Once we get a little sun on our face our complexion evens out, any blemish scarring blends into our slightly deeper skin tone and we feel like we can use less product.
Skin tints are a great alternative to foundations for the warmer months. They give you a sheer wash of cover but allow your natural skin to still show through. They even out the skin tone and make us look a little more radiant and fresh.
We have been testing two tints out, one for a combination to oily skin and one for a normal to dry skin.
Urban Decay one and done
Feels like a foundation initially but blends away to the coverage of a tinted moisturiser. Liquid formula which helps to blur pores and imperfections through it's light diffusing spheres.
Lovely on a slightly dryer skin as it has a fresh radiant finish but with zero residue or tacky feeling.
It improves the tone of your skin and generally gives your skin a youthful soft focus effect.
Contains SPF20 so also gives your skin a little more protection during the summer, no sign of flashback either which is great.
Six colours to choose from light to deep.
40ml and £25.00. A little goes a long way so use a stippling brush and buff it over the center of the face and build if you feel you need a little extra cover.
NARS Velvet Matte skin tint
Slightly less cover than the Urban Decay tint but with a dryer, more quickly absorbed texture. Natural matte finish which subtly evens the skin. I didn't think it lasted as well on the skin as the Urban Decay One and done and it did settle into my fine lines.
Really nice texture though and felt comfortably matte on the skin all day.
Colour numbering system is the same in the tint as their other foundation shades. I have the St Moritz shade in the tinted moisturiser and found that the same shade in the matte skin tint was a fraction lighter if anything.
Slightly higher SPF30 in this tint but again it photographs well with no flashback.
The matte skin tint is £30.00.
Both products make a lovely addition to your holiday or Summer makeup wardrobe and the squeezy tubes don't take up precious room in your makeup bag.