If you are lucky enough to have good skin, a simple tinted moisturiser is a godsend for lazy beauty fans, or individuals on the go looking to streamline their routine.
Tinted moisturisers can be used on dry, oily and sensitive skin and have a variation in finishes; natural, sheer and illuminating depending on your preference. Tinted moisturiser is also a great way to save your hard earn money and get more bang for your buck.
Apply like your typical moisturiser by dabbing on each area – forehead, nose, each cheek and chin – and then spread around your face using your fingers or with a makeup brush.
We’ve gathered our favourite tinted moisturisers to help find the one that suits you best.
Best For An Energy Boost
Origins Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturiser - £32
If you're lucky or young enough to have good skin, don't cover it up with a blanket of foundation. Instead, let it shine through with a little help from this energizing cream. Evens skin tone without hiding it. A proper slap-it-on-and-go product.
Best For A Natural Look
No7 City Light Tinted Moisturiser - £13
One for when your skin is feeling city-smogged, No7's tinted moisturiser gives good coverage whilst protecting from environmental stressors like pollution.
Best For A Full Coverage
Givenchy, Teint Couture City Balm - £21.50
Givenchy's new offering contains more coverage than most, making it ideal for anyone looking to cover redness or blemishes. It has more of a matte finish, so will sit especially well on oily skin. Antioxidants ward off free radicals, while the shade range – categorised by undertones – is easy to navigate.
Best For a Light Feel
Lancôme, Skin Feels Good - £26
Sitting somewhere between a skin tint and a foundation, this one offers substantial coverage without the dying effects of traditional foundations. It's buildable, so you can easily mask dark shadows or blemishes, and contains hyaluronic acid to keep skin supple and hydrated.
Best For A Glow
NARS, Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser - £29.50
NARS is a favourite with beauty professionals, especially this little number. The oil-free formula provides a translucent veil of colour and gives a radiant, luminous finish in a spectrum of 12 versatile shades.
Offering advanced sun protection, it shields your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, while also reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots in as little as four weeks. With 5-star ratings on NARS' own website, women are hailing it the best thing they've ever put on their face.
Best Tinted Oil
Kosas, Tinted Face Oil - £40
An oil, rather than a cream, this one sits in a category all of its own. Available in 16 shades, the jojoba and avocado-based formula feels light on the skin, but delivers enough moisture to make a dry complexion look dewy for hours. Coverage is minimal, but the glossy effect packs a punch.
Best For Anti-Redness
La Roche-Posay Rosaliac Anti-Redness CC Cream - £20
If you want skincare expertise backing up your makeup choices, look no further that La Roche. Superb if you're prone to acne or rosacea flare-ups, this can be built up to a solid level of coverage whilst working to neutralise redness. Top marks.
Best SPF Coverage
It, Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50 - £32
There are several reasons why people rave about this cult hero. Firstly, there's the coverage: high enough to convert even the most loyal foundation users, yet never dry or cakey. Then, there's the wide-reaching shade range. And finally, proper broad-spectrum SPF50 protection: leagues ahead of the token SPF usually found in make-up.