Ideal for those who want to improve their skin without looking like they’re caked in foundation, tinted moisturisers are essential for nailing the natural look. The beauty of these light-weight formulas is that they provide just enough coverage to better your complexion without sitting heavy on the skin. You’ll also reap the rewards of their hydrating ingredients, such as natural oils, humectants and emollients, all of which leave your complexion supple and smooth. We’ve rounded up the very best for every kind of base…
Makeup Revolution Superdewy Tinted Moisturiser
As the name suggests, this hard-working hybrid product imparts a soft dewy veil, leaving just enough colour to create a flawless base. Comprised of 68% water, the immensely hydrating formula plumps and fortifies the skin thanks to antioxidant-rich wild berry extract. Choose your perfect shade out of twelve and blend in with a brush for a glowing complexion.
NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil
Known for its performance-driven makeup, NYX’s tinted moisturiser is a firm favourite amongst MUAs and beauty bloggers alike. As well as being non-comedogenic (it’s suitable for those with acne) the lightweight formula contains soothing aloe to calm and moisturise stressed skin. Though the coverage is light, it still manages to hide imperfections seamlessly, imparting a radiant, healthy finish.
Dr. Hauschka Tinted Day Cream
Sometimes it is our need for hydration rather than lighter coverage that pushes us towards a tinted moisturiser. If your face feels dry and flakey, Dr Hauschka’s Tinted Day Cream is the companion you never knew you needed. An antidote to dehydrated and ageing complexions, the combination of natural oils avocado and almond work with beeswax and rose to deliver intensive, much-needed nourishment. The formula provides just enough colour to give a warm, sun-kissed glow, instantly perking up dull skin.
Florence By Mills Like A Light Skin Tint
If the 20-strong shade range wasn’t enough, you’ll undoubtedly fall for the conditioning blend of botanical oils jojoba and meadowfoam that’ll leave that lit-from-within sheen on your skin. Squalane, a natural emollient, adds an added moisture hit and you can bet the non-greasy formula won’t leave you looking shiny, either. Build it up in layers for a fuller face, or work small amounts into the skin for a softer, more natural look.
Cover FX Luminous Tinted Moisturiser
Not your average tinted moisturiser, Cover FX’s formula is packed full of reparative probiotics and prebiotics to support the skin’s natural barrier. Alongside the good-for-skin bacteria, stress-fighting adaptors Chaga mushroom and ginseng protect against external and environmental aggressors like pollution. The addition of white lotus flower, bamboo and water lily nourish and hydrate parched complexions. Smooth the creamy texture over skin to blur pores and imperfections in one swipe.
Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator SPF25
Clinique’s savvy Sheertint contains a marriage of moisturising hyaluronic acid, activated aloe vera and antioxidants which work together to plump and condition your base. Added SPF25 has got your complexion covered against UV damage – just be sure to use a higher factor in the summer. With five colours to choose from the shade range might seem limited, but mimetic-ShadeTM Technology allows each one to morph into your perfect hue. The best bit? It’s humidity-proof, sweat-resistant and oil-free.