7 Skin Tints For Great Glow & Impressive Coverage

7 Skin Tints For Great Glow & Impressive Coverage

If you don’t feel like wearing a full-on foundation right now, then skin tints – the newest formulations on the shelves – might just come at the perfect time. Designed to offer brighter, hydrating coverage that feels and looks like a second skin – and with numerous benefits – here are the ones worth a try...


Chanel Sublimage L’Essence De Teint, £110

Best For: Fuller Coverage 

Recommended by A-list make-up artist, Ruby Hammer MBE, this new tinted base boasts impressive skincare benefits, while providing a full-coverage finish, too. Dubbed a radiance-generating serum, just a few pumps create a luminous glow that goes the distance. It’s suitable for everyone to try, but experts recommend it most for mature types, thanks to the plumping hydration it lends skin. A great option for anyone looking to conceal imperfections, while also allowing their skin to breathe. 

Available at JohnLewis.com


Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint, £55

Best For: Plumper-Looking Skin

Hourglass formulas never disappoint, and this silky tint is no exception. Brimming with hydrating hyaluronic acid, it skims the skin with a glossy, wet-look glow, while offering medium-to-full coverage, too. The added pearlescent pigments catch the light beautifully, while the whipped, creamy texture is seriously satisfying to apply. Available in 12 versatile shades, it’s guaranteed to suit your natural skin tone. 

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk


Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 30, £22 (was £44)

Best For: Added Protection  

Combining sun protection, skincare and great coverage in one velvety formula, this is so much more than your average base. It harnesses the benefits of hyaluronic acid, squalane and niacinamide, too, keeping the skin calm, smooth and free of redness. As for the actual pigment, it’s light and sheer, but rich enough to cover everything from dark circles to uneven tone and texture. Plus, it’s formulated without any silicone, oils or fragrance, so you never have to worry about clogging up your pores or causing irritation.

Available at SpaceNK.com


Typology Tinted Serum, £24.80

Best For:  A Lightweight Finish

This make-up and skincare hybrid is not to be missed. It’s sheer and can be layered up easily depending on your preference. Each shade has also been formulated using the Fitzpatrick Scale, which takes into consideration your sun exposure and skin tone to find you a perfect match. If you’re unsure, the website offers free samples for testing, too. We love the addition of vitamin C, squalane and aloe vera – all of which hydrate, brighten and protect. 

Available at Typology.com


bareMinerals Liquid Mineral Foundation

Best For: Reducing Pore Size 

This mineral-based foundation is a complete one-off. Unlike anything else on the market, it works to improve skin’s texture, while also reducing the size of enlarged pores over time. The actual formula is a runny liquid that’s easy to blend, and once buffed in, it settles down fast without any creasing. Expect an almost matte finish, but one that comes with visible luminosity, thanks to in-built pearls that reflect darkness and uneven tone. We love the addition of olive-derived squalene, too – it hydrates, protects and minimises moisture loss. A must-try for 2021.

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Lottie London Velvet Skin Tint, £6.97 (was £9.95)

Best For: A Soft-Focus Glow

Created to replace heavy-duty foundations, this lightweight tint provides a soft-focus glow that’s unbeatable and belies its affordable price tag. Easy to blend, it can be built up for fuller coverage or sheered out for more of a satin glow. Whichever you choose, you’ll love the radiance it lends, as well as the ‘barely-there’ feel. Coconut extract and hyaluronic acid work to lock in moisture, too, while also keeping irritation at bay.

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Kosas Tinted Face Oil, £40

Best For: Extra Hydration 

Merging the benefits of mineral pigments and active botanical oils, this silky formula works to even skin tone, minimise pores, and lend a dewy sheen. There are ten shades available, complete with self-adjusting colour to suit everyone. It’s also incredibly moisturising, so skin feels hydrated and never tight or cakey. No wonder Cult Beauty has reported that 1,500 people search the brand on its site every day – the glowing reviews speak for themselves. 

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

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