Ah, tinted moisturisers. I have always thought they were an odd one, especially the ones that are marketed as a “moisturiser with a hint of foundation”. So, basically a mixture of two things I have at home?
This morning, I decided to take the plunge and create my very own tinted moisturiser using my own favourite products. Welcome to the stage…my ingredients!
I simply took my daily moisturiser (the Simple Kind To Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturiser) and favourite foundation (the Illamasqua Skin Base in Shade 3) and got to work!
Here’s how my face started off, fresh from a workout and hot shower:
Not a pretty sight, I’m sure we can all agree!
I began by popping my usual amount of moisturiser onto my hand – I have quite dry skin and tend to use a little more than normal.
I then placed some of my foundation in the centre of the moisturiser. This photo looks a little odd, and I don’t know how I feel about it.
Moving on! I blended the products together on my hand with a foundation brush, to ensure that it was totally mixed and I wouldn’t end up with ‘lumps’ of foundation.
I used the brush to actually apply the foundation to my face, but wanted to use my fingers to actually blend it in – just as I would a usual moisturiser.
I know, I know, I’m gorgeous – this is totally my new signature look 😉
After giving it a good blend with my fingers, here was the finished result!
I am so happy with the result! It has evened out my skin and covered up any slight blemishes whilst still behaving like a moisturiser, rather than a foundation. My skin is still visible, if you like, rather than being covered up. Result!
So you don’t have to spent a fortune on a tinted moisturiser – you have all of the tools to do it yourself. You can obviously adjust the amount of foundation you use in the mixture according to the coverage you’d like, too!