Sometimes finding just the right makeup base can make you feel a bit like Goldilocks. You want some coverage, but not too much. So if you’re looking for a sheer hint of color, tinted veils might be just what you need. Similar to tinted moisturizers but a little lighter, they offer just enough of a base to cover what you’re looking to hide and even out skin tone. They also tend to have a satiny texture, which means they also look natural. In other words, they’re ideal for acing the no-makeup-makeup look.
These are the best tinted veils for summer and fall:
RéVive Le Tint Moisturizing Veil
RéVive is known for its high-performance skincare products, so this formula will do more than just deliver sheer color. Its hard-working ingredients, which include light oils from the Mediterranean, boost natural skin cell turnover to reveal younger, smoother and softer skin. It also contains light-enhancing pigments to leave a gorgeous glow. This is a luxury beauty investment for those who want their pores to breathe, yet want light coverage.
bareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder SPF 25
Set your makeup in place—and save your skin from UVA/UVB rays—with this super-light finishing powder that includes SPF. It will blend seamlessly onto your skin without any makeup smudging, but also works on bare skin. Made of light mineral powder, you won’t have to worry about caking, plus it blurs the appearance of fine lines and pores. It comes in two finishes: Translucent, Soft Matte Finish, or Translucent, Soft Matte Finish with a Hint of Warm Tint.
Winky Lux White Tea Tinted Veil Tinted Moisturizer
This Winky Lux product helps your skin look and feel good. It’s infused with white tea, pomegranate extract and vitamins A and E to soothe, protect and nourish the skin. There’s also broad-spectrum SPF 30 to guard against UV rays, while the hint of color smooths out your complexion. It comes in four different shades to suit different skin tones.
NYX Bare with Me Tinted Skin Veil
This veil from NYX is so light that you won’t even feel it on your skin—and so inexpensive you won’t notice it in your wallet. It delivers breathable coverage, plus as much as eight hours of moisture. There’s aloe and cucumber extracts to calm skin, plus a satin finish that leaves your face looking flawless.
Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint
This tint is the perfect blend of skincare and makeup. Philosophy brands it as a “whipped water-gel” formula that is just as light and delicate as it sounds. Its real active ingredient is whu zu yu, a rare Asian fruit extract to bring a glow that’s never shiny. The coverage is buildable so you can get the exact look you want, plus it has you covered with SPF 20 sunscreen. The formula also tackles dullness, uneven tone and texture, and dehydrated skin.
Cotz Face Prime & Protect Tinted SPF 40
This mineral tinted sunscreen from Cotz only contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, so it’s safe for your skin and the planet—including coral reefs. If you have a little one, Cotz makes a non-tinted version that’s safe for baby’s skin. But the sheer formula isn’t just for the beach—it’s so easy to blend that it’s perfect for the streets, too, thanks to its matte finish.
IT Cosmetics CC Veil SPF 50 Foundation Cushion Compact with Brush
Get the airiness of a tinted veil in the convenience of a compact. This buildable finishing powder from IT can be worn alone or over makeup and contains pigments to blur imperfections like dark spots, pores and fine lines. It contains collagen to boost elasticity, peptides to smooth fine lines and niacin, a B vitamin, to increase elasticity and the skin barrier function.