These Are The Best Tinted Moisturisers We've Tried

Best Tinted Moisturisers 2024 | Space NK
Summer has arrived – it could be a fleeting visit, but we’ll take it! Warmer temperatures mean lighter coverage and ideally extra sun protection, which can only mean one thing: it’s officially tinted moisturiser season.

The best tinted moisturisers offer light but effective coverage, a hydration boost and the added benefit of SPF. They’re the OG skincare-makeup hybrids and are perfect for when you want to change gear and opt for a minimal makeup look.

You might be wondering what the difference is between BB creams and tinted moisturisers. Historically, the latter offered hydration and coverage with very little in between, while BB creams included extra skincare ingredients to help soothe, nourish, and protect skin. These days the gap has narrowed quite significantly and most tinted moisturisers include everything from vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to squalane and green tea.

To help you find the best tinted moisturiser for you, we've selected our favourites for 2024 so far, including the best formula for dry skin and the one we recommend for a supercharged glow.

These Are The Best Tinted Moisturisers For 2024


Rare Beauty

Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser, £29.00

Best Lightweight Tinted Moisturiser
Rare Beauty's tinted moisturiser is a bestseller for Selena Gomez's makeup line. Featherlight in texture and available in a whopping 24 shades, this tinted moisturiser is one to seek out and try. The coverage is light-to-medium (we recommend using concealer on any problem areas beforehand) and the finish is somewhere between healthy matte and radiant. It ticks a lot of boxes and as we said, we highly recommend trying this formula - you won't regret it.



Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser, £38.00

Best Tinted Moisturiser For Oily Skin
Striking the balance between dewy and shiny can be tricky if your skin is naturally oily. This oil-free formula helps to gently disguise blemishes and even out your skin tone without clogging pores or resulting in a greasy sheen across your T-zone within hours. While the shot of vitamin C helps to brighten skin, SPF 30 ensures it's protected. In keeping with NARS' inclusive stance, there are now 16 shades to cover a broad range of skin tones.


Laura Mercier

Tinted Moisturiser Natural Skin Perfector SPF30, £42.00

Best Tinted Moisturiser With SPF
Laura Mercier is the makeup artist who is often credited with creating the first tinted moisturiser and over 25 years later the brand continues to lead the way. This is by far one of the best tinted moisturisers with SPF because it offers a higher protection than most without feeling heavy or mask like – we still recommend using your usual daily SPF underneath. We'd also point out that this particular formula offers a slightly heavier coverage without weighing down the texture. If you want to camouflage blemishes, redness or dark spots without using a concealer, this could be the tinted moisturiser for you.


Rose Inc

Tinted Serum, £39.00

Best Tinted Moisturiser For Acne-Prone Skin
While Rose Inc's featherlight base might not conceal acne breakouts, it does offer a distraction by giving your skin a gorgeous, healthy glow. The tiny beads of pigment help to smooth out skin and blur pores, while hyaluronic acid and squalane provide a hydration boost without clogging pores. It’s the ideal formula if you don’t want to aggravate your skin, but also don’t want to forgo makeup entirely. We also like it as an off-duty base for the weekends when you want that fresh-faced glow.



BB Burst Tinted Gel Cream, £34.00

Best Tinted Moisturiser For Dry Skin
Kosas' BB Burst Tinted Gel Cream has received a lot of hype on social media thanks to it's refreshing, lightweight texture and the gorgeous glow it leaves. While gel textures are usually reserved for oilier skin types, this formula is packed full of copper peptides and hyaluronic acid to quench dry, thirsty skin. It's also light enough that you can use your usual skincare routine underneath without your makeup feeling heavy and cloying.



Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, £60.00

Best Tinted Moisturiser For Sensitive Skin
Chantecaille's bestselling tinted moisturiser has had a revamp for 2024 and let us tell you now, it’s better than before. The dreamy texture is incredibly similar, the main difference is the new formula is packed with even more skin nourishing ingredients.



Veil Hydrating Skin Tint, £49.00

Bestselling Tinted Moisturiser
The Hourglass Veil Hydrating Skin Tint may have only launched in the summer of 2023, but it has quickly become the bestselling tinted moisturiser at Space NK. Why? Well, the lightweight formula conceals uneven skin tone and blemishes, and it can be layered for a fuller-looking coverage (we're talking light still, not medium coverage!). It contains squalane and meadowfoam seed oil to help hydrate skin too. It's easy to apply, comfortable and leaves your skin looking healthy and natural.



Perfecting Skin Tint, £28.00

Best Skin-Like Tinted Moisturiser
As one of the OG Glossier products, this skin tint was made to give you the most natural-looking finish, while covering up imperfections. It's the perfect base for those no-makeup makeup days when you want the lightest coverage possible.


How To Find The Best Tinted Moisturiser For You

“All skin types can use tinted moisturiser, but you need to find one that balances out your skin type,” says makeup artist Arif Khan. “If your skin veers towards the dry side, you should opt for a dewy, hydrating tinted moisturiser and if your skin tends to be oilier, choose a oil-free or mattifying option.”

Before you start shopping, consider your skin type and the kind of finish you want to achieve. If you have dry skin, you should look out for formulas that contain hyaluronic acid, while oily skin types could benefit from non-comedogenic, oil-free formulas. Another key decision is whether you want a tinted moisturiser with SPF or not. We still recommend using your daily SPF if you're going to be spending a lot of time in the sun though. If you find it tricky to source the right shade or finish when you’re shopping online, try our Foundation Finder – it’s the next best thing to a personal beauty shopper.


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Posted: Friday, 21 June 2024