I Just Tried The Rare Beauty Tinted Moisturiser And I Have Thoughts

I have never vibed with tinted moisturiser. The thing is, I have oily combination skin that gets shiny within about an hour of doing my makeup, so I need a base that isn’t too dewy for better longevity. However, most tinted moisturisers have a super dewy, glowy finish which is just a bit of a nightmare for oily skin. Because I’ve so seldomly found a tinted moisturiser that suits anything but balanced or dry skin I’m always willing to try new ones to to see if I can find another light base that works for me so I can add to my roster.

I’m a huge fan of Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez. The range has been carefully crafted, the formulas are easy to use and the array of colours are inclusive. I don’t just mean the shades in the foundation and concealer; I mean the fact that the blusher is so highly pigmented that you only need a dot of product and you can see it on even the deepest skin tone– this is so important because normally colours will have to be layered on to see pigment on dark skin. So, when I saw they were launching a tinted moisturiser I was of course going to give it a try.


Firstly, lets note the packaging. I would say it’s as close to perfect as you can get for a tinted moisturiser. It’s compact, and the malleable tube allows you to squeeze out the perfect amount. I’ve been abroad for a month and it has been a key part of my beauty routine.



After applying the Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser.

The shade range is great. There are 24 shades in total but they're flexible thanks to the sheer coverage. This is the kind of base that you can just have one shade of and not have to worry about having a summer and winter shade. And the colours are equally split between light, medium and dark with a variety of neutral, cool and warm undertones. It has built-in SPF 20 but I wouldn’t rely on this as your SPF coverage for the day as you would need to apply a lot of it to get that protection so apply SPF before you start your makeup.

The best thing about this formula is that it does give a hint of coverage but the main draw is the way it blurs your skin and gives a radiance without being greasy or too shiny. If you’re looking for a base with any noticeable coverage, then this isn’t the buy for you. When I use it, I’ll conceal my undereyes for coverage. My skin looks refreshed and plump. Like a better version of itself before I put makeup on, so a bit shiny but not in desperate need of blotting.



After applying powder over the Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser.

For a chill day with minimal rushing around I can throw this on and it’ll last a few hours before looking on the shinier side but if I want this to last longer without my T-zone oiliness breaking throw I have to powder it before I head out. It sits well under powder– I opt for a translucent finish– and the radiance is still prominent.

 While this tinted moisturiser, like most, is skewed more to a drier skin type, I would still recommend if you have oily or combination skin like mine, it feels great to wear and layers excellently under powder.

Rare Beauty Favourites

Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer

This concealer give excellent coverage. The texture is really creamy and easy to blend and the shade range is substantial.

Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara

If you opt for volume over length then you need to try this mascara. It builds without being really clumpy and gives lashes a light fluttery look.

Rare Beauty Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream

I usually hate matte lip products but this moussy texture is comfortable to wear and lasts really well.

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

This blush went viral recently thanks to the extreme pigment. No matter what colour you opt for, you only need a tiny dot for a full flush.

Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm

I love a glossy lip but some can be so sticky that it’s impossible to wear with a mask or if it’s windy. These glosses are more of a balmy texture and makes your lips feel plumper and have a little hint of colour.

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