Tint off!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Currently there’s a lot of hype surrounding BB creams, but good old tinted moisturisers are still a firm fave. It’s summer, so swop your heavier foundations for lighter coverage that also offers sun protection. With so many tinted moisturisers on the market, we thought we’d introduce you to our top four contenders…

Tinted Off!

THE PAY-DAY BUY: Dermalogica UltraCalming Ultra Sensitive Tint SPF 30, R415

The low down: With the best of both worlds, Dermalogica’s product has a broad-spectrum sunscreen and also offers a sheer tint. It is especially good for sensitive, reactive skin.
This will suit you if: you really want to treat your skin and don’t mind spending that extra penny. If you often find your skin reacting to other products this is a winner. If sun protection is important (and it should be), you’ve got an SPF 30.

THE BECAUSE YOU CAN BUY: Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15, R235

The low down: Available in three shades (light, medium, dark) Elizabeth Arden’s tinted moisturiser adds that healthy, luminous glow. It is infused with all kinds of minerals and has an SPF 15.
This will suit you if: you are already familiar with Elizabeth Arden and trust the brand. Even with sheer coverage, an SPF, and truckloads of minerals it’s small enough to fit into your beach bag – perfect for touch ups throughout the day.

THE INBETWEENER BUY: Justine Radiance Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20, R185

The low down: As part of the Colour Studio range, Justine’s tinted moisturiser will help even out your complexion and minimise the appearance of fine lines while offering an SPF 20.
This will suit you if: you have a mature skin and want to cover fine lines, but still want that sheer look. Helping your skin feel and appear more supple, it is also available in light, medium and dark shades.

THE END-OF-THE-MONTH BUY: essence My Skin tinted moisturiser, R29.95

The low down: Offering your skin a pleasant, fresh feeling and light tint, essence’s colours adapt to suit your skin tone to help ensure a natural, smooth-looking complexion. It offers you 24 hours of moisture and provides a subtle shimmer. PLUS, it has pleasant peachy smell and is available in light, medium and dark shades.
This will suit you if: you’ve broken the bank and you’re a newbie to tinted moisturisers. It’ll allow you to suss out the look and feel of a tinted moisturiser without spending too much on an ‘experimental buy’. If you don’t like tinted moisturiser, then you don’t have to feel bad, as you wouldn’t have spent too much money.

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Ayesh

    Essence Tinted Moisturizer is wonderful. I’ve been using it all year. Perfect when you don’t have the time to apply foundation, when you’re just slipping out for an afternoon stroll on the beach or a quick trip to the supermarket. The scent makes you feel just peachy.

    4 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    Yeah! Essence does it again! On my shopping list!

    4 years ago •

  1. Tiaan Smith

    I don’t like the tinted ones and R415 is a bit too hectic. A friend told me that the Justine one is really good!

    4 years ago •

  1. disastar

    I’m going to get the Essence one. I like their makeup as it doesn’t dry up my skin

    4 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    I like the end of the month buy.

    4 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    Not a fan of tinted moisturisers but I do like the look of the Dermalogica one

    4 years ago •

  1. Ayesh

    I use the mySkin tinted moisturizer, but I think I might switch to a BB cream, seeing as it offers more coverage. A least I hope it does!

    4 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    Prefer tinted moisturiser (BB) – it doesn’t look overdone

    5 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    I cant find essence at any clicks store in jhb. Is it out yet?

    5 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Time to get one of these for Summer!

    5 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    More than the content of article love the style of article. I love tinted moisturuser in summers, just dab conclealer and put tinted moisturiser. Great look especially for beaches or picnics.

    5 years ago •

  1. Livvy

    nice review, best of both worlds. lol

    5 years ago •

  1. Cass1231

    Tinted moisturiser..sounds interesting!

    5 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    The inbetweener SPF 20 is what I really need!!!

    5 years ago •

  1. mahomed

    I love the Justine’s tinted moisturiser!

    5 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    I cant find essence anywhere! Ive checked 3 clicks stores. Are they in store now?

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    sjoe! big price difference!

    5 years ago •

  1. Hima

    eying EA and Essence tinted moisturizers…will first give essence a try then EA..

    5 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    I too have not tried these …Going to buy the Essence range initially to see how it works… But I love Elizabeth Arden Products too, so may give it a try :)

    5 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I was thinking about getting tinted moisturizer for summer. Maybe should save up for Dermalogica as I am not so sure about others… Oh, please explain to us what is the difference between BB cream and tinted moisturizers?

    5 years ago •

  1. BeautyBloggess

    I LOVE the layout for this page. More of these, please! The Elizabeth Arden Mineral Tinted Moisturiser is my personal fav out of these ones…

    5 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    lol! Love the depiction of this ad!

    5 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    I’ve only used the Essence one and it has a very light and hydrating feel to it. But I think it might be a bit too peachy for my skin.

    5 years ago •

  1. beautilicious

    i have tried the justine radiance tinted moisturiser before and it felt like heaven. the essence range is a good range to help you save your money. i will love to treat myself to the dermalogica brand… spf 30 sounds good and the best part is that its amazing for sensitive skin

    5 years ago •

  1. Noma

    hahahha I love these notes….!!!! Will buy the “end of the month buy”…. :)

    5 years ago •

  1. CharlieW

    Haven’t tried a tinted moisturiser before; may give Essence a go.

    5 years ago •

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