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Why we Love Skin Tints for the Summer!

Skin tints are the new ‘it-girl’ that has been garnering quite the buzz in the beauty community. Viral makeup tutorials of celebs such as Hailey Bieber, Ashley Graham and Lizzo, have shown that they’ll be ditching their full-coverage foundations for lightweight skin tints for the summer. The answer to achieving that natural glowy skin-like finish is SKIN TINTS!

We know that when it comes to summer makeup sporting a ‘less-is-more’ approach is highly favoured by most and that is why there’s no doubt that skin tints are starting to make regular appearances in our beauty routines, especially if you’re someone who loves a bit of coverage but still opts for something lightweight during the summer time. Foundation can oftentimes feel a little heavy and look a little cakey during the hotter months. Professional Makeup Artists vouch for using less product during the summer to achieve long-lasting and fresh-looking makeup. If there was ever a right time to trade in your foundation for a lightweight skin tint. It gives the ultimate glow for that better skin finish. “Skin tints are my absolute favourite. It gives a little bit of coverage whilst still feeling lightweight, and it leaves a naturally healthy yet glowy finish,” advocates Professional Makeup artist Zita de Bruyn.

The Pro’s Love:

MAC Studio Radiance Face & Body Sheer Foundation R750

The MAC Studio Radiance Face & Body Sheer Foundation, is a long-time favorite and holy grail product for MUAs backstage fashion week. Your skin will look naturally glowy and healthy. “It’s great for the summer because it’s super lightwieght, minimal coverage and leaves a beautiful natural sheer finish” says Pro MUA, Raine Tauber. For extra coverage, use a full-coverage concealer to spot conceal.

Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Skin Tint R790

Fenty never fails when it comes to their complexion products. The Fenty Beauty Eaze drops are perfect if you want to get RiRi’s luminous glow that’s perfect for the summer. It’s lightweight and blends seamlessly into the skin. Zita, swears by this as it delivers smooth, glowy, and instantly blurred skin with just a few drops. Mix a few drops into your moisturiser and then you’re ready to go! Make sure you pop this into your beach bag for touch-ups, easily elevating your look from beach glam to drinks with the girls.

On our radar:

L’Oréal True Match Plumping Tinted Serum R329.95

The L’Oréal True Match Tinted Serum is the perfect mix of skincare ingredients (hyaluronic acid) and makeup in one. It offers hydration leaving a healthy and fresh glowy finish. It provides ample coverage whilst still feeling lightweight.

Catrice Clean ID 24H Hyper Hydro Skin Tint R151

Looking for something that’s gives more of a natural healthy glow but has undetectable coverage? Catrice Hydro Skin Tint might be the product for you. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a healthy glow and coverage that is barely there. It contains super ingredients such as haluronic acid, squalane & aloe vera, leaving a healthy-looking glow finish.

Essence Hydro Hero 24h Hydrating Tinted Cream R113

Essence Hydro Hero 24h is not only budget friendly but also super hydrating and light weight. It has an SPF 15 making it the ultimate beach product to pop intp your beach bag this summer. Paired with a concealer and a little bit of bronzer makes a great night time look.

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