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5 glow-getting tinted moisturisers

Coming out of lockdown with a healthy glow but haven't worn make up on yonks? Ditch the foundation for a lightweight tinted moisturiser. Here's 5 on the Muddy radar.

If you’ve spent the last 10 weeks sashaying from sun lounger to desk via Zoom, the idea of meeting people IRL may spark a sudden sense of panic. Make-up free for weeks, only properly dressed from the waist up – sartorial standards have slipped. Plus wearing a full face in this heat could cause a make-up meltdown not seen since Alice Cooper took to the stage. To ease us in gently we’ve rounded up the best tinted moisturisers to nail that ‘barely there’ look we all need right now.

laura mercier 

Make-up meets skincare with Laura Mercier’s oil-free tinted moisture. Beauty pros love thistriple threat product – lightweight, hydrating and blurs your skin’s imperfections. Not the highest sun protection with SPF20 but it does come in 15 shades.

£35 for 50ml

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nars

A cult classic, beauty editor’s have long raved about NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser, and for good reason. Containing mineral-ich seawater it peps up tired, wino skin with a hint of glow-getting colour, comes with SPF30 and is available in 12 shades.

£31 for 50ml

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Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint

Loving feeling make-up free? Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint is the barely there make-up we need right now. Its ultra-thin formula with diamond powder gives a soft focus effect and despite Glossier’s youth army of fans, this is great on older skin too. Available in 12 shades.

£20 for 30ml

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Beauty Pie

If you’re a Beauty Pie member, then you’ll love the price and the velvety finish of its Super Healthy Skin Sheer Tinted Oil Free Moisturiser. Wow that’s a mouthful. Available in five shades, it contains naturally-derived squalane to prevent dehydration, leaving your skin glowy not greasy.

£28 (members pay £6.71)

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Estée Lauder

If you’re a woman who wants it all – full coverage and a ton of moisturiser without looking like an oil slick, your holy grail is Estée Lauder’s Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturising Make-up. It’s definitely veering more into the world of foundation, but still feels light.

£36 for 30ml

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