Skincare Review: Coola Mineral Face Matte Tint Moisturizer SPF 30, Rosilliance Mineral BB+ Cream Tinted Organic Sunscreen SPF 30, Daydream Mineral Makeup Primer Sunscreen SPF 30

To be honest, it was only when I really got into skincare that I religiously applied SPF. So, it was also only a few years ago that I realized how difficult it is to look for an SPF that would work for my oily skin. You know something that’s not too heavy, not too creamy, and nothing that will aggravate the oiliness of my skin. While on the search, Coola gave me some vegan SPF options.

The Mineral Face Matte Tint Moisturizer SPF 30 ($36) promises to be a moisturizer and SPF in one. This is so light and it applies like a silicone primer. The tint is a touch too light for my skin tone but manageable. It’s matte but not mattifying so, on a warm day, I get a bit of shine on my forehead and on my nose by lunchtime. By hour 7 I can see some foundation movement on my forehead so I definitely think this would suit those with dry and normal skin better.

The Rosilliance Mineral BB+ Cream Tinted Organic Sunscreen SPF 30 ($52) also contains rose stem cell actives to nourish and provide antioxidant benefits. This honestly looks ashy on the bottle so I didn’t think it would work well with my warm skin. It does once first applied. It also leaves a bit of a white cast. Not great right? However, it seemed to have settled on my skin after a few minutes so, I’m good. However, after walking under the sun after a few minutes, it immediately left my skin oily and I haven’t had this experience in so long. This is definitely for drier skin types.

The Daydream Mineral Makeup Primer Sunscreen SPF 30 ($42) also has honeysuckle, white lily, and iris stem cells to deliver antioxidants. This feels siliconey and feels hydrating but this made my skin oily in the afternoon and it made makeup move around. Like I can see foundation gathering in small spackles on my forehead. Sadly, this is yet another SPF for dry and normal skin types.

The Coola Mineral Face Matte Tint Moisturizer SPF 30, Rosilliance Mineral BB+ Cream Tinted Organic Sunscreen SPF 30, Daydream Mineral Makeup Primer Sunscreen SPF 30 were provided by @coola and @behrmanpr. Available at

Lazy Skincare: Beauty Sticks

For girls who are either too lazy or too rushed to be bothered, beauty sticks are always the way to go. They are fuss-free, compact, and adventure-friendly. From cleansers to sunscreens, these are my picks for on-the-go beauty.


Cleansing Sticks have been around for a few years now, serving the travelers who don’t let their skincare routine take the back seat wherever they are. The Neogen Real Fresh Green Tea Cleansing Stick which contains real green tea leaves and removes makeup efficiently. Another option is the Acure Incredibly Clear Cleansing Stick, which has rosehip oil and sea kelp to help cleanse oily skin types.


For treatments, The Milk Makeup Watermelon Brightening Serum aims to brighten, hydrate, and smoothen the skin with watermelon fruit extract, swiss garden cress sprout, and vitamins A, C, and E. Julep Beauty also offers two pressed serums in stick form. The Dream Big Nightly Renewal Pressed Serum with BHA streamlines your PM skincare routine by offering to hydrate and exfoliate the skin through salicylic acid and sodium hyaluronate for a smoother complexion.  The You Got This Pressed Serum Daily Moisturizer offers soothing hydration defending the skin against environmental damage with its camellia japonica seed oil, Jeju blossom extract, sodium hyaluronate, and ceramides.

Great for dry spots or any part of your skin that needs some moisture, Josie Maran has the Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick. It can moisturize chapped lips, soothe dry skin, moisturize dry cuticles, and soothe the skin, among others.


For those who are always outdoors and needs a sunscreen that can be applied many times over, the Coola Mineral Sport SPF 50 is an organic sunscreen stick that has tamanu oil, sea kelp extract, and cocoa seed butter to protect and moisturize the skin. Another option is the su:m37 Sun-away Clear Shield Sun Stick, and SPF 50 sun stick recommended for dry skin types because of its moisturizing texture. It’s also sweat and water resistant.


After hydrating, moisturizing, and protecting your skin, it’s time to put in some color with these portable and multi-tasking makeup sticks.

Stick foundations are the heroes of shortcut makeup routines, providing coverage wherever you are. A sunscreen, foundation, and primer in one the Dr. Brandt Pores No More Multi-Performance Stick SPF 45 blurs pores and lines, hydrates, smooths, provides SPF 45 protection. The Makeup Forever UltraHD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation is also an option if you want coverage. It creates a flawless complexion with a lightweight texture that leaves a natural-looking, radiant finish.


If you have time to add a healthy glow to that coverage, Nars The Multiple has a variety of shades in both matte and shimmer finishes to enhance your complexion. A personal favorite is Orgasm, which provides both color and shimmer. It’s perfect for those times when I need to quickly add a rosy glow to my face.

The Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color is a dual-ended stick that has a creamy color on one ends and a blending brush in another. Providing illuminating, highlighting, and bronzing shades, this is perfect if you want more precision in how you apply makeup without having to bring your entire arsenal wherever you go.


For the finishing touch, another favorite is the Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick which you can use on both cheeks and lips as the color options are universally flattering. I always use Formentera when I want to add extra color during beach vacations. The Beach Stick blends easily even if you’re just using your fingertips so it’s great for a goof-proof application.