August 6, 2021
Why Skin Tint Is That Girl and Foundation Is Not
I’m just being dramatic…foundation is still a thing, but skin tint would like a word!
First, let’s get into what it is because I’m sure you’d love to know. There’s already so much on the market like bb creams, cc creams, tinted primers, tinted moisturizers, foundation, etc. So let’s chat about skin tint’s life story and how she’s different from what’s already out there.
A skin tint is essentially a super, super, superrrrr lightweight, light coverage “foundation”. It will let your skin breathe while evening your skin’s texture and complexion. If you have freckles or moles, they’ll still show through but the rest of your skin will look as naturally great as possible without appearing that you’re wearing makeup. Since the formulas are so sheer, it’s rare they’ll cake or settle into fine lines. Another plus, you can use fingers to apply if you’d like. I personally don’t like messy hands so I’ll be using a brush or beauty blender, but that was just a FYI.
Sounds great right? The only real downside is if you have significant hyperpigmentation or scars you want to cover, this won’t be much help. You can spot treat with concealer but depending on the amount you need to camoflauge, something with more coverage may be more useful.
Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint
This skin tint was sold out for almost a month for a reason. It blurs redness, hyperpigmentation and texture as much as it can, all while looking like SKIN! It’s also transfer, sweat, and humidity proof.
Available for $29 at Sephora | Fenty
Morphe Hint Hint Skin Tint
A long wearing tint that also locks in moisture while hydrating your skin. It lasts for up to 16 hours and is water, sweat, and transfer resistant.
Available for $18 at Ulta | Morphe
Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint
Ulta thin formula that evens out the skin and gives a smooth, dewy finish. It’s infused with diamond powder which gives a soft-focus effect and minimizes pores.
Available for $26 at Glossier
Kevyn Aucoin Stripped Nude Skin Tint
A sheer to light coverage tint infused with skincare benefits. It has hyaluronic acid in it to smooth the skin, Wu-Zhu-Yu fruit Extract to give a bit of radiance, and Butterfly Bush Flower Extract to protect against blue light. I can definitely see why this skin tint is pricier than others but for a silky, natural finish, it’s absolutely worth it.
Available for $42 at Neimans | Kevin Aucoin Beauty
I’m definitely leaning towards using skin tints on the regular for that super lightweight, natural look but foundation will still be making an appearance on those nights I need to look flawless!
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