Sometimes, only a heavy-duty base will cut it: a foundation which covers every pimple and pore and leaves you flash photography ready and then some. At other times, something light and sheer which simply offers a helping hand is all you want and need.
Tinted moisturisers are that product. They can blur blemishes, cover dark spots and protect you from the sun’s UV rays (if you choose the right one), all while giving you a natural looking glow. And they’re not just great for the summer.
They’re multi-purpose, too, because on nights where you do want full coverage, they’re great for wearing under foundation. Make-up artist to the Kardashians, Joyce Bonelli, famously said that she applies tinted moisturiser instead of normal moisturiser to Khloe’s face before applying her foundation for a guaranteed flawless finish.
If tinted moisturiser is good enough for Khloe K, it’s good enough for us. Without further ado, here are the best tinted moisturisers to have you glowing all summer (and winter) long.
This is a product which does exactly what it says on the tube. It blurs imperfections, evens out skin tone and gives an enviably radiant finish. It also smells divine and has the added protection of SPF 30 (that you won't even notice is there).
This cult product is well-loved for good reason. It works just as well at achieving a fuss-free daytime look as it does something more dramatic at night. It feels super light considering its coverage, is jam-packed full of anti-oxidants and we love the fact that it leaves skin glowing.
What this tinted moisturiser lacks in SPF it makes up for in illuminating properties. Blend a pea-sized amount outwards in circular motions onto cleansed skin for a sheer, natural-looking finish. We're thanking our lucky stars for those light-reflecting particles because they seriously work wonders.
If there was ever a tinted moisturiser made for your summer holiday, it was this one. Long days spent in the sun can leave skin feeling dry, but this wonder-product has been specifically designed to hydrate. Apply with your fingertips after your daily serum for a healthy, sun-kissed glow.
Okay, this might technically be a CC cream but it offers a similarly lightweight, moisturising coverage. Swap your regular sun cream for this cream for a base which boasts an impressive SPF 50. It refines the look of uneven skin and discolouration and can even be used as a primer.