Tinted moisturisers offer a more lightweight, sheerer coverage than a traditional foundation. Combining the hydrating benefits of a moisturiser with a natural-looking tint, they're the perfect hybrid of skincare and makeup.
We've compiled our favourite formulas across the high street and luxury brands to create a shopping guide on the top-performing products.
If you have dry skin, look for ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and squalane oils, if you're oily, opt for oil-free options to help control shine.
They're also incredibly low maintenance, seamlessly blending in seconds using just your fingers.
Take your pick from our 12-product line-up, from brands including Nars, Rare Beauty, Trinny London, and more.
The best tinted moisturisers for a natural glow
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30 | £33 from Boots
This is one of the most popular tinted moisturisers on the market. Aside from its lightweight oil-free formula, sheer but buildable coverage and brightening finish, it also has the added bonus of SPF30.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector | £36 from Space NK
Another oil-free option we love is from Laura Mercier, which helps control shine, is long-wearing and can help balance oily complexions. It's perfect for an everyday base product, boasts a demi-matte finish and is easy to apply with just your fingers. It's available in 20 shades.
Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow | £35 from Feel Unique
For a dewy, radiant glow, look no further than Charlotte Tilbury. Described by the brand as "summer-in-a-bottle" this lightly pigmented cream will leave you looking sun-kissed even in winter. It adapts to your skin tone and has a natural finish.
Summer Fridays Sheer Skin Tint | £40 from Cult Beauty
This is a newer launch released this summer and has been winning praise among beauty obsessives ever since. It delivers a sheer to light coverage, has a natural finish, and is a quick fix for concealing redness and uneven skin tone, all without feeling heavy on the skin.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ Unifiant Tinted Moisturiser | £18.50 from Boots
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ is one of its bestsellers and for good reason. The moisturiser helps reduce breakouts and inflammation, and with this tinted version, you can enjoy its skincare benefits with a lightweight veil of natural coverage.
Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint | £27 from Boots
We couldn't share a list of the best tinted moisturisers without including Fenty's Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint. Available in 25 shades, it has a humidity, sweat, and transfer-resistant formula, buildable light to medium coverage, and an instant blurring finish. Think of it as your skin-but-better in a bottle.
Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin™ Sheer Tinted Oil-free Spf20 | £9 for members from Beauty Pie
This smoothing and soothing oil-free formula is ideal if you're looking for a sheer coverage base with added sun UV protection. It gives skin a dewy glow and is an absolute bargain if you're a Beauty Pie subscriber.
Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturiser | £36 from Boots
Bobbi Brown's extensive complexion products are well-loved, and this tinted moisturiser is well worth a spot in your makeup bag. It covers redness, hydrates and adds a radiant finish, not to mention it takes seconds to blend.
Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator | £32 from John Lewis
Moisture Surge is one of Clinique's best skincare ranges for hydrating, lightweight products – this tinted moisturiser is the icing on the cake. Promising 12 hours of wear and a cocktail of hyaluronic acid and aloe water, it will keep skin plump and dewy all day long.
Skin Perfector BFF SPF 30 Cream | £39 from Trinny London
Inside this tube is radiance-boosting sheer coverage skin tint that can be worn under makeup for added glowiness or on its own for a low-maintenance base. It adds instant luminosity for a healthy-looking, but natural finish.
Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint Broad Spectrum Spf 30 | £39 from Cult Beauty
This refillable skin tint has a unique glass rollerball applicator for a smooth but even distribution of product without getting your hands messy. Available in 14 shades, it's made with a blend of grapeseed, avocado, mandarin, jojoba, and olive-derived squalane oils to moisturise and add a glow.
Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser | £26 from Space NK
This hydrating, long-lasting product offers light to medium coverage and leaves no greasiness or ashy undertones. It comes in 24 shades, has a blurring effect on pores and takes seconds to blend. What more do you need?