Lighten – Colorescience Even Up SPF 50



I passed the 4-week mark using Even Up™ Clinical Pigment Perfector™ SPF 50 by Colorescience (the e is silent). According to clinical studies, the big results happen after 12 weeks.

For now, let me show you a before photo, and four makeup-free weekly photo updates to give a more colorful Colorescience Even Up Review:


Let’s compare a before to week 4:


While the photos taken weren’t a controlled environment – so I tried to match skin tone brightness to show if sun spots/freckles were truly lightened – it looks like it to me.

My observations on Even Up

  • It has a pasty consistency, so if you like light coverage like I do, you may want to switch to a lightweight tinted moisturizer over your traditional foundation. I didn’t find it heavy.
  • There is a slight smell.
  • It will instantly help correct uneven skin tone because it is tinted.
  • One pump goes a long way – you may not even need a full pump.


What I like about Even Up

  • SPF 50 Protection
  • It is a primer AND sunscreen


If you don’t use primer or sunscreen, this hits the mark – it will prime your face, even out skin tones, and provide you with SPF 50 coverage. The cost is $120 so you have to consider that it is after all, three products in one.


Over time, give it 12 weeks –  clinical tests and reviews claims it improves the appearance of skin discoloration with the LUMIRA skin brightening complex. If you are unsure, stay tuned and I’ll report back again within 8 weeks. Feedback on the product’s web page is 4.5/5 stars so I’m hopeful.

If you have a darker complexion beyond medium skin tone, I’m not sure how well this will blend so just be aware. As I’m getting more tan it’s tough but once I layer my tinted moisturizer over it, the color evens out nicely. I also wear Even Up alone on weekends when I’m in the backyard gardening – you can’t beat the SPF 50 while also allowing it to work on pigmentation.

Will I keep using it? Unlike the eyelash pills I tried to take and quit after a week, I will keep using Even Up because I am seeing improvement and I like the way my makeup looks with this primer/SPF 50 under it.


Another product I want to talk about is the Sunforgettable ® Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50 winner of InStyle Magazine’s 2015 Best Beauty Buys. I really love this product because it’s easy to apply and it fits in my purse.

colorescience-sunforgettable-mineral-review Sunforgettable ® Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50 also available in SPF 30

About the Mineral Sunscreen Brush

  • Waterproof for 80 minutes
  • Can be used in place of powder
  • Sheer natural looking coverage

I like that it’s portable and in one step, just swirl and the product is on the brush for easy reapplication, $64. I’m wearing the color medium.

That’s my review for you! For more information visit Colorescience’s website here and check out their skin products.

** Update 8/15/17** Some of you have emailed me asking if I thought it worked well and I have to admit I stopped using it because it was very thick for my liking. It doesn’t mean it doesn’t work, but I didn’t continue long enough to see it though. I like Obagi’s Nu-Derm system and would highly recommend that.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.



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