Hate Foundation? These Are the 22 Best Tinted Moisturisers for a Natural Finish


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I have a thing for multitasking products. Maybe it’s the freelancer in me. I mean, why do one thing when you can do two to three at the same time? It’s probably why I love tinted moisturisers so much. They help you on your way to even tone but also keep skin moisturised and glowy all day.

They also lean towards the more natural side of the makeup spectrum, which is what I prefer on a day-to-day basis—like an ever-so-slightly elevated version of myself. There are a lot of tinted SPFs available now, but if you’re specifically looking for a hint of coverage but a lot of hydration, a tinted moisturiser is your best option. BB creams, while very similar, are a little heavier in coverage, more like a foundation with a bit of hydration. And CC creams are even close to foundations on the coverage spectrum and mainly offer colour-correction benefits.

In the summer, when you want to apply fewer products, a really hydrating tinted moisturiser can replace your traditional moisturiser so you’re not layering too many steps. So your routine would look like this: cleanser, serum, SPF and then tinted moisturiser. Because despite having skincare benefits, this still sits firmly in your makeup bag and therefore should always be applied over your SPF.

If you’re on the hunt for the best tinted moisturiser, I’ve tried a lot, and these without doubt at the ones I recommend time after time.


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The 20 Best Tinted Moisturisers:

1. E.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter

2. Beauty Pie Superluminous Skin Glow Filter

3. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

4. Rose Inc Tinted Serum

5. Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser

6. Kosas BB Burst Tinted Gel Cream

7. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector

8. Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint

9. L'Oréal Paris True Match Nude Plumping Tinted Serum

10. Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator SPF 25

11. L'Oréal Paris Skin Paradise SPF 20 Tinted Moisturiser

12. Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30/PA+++

13. Max Factor Miracle Touch Second Skin Hydrating Foundation

14. Beauty Pie Sheer Tinted Oil-Fee SPF20

15. Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30

16. Typology Paris Tinted Serum

17. Kevyn Aucoin Stripped Nude Skin Tint

18. YSL Beauty NU Bare Look Tint

19. Hourglass Veil Hydrating Skin Tint 

20. Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturiser 

21. Chanel Les Beiges Water Fresh Tint

22. MAC Cosmetics Strobe Dewy Skin Tint Moisturiser

This story was previously published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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