6 February 2015


Today I’d like to put focus on three different tinted moisturisers;

Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream Tinted Moisturiser SPF15*

This cream promises to be both a BB Cream and a Tinted Moisturiser, which I guess essentially are two different things – but to be honest I would call it more of a Tinted Moisturiser, mainly because it as a very sheer tint. This means that it doesn’t give the skin much coverage, so it is perfect for those with picture-perfect skin without a blemish, scarring or pigmentation. But in saying that, it also only promises a ‘splash of sheer colour’ so you cannot fault the cream for its lack of coverage!

The formula has a lovely fresh fruity scent and has a nice rich creamy texture that absorbs quickly into the skin, and it feels very lovely on the skin, making it feel soft, hydrated and with a nice dewy and glowing finish. As it is so moisturising, it is probably also best suited for those with normal and dry skin types, as  on my combination skin, it did get a bit too shiny by the afternoon, but then again, so do most foundations during summer! It comes with SPF15, which is lovely, although a higher SPF would always be nicer!

It promises to refresh, brighten, even skin tone, hydrate and smooth, and manages to live up to four of the claims, but sadly not doing much to even out my pigmented skin!
RRP: $16.99 (50ml) – Available from Priceline, Supermarkets, Variety Stores and Select Pharmacies


Natio Tinted Moisturiser SPF50*


This tinted moisturiser from Natio promises a sheer veil of radiant colour, and as such it offers just ever so slightly better coverage than the Olay cream. The Natio Tinted Moisturiser does, as promised, thanks to containing mineral pigments, even out minor imperfections, and leaves the skin with a nice radiant demi-matte finish.

The cream contains among others Grape seed, jojoba, evening primrose, chamomile and aloe help to keep skin soft and supple, and work to protect it from free radical damage, supporting cell repair and moisture levels, so it is a true multi-tasking product with skincare meeting foundation, as this is all you need – and as it also contains broad spectrum SPF50, it even has your sun protection needs covered too.

The cream is very light – surprisingly considering the high SPF – and is so easy to blend onto the skin, absorbing quickly, and without any stickiness. Often high SPF products make my skin look shiny and feel greasy almost as if it cannot breathe, but on the contrary, this cream feels lovely on my combination skin, and stays put most of the day too!

RRP: $18.95 – Available from Priceline, Department Stores, Select Pharmacies, and Natio Online

Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser SPF20*     


Finally, the Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moistruriser, which is also the most expensive of the line-up today. This moisturiser also adds the most coverage, covering minor pigmentation, redness and blemishes, and it is also buildable so you can reapply to the areas that need a little more coverage, all while still leaving the face with a natural glowing dewy look, yet still without being too shimmery. All I need is a touch of concealer to cover dark circles under my eyes and a few larger areas of pigmentation.

The cream is quite moisturising so I actually feel I don’t need to use a moisturiser beforehand, at least not on my combination skin during summer (although I do use a serum first), yet it is quite lightweight, and stays put most of the day without making my face look shiny, although a light dusting of powder is required at by the afternoon. If you can afford the splurge, it is well worth it.

RRP: $59 (50ml) – Available from Adore Beauty and David Jones
*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Do you use tinted moisturiser? Have you tried any of these? Any recommendations?

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1 comment

  1. I've recently been getting a bit more into tinted moisturiser, but I always need to use concealer and powder since my skin isn't the best! The Laura Mercier and Natio ones sound amazing!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.


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