Summer is the perfect time to switch up your skincare and makeup routine, and one of the best ways to keep your skin looking fresh and radiant is by using a tinted moisturiser. These multitasking products provide the perfect blend of hydration, light coverage, and sun protection, making them a must-have for the hot months. 

I'm often asked; what is a tinted moisturiser?

A tinted moisturiser is a hybrid product that combines the benefits of a moisturiser with a hint of colour, offering lightweight coverage. It hydrates your skin while evening out your complexion, making it ideal for a natural, no-makeup makeup look.

Benefits of tinted moisturisers for summer

  1. Lightweight Coverage: Unlike heavy foundations, tinted moisturisers provide a sheer, breathable layer that allows your skin to shine through.
  2. Hydration: They keep your skin moisturised, which is essential for a healthy glow.
  3. Sun Protection: Many tinted moisturizers come with SPF, giving you an extra layer of defense against harmful UV rays.
  4. Natural Finish: Perfect for achieving that coveted dewy look without feeling greasy.

Choosing the right tinted moisturiser is key

Here are some key factors to consider when selecting a tinted moisturiser for summer:

1. Know your skin type

Understanding your skin type is crucial for choosing the right product. Here’s a quick guide:

  • Dry Skin: Look for tinted moisturisers with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin.
  • Oily Skin: Opt for oil-free formulas with mattifying properties to control shine.
  • Combination Skin: Choose a balanced formula that hydrates without making your skin oily.
  • Sensitive Skin: Select fragrance-free and hypoallergenic products to avoid irritation.

2. Pick the right shade

Tinted moisturisers usually come in a limited range of shades, but finding the right match is still important. Opt for a shade that blends seamlessly with your skin tone. If you’re between shades, choose the lighter one for a more natural look.

3. Consider the finish

The finish of a tinted moisturiser can significantly affect your overall look:

  • Dewy Finish: Ideal for dry or normal skin types, it gives a radiant, glowing appearance.
  • Matte Finish: Suitable for oily or combination skin, it helps control shine and gives a smooth, velvety look.
  • Natural Finish: Works well for all skin types, offering a balance between dewy and matte.

4. Ingredient List

Pay attention to the ingredients to ensure the product meets your skin’s needs:

  • Hydrating Ingredients: Look for hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and aloe vera.
  • Antioxidants: Ingredients like vitamin C and E help protect your skin from environmental damage.
  • Oil-Control: Niacinamide and salicylic acid are great for reducing oil production and preventing breakouts.

My Favourite Tinted Moisturisers to Try This Summer

  1. *Senna Barely BaseLuminous lightweight colour adapting foundation, well-aging serum, moisturiser and sunscreen in one. SPF 20. 
  2. *Delilah Wake Up Radiant Skin TintA radiant skin tint that reawakens the skin adding a sheer, sun-kissed tint of colour and a brightening, dewy luminosity.
  3. *Mii Cosmetics Skin Secret Cream Tint; An ultra-lightweight fluid tint that nourishes the skin with a hybrid formula that combines skincare with makeup for a smooth, healthy, radiant finish and SPF25. White formula that adapts to your skin.
  4. *Mii Cosmetics Skin Loving BB Cream3 in 1 moisturiser, primer and foundation with SPF 15.
  5. Sculpted by Aimee Hydratint; Adds a sheer veil of colour that’s perfect for a natural, barely-there look.
  6. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream: Combines full coverage with the benefits of a tinted moisturiser and SPF 50.

* Available to shop at S.A.K. Makeup

Application Tips for a Flawless Finish

  1. Prep Your Skin: Start with a clean, moisturised face. Apply a lightweight serum if needed and your SPF.
  2. Use Your Fingers: Warm the product between your fingers and apply it in circular motions for a natural blend.
  3. Layer If Needed: For more coverage, apply an extra layer where needed or use a concealer for spot treatments.
  4. Set with Powder: If you have oily skin, set your tinted moisturiser with a light dusting of translucent powder.

Hope this helps inspire your gorgeous summer skin! 

Love Stacey xx