Updated September 23, 2020:
Mamamia’s Tried and Tested series is your weekly review of the latest to hit our desks in beauty, health and wellness. You won’t find any #sponsored content here, just honest, relatable and independent advice. Here, Amy Clark tries seven tinted moisturisers and BB creams.
Right now, applying and wearing a full face of foundation feels like… a lot.
Especially considering many of us haven’t been wearing much makeup at all over the last however many months of isolation, lockdown and general homebody-ness. Maybe a lick of mascara for a video call. A tinted lip balm, perhaps. But foundation? Nope.
When I went out the other day to work from the office, wearing foundation didn’t appeal to me at all. I’ve gotten used to seeing my face without it, so I turned to a trusty tinted moisturiser for just a hint of glow and coverage.
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Now - I’ve gone on record and recommended lots of great foundations in the past, but it was winter then. It’s spring now, and I sweat far too much to justify the effort of applying and maintaining a lovely foundation base.
Tinted moisturiser and BB cream, I can get around.
I know you might think they aren’t up to the task of providing the coverage you feel you need, but they’ve grown up. Now, the humble tinted moisturiser and her overachieving cousin, the BB cream, provide some or all of the coverage of a sheer foundation in a lightweight formula you can apply with your eyes closed. (Or, in front of a fan using a small compact mirror.)
But with so many different products at Mecca, Priceline, Chemist Warehouse and the like, how are you meant to know which is the best BB cream or tinted moisturiser?