Known for never stepping out of the house (ahem- hotel, private plane, yacht, hospital, gym) without flawless skin, Kim Kardashian-West put a bulletproof base on the map. From foundation to contouring, highlighting and baking, she’s provided complexion perfection for over a decade. But Kim surprised us all recently, by toning down her makeup (along with her Instagram image) and has swapped out her favourite foundation for tinted moisturiser. Although not a groundbreaking move (for most of us, it was our first foray into foundation) it’s a complete 360 for the Kardashian clan.
A tinted moisturiser is a must-have multi-tasker, ticking the boxes of a moisturiser, sunscreen and lightweight foundation in one, will even out your skin tone and leave you with a dewy, natural look and lightweight feel. To be worn alone, or as a base for your foundation, Kim’s go-to makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic turned to Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturiser to create her “super dewy skin” for the Family Equality Council’s 2017 Impact Awards. The sheer-finish, oil-free formula containing SPF 20 makes it a staple for the weekends, if not everyday.
Try: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20, $65; at davidjones.com.au
If you like the sound of Kim’s new skin, but want a little more coverage, try IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination ($58; sephora.com.au). It takes tinted moisturiser one step further into colour correction, leaving you with a luminous look, SPF50 and a full-coverage finish, all while looking and feeling lighter than foundation. If you have oily skin, try NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint ($66; mecca.com.au) that boasts a matte formula for shine-free, silky smooth skin in seconds.