If you thought the era of colour-changing makeup was a thing of the past, think again! We’ve seen it all, from blush to hair dye, but have you ever considered a colour-changing sunscreen?

When we first heard about it, our curiosity was instantly piqued. And it seems we’re not alone! Many beauty creators on TikTok are just as intrigued by this potentially game-changing addition to their skincare routine.

But here’s the burning question: Is this colour-changing sunscreen just another gimmick, or does it actually deliver on its promise of providing natural, buildable coverage?

Keep reading for the full lowdown, real user reviews, and details on where to snag this sunscreen.

What’s The Scoop On This Colour-changing Sunscreen?


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The Colorescience Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 claims to be a lightweight mineral sunscreen with tinted colour coverage that instantly evens out your skin tone for a flawless look.

Not only does this sunscreen offer sun protection, but it also boasts hydrating properties. Its antioxidant-rich all-mineral formula, powered by patented EnviroScreen® Technology, provides comprehensive defense against UVA/UVB rays, blue light, pollution, and infrared radiation.

And it’s packed with advanced antioxidants and nourishing ingredients for long-lasting skin health. The best part? It’s suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin!

What’s really catching people’s attention is the incredible coverage this sunscreen provides. When you first apply it, it’s white. But as you blend it with your fingertips, the formula magically adjusts to match your skin tone.

This transformative effect is all thanks to innovative iron oxide pigments in the formula that bloom on your fingertips, giving you tone-adapting, buildable colour coverage with a beautiful demi-matte finish.

However, there is one small drawback for some people – the shade range is a bit limited, with only three shades available.

Does This Sunscreen Live Up To The Hype?

The reviews are in, and they’re mostly positive! Here’s the lowdown from some reviewers.


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Steph (@stxph.h) initially had doubts but was pleasantly surprised by the product. The formula flawlessly matched her skin tone and blended in seamlessly. She absolutely loved the non-oily feel, leaving her with a satin radiant finish.

The coverage was also impressive as it effectively concealed any redness, eliminating the need for concealer. According to Steph, it’s definitely worth the hype!


Im wearing @Colorescience flex spf in color “tan.” 12% zinc, 50 spf, and 100% approved by me. If youre investing in treatments but arent even protecting the skin, what are you even doing?!

♬ original sound – Dawn Monteith, RN

For those with tan skin tones, Dawn (@dawnmonteith.rn) highly recommends it! She adores the perfect dewy shade that effortlessly blended into her skin. In fact, she even sees it as a potential replacement for foundation.

However, opinions vary when it comes to darker skin tones.


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Sanjana (@sanjureddyyyy) was amazed at how the formula adapted to her skin shade without leaving a white cast. It provided medium coverage, saving her the trouble of using additional foundations or skin tints!

On the flip side, some people noticed a visible white cast appearing on darker skin after extended wear.


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April (@aprilbasi) loved the product but did observe a white cast after 30 to 45 minutes under certain lighting conditions. However, she found it bearable and smooth when exposed to different lighting environments.

Her advice? It’s ultimately up to you to take the risk and see if it works for you!

Where To Find This Colour-changing Sunscreen?


The Colorescience Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 retails for RM219 on Zalora.

Featured image credits: @sanjureddyyyy/TikTok, @dawnmonteith.rn/TikTok, @stxph.h/TikTok.