Your foolproof one-way ticket to healthy, radiant skin
Sure, we would all love to go sans make-up, we long for the kind of skin that’s even and smooth and doesn’t require 20-minutes in the morning with base and a foundation brush. However, the reality is our skin, more often than not, needs a little help with redness or blemishes (to say the least). That’s where owning the best tinted moisturiser can help.
Wearing your best foundation every single day is a bit too much of a commitment for many. While some love a fully made-up, selfie-worthy face, the rest of us are more than happy for a little imperfection to show through now and then, after all, make-up isn’t there to make us look perfect, it’s there to emphasise our best bits and boost our confidence.
This is why, after all these years, we’re still obsessed with tinted moisturisers. In a market saturated in more alphabetised skin care/make-up hybrids than you can shake a stick at. each with a different USP whether that’s targeting pigmentation or neutralising redness, it’s refreshing to revert back to a simple product that evens out our skin tone, moisturises and, if you’re lucky, includes an SPF. Enter, the best tinted moisturiser.
Almost every brand offers their take on a tinted moisturiser, and, while they’re not all-singing-all-dancing like some of the best BB creams or the best CC cream, they are invaluable. Besides, if your skin is in pretty good nick then it’s unlikely that it will benefit much from anything too complicated; after all, your skin is functioning pretty well of its own accord.
The best tinted moisturiser is, in our opinion, an everyday staple. Unless there’s acne, scarring or severe pigmentation to disguise, almost all skin types and tones look better with less coverage – something super hydrating, and life-like in touch and appearance.
Scroll through our round up to find the best tinted moisturiser for your skin type today.
You’ll find this little gem in six shades. It’s formulated without parabens, it’s gentle on sensitive and acne prone skin and the coverage is sheer enough to allow a little of your own texture to show through.
This has long been a firm-favourite here at Marie Claire. There’s seven shades to chose from and the hyaluronic acid and mineral pigments will make your skin look and feel super-hydrated, even and radiant.
Oil free, SPF 20 and coming in 15 shades to suit any skin tone – this Laura Mercier formula is well worth a look.
This is an oil-free formula so if your skin shine-prone then check it out. The colour come from mineral pigments and it does a decent job of protecting the skin fro UVA and UVB rays.
This formula is very lightweight and oil-free so if your skin tends to get greasy, or if you just hate the feel of product on your skin (you’re not alone!), then this is the guy for you.
Out top pick – this really is the one for everyday wear. Good coverage, long lasting and not too expensive. Team with a cream blush and a loose powder for the ultimate barely there look.
Your skin will love this. Expect a broad-spectrum sun protection (meaning it guards against both UVA and UVB. Joy), plus there’s a healthy dose of hyaluronic acid which enables your skin to hang onto valuable moisture for longer.
This is everything your skin could possibly need in an everyday light base. The coverage is sheer but effective and the antioxidants will go some way to protect your skin against toxins and UV. It’s impressive.
Complexion Rescue is one of our all time favourite things to put on our face. It’s more than a tinted moisturiser but it doesn’t fall within the realm of a BB or a CC either. With squalane, marine botanicals and humectants, it massively boosts hydration. It’s available in an amazing 16-shades too so absolutely everybody can get in on the action.
Not only does this Sisley tinted moisturiser provide good, even coverage, but the sunflower oil and mallow extract ingredients act as an anit-ageing property, reducing fine lines and working to create a healthy, youthful complexion.
Those with sensitive skin should look to Dermalogica’s sheer tint version, which is gentle, hydrating and actually works to improve skin tone thanks to the Hyaluronic acid and walnut seed extracts.
You can’t go wrong with Bobbi Brown’s tinted moisturiser. It’s light, easy to apply and lasts all day. Plus, the Jojoba ingredients act as an antioxidant to condition and improve skin tone.
For those in the know, Chantecaille really is up there in terms of performance. It may be a little expensive, but the creamy consistency that goes on evenly, lasts all day and creates a flawless complexion really is worth every penny spent.