The past few months have forced many of us into a more minimal and reduced makeup routine, whether that means a quick blending of foundation and a flick of mascara, or baring it all in our virtual meetings. Either way, our laid-back approach to cosmetics has cultivated a new method in which we apply, play with, or treat the products we rotate within our makeup bags and, as a result, our skin feels like it has had time to relax and reset.
While remaining at home, we’ve gladly welcomed base products with light coverage (or in some cases no base at all) and leaning into our skin-care regimens (including daily SPF, of course), which all in all has encouraged a shift in the way we appreciate our complexions and work with our skin. As lockdown eases and we emerge into summer, we don’t know about you, but when it comes to foundation, our skin is craving something light, dewy, and hydrating — and this is where tinted moisturiser, and a new “skin tints” category that’s slowly emerging, come in.
Delicately placed between a foundation and a moisturiser, tinted moisturiser is the perfect base option for those who crave some coverage without committing to a full face of makeup and who want something that simultaneously hydrates in the process. Skin tints are quite similar — they offer light, buildable coverage and a radiant or natural finish — just with a smaller amount of moisturising ingredients.
From light to medium coverage, tinted moisturisers and skin tints are the perfect daily companion when concealing any areas of concern from redness and pigmentation, to breakouts and dullness. Breathing life back into the skin, these lightweight formulas illuminate your complexion, add a layer of vibrancy, and can sometimes offer protection against the sun and skin-damaging free radicals.
Ahead, we’ve compiled a list of 12 skin-enhancing, complexion-boosting tinted moisturisers and skin tints that offer the radiance with a sprinkle of dew, without being heavy duty.