GIVE GREAT FACE 2017 Harvey’s Definitive Best Face Covers List PART 1 – SKIN TINTS

Welcome to 2017. Yes!

We made it. Looking around at everyone, including my own mug in the mirror, I decided to help put our best face forward to begin the year. Why? Because last year was so friggin stressful and it’s showing up in our skin. Tired. Dull. Broken out skin. So here’s Harvey to the rescue.  My clients & girlfriends are always asking me what “The Best” products are to prime, tint, cover and powder so my next blogs give you my best from experience as a makeup artist and beauty columnist. I’ve had acne since age 16 so this category is near & dear to my heart. It’s also the reason I finally launched Harvey Helms Beauty in 2016.  The products on my list are from my personal experience with thousands of women with very diverse complexions. I have no affiliations with any brands other than my own. If my HHB product is on a list, it’s because I created it to answer a need not being met for all my Harvey Girls out there! Also after reading product reviews on Sephora and Ulta, I see many confused comments about which product is right for who.

Another cautionary tale is with young beauty bloggers who are basing their entire commentary on their own skin alone. There are many variables when choosing the correct product. Skin type. Finish. Coverage. Skin concerns. I hope to help give clear choices based on real women in real life.

So for 2017, let’s get it together and always give great face! Ready? Here we go!



How do you know if this category is right for you? Well, first and foremost, you have very little to hide. Do not expect this category to give you complete or full coverage. Skin Tints are great for the most natural look and for busy girls who need one product to perform skincare as well as skin evening tasks. You can normally expect sheer coverage, SPF protection, pore refining, fine line blurring, oil controlling, super hydrating, and tube portability in this category. Sometimes called Tints, but can also be called BB and CC creams.

For easy shopping, I’m breaking these down by the main skin concern or primary skintype and including the link to a number of my favorite beauty retailers for instant retail therapy!




Acne Solutions BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40

This all-in-one skin perfector for oily and acne-prone skin features high-level UVA/UVB protection, moderate coverage, and oil control in an ultralightweight formula. The non-greasy texture eliminates shine throughout the day, does not cause breakouts, and minimizes the look of pores. It’s available in a broad range of natural-looking shades from light to deep—mattifying skin without leaving it feeling dry or uncomfortable. Long-lasting for up to 12 hours of wear and oil-free, it conceals imperfections without clogging pores for a super smooth, beautiful finish.



ultra sensitive tint spf30

Broad Spectrum sunscreen ideal for sensitized, reactive and recently resurfaced skin. Natural mineral sunscreens help shield against photodamage and UV exposure. Contains our exclusive UltraCalmingTM Complex with Oat and botanical actives to help minimize discomfort, burning and itching. Sheer formula provides optimal hydration and helps protect and reinforce barrier lipids, which are often compromised in sensitized skin conditions. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.,default,pd.html?cgid=sensitivity_and_redness&start=4&cgid=sensitivity_and_redness



Stay All Day® 10-In-One HD Illuminating Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Add a touch of illumination with this revolutionary, oil-free formula that uses the smallest particle of coated pigments for seamless, smooth coverage. Ideal for all skin types and skintones, this beauty balm gives skin a lit-from-within glow. The formula is infused with innovative micro-spheres, which have been shown to hide skin imperfections and reduce the appearance of wrinkle depth by up to 84 percent. It also contains natural, skin-protecting emollients, which have been shown to increase antioxidant activity by up to 89.7 percent. Enriched with a proprietary blend, this balm helps reduce skin inflammation, improve texture, support natural collagen production, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 67 percent.


Estée Lauder

Enlighten EE Even Effect Skintone Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30

This ultra-sheer skin-transformer gives a hint of healthy color and creates an overall even effect. It immediately helps minimize the look of dark spots, sun spots, post acne marks, redness, and pores, while delivering high-level SPF 30 and powerful antioxidants to soften, smooth, and hydrate. Tonight, awaken the transformation to naturally glowing, even-toned skin.



Mineral Sheer Tint SPF 20

 Lightweight, mineral-enriched, tinted cream with broad spectrum sun protection. Evens skin tone with a sheer natural radiance, as it nourishes, moisturizes and protects. Available in natural and glowing finishes.

Exclusive Multi-Mineral Complex (Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Chloride) helps protect skin. Vitamins A & E condition and protect skin. Antioxidants Ginseng Root Extract & Ginko Biloba Leaf Extract protect skin. Hypoallergenic, paraben-free

Next week is for my girls with something to hide! Best Foundations!

 Happy Shopping!



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