Lets talk about Tinted Moisturisers


When it comes to my everyday makeup, I will pick tinted moisturisers over liquid foundation any day. I love a full coverage look for a special occasion, but day-to-day I like to have naturally luminous looking skin with my freckles showing through. For me personally, a flawless face doesn't suit me all that well, I like to have a few imperfections showing through and I hate feeling like I'm wearing a mask. Honestly, I just prefer the way my skin looks when I'm wearing a tinted moisturiser most days.  Tinted moisturisers are the perfect balance for me between the right amount of coverage and a light constancy. Having a base for my makeup that evens out my skin tone, adds a slight glow and gives my skin added moister, for me, is an ideal product. I have found that there is definitely a big different between drugstore & high end tinted moisturisers, in my experience drug store products don't give me the right amount of coverage and I don't particularly like the consistency compared to the high end products I have tried. I would definitely prefer to spend a little more on a tinted moisturiser and have better results.

Definitely on the pricey side at $42, but the Nars tinted moisturiser has to be my all time favourite. I will repurchase this again and again with out thinking about the price because I love it that much. It gives me the perfect coverage, just enough to cover up my redness and even out my skin tone, but it lets my freckles show through. It has a very natural, dewy finish and it feels incredibly light on the skin. Another thing I really like about this product is that its so quick and easy to apply, it works great with a brush or beauty blender, but strangely for me, I like to use my fingers to apply this - and I typically hate to use my fingers to apply makeup. Its so easy to blend and gives such a beautiful finish that lasts all day. Enough raving now, the bottom line is, you need this product. 

Technically this product is a BB cream and not a tinted moisturiser, but in my eyes it doesn't matter if its called a BB, CC (apparently theres a DD cream now?!) they all do the same thing - for the sake of this post, today its a tinted moisturiser. I really like the Dr Jart + range, I have used the Dr Jart + Water Fuse Beauty Balm as well as the Platinum products, I have been impressed by both. Although they have a thicker constancy to most tinted moisturisers, I have found that Dr Jart + products work really well in the summer. They work well to control the oils on my face, they have long lasting wear, they feel light on the skin, and they have the added SPF 30, which is a really nice bonus. They are very easy to get a hold of in the UK as they are stocked in Boots stores and I'm pretty sure that Sephora stocks Dr Jart + products. Prices range from £18-£24 with a variety of products aimed for different skin types and ages, so there is something for everyone. 

I have been using the Tarte BB Tinted Treatment for nearly a year now and I was surprised at how much I liked this product. I normally don't buy into the whole '12 hour wear' or 'treatment' aspect of a product, as most brands use it as an advertising ploy, but Tarte products really do live up to the names on their packaging. Technically a BB cream and technically a primer, I like to use this on its own most days. As it is a primer it has a silicone like consistency, like most primers, but I like the way it feels on my skin. It smooths out the texture of my skin, covers any redness or blemishes and it lasts all day long. If I want a fuller coverage I will use this under a foundation as a primer, with its coverage it helps me use less product and I have found that it does pro-long the wear of my foundation. This is a great multipurpose product in that aspect, it works as a great tinted moisturiser for day to day wear, but also doubles as my favourite primer. 


  1. Just another reason to get the NARS Tinted Moisturizer. Like I needed another lol

  2. I've seriously been wanting the NARS Tinted Moisturizer. Anything NARS just screams "BUY ME!" to me these days. It's terrible that I feel that way all the time because I really can't afford to buy so many NARS products, or any high end products for that matter.
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  3. I just think that NARS and YSL and stuff like that are too overpriced, they really make everyone strech their bank balances just to get maybe one or to things! Not fair!

    Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog

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  6. I really need to pull out my Nars Tinted Moisturiser for spring :)
    xxx Claire


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