The Best Tinted Moisturisers For Oily Skin

If you have oily skin, then you’re probably used to facing a challenge when it comes to finding the right kinds of makeup bases for you. Whether you’re shopping for primers for oily skin, concealers for oily skin, foundations or tinted moisturisers, trying to find a base when you’re dealing with common oily skin concerns such as heavy shine, greasy skin, breakouts, and enlarged pores, is a difficult task. When it comes to tinted moisturiser, the key is to find a sheer, light-coverage formula that gives you natural, healthy, and matte-looking skin without sliding off or settling in pores. 

To save you the hassle of hunting we’ve filtered through our tinted moisturiser offerings to create a list of the best tinted moisturisers for oily skin.

1. NABLA Skin Realist Tinted Balm

Get a healthy, natural glow with the NABLA Skin Realist Tinted Balm. This light coverage formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate and nourish your skin, resulting in the perfect no makeup, makeup complexion.

2. florence by mills Like A Light Skin Tint

Say goodbye to grease with the florence by mills Like A Light Skin Tint. With a buildable, non-greasy formula, this tinted moisturiser soothes and supports stressed skin whilst brightening and hydrating to give you a dewy radiance.

3. Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator SPF25

Heading to the gym? Don’t forget to use the Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator SPF25 before you go. This sweat- and humidity-proof tinted moisturiser is oil-free, making it your makeup base bestie, wherever you’re heading.

4. Ultra Violette Daydream Screen SPF50 Tinted Veil

Meet the perfect daily tinted moisturiser, the Ultra Violette Daydream Screen SPF50 Tinted Veil. This tinted skin serum is oil-, silicone-, and alcohol-free making it every day approved for oily skin. It’s weightles, easy to apply, and adapts perfectly to you and your skin tone.

5. Revolution Pro CC Perfecting Skin Tint

Formulated with tiny micro-encapsulated pigments, the Revolution Pro CC Perfecting Skin Tint turns from white to a unique shade suited to your skin tone in order to provide complete skin perfection with HD radiance. The lightweight cream melts into the skin, for a long-lasting base.

6. Ultrasun Face Tinted SPF30

Treat your oily skin to the Ultrasun Face Tinted SPF30, an oil- and perfume-free tinted moisturiser. Designed to give the skin the same light coverage as a CC cream whilst simutaneously providing heavy duty protection against UBA, UVB, blue light, and infrared-A rays.

7. Kevyn Aucoin Stripped Nude Skin Tint

Searching for sheer to light coverage colour? The Kevyn Aucoin Stripped Nude Skin Tint is calling your name. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, the formula works to plump and hydrate your complexion whilst protecting your skin against free radicals and blue light. 

8. NUDESTIX Nudescreen Daily Mineral Veil SPF30

For those looking for a vegan option, the NUDESTIX Nudescreen Mineral Veil SPF30 is exactly that. This vegan-powered, oil-free tinted moisturiser provides a healthy tinted and primed finish, without leaving a chalky or oily residue. Plant power!

9. Stila Tinted Moisturizer Skin Balm

Infused with vitamins C and E, the Stila Tinted Moisturizer Skin Balm fortifies the skin with moisture and antioxidants whilst providing a sheer-to-medium tinted coverage which evens out your skin tone. If you want to build up the coverage furter, this is a great buildable base.

10. XX Revolution Skin Glow Tinted Booster

For a glow that lasts all day long, look no further than the XX Revolution Skin Glow Tinted Booster. This lightweight, buildable skin tint (with added niacinamide and papaya extract) gives your skin the pick-me-up it deserves, leaving you with a natural bronzed look when used alone or an extra glow under makeup.


For a ‘your skin, but better’ effect, try the Danessa Myricks Beauty Yummy Skin Serum Tint. It corrects redness and nourishes and smooths the skin, whilst leaving behind a sheer veil of colour for a post-facial glow, without the facial. 


Pink Honey’s Sheer Sun Skin Sunkissed Fluid just made securing a sunkissed glow (without the greasy finish) so easy. Its lightweight formula is loaded with hydrating ingredients to deliver a nourishing and protective glow to the skin. 


Although it might not be your traditional tinted moisturiser, By BEAUTY BAY’S Glow Filter sure performs like one. With impressive priming properties, this illuminating and gel-like formula gives you the same smoothed, blurred, and light coverage finish as a tinted moisturiser would.  


If you love a glow-from-within finish, reach for the MAC Cosmetics Strobe Dewy Tinted Moisturiser. This tinted moisturiser is where makeup meets skincare. Its gel-balm consistency melts into the skin to soothe and nourish it and leave behind a sheer and pearlescent tint with a super-lightweight but very buildable formula.


A lightweight and water-based formula always works well with oily skin types and the Revolution Superdewy Tinted Moisturiser is a shining example of this. Infused with 68% water, this tinted moisturiser hydrates the skin, blurs imperfections, and corrects redness with a light tint and sheer coverage. The result? A dewy finish that looks like your healthiest skin.

FYI: This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.