Although most women like to have a flawless, radiant foundation-like finish while stepping out, they don’t prefer a heavy-duty variety that looks like several coats on the face and cake out or dry the skin due to humidity. Additionally, sometimes owing to certain time constraints quite often we forget to apply a foundation or sunscreen and just rush up with a normal CTM routine.

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Well, if you are one who likes multitasking, this latest beauty essential might just be the perfect thing you need to add to your daily beauty regimen while on the go. Here comes Tinted moisturiser, a versatile wonder that offers a low maintenance approach to your everyday make-up.
Tinted Moisturizer and woman applying it

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One might already use a BB or CC cream that are known to give a more natural look, so that the skin does not look like it has several coats over it and wonder what is the purpose of adding one more beauty product to the list. Well, let's first find out what exactly is this new moisturiser.

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What Is A Tinted Moisturiser?

Just like the name suggests, a tinted moisturiser is a normal skin lotion with a slight tint or coloured hue in it. They have become the latest rage in the recent years and a uber-hot favourite amongst most women out there. Unlike regular foundations that are heavy and dry out the skin, these tinted beauty essentials not only offer ultimate hydration and moisturisation but also facilitate blurring fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, banishing dullness, hiding unevenness whilst still allowing the skin to breathe and look beautiful, all at the same time.

Moreover, addition of specific bioactive components like hyaluronic acid might even help it to offer multidimensional benefits like protection from the harmful UVA and UVB rays thus arresting ageing of skin by preventing oxidative radical damage.

And keeping in mind of the specific needs of beauty enthusiasts and makeup providers, the cosmetic industry has even come up with a variety of tinted moisturisers for each and every skin type allowing every woman to be comfortable in their own skin.

What Are The Benefits Of Adding This Tinted Moisturiser To Your Daily Beauty Regimen?

Although these hued skin emollients are much similar to BB or CC creams, lets know about some the additional benefits it has to offer and also be clear about the disadvantages of applying it.


  • Moisturises and hydrates the skin
  • Bestows a more natural look
  • Wide range of shades
  • Light weight on the skin
  • Packed with vitamins
  • Younger-looking skin
  • Great for summers
  • Keeps skin breathable
  • Prevents caking out
  • Time saviour
  • Easy to apply
  • Offers sun protection


  • Absence of whitening properties
  • Less pigmented
  • Gives medium coverage for blemishes

How To Use A Tinted Moisturiser?

Unlike regular foundations, you don’t need a brush or apply it in small portions all around the face for proper coverage. These light-weight hued moisturisers are easy to apply and you can easily get that fresh dewy look with just a small portion of it. Moreover, since tinted moisturisers gives you a more natural look, you don’t need a setting spray or a finishing powder to hold the moisturiser on the skin.

Step 1: Wash your face with a face wash.

Step 2: Use a cotton to cleanse the face.

Step 3: Apply the toner all over your face.

Step 4: Take a small portion of the tinted moisturiser.

Step 5: Smear it all over your face in circular-upward direction.

Although a tinted moisturiser may provide less colour or coverage than a regular foundation or a BB or CC cream, these beauty essentials offer a more natural-looking dewy and rejuvenated look. Also, unlike foundations and BB or CC creams, these tinted moisturisers are great for women in their teens or early twenties. So, what are you waiting for, grab the one nearest to your skin tone and flaunt an envy-worthy, crystal-clear dewy look right away!