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Glow get 'em! The 10 most flawless tinted moisturisers and BB creams

Who said you need to slap on a thick layer of foundation to cover your blemishes?

By Faye Couros
When it comes to finding time for your daily makeup routine, less is always more when you're trying to spin a hundred other plates.
In between trying to get the kids out the door and getting to work on time, who honestly has time to apply a full face of makeup?
There's no time to fiddle with a fussy foundation, that let's be honest, are either too cakey or seep into your smile lines.
But praise the beauty gods because there are lighter, more flexible and easy to apply products on the market, and they come in the form of tinted moisturiser and BB creams.
These easy-to-use, low maintenance products are built to blur fine lines, add nutrition to the skin and give you a natural, understated glowy finish, which is why once you make the change, there's no turning back to foundation.
You will be converted, trust us, we are the converted!
Here, we round up our top 10 picks for the most effective tinted moisturisers and BB creams on the market.

BB Creams

Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Oil Free: $15.99

$15.99 from Priceline. Priceline
This BB cream is an affordable choice that is loved by none other than The Project's Carrie Bickmore, who known for her radiant skin.The formula is excellent for people who have oily or combination skin, and its high tech solution means one layer will last throughout the day.

La Roche-Posay Uvidea XL Melt-In BB Cream SPF 50+: $35.99

$35.99 from Priceline. Priceline
French pharmacy brands never disappoint, and that rule applies to this hard-working BB Cream - a holy grail product that protects your skin from environmental aggressors.
Its formula has blurring powers that mask any fine lines, dryness or blemishes and the best part is, it will look like you have nothing on.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF: $64.00

$64.00 from Mecca. Mecca
This formula is really the jack of all trades as it works to hydrate, tone correct, and reduce the appearance of blemishes.
The product feels creamy and lightweight on the skin while offering a matte-like finish that doesn't skimp on radiance.

REN Clear Skincare Satin Perfection BB Cream: $57.00

$57.00 from Mecca. Mecca
For all this product's wonders, like its hydrating powers and soothing antioxidant protection properties, our favourite part is that REN is a cruelty-free brand.
So you can feel flawless and guilt free while you buy this BB Cream over and over again.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing BB-gel: $29.00

$29.00 from Sephora. Sephora
For this BB Cream, bear in mind that a little goes a long way.
The gel-like formula is great for all skin types, and it's free from anti-oxidants, oil, parabens, sulphate and pesky fragrance.
Note that fragrance is one of the worst ingredients you can put on your skin as it is an irritant.

Tinted Moisturisers

Becca Cosmetics Light Shifter Dewing Tint Moisturiser: $46.00

$46.00 from Sephora. Sephora
This weightless tinted moisturiser revives the skin with its luminous and dewy finish that can save any complexion.
It also contains nourishing ingredients like Vitamin E, anti-pollutants and blue light protection.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

$50.00 from Mecca. Mecca
BareMinerals is famous for this award-winning gem, which is loved by none other than supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
This gel cream is 98 per cent natural, and its water-infused and oil-free formula means it smooths and hydrates the skin effortlessly.

Tarte Maracuja Tinted Hydrator: $46.00

$46.00 from Sephora. Sephora
This tinted moisturiser has got you covered with 12-hour hydration and wear, a lifesaver for busy mums.
The formula is easy to work with, and you can build up coverage as much as you need, and the results are skin toning, pore minimising and fine-line crushing.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Oil Free: $70.00

$70.00 from Mecca. Mecca
If anything should catch your eye on this list, it's this miracle worker.
It's the most iconic tinted moisturiser on the market, and it's designed for oily skin that needs a natural, slightly matt finish with added hydration for an all-day glow.

Avene Antirougeurs UNIFY SPF30: $41.99

$41.99 from Adore Beauty. Adore Beauty
This French pharmacy product is perfect for those who battle redness and rosacea.
Even though it has a light coverage, it can still cover redness.
However, it's also suitable for other skin types and its non-greasy texture hydrates and protects your skin from the sun.