myself. I’m not wearing a full-face of cakey makeup that turns me into a different person, I’m wearing skincare that actually treats my hyperpigmentation at its source.
Even though I was initially skeptical about it, trying it first hand turned me into a believer, and I can vouch that this set truly lives up to the hype. But I have to warn you: this kit will most likely sell out soon since it’s limited edition.