When the mercury rises outside the last thing you want to do is apply endless layers of lotions, potions and makeup. Tinted moisturisers were made with summer in mind. Combining the hydration of your face moisturiser and the coverage of your base, not only does a good tinted moisturiser save you time, it also leaves your skin feeling fresh, light and radiant.
“All skin type can use a tinted moisturiser, but you need to find one that balances out your skin type,” says Space NK’s senior pro-artist Arif Khan. “If your skin veers towards the dry side, you should opt for a dewy, hydrating tinted moisturiser and if your skin tends to be more oily, choose a oil-free or mattifying option.”
If you find it tricky to source the right shade or finish when you’re shopping online, try our Foundation Finder – it’s the next best thing to a personal beauty shopper. In the meantime, here are some of our favourite tinted moisturisers to explore…
Best For A Natural Looking Glow
You might have seen this feather-light formula on your social feed this summer. The feather-light formula disguises any unevenness so subtly and leaves your skin with the most gorgeous, natural glow. In true Kevyn Aucoin style, there is a selection of shades to suit all skin tones.
Best For Hydrating Dry Skin
Laura Mercier was one of the first brands to unveil a tinted moisturiser and her latest formula doesn’t disappoint. Packed full of hydrating ingredients macadamia seed oil and tamarind seed extract, alongside skin-correcting pigments, this truly is where skincare meets makeup. Thanks to the nourishing blend of oils, this formula is ideal for those with dry skin.
Best For Balancing Oily Skin & Disguising Breakouts
Striking the balance between dewy and shiny can be tricky if your skin is naturally oily. This oil-free formula helps to gently disguise blemishes and even out your skin tone without clogging pores or resulting in a greasy sheen across your T-zone within hours. In keeping with NARS inclusive stance, there are 12 shades to cover a broad range of skin tones.
Best For Calming & Concealing Sensitive Skin
Utilising the calming powers of green tea and honeysuckle extracts, this lightweight lotion helps to soothe irritation, whilst also protecting against environmental aggressors. The formula melts into skin and feels almost weightless, yet the coverage is enough to smooth out any imperfections. It’s no surprise that this is a bestseller.
Best For Smoothing Out Fine Lines
With the help of Hourglass’ own Hylauronan Complex, this tinted moisturiser gives skin an instant boost of hydration and plumpness. The result is softer looking fine lines and wrinkles and a more youthful, radiant complexion.