Summer is upon us and this means it’s time to ditch the heavy make-up and opt for something lighter. Whether you’re enjoying the British sunshine (if we ever get any!) or soaking up the rays elsewhere, these tinted moisturisers with SPF protection are a must.
Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturising Balm is a great alternative to foundation. With its lightweight feel and easy blend formula it is one of the best tinted moisturisers on the market at the moment. Bobbi Brown say that this product is great for dry skin and gives it a dewy look whilst protecting against UVA/B rays.
The product won Best Base Range and was placed in the Beauty Hall of Fame in the In Style Beauty Awards 2011. Customers gave the product on overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 and 97% said they would recommend to a friend. Pick yours up for £33.
Perricone M.D No Foundation Foundation SPF 30 provides natural translucent coverage for even the most sensitive skin types. The product claims to correct skin undertones and instantly smooth fine lines.
Cosmopolitan said it “makes your face look airbrushed, but nobody can tell why. Genius.” and Marie Claire said “It erases blotchiness and pores with just a hint more coverage.”
The product was awarded Best Tinted Moisturiser at the Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2010 and also bagged the award for Best For A Natural Finish at the Image Beauty Awards 2010. Get your hands on a bottle for £45.
Madara Decoface Organic Tinting Fluid promises to illuminate and highly moisturise. It also gives an even skin tone whilst masking the appearance of fine lines and is a lighter alternative to foundations which can sometimes be too heavy and sit in the lines of the face, making them more noticeable.
It has ingredients including camomile, rose water, cocoa and jojoba which all help to sooth, calm and illuminate the skin.
It won Natural Health’s Best Buy 2011 and was the Anti-aging Award winner by Beauty Bible. It’s yours for £23.
MAC Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 claims to give flawless protection with its sheer tint that evens out skin tone. In addition to its skin nourishing ingredients, it gives skin a softly moisturised finish and comes in a wide range of colours to match every skin tone.
Although this product hasn’t won any awards, it has been a huge hit with customers and gained an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5.
With one customer saying it was the “best foundation ever” and another saying it is a “spring/summer must have” you’d better get your hands on one, quick! Find it at Maccosmetics.co.uk £20.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20 has to be the best tinted moisturiser on the market at the moment. It has scooped three awards for its sheer lightweight formula and ability to give the skin a healthy glow.
The hint of foundation gives good coverage but keeps your look natural, perfect for the summer months.
It has won In Style Best Beauty Buy - Best Tinted Moisturiser 2011, Essence Best In Black Beauty Awards 2011 and Allure Best of Beauty 2010. Priced at a reasonable £33, you have no excuse not to try it.