With summer approaching, now is the time to invest in a new tinted moisturiser, the beauty bag staple for those wanting to achieve a natural yet flawless complexion while also protecting their skin from the elements.
Great for warmer weather when foundation often feels heavy, tinted moisturiser can also be used to illuminate the skin, making it a versatile addition to your make up repertoire. Most contain SPF, meaning you’ll also get an extra line of defence from sun damage during the summer months too.
And if all that wasn't reason enough then tinted moisturiser will also help you tap into the trend for natural-looking, radiant skin, seen everywhere from Michael Kors to Calvin Klein at the Spring / Summer shows. Check out our edit of the best below, most of which have received 5-star ratings from testers.
SPF 15 Tinted Moisturiser, £26.10 | Bobbi Brown
A great foundation alternative for a more casual look, this 3-in-1 moisturiser hydrates and protects your skin while achieving sheer, natural-looking coverage. Its lightweight formula glides on easily, thanks to conditioning Jojoba Oil, and will leave skin feeling supple and soft, making it ideal for those with dry complexions.
Tinted Moisturiser SPF20, £30.60 | Laura Mercier
This formula is long-wearing and works well mixed with your foundation for extra SPF protection. It delivers a smooth, healthy glow with a natural finish and features an antioxidant vitamin complex to mop up free radicals and protect your skin from the environment.
Hydra Quench Tinted Moisturiser, £27 | Clarins
With a new and improved formula, this option offers continuous hydration and has brightening qualities, meaning you’ll be left with a gorgeous, satin finish. It also contains hyaluronic acid complex and katafray bark extract, which work together to leave your skin feeling supple and smooth.
Sheer Tint SPF20, £34.80 | Dermalogica
Designed to provide an all-day sheer wash of colour, this formula contains light-diffusing particles for added radiance and broad spectrum sunscreens. Available in a range of shades, it will help improve your skin’s texture thanks to amino acids and antioxidant extracts, while blurring fine lines.
You Rebel Tinted Moisturiser SPF15, £22.05 | Benefit
This multitasking moisturiser has just a hint of tint, so it’s perfect for those craving the natural, healthy look. It’s a lighter shade, so will suit those with pale complexions. With added SPF15 and antioxidants, it has protecting qualities and contains aloe vera to help soften your skin.
Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturiser SPF15, from £21.60 | Elizabeth Arden
Infused with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, this SPF moisturiser brightens and evens out your skin tone. Providing a hint of sheer colour, it’s perfect for those wanting to achieve a fresh, luminous glow.
Perfect Look Skin Miracle, £28 | This Works
A natural option that provides instant, perfecting radiance, this formula delivers long-term hydrating and replenishing benefits to your skin.
Hydra Zen Tinted Moisturiser, £27 | Lancôme
Lancôme’s wonder product is a soothing, multi-benefit cream that moisturisers and protects in one go, while also boosting radiance and concealing imperfections. Hydration lasts for up to 24 hours, making it perfect for those with dry skin.
Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser, £30.60 | Laura Mercier
You’ll get a youthful, radiant finish with this light formula. Containing SPF 20, it protects you from damaging UV rays, and also contains a unique dewy complex, which is proven to equip the skin to better combat external aggressors and irritants while keeping moisture levels up.
Tinted Moisturiser, £60.75 | Sisley
Sisley’s version is pricy but worth it, as it combines the efficiency of a day cream with a natural make-up result to even out and mattify your skin. It also softens and nourishes the complexion with long-lasting hydration, while blurring blemishes and fine lines. Available in 4 shades, its lightweight texture will suit all skin types.
Radiance Perfected Tinted Moisturiser SPF15, £48 | Eve Lom
Blending easily for a soft, 'no-makeup' finish, this formula includes brightening actives to help reduce the appearance of pigmentation. It also hydrates throughout the day thanks to powerful fruit stem cell extracts, which deliver a steady stream of moisture to the skin’s lower levels. Vitamins C and E, and SPF15 nourish and protect, for immediate luminosity and a smoother complexion long-term.