- The Best Tinted Moisturisers
The Best Tinted Moisturisers for Every Skin Type and Concern
If you’ve been trying to perfect the ‘no makeup, makeup’ look and are wondering where it’s all going wrong, then you’ll want to get a load of this. Enter; tinted moisturiser.
Taking your skin from dull to ultra-dreamy in seconds, this part-skincare, part-makeup hybrid is all you need to achieve a flawless face. Packed with talent, a tinted moisturiser can hydrate skin, blur imperfections, protect from environmental factors and offer coverage in one fell swoop. The best part… it looks completely natural and your skin can still breathe.
Perfect for hot and humid weather conditions, off-duty days and those early morning Zoom calls (because less makeup equals more sleep), a tinted moisturiser is becoming nothing but an essential for your beauty routine.
Keep scrolling to find the best tinted moisturiser for every skin type and concern, and head to our tinted moisturiser guide if there's anything more you want to know!
Best for dry skin
Indulge in the skin-enhancing benefits of a BB cream, the colour correcting magic of a CC cream and the hydrating powers of a tinted moisturiser, as this formula rolls all of them into one. A favourite within the Cosmetify office, this tinted moisturiser gives skin a dewy finish and a subtle tint of colour.
Best for oily skin
This cult-favourite, award-winning tinted moisturiser has an oil-free formula so that you can beat the midday meltdown. Working around the clock to control shine, blur imperfections and boost hydration, this tinted moisturiser supplies the ultimate ‘barely there’ look.
Best for anti-ageing
Wave bye-bye to fine lines and sagging skin as this tinted moisturiser uses advanced technology to plump and firm your complexion. Skin will glow from the inside out, whilst an extra dose of SPF 15 protects from sun damage to retain youthfulness.
Best for acne-prone skin
Heavy-duty foundations aren’t always the answer when it comes to camouflaging redness and blemishes. This single step tinted moisturiser not only provides a flush of colour but it also contains all the right ingredients to keep your skin soothed and free from breakouts.
Best for combination skin
If your skin tends to get oily in the T-zone but dry on the cheeks then check out Caudalie’s tinted moisturiser. Offering a semi-matte finish, it works well on combination skin and, of course, it supplies all the skin care benefits, including hydration, sun protection and dark spot correction.
Best for dull skin
Your skin has never seen radiance like this before. Packed with hydrating ingredients, this gel-like formula gives skin a moisture surge that allows you to glow from within. On the outside, skin-perfecting illuminsers catch the light in all the right places.
Best for sensitive skin
Think your skin, but better. Chantecaille serve up a three-in-one formula that protects, perfects and hydrates, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin. Your complexion is left soft, smooth and with a natural, velvet-like finish.
Best for anti-pollution
Calling all city-goers, this triple action tinted moisturiser ensures that skin stays protected from pollution and harmful UV rays. As you rock a sheer, natural glow, this formula gets to work on strengthening the skin’s natural barrier, fending off toxins and reducing visible signs of ageing.
Best for dark skin tones
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics come through with a selection of tinted moisturisers that match darker skin tones. Purified water, coconut and wild berry extracts are combined to deliver a hit of hydration, lightweight coverage and natural colour.
Best for SPF
Okay, so it’s more of a tinted sunscreen but if you’re on the hunt for a formula with a powerful broad spectrum and coverage, it’s a no brainer. Expect no greasy residue and no white cast, just tonnes of hydration, UV protection and a gorgeous sun-kissed finish.
Best for full coverage
If you’re looking for more than just a sheer veil then we might have to bend the rules (ever so slightly). While this one is technically a CC cream, it still boasts all the skin-perfecting benefits that you would find in a tinted moisturiser. It just does so with a finish that’s more full-coverage.
Best for men
Men can get involved with the tinted moisturiser trend too. War Paint have a formula specially designed to suit the wants, needs and concerns of men’s skin, whether be dryness or uneven skin tone. Tried and tested, it’s dubbed as one of the most new and innovative heroes out there.
Best for unisex
Fake it ‘til you make it with the Unisex Healthy Glow. Designed to lace skin with a model-like finish, this moisturiser provides a busload of hydration and radiance. Natural tan pigments adapt to your skin tone once blended in, leaving you with a subtle glow.
Best on a budget
Light satin finish. Check. Eight hours of hydration. Check. Purse-friendly price tag. Check. This formula from NYX is the perfect option if you don’t want to break the bank but still want professional results.
When it comes to tinted moisturisers, NARS Pure Radiant tops the list time and time again. It’s a bit of an all-rounder as it’s compatible for all skin types (even oily), is deeply nourishing, protects from all kinds of environmental stressors and offers a great coverage. If you’re new to the world of tinted moisturisers, this is a safe first pick!
It's safe to say, we have kitted you out with all you need to flaunt a complexion that's naturally flawless. If you're looking for more makeup products that can offer skin care benefits, check out our Ultimate Guide to BB Cream.
Written by Carly Cochrane
Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.