The Morphe Glowstunner Hydrating Tinted Moisturizer SPF30 launched back in summer 2021, and was marketed as being a skin perfector with protection. I’ve enjoyed Morphe complexion products before, so I decided to give the tinted moisturizer a try, and I have to be honest, I’m not a fan.
Morphe Glowstunner Hydrating Tinted Moisturizer SPF30
“Get glowing protection for your skin with this ultimate multi-tasking sunscreen that is infused with powerful, skin-perfecting ingredients like hyaluronic acid, AHAs, and antioxidants.
This lightweight formula provides SPF 30 protection and a hydrating glow for a natural-looking, non-greasy finish. Totally sheer and buildable, the finish easily blends into skin and stretches to fit multiple skin depths and undertones.
The Morphe Glowstunner Hydrating Tinted Moisturizer SPF30 is $18 / £18, and contains 30ml / 1.0 fl.oz of product, within a squeezy plastic tube, with a black plastic pump.
It’s described as being a ‘glowy tint’ which has been infused with hyaluronic acid, for hydration for upto 24 hours, as well as powerful, skin-perfecting AHA’s and protective antioxidants.
There are fifteen shades to choose from, and the tinted moisturizer features SPF30 broad spectrum sun protection, which is reef-safe, transfer-resistant, and non-comedogenic.
The formula intrigued me, as it’s supposedly glowy and hydrating, whilst being sheer and buildable, yet it’s transfer-resistant too? You rarely see sheer coverage foundations or tinted moisturizers that are transfer-resistant, so I was intrigued to see what the formula was like.
From the fifteen shades available, I chose the lightest shade, which is “Light Glow 1”, described by Morphe as being fair with neutral pink undertones. It’s not the best shade match for my skintone, but as it’s sheer, it’s not a dealbreaker.
Although the shade match isn’t great, the issue is the formula. Morphe Glowstunner Hydrating Tinted Moisturizer SPF30 looks horrible on my skin. It settles into every single line and pore, regardless of the primer I layer underneath.
I’ve tried silicone pore blurring primers, hydrating primers, radiant primers – everything in my collection, and the end result is the same. It makes my face look furry, as it sticks to every little bit of peach fuzz, and I dermaplane my face once a week, so there’s exactly a lot of peach fuzz for it to cling to in the first place.
Not only does it have the most unforgiving formula, it looks so greasy on the skin. I have dry skin, so I always look for more hydrating and radiant formulas, but the Morphe Glowstunner Hydrating Tinted Moisturizer SPF30 makes me look sweaty, which is definitely not a look I’m trying to achieve.
I also don’t find that it does any perfecting of the skin. So it feels kinda pointless, as it just makes my skin look orange, sweaty and furry – what a treat. I’ve tried it during the summer, and the winter, and it just looks awful on me, no matter the season, or how my skin looks. I, much, preferred the Morphe Fluidity Foundation (I reviewed that foundation here), and it’s such a shame it’s been discontinued.
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