As temperatures rise, we are increasingly finding that our make-up has a tendency to slip southwards under the intense heat. For those of us who can’t bear the thought of scrapping foundation completely this season, tinted moisturiser could be the next best thing. The lighter consistency of the formula allows skin to breathe better but doesn’t scrimp on coverage, offering an even and smooth finish that will stay put all day long. So what are the best tinted moisturisers on the market?
MAC Studio Moisture Tint, £20, 40ml
When out and about in the sun it is vital that we protect our skin with a suitable SPF, so MAC has combined SPF 15 with its tinted moisturiser to spare you the worry of having to slap on the sunscreen pre-application. MAC’s Studio Moisture Tint is available in a variety of colours, accommodating any skin tone and boasting skin-nourishing ingredients as well as a flawless, sheer tint.
MAC Studio Moisture Tint can be purchased from Debenhams
Nivea Visage Tinted Moisturising Day Cream, £4.07
Sensitive skin types should play it safe with Nivea’s tinted moisturising day cream. Enriched with Vitamin E, UVA/B filters and Light Reflecting Pigments, your skin will undoubtedly look top notch and feel the benefits simultaneously. Although it comes in one colour, ‘natural’, all complexions are catered for with the easy-blend formula.
Nivea Tinted Moisturising Day Cream is available from Boots
Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturiser, £23, 30ml
The infusion of microlight minerals in Elizabeth Arden’s offering add to the illuminating effect of this product, promoting radiance and softening the appearance of fine lines. Packed with Vitamins A, C and E, antioxidants and Jojoba Esters which act to retain water loss, you really get what you pay for with this tinted moisturiser. Moreover, its oil-free quality will serve to anchor the tint to the face for longer, while the absence of fragrance ensures skin irritation is kept at bay.
Elizabeth Arden Pure Mineral Tinted Moisturiser is available from Boots
Natural Collection Tinted Moisturiser, £1.99
If you simply want to give tinted moisturiser a trial run, why not opt for this bargain buy to begin with? Dermatologically tested and fragrance free, this product provides all the basic qualities you need from a tinted moisturiser. With three colours to choose from, ‘natural’, ‘beige’ or ‘fair’, you can be rest assured that sheer coverage and a healthy glow will be achieved on application.
Natural Collection Tinted Moisturiser is available from Boots
Benefit You Rebel SPF 15 Tinted Moisturiser, £23.50, 50ml
Whilst it is specifically stated for fair skin types, this tinted moisturiser boasts rave reviews. With SPF, moisture and coverage all catered for, Benefit puts a unique spin on its product with the extra additions of Vitamin A and E, as well as Aloe Vera to promote softness. An easy-to-apply formula and light texture also accounts for You Rebel’s positioning in the top five.
Benefit You Rebel SPF 15 Tinted Moisturiser is available from Boots