Tinted Moisturisers Are Back on the Beauty Scene

If you’re a fan of products that speed up your morning routine (who isn’t?), then you need to add a tinted moisturiser to your beauty stash. These multi-taskers roll moisturiser, foundation, and even sunscreen into one, eliminating product clutter while getting you out the door quicker. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best and the latest in the tinted moisturiser category.


Shiseido Synchro Skin Tinted Gel Cream

A couple weeks ago, the NYLON team gave Shiseido’s new tinted moisturiser a try, and boy, did we like it. This lightweight formula goes on smooth, and the mousse-like texture blends into the skin effortlessly to leave a fresh, dewy finish. It’s fragrance-free and paraben-free, which makes it a good option for those with sensitive skin. Go ahead and skip the sunscreen too, it’s got SPF 30 in it.

$56, comes in 5 shades. Available now at Shiseido stores and counters.


CHANEL Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30/PA++

Chanel’s Sheer Healthy Glow is a game-changer in the tinted moisturiser department. It contains soft focus powders for a satiny finish that veils imperfections and enhances radiance. There’s hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture, and it comes with SPF 30 to protect from environmental aggressors. It’s another favourite around here — Our Editor loves wearing this on weekends for light coverage.

$87, comes in 3 shades. Available now at CHANEL Beauty stores and counters.


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Before the invasion of BB, CC, and even EE creams, there was this tried-and-true favourite. However, if you love the formula but are prone to getting blemishes, try their oil-free version instead. The lightweight formula helps control oil production and adds a hint of colour that enhances the skin without hiding it. It’s noncomedogenic too, so you and your pores can breathe easy.

Comes in 15 shades. Available now at Laura Mercier counters and Sephora stores.


Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Complexion Cream

Yes, Urban Decay’s got a tinted moisturiser too, in the form of this hybrid foundation. The One & Done blurs imperfections for a smooth, even finish thanks to its light-diffusing spheres, and it has SPF 20 to protect against sun damage. It’s also loaded with nourishing, collagen-stimulating ingredients such as peptides and vitamins, so you’ll get the benefits of skin treatment with the coverage of a sheer foundation.

$50, comes in 6 shades. Available now at Urban Decay stores, Sephora stores, and Sephora.sg.


Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

When a sheer look doesn’t quite cut it, reach for the Tarte Amazonian Clay. It’s creamy, builable, yet super lightweight, so if you need a bit more coverage over blemishes and redness, go for it. The dermatologist-tested formula contains chamomile extract which helps to soothe and treat sensitive skin. It’s also backed by a blend of vitamin A, C, and E to fight free radical damage.

$55, comes in 4 shades. Available now at Sephora stores and Sephora.sg.


NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30/PA+++

An absolute classic, NARS’ tinted moisturiser is provides buildable coverage, but it works to reduce dark spots and dullness too. It’s an oil-free formula that doesn’t contain parabens and synthetic fragrances, so you won’t have to worry about skin irritation and clogged pores — ideal for when the heat eventually kicks in. The silky texture makes it incredibly easy to blend too, so you can use your fingers to apply it, or use a sponge to build the product.

$70, comes in 7 shades. Available now at NARS stores and counters, Sephora stores, and Sephora.sg.


First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tint Cream SPF 30

If you’ve ever perused the aisles of Sephora, you would’ve come across First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair collection. This here is the newest member in the lineup, and it gives the same lasting hydration and skincare benefits as its beloved facial hydrators, but with that extra dose of lightweight coverage to help hide imperfections.

$43, comes in 5 shades. Available now at Sephora stores and Sephora.sg.