How To: Make Your Own Tinted Moisturiser

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!

make your own tinted moisturise

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:

make your own tinted moisturise

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.

make your own tinted moisturise

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.

make your own tinted moisturise

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.

make your own tinted moisturiser

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.

make your own tinted 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!

make your own tinted moisturiser

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!

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox


1 Comment

  1. Jessica
    May 17, 2013 / 6:55 pm

    This is such a good tip to share! I use this method to take my foundation down a shade during the winter months when my skin is looking a bit paler.
    But I swap the quantities round (more foundation than moisturiser)

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