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Why You Need A Tinted Moisturiser | Sephora Hong Kong

If it’s not just another foundation, then what is tinted moisturiser? Although they are similar, the differences between tinted moisturiser vs foundation are important to know to make sure you’re getting the coverage you want. In general, tinted moisturisers have less colour pigment for more sheer coverage, feel lighter on the skin, and provide more hydration benefits to the skin than a foundation.

Tinted Moisturizer for Skin Types

Especially during the hotter or more humid summer months, lightweight coverage that still gives you an even, flawless complexion can be a major plus. And just like with foundation or bb cream, picking the best tinted moisturiser for you depends on your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin look for an oil-free tinted moisturiser with a cream or gel texture. Just like with foundation, finishing with a setting powder will help keep the finish semi-matte instead of shiny. If your skin is on the drier side, look for a tinted moisturiser that’s more on the sheer side colour-wise, but packed with moisturising ingredients. No matter what your skin type, always choose a tinted moisturiser with SPF to protect your complexion from sun damage now and later.

How To Apply Tinted Moisturizer

Another perk of tinted moisturiser over other complexion cosmetics is it’s so easy to use. When it comes to how to apply tinted moisturiser, all you really need are your fingertips. Although you can use a sponge or brush to apply, your fingers work just as well to massage and blend these hydrating lotions onto clean, dry skin for lightweight, dewy coverage.

What Is The Difference Between Tinted Moisturizer and Foundation/BB Cream?

As with foundations and bb creams, there is a wide variety of consistencies and benefits among tinted moisturizers. On the spectrum of pigment and coverage, foundations tend to be on the far end with the most pigment, fullest coverage and heaviest feel, while tinted moisturisers are on the opposite with the least pigment and sheer coverage—but way more hydration and lighter weight. Both bb creams and cc creams land between with differing levels of coverage and skin benefits. So how’s a girl to choose? It really comes down to personal preference. If you want full coverage every day, stick to your favorite foundation. But if you like a lighter feel and sheerer coverage, explore tinted moisturisers.

No matter what coverage you’re look for, we’re here to help. Shop online at Sephora Hong Kong for a expansive variety of tinted moisturisers that hydrate and nourish

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