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The Best Tinted Moisturisers for Every Skin Type and Concern

By Carly Cochrane - 2 years ago | Updated
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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.


Best for dry skin

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturiser Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30

£19.99 £33.00 (40% off)

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

Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20

£35.63 £42.00 (16% off)

This tinted moisturiser boasts oil-absorbing powders and all day shine control, making it a must-have for oily skin types. As well as providing non-greasy soothing hydration, it also supplies the ultimate ‘barely there’ look with a healthy, blurred matte finish.


Best for anti-ageing

Paula's Choice Resist Super Light Daily Wrinkle Defence SPF 30

£32.99 £38.89 (16% off)

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 for your face protects from sun damage to retain youthfulness.


Best for acne-prone skin

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ Unifiant

£16.72 £20.90 (20% off)

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

Stila Tinted Moisturiser Skin Balm

£25.00 £25.49 (2% off)

If your skin tends to get oily in the T-zone but dry on the cheeks then check out Stila Tinted Moisturiser Skin Balm. Merging skincare with makeup, the tinted face balm works well on combination skin as it supplies hydration and protection to dry areas, all whilst blurring the appearance of enlarged pores and fine lines with a medium coverage.


Best for dull skin

Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Tint & Glow Skin Enhancer

£22.96

Your skin has never seen radiance like this before. Packed with hydrating ingredients, this 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

Cetaphil PRO Redness Prone Skin Tinted Moisturising Day Cream SPF 30

£19.99 £25.00 (21% off)

Think your skin, but better. Cetaphil utilise allantoin, liquorice extract and caffeine to protect, perfect and hydrate, making it perfect for those with sensitive and reactive skin. Your complexion is left soft, smooth and with a natural, velvet-like finish.

Best for anti-pollution

Jan Marini Physical Protectant Tinted SPF 45

£56.00

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 stressors.


Best for dark skin tones

Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint

£25.45 £27.00 (6% off)

Fenty Beauty comes through with a selection of skin tints that match darker skin tones. As well as being able to choose from over 20 tones, Eaze Drop hydrates like a hero while delivering light to medium coverage for an airbrush-effect and ‘your skin but better’ results.

Best for SPF

Ultrasun Tinted Face Fluid SPF 50+

£21.00 £29.16 (28% off)

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 or white cast, just tonnes of hydration, UV protection and a gorgeous sun-kissed finish.

Best for full coverage

Jane Iredale Glow Time Pro BB Cream SPF 25

£38.95 £55.00 (30% off)

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 BB 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 overall

NARS Cosmetics Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30

£8.77 £34.00 (75% off)

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.

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Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

As the Senior Content Editor for Cosmetify, Carly is the go-to for all the latest (and greatest) beauty tips, tricks and trends. With over six years of experience in the industry, she knows all the ins-and-outs when it comes to health, beauty and wellbeing. 

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