The Best Luminous Skin Tints
The Best Luminous Skin Tints

The Best Luminous Skin Tints

Skin tints are the ideal summer base. Thanks to their sheer coverage and breathable formulas, they let your natural skin shine through and often contain plenty of skin-loving ingredients – plus, they’re easier to apply than traditional foundations. Here are seven we rate…
By Eleanor Magill
Images: @ROSEINC

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Best All-Rounder

Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, £41 | NARS

When it comes to shade range and finishes, the NARS complexion products are hard to beat. This is one of the higher-coverage bases on this list – it’s more medium-to-full with an impressive 16-hour wear – but the transfer-resistant, sweat-resistant formula is perfect for the high heat of summer. Enriched with a unique blend of pigments and skin-loving ingredients like raspberry and watermelon extracts, it also works to improve skin's appearance over time.

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Best Breathable Coverage

Seamless Skin Enhancing Tint, £37 | Lisa Eldridge

Lisa Eldridge is known for celebrating natural complexions, which is why her Skin Tint perfectly captures that ‘your skin but better’ look. It effortlessly evens out skin tone, minimises shadows and takes down redness for a refreshed, healthy appearance. A little really goes a long way; it also feels super lightweight and lets your natural skin shine through. While the finish isn’t as glowy as others on this list, it offers a more natural, satin-like look, making it ideal for everyday wear.

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Best For Acne-Prone Skin

HydraTint Moisturising Tinted Serum, £23 | Sculpted By Amiee

Containing more than 90% kind-to-skin ingredients, Sculpted By Aimee’s Hydratint is more like skincare than make-up – ideal for those who find traditional foundations too heavy. It’s loaded with hyaluronic acid for lasting hydration, and fortified with centella asiatica water to soothe and strengthen, while the ceramides repair and support the skin’s natural barrier. The finish is subtly luminous, too.

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Best For That ‘Lit From Within’ Look

Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum, £39 | Rose Inc

Bridging the gap between skincare and make-up, the Rose Inc Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum has a weightless formula that leaves behind a natural glow. Infused with hydrating rose extracts, it replenishes and revitalises, while the formula contains sodium hyaluronate for skin plumping, squalane for weightless hydration, and peptides for environmental defence. 

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Best For Dry Skin

Strobe Dewy Skin Tint, £32 | M.A.C

M·A·C’s Strobe Dewy Skin Tint has everything we’ve come to expect from a quality skin tint: hyaluronic acid, shea butter, vitamin E and squalane. It has a cooling gel-balm texture that provides sheer and buildable coverage with up to eight hours of hydration, while the glowy finish has an almost iridescent look to it. 

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Best For Sun Protection

Super Serum Skin Tint Spf 30, £48 | Ilia Beauty

Ilia’s lightweight tinted serum has a luminous finish, contains mineral SPF and offers an array of added skincare benefits. Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide, it delivers mineral protection against UVA, UVB and UVC rays, and blue light, without leaving any white residue behind. On application, it appears lighter to make sure you aren’t missing any spots. Then, it dries down to your exact shade and blends into the skin. Free from silicones, oils, fragrances and chemical sunscreens, it's dermatologist-tested to be non-comedogenic and gentle enough for sensitive skin.

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Best For Combination Skin

Revitalessence Glow Foundation, £49 | Shiseido

Shiseido’s Revitalessence Skin Glow Foundation has been lauded by influencers, make-up artists and beauty editors alike. This medium-coverage foundation offers a luminous finish and contains SPF30. Its buildable and weightless formula ensures up to 12 hours of flawless wear; it’s infused with fermented kefir and niacinamide to boost hydration, support the skin's natural pH balance and improve the look of your complexion over time. 

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