What’s a Skin Tint and How Do You Use It?
What is a skin tint?
Skin tints are perfect for someone who is looking for the most minimal coverage and a super natural-looking finish. If you’re a no-makeup makeup lover who prefers getting your glow from skincare rather than makeup, then a skin tint would be for you.
Some formulas even have skin-loving ingredients in them–Maybelline’s Super Stay 24-Hour Skin Tint has skin-brightening vitamin C in it– further proving the point that skin tints are a crossover between skincare and makeup. Other formulas might have SPF or additional benefits as well, allowing it to be your one-stop shop complexion product.
Skin Tint vs. Tinted Moisturizer
How to use it for a lightweight makeup look
1. Prep and Prime
Because skin tints are so lightweight and offer such little coverage, your own skin will get to show through much more, so make sure you’re prepping it well with skincare. Spritzing first with a dewy mist like Face studio Glass Spray will help boost your natural glow, too.
2. Get Even
Shake your Super Stay 24-Hour Skin Tint, then dispense a few drops onto your fingers before smoothing it over your face. Using your fingers will give you the most natural look because the formula will melt seamlessly into your skin thanks to the warmth of your hands. For more of a flawless finish, you can use a damp beauty sponge. Should you want to cover any discoloration, you might want to use a concealer, but for this look, it’s really about letting your natural complexion shine. You can also add on a few extra drops of your skin tint if needed– it layers beautifully.
3. Add Some Color
On cheeks, dab some of the Cheek Heat Gel Cream Blush– because it’s liquid, it plays super well with the fluid skin tint formula. Tap any leftover product onto your nose to create a natural sun-kissed appearance.
4. Keep it Natural
You don’t want to overpower your clean skin aesthetic, so keep things simple with a few swipes of Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara in Brownish Black.
5. Pucker Up
Leave the bold, heavily pigmented shades for another time, opting for a high-shine lip gloss like Lifter Gloss in Sun, instead. Its golden flecks add some dimension for fuller-looking lips.