If you’re looking for that fresh-faced glow this summer, these tinted moisturisers and creams are some of the best around
If you feel like never going back to a full face of high coverage foundation after lockdown, you are not the only one. Below we’ve rounded up some of best BB creams (a mixture between moisturiser and foundation) and tinted moisturisers to help give you a lightweight fresh-faced glow this summer. With high temperatures and summer approaching, you can easily switch or incorporate more lightweight products on your face.
Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Tint and Glow Skin Enhancer SPF30 (€25) available on Sculpted.com
This latest product from the Irish beauty entrepreneur is a multi-purpose skin enhancer which comes in 10 shades. It is packed with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid to hydrate, niacinamide to smoothen the skin, SPF 30 and also has built-in blue light protection from screens. It gives a lightweight sheer coverage, but you can build it as you like, and leaves a radiant finish without being too shiny – this really strikes the balance to deliver that gorgeous dewy skin look.
No7 Beautiful Skin BB cream for Normal/Oily Skin with SPF15 (€9.25) available on boots.ie
This affordable No7 BB cream is perfect if you’re new to the lightweight look and want to test it out. It’s hypo-allergic and comes in three shades: fair, medium and dark. It’s a 3-in-1 formula which claims to even, enhance skin tone, disguise imperfections and has a nutrient-enriched formula to help banish blemishes. If you have normal/oily skin and do not want that extreme glow straight away this product is a good one to start with.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Illuminating Natural Skin Perfector SPF 30 (€40.95) available on lookfantastic.ie
Laura Mercier’s cult favourite tinted moisturiser is suitable for all skin types and is really accessible with its 20-shade range. It’s a barely-there finish which offers sheer coverage. It includes “Smart Silica Treated Pigments” that leave you with a dewy finish and give you an airbrushed appearance (we tried it, and can attest – no filter needed!). It locks in moisture for 24 hours and helps smooth rough and dry patches. If you feel like splurging on a tinted moisturiser instead of a foundation this summer, this one’s for you.
Revolution SuperDewy Tinted Moisturiser (€9.99) available on revolutionbeauty.com
The Revolution SuperDewy tinted moisturiser is their first true-to-skin formula. It’s a perfect mix between foundation and moisturiser as it gives good coverage which leaves the face feeling light and fresh all day. It’s enriched with antioxidant wild berry extract and infused with 68% water. There are 12 shades available and with no added SPF you can wear your own underneath. It’s the perfect product for a dewy no makeup, makeup look.
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30 (€31.95) available on arnotts.ie
Perfect for your next staycation, the NARS tinted moisturiser is oil-free, has buildable coverage and a radiant natural finish. It’s packed with skin-loving ingredients such as vitamin C and antioxidants, which even out your skin tone over time and protect against environmental aggressors. If you’re not a fan of strong smells this one is also for you as it’s synthetic fragrance-free. It includes 16 shades and can be used on all skin types.