10 tinted moisturisers for a lightweight, beautiful base
Not too much, but just enough
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / October 13 2023
If you’re into the no-makeup makeup look (and really, who isn’t?), then your kit should definitely feature a good tinted moisturiser. They're incredible all year round, but we must say, they're particularly powerful during summer (when the temperature is high and natural is the preferred aesthetic) seeing as they enhance the look of your skin without covering it up.
And while there are a lot of confusing beauty products out there – we're looking at you, cushion compacts – a tinted moisturiser is not one of them. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a moisturiser with a tint. Its two top objectives are to nourish skin and even out skin tone.
But hey, we don't mind that a few formulas happen to bring some other benefits along for the ride as well – it just means you can find an option you truly love, rather than one that does the bare minimum without letting you tailor your look to your skin type.
So, if your makeup bag is still missing one, these are the top tinted moisturisers we rely on for nailing those no-foundation days...
Avocado Zinc SPF 50 Natural Tinted Moisturiser
Luxuriously silky, this product leaves the skin glowing, hydrated and protected. 100 per cent natural and vegan, it provides wonderful coverage, evens out skin tone, conceals blemishes and blends to match your skin tone perfectly. What more could you want?
$40 at a-beauty
theBalm Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer
If you’re after an option that's super natural but still delivers fantastic coverage, this nourishing delight is an absolute winner. The clean formula contains bio-retinol, a natural ingredient known to mimic the visible line-reducing effects of retinol.
$17.44 at iHerb
Natio Tinted Moisturiser SPF 50+
Gentle mineral pigments and a combo of chamomile, vitamin E and green tea? That's one extremely soothing base. Fittingly, it also works a treat for covering redness, and look, we'll always welcome a little extra sun protection.
$21.95 at Myer
Huda Beauty GloWish Multi Dew Skin Tint
To say we were excited when this top-reviewed pick landed down under is a bit of an understatement. Boasting a glowy, lightweight sheen finish that blurs pores, this skin-brightening pick helps to soothe, moisturise, clarify, and protect against environmental aggressors. BRB while we add this one straight to our cart.
$56 at Adore Beauty
Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint Foundation
It’s all about a skin-blurring finish with Fenty’s latest skin tint. Think a poreless but lightweight base that perfects the complexion while still adding a bit of hydration back into skin for comfortable wear. Plus, with a humidity, sweat and transfer-resistant formula, it's a post-gym sesh must-have.
$53 at Sephora
Jane Iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser SPF15
This mineral tinted moisturiser offers gorgeous sheer coverage and is packed with smoothing ingredients that also help to soften the look of large pores, so it's our pick for anyone who wants to correct both texture and tone but keep the vibe natural.
$60 at Skin Matrix
Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator SPF25
Add aloe water and hyaluronic acid into the tint mix, and you've got your hands on a very hydrating base. It's oil-free as well, though, so it delivers the perfect 'natural' finish. Not glossy, not matte, but something that sits beautifully in between.
$55 at Adore Beauty
Pixi H2O SkinTint
Searching for a semi-matte formula? This tint-in-gel option offers just that in a light-medium consistency that lets skin breathe while still keeping oil in check. It also features green tea and lavender for some welcome soothing side effects; another win.
$48 at ASOS
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturiser SPF30
The gel-cream texture of this oil-free formula makes it the perfect fit for oily skin types on hot summer days. It has a dewy finish to it, though, so get ready to see the glowy-but-not-greasy finish you've spent your whole life chasing.
$53.50 at Strawberry Net
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser
No tinted moisturiser round-up is complete without the OG, okay? The luminosity the light-reflecting pigments add into skin is just what you need on those no-makeup makeup days, and the shade range is one of the best in the game.
$72.42 at Amazon