Tinted moisturiser has been around for a long time, but with the launch of L'Oréal Paris Skin Paradise Tinted Water-Cream (£11), the brand introduces us to the new-and-improved 2020 version of the classic product. As the name suggests, the tinted liquid is water based and contains glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, witch hazel water, and aloe vera leaf, all of which contribute to the formula's ability to keep your skin hydrated and glowy throughout the day. Couple that with the liquid's dewy texture and sheer, mineral pigments, and you have a tinted moisturiser that leaves your skin looking plump and radiant — like you just slathered a rich moisturiser all over it.
While the pigments are on the lighter side, they aren't as sheer as your typical tinted moisturiser. Rather, the coverage level falls somewhere between a tinted moisturiser and a light foundation, and can easily be built up to medium coverage if you add additional layers with your fingers or a brush. What is really magical about this formula, though, is while it covers up redness and pigmentation issues, you definitely still sense the natural texture of your skin underneath, and the high points of your face — cheekbones, especially — don't lose their natural luminosity.
The Tinted Water Cream comes in 10 shades — two for fair skin, two for light skin, three medium hues, and two deep tones — and while the brand promises that the shades easily adapt to different skin tones because of their sheerness, we'd still like to see the number of shades available increase in the future.