Tula–Need or nah?

Tula is pushed by so many influencers, so much that I’ve always been hesitant to try it. When posts are so heavily sponsored, I have a hard time believing that they’re THAT good. I decided to give some of them a try.

  • Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen Gel SPF 30
  • Brighten Up Smoothing Primer Gel
  • Face Filter Blurring and Moisturizing Primer
  • Glow Hour Brightening and Neutralizing Eye Balm

Keep reading to see if these are a NEED or a NAH.


Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen Gel SPF 30

Claims–Won’t leave a white cast :: non-greasy :: great for all skin types :: won’t clog pores :: not just sunscreen, it’s skincare

Price–$36 for 1.7 oz at Ulta, tula.com, Amazon, Nordstrom

Pros–Non-comedogenic :: cruelty free :: cute packaging :: gorgeous glow :: perfect under makeup :: SPF, blue light, and pollution protection :: vegan :: gel formula absorbs quickly :: smells good

Cons–Expensive

Final Thoughts–Expensive, but worth it. Sunscreen is CRUCIAL and you need to wear it every single day. I have dry skin so I love and appreciate the glow. It absorbs quickly so I can move from skincare to makeup quickly. It’s perfect under makeup, the formula isn’t too thick, and no white case!

APPROVE


Brighten Up Smoothing Primer Gel

Claims–Grips makeup :: help brighten skin :: won’t clog pores :: smooths skin :: helps calm the look of irritation :: instant cooling and refreshing sensation

Price–$34 for 1.14 oz at Ulta, tula.com, Nordstrom, Amazon

Pros–Non-comedogenic :: cruelty free :: cooling sensation :: smooths :: silicone free

Cons–Odd texture :: expensive

Final Thoughts–This primer creates a smooth surface for makeup application and I really like the cooling sensation it provides. The consistency and texture is thick and a little strange. Honestly, it’s a little off putting at first. As you rub it in, it becomes like a water cream and feels cool to the skin. I don’t find it be overly blurring or conceal pores. I really don’t know what I think of this. It’s definitely an odd product. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it.

MEH


Face Filter Blurring & Moisturizing Primer

Claims–Won’t clog pores :: creates a radiant base for makeup application :: adds extra layer of hydration :: leaves a skin-kissed, radiant glow :: reduces the appearance of redness and provides a more even-looking blurred skin tone

Price–$34 for 1.0 oz at Ulta, tula.com, Amazon, Nordstrom :: $54 for 2.0 oz at Ulta, Amazon, tula.com

Pros–Cruelty free :: packaging, pump! :: non-comedogenic :: blends easily :: absorbs quickly

Cons–Turns a weird orange color upon application :: not very hydrating :: expensive

Final Thoughts–It did blur my pores a little, but not enough to wow me. I got a deluxe size sample from Ulta and I’m glad I didn’t buy the full size. I didn’t find it to be hydrating at all. Also, when you start applying it, it turns to a weird orange, bronze-y shade. My skin is very pale and the primer shade is much darker than my skin tone. I used a full coverage foundation over it so it didn’t end up being an issue, but still. For $34 and the aforementioned issues, this is a no for me.

NOT APPROVED


Glow Hour Brightening & Neutralizing Eye Balm

Claims–Each swipe cools, moisturizes, brightens, & brings out inner glow :: diminishes dark circles :: provides protection from blue light

Price–$32 at Ulta, Nordstrom, Amazon, tula.com

Pros–Slim, sleek packaging :: brightens :: cruelty free :: corrects darkness :: moisturizing :: doesn’t interfere with concealer/powder application

Cons–Expensive

Final Thoughts–A quick swipe of this followed by a dab of concealer = dark circles gone. I really like how it corrects and brightens and adds moisture to my under eye area which I always need. However, $32 for a stick is a bit much. I really like it, but I don’t know that I’d buy it again. I need a drugstore dupe to come out ASAP! If you feel like splurging, it’s a good product.

APPROVE


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