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The 13 Best Tinted Moisturisers for Mature Skin, Ranked by a Beauty Editor

Back in my beauty counter days, probably my most frequently requested product recommendation for customers with mature skin was for tinted moisturiser. Most people, upon experiencing the changes that come with skin ageing—loose skin, fine lines and hyperpigmentation—sought something lighter than foundation, and wanted a product with skincare benefits, but didn’t want to compromise when it came to coverage.

If you’re on the hunt for a base product for mature skin and that sounds something like the checklist you have in mind, then forget foundation, because a tinted moisturiser is the answer. They’re essentially skincare-makeup hybrids, with the skin tone–evening, concealing properties of a foundation, minus the heavy texture and propensity for creasing, caking, and settling into fine lines and pores. Instead, the best tinted moisturisers will essentially act like skincare products, infusing skin with hydrating ingredients in order for skin to feel comfortable, and look healthy and radiant.


What’s more, tinted moisturisers are so easy to apply—you don’t even need a makeup brush because your fingertips will suffice. They’re perfect for everyday wear, can be layered up if you do want or need a bit more coverage, and many of them also do double duty as sunscreen (although we would recommend applying a separate SPF for added protection).

With this in mind, we’ve selected the best tinted moisturisers for mature skin—healthy, hydrated skin awaits.

Shop the Best Tinted Moisturisers for Mature Skin

1. Beauty Pie Sheer Tinted Oil-Free SPF 20

Beauty Pie + Sheer Tinted Oil-Free SPF 20


Sheer Tinted Oil-Free SPF 20



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This tinted sunscreen pairs the protective properties of SPF with a subtle tint of colour and a cocktail of nourishing ingredients, including squalane, jojoba, and glycerin.

2. Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm

Dr. Jart+ + Premium Beauty Balm


Premium Beauty Balm



With a totally weightless, whipped texture, this newly launched tinted moisturiser from Dr. Jart+ is fast winning over makeup artists and beauty editors alike. The silky, smooth formula blends like a dream, immediately blurring over imperfections without emphasising fine lines.

3. Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint

Glossier + Perfecting Skin Tint


Perfecting Skin Tint



If you prefer a thinner, liquid formula to a thick cream, Glossier’s hydrating skin tint is a winner. The thin, breathable formula is super sheer but still works hard to moisturise skin. Just a few drops will help to even out your skin tone—without caking, clogging pores or hiding freckles.

4. Ultra Violette Daydream Screen Tinted Veil

Ultra Violette + Daydream Screen Tinted Veil


Daydream Screen Tinted Veil



SPF 50 really is the gold standard when it comes to sun protection—and we all know that wearing daily SPF is the best way to prevent signs of ageing from prematurely occurring… Far more than just a sunscreen, this tinted moisturiser is incredibly softening and nourishing and delivers surprisingly good coverage. 

5. Nudestix Nudescreen Daily Mineral Veil

Nudestix + Nudescreen Daily Mineral Veil


Nudescreen Daily Mineral Veil



Lightweight, oil-free and rich in calming ingredients like green algae and purple tea, this tinted moisturiser is perfect for mature skin that also shows signs of oiliness or sensitivity.

6. Summer Fridays Sheer Skin Tint

Summer Fridays + Sheer Skin Tint


Sheer Skin Tint



This tinted moisturiser is a great option if you’re totally new to wearing makeup and don’t want a product that you can feel or obviously see on your skin. The sheer-to-light coverage gives skin a really natural-looking finish, helping to conceal redness by enhancing (rather than masking) your natural complexion.

7. BareMinerals Complexion Rescue

BareMinerals + Complexion Rescue


Complexion Rescue



BareMinerals’ makeup products are all about achieving fresh, natural-looking skin using clean, naturally-derived ingredients. Providing 24 hours of hydration, this tinted moisturiser is ideal for mature skin that’s experiencing dryness—it’s proven to boost skin’s hydration by 215% in just one week of use.

8. Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer

Chantecaille + Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer


Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer



Chantecaille’s tinted moisturiser takes a three-in-one approach, combining moisturising ingredients with SPF protection and skin-smoothing coverage. Key ingredients include thyme and butterfly bush extract, which have anti-pollution benefits. 

9. Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser

Rare Beauty + Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser


Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser



This tinted moisturiser offers surprisingly strong coverage considering how light it feels upon application. If you want a product that blurs and conceals as well as your regular foundation (but doesn’t feel heavy or look cakey), look no further.

10. MAC Strobe Dewy Skin Tinted Moisturiser

MAC + Strobe Dewy Skin Tinted Moisturiser


Strobe Dewy Skin Tinted Moisturiser



When it comes to base products, MAC has an extensive collection of foundations, skin tints, and tinted moisturisers, but this is our top pick for mature skin. The bright, dewy finish helps to counteract any dryness and dullness.

11. Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser

Nars + Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser


Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser



No list of tinted moisturisers would be complete without the addition of Nars’ Radiant Tinted Moisturiser, which is an MUA kit staple. Perfect for achieving a truly skin-like finish while still working hard to conceal and cover.

12. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Natural Skin Perfector

Laura Mercier + Tinted Moisturiser Natural Skin Perfector


Tinted Moisturiser Natural Skin Perfector



This cult tinted moisturiser is beloved for a reason—it’s absolutely brimming with hydrating ingredients like kukui seed and macadamia oils to really infuse mature skin with hydration. Not only that, but it also contains vitamins E and C to protect and brighten skin, and it has a beautifully dewy finish that leaves skin looking so healthy.

13. No7 City Light Tinted Moisturiser

No7 + City Light Tinted Moisturiser


City Light Tinted Moisturiser



No7 has long been a go-to brand for those looking for products to tackle the emerging signs of mature skin, like fine lines. The brand is famous for its powerful serums, but its makeup offerings are not to be overlooked. Formulated with skin-protecting antioxidants like vitamins C and E, and ginseng root extract, this is every bit as much a skincare product as it is makeup. The lightweight formula melts into skin for a really natural-looking finish. 

Shop Other Key Products

Beautyblender + Original Sponge


Original Sponge



For a really natural-looking finish, apply your tinted moisturiser with a Beautyblender. Bouncing it onto skin will help to achieve a really seamless effect.

It Cosmetics + Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush #6


Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush #6



If you want to build up more coverage, a flat buffing brush like this one is an easy way to do so.

Shiseido Synchro Skin Soft Blurring Primer


Synchro Skin Soft Blurring Primer



Want your tinted moisturiser to stick around all day? Prepping skin with this primer will help to do so.

REFY + Skin Finish Water-Based Powder


Skin Finish Water-Based Powder



This loose powder will help to prevent oil from disturbing your makeup, but because it’s water based, it won’t make skin look cakey in the process.

Too Faced + Hangover 3-in-1 Setting Spray


Hangover 3-in-1 Setting Spray



Dry skin types especially will benefit from setting their makeup with this setting spray—it’s packed with hydrating ingredients.

This story was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.



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