Tried & Tested Trio : Tinted Moisturisers



Natio Tinted Moisturiser, Dove Protective Tinted Moisturiser, Nivea Q10plus Tinted Day Cream



With every beauty brand jumping onto the BB Cream bandwagon (which incidentally is old news because CC Cream is coming soon!), I thought it would be interesting to take a look at their predecessors – Tinted Moisturisers – and review them in my new Tried & Tested Trio series.

Natio Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20 in Honey

Product Description :  A sheer lightweight moisturiser with a satin finish and a hint of colour

Packaging :  The most sophisticated-looking tinted moisturiser out of the trio and I liked the thinner nozzle too.

Performance :  As a moisturiser, it doesn’t hydrate that well so I couldn’t skip my usual moisturiser.  I liked the runny liquid consistency of the Natio Tinted Moisturiser as it required minimal blending.  It is so easy to apply that I used it a few times when I was rushing to work in the mornings and I don’t even usually wear any make-up.  However, I realised the shade ‘Honey’ was WAY too dark for me when I wore it to a birthday party and saw the photos afterwards.  I have ceased using it and will wait till the Summer when I will inevitably get tanned even if I don’t want to.  We bought some deck furniture last weekend and I have been blogging outside in the lovely Spring weather so look out for a tanned version of moi.

Perfect for :  A quickie to even out complexion in the mornings so you don’t frighten people at work sans make-up.

Dove Protective Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 in Beige

Product Description :  Basically a Dove face moisturiser with a tint.  DUH!

Packaging :  Simple and clean-cut with a flip lid which is good for people like me who oftens find lids and wonders which product it belongs to!

Performance :  I loved the moisturising effects and the light tint this provided.  However, I wasn’t a big fan on the scent which reminds me of a similar smell from my now-deceased Granny’s old folk’s home.

Perfect for :  Ladies who want to smell like Grannies to give them a touch of colour, a touch of SPF and a touch of hydration

Nivea Visage Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Tinted Day Cream

Product Description :  A tinted moisturiser with Q10 to help fight wrinkles

Packaging :  This was my least favourite of the trio as it’s one of those nozzles and screw on lids which can end up looking very gunky and messy after a few uses

Peformance :  I felt this was closest in texture to the Garnier BB Creams.  I liked that it wasn’t too heavy as a moisturiser and it’s so sheer that it claims to “suit all skin tones”.  The smell reminds me of the Nivea sunscreens which I am a big fan of.  But it’s low SPF of 15 is definitely not adequate for protection from the sun.

Perfect for :  Wearing in the shade at the beach with Nivea sunscreen on my body and Nivea Tinted Day Cream on my face OVER my zinc oxide sunscreen.

I hope you enjoyed the first post in my Tried & Tested Trio.  What are your thoughts on Tinted Moisturisers?  Are you a fan of them and which brand is your favourite?








7 Comments on Tried & Tested Trio : Tinted Moisturisers

  1. emmabovary
    24/10/2012 at 10:20 pm (2 years ago)

    I swear by the Dove one, I like smelling like a nanna (no, I really do!) and I find that when I pair it with Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, it’s enough light coverage to make me feel put together :) The Natio one looks quite nice though.
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    Ling Reply:

    @emmabovary, You shall henceforth be known as Nanna Emma :P Only kidding! *mwah*

  2. Jasmine Gala
    25/10/2012 at 8:40 am (2 years ago)

    The natio one sounds perfect for oily skin in the summer! Such a shame about the colour match

    Ling Reply:

    @Jasmine Gala, Don’t worry, I’ll get a tan so I can match it LOL

  3. Megan
    26/10/2012 at 12:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Great post, I’m looking for good tinted moisturiser because I’m spending a lot of time working in the Northern Territory right now and so I need more lightweight products with sunscreen especially. Pretty sure I used to use the Dove one when I was a teenager!
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    Ling Reply:

    @Megan, Oooh NT = SUN SUN SUN, right? I wish Melbourne was more humid because I can’t stand dry heat as my skin is a flaky mess :(

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