What to wear when it’s too warm for heavy foundations but you still want coverage and added UV protection?
…the answer is skin tints.
They provide a beautiful veil which gives the skin the most radiant appearance and enough coverage to even out tones with an added touch of colour. Most also contain an SPF higher than the majority of foundations.
Think of these as your beach buddies, the formulas hydrate the skin and leaves a natural texture whilst the pigments cover and illuminate the surface. They also offer protection and anti-oxidants
Here’s my 3 picks-
Chantecaille Just Skin SPF15
What they say…
This exceptionally versatile three-in-one formula represents a new approach to foundation, powered by the latest Japanese technology. Designed for men and women as unique skin perfector, it provides excellent coverage, smooths fine lines and offers sun protection.
- Lightweight tinted moisturizer perfects and protects skin with SPF 15
- Ideal moisturizer, sunscreen, and foundation for both women and men
- Revolutionary complex of botanicals fights free radicals
- Smooth, velvety, extraordinarily lightweight texture
- It contains Sodium Hyaluronate which increases hydration
- It is a mineral sunscreen which is better for the skin (read my article on mineral vs chemical sunscreen)
- Anti-oxidants to protect the skin
Creme De La Mer Reparative Skintint SPF 30
What they say…
This reparative treatment with a healthy wash of colour, works to perfect the complexion instantly and over time. Skin is immersed in the renewing energies of our legendary Miracle Broth™, while potent marine ferments help even, smooth and repair the look of lines and wrinkles. SPF30 and anti-oxidants help protect from environmental stressors such as pollution that can age the look of the skin. Day by day, skin looks healthier, more glowing and luminous.
- Anti oxidants to protect against environmental aggressors
- Higher SPF of 30
- Botanicals to repair the skin
(read my review on this product here)
PIXI H2O Skintint
What they say…
Innovative complexion-enhancing gel tint for a smooth, fresh faced look all day. Cooling & refreshing formula gives a flawless finish to skin that feels much lighter & more breatheable than a traditional foundation. Hydrating, long-lasting & water-resistant. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
Paraben & fragrance free.
- Antioxidants & botanicals to protect and hydrate
- Water resistant
- Fragrance free
If you’re looking for a tinted base with a higher SPF and a dewy finish I’d recommend Creme de la Mer Reparative skintint, if coverage is your main concern I’d opt for Chantecaille just skin, it covers impressively well without feeling heavy or settling into lines. If you’re looking for a lightweight, long-lasting finish try PIXI H20 Skintint. It’s a great choice for creating a youthful fresh glow!
All 3 are ideal for all ages, and especially beneficial for those with more mature skin. Each look very natural on the skin, Chantecaille’s sets a little more matte whilst remaining radiant. Creme de la Mer falls in the middle, setting slightly whilst still feeling moisturised and looking incredible! PIXI’s H20 skintint is the cheapest of all 3 and is water resistant. A great choice for holidays however you’d need to apply a suncreen underneath as it isn’t inclusive in the product.
If you want to see how this looks in video watch my latest tutorial using only PIXI products, I create a dewy Summer look using the H20 SkinTint