Have you ever got stuck in a makeup situation where a foundation seems like too much coverage (and effort) and your CC or BB cream isn’t helping with that no-makeup makeup look that you’re trying to achieve? If yes, read on as we get to the answer you might be looking for! Most of us love ourselves a full-coverage look but let’s be honest, we hate our makeup smudging the face mask. And if you live in a city with high levels of humidity, the struggle of wearing makeup is real. Enter, skin tints!
Skin tints had their moment in 2021 when natural, no-makeup makeup looks became our go-to and we are not over that trend yet. Case in point, it’s going to stay. A sheer alternative to foundation, BB and CC creams, and even tinted moisturiser, skin tints are lightweight, blendable, and do not clog pores and or get cakey. You may wonder if skin tints cover blemishes and dark spots? The answer is NO because they aren’t even meant to. Imagine sheer, natural coverage (but buildable) with a dewy finish all day long!
In the last couple of years, many brands have launched their iteration of this product. However, as the beauty editor, it’s my responsibility to introduce you to the ones that are worth your money. Keep your cards ready!
1. Just Herbs Herb-Enriched Skin Tint
One of the most loved offerings from this homegrown brand, Just Herbs’ skin tints are lightweight, provide medium coverage, and sun protection. These tints come with skin-loving properties and are suitable for all skin types. Available in 12 shades and formulated keeping the Indian skin tone in mind, it blends easily and keeps skin moisturised.
2. GloWish Multidew Skin Tint
A recent offering by Huda Kattan, this skin tint is for skinimalists! Sheer, fragrance-free, and available in 13 shades, this comes in packed with hydrating ingredients like rosehip oil, squalane, and glycerine. If you are ready to splurge, this one is worth every penny. Also, a little goes a long way so one full-sized tube will last long.
3. PIXI H2O Skin Tint
Imagine gallops of water for your skin in the form of makeup – surprising, isn’t it? Thankful for innovative products that combine skincare benefits with makeup. With rose water and green tea, it gives a fresh, naturally-radiant finish to the skin with coverage that lasts.
4. Forest Essentials Som Rasa Silk Skin Tint
Hydrating, long-lasting, with light to medium coverage, this skin tint is a must buy if you are fond of homegrown brands that offer products specifically developed for Indian skin tone. It gives a soft, silky finish to the skin and blends onto the skin like a second skin.
5. Chanel Water Fresh Tint
Is any product recommendation list complete without actually putting a dreamy (and expensive) product from one of the most sought-after beauty brands? Saving the best for the last, Chanel Water Fresh tint is lightweight and works amazingly well as a makeup base. When used individually, it delivers a dewy, fresh finish with a fine flush of pigment that you need to nail that natural, less-is-more look. A bit of a splurge, you might want to try it to understand the hype.