Jillian Dempsey's Lid Tint Creates a Subtle, Ethereal Glow

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Jillian Dempsey Lid Tint

jillian dempsey lid tint packaging

Karla Ayala

What We Like
  • Multitasks as an eyeshadow and highlighter

  • Creamy texture

  • Buildable

What We Don't Like
  • Creases on lids

Jillian Dempsey's Lid Tint adds a subtle glow to eyelids and cheeks that enhances your everyday beauty look. The texture is both creamy and hydrating (never sticky) and perfect for wear year round.

I appreciate the beauty of a full glam eyeshadow look—with cut-creases, glitter, strategic sweeps of liner, and all—as much as the next person, but the process of creating one is just so time-consuming. When it comes to my eye looks, I reach for products that require minimal effort to apply and blend—which is why I was so excited to try the Jillian Dempsey's Lid Tint.

Even better is its multi-tasking cream formula, which is suitable for lids, cheeks, and lips for a monochromatic, glowy look. Read on to learn more about my experience with the product.

Jillian Dempsey Lid Tint

Best for: Applying as an eye tint, blending into the cheeks as a blush or highlighter, or adding a shimmering pop to the lips.

Active ingredients: Coconut oil and shea butter

Clean?: Yes

Price: $28

Shade Range: 9

What's Included: Product only 

About the brand: Jillian Dempsey is a celebrated makeup artist who has worked with celebrities such as Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kate Winslet. She created her own line in 2014 inspired by her love of color, texture, and organic, cruelty-free living. 

About My Skin: Dry and sensitive

My complexion is dry year-round. My eye area in particular, with its delicate skin, can easily get irritated, but I noticed that the creamier the product, the less reactive my skin is. That said: I was eager to test this lid tint. I chose the "Shell" shade, a glimmering champagne color that I applied everyday for a week.

How to Apply: Tap and blend with your finger

I simply swept my finger over the cream and tapped it across my lids. When I wanted a more intense eye look, I layered the cream. (It builds well.) But note, I did notice that the more product I applied, the more likely the cream creased on my eyes throughout the day.

jillian dempsey lid tint on eye

Karla Ayala

I also swept and blended the cream across my high points of my cheeks and dabbed it onto my lips. I loved the subtle, monochromatic look it created.

jillian dempsey lid tint on cheekbones

Karla Ayala

The Results: An ethereal (and hydrating) beauty look

jillian dempsey lid tint on karla ayala

Karla Ayala

The tint blended perfectly on my eyelids right away, and the color held on well throughout the day. As a highlighter, it lasted all day and made my skin seem naturally glowy and dewy. I nearly forget that I'm wearing it—it's so lightweight—and I love how it moisturizes the area I apply it to.

The Value: Pricey but worth it

Jillian Dempsey's Lid Tint retails for $28 and can look small—but allow me to explain why it is worth the money: It is a three-in-one product that's easy to travel with. It's minimal effort and perfect for the days you don't have time to create a full-glam eye look. In my opinion, Jillian Dempsey's Lid Tint outperforms the competition in this category.

Similar Products: You have options

Glossier Lidstar: This is a sheer eyeshadow ($18) with a silky, blendable texture that applies smoothly. Similar to Lid Tint, this product may be used on the cheeks, but it doesn't have as wide of a shade range.

Makeup by Mario Master Crystal Reflector: This multi-purpose highlighter ($24) adds shine anywhere you apply it. It can be used as a shadow on the high points of the face to the eyelids, or to define the cupid's bow of the mouth.

Final Verdict

Jillian Dempsey's Lid Tint adds color to my eyes and cheeks, as well as moisture. I love how it brightens my eyes and adds a lovely sheen and lift to them. It's sheer yet buildable, and it's perfect for a dewy, glossy finish.


  • Product Name Lid Tint
  • Product Brand Jillian Dempsey
  • Price $28.00
  • Full Ingredient List Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, Sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil*, Triisostearyl citrate, Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*, Zea mays (corn) starch*, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed wax, Shorea robusta resin, Rhus verniciflua peel wax, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)*, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, Rosa canina (rosehip) seed oil*, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf*, Salvia officinalis (sage) leaf*, Phenethyl alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol

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