Why I love Dermalogica’s Cover Tint!

Me, like many girls find choosing a foundation or tinted moisturiser an absolute minefield!

No one wants to be ‘that girl’ with a tide mark around her chin because she didn’t match the shade properly, however difficult that may be! Throw into the mix dry patches, oily bits and a long list of other considerations and you can find yourself in trouble.

This is something that I struggled with for a long time, to the point where I would just not wear foundation at all as it always felt too heavy or too thick and I was about to give up on it completely when a friend (who always has flawless skin) recommended that I try Dermalogica.


I had heard of Dermalogica as a skincare brand but had not been aware that they made anything tinted or make up related and as I already used their Ultracalming Barrier repair with great success, I thought ‘why not!’.

Cover tint comes in three shades; light, medium and dark and is not what I would class as a foundation but more of a tinted moisturiser or BB cream as it is light and hydrating with a pigment rather than the full coverage you would get from a foundation. I have been told that you can use the cover tint to build up to more coverage but I haven’t done that yet.

The shades have an orange pigment so you may struggle if you have very pale skin, but I found that on my freckled warm tone skin the light was a nice match for a day look.

It kept my face hydrated and it felt smooth to the touch all day and with the SPF20 already in the product I didn’t have to worry too much about being out in the sun either.

The consistency is a little rubbery but it blends into the skin nicely, stays where you put it and didn’t make me feel as if my skin was clogged at all.

I did receive some comments on my skin when I had it on too; my Mum asking me if I had been eating better lately as my skin looked more radiant and my boyfriend did mention that my face felt very soft so the multifunctional formula must have been doing its job.

I would recommend asking for a free sample of each colour so that you can check if the pigment will match before spending out on a full bottle and a friend of mine said that she mixed the light and medium together and got a great colour for her, but apart from that I would say that Dermalogica Cover Tint is a great lightweight product that will help you get a natural day look.