See the YSL Beauty NU Bare Look Tint on 5 Editors With Different Skin Tones

October 26, 2021
Ariel Wodarcyk
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | by L'Oréal
YSL Beauty NU Bare Look Tint Review
Before 2021, our team of editors had rarely heard of skin tints. Now, we can’t get enough of the lightweight, glow-inducing foundation alternatives. The YSL Beauty NU Bare Look Tint is a step above the rest, with glycerin and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and sustainably sourced mallow to brighten. Available in 20 sheer, dewy shades, we couldn’t wait to try this product out — it even piqued the interest of one editor who typically prefers a matte, full-coverage foundation. Read on to see the tint on a variety of skin tones and hear our full thoughts.

Ariel, Associate Editor

Shade: NU 1

I love lightweight, dewy complexion products that even out my skin tone without looking cakey, and this option by YSL goes above and beyond. It’s breathable, feels hydrating and blends in just as easily with my fingers as it does with a sponge. When I wear foundation, my skin typically starts looking flaky and dry by the end of the day, or I notice the product settling into lines I didn’t even realize I had. That’s never happened once with this forgiving formula. It’s the ultimate in effortless makeup, and I haven’t put it down since it landed on my desk last month. 

YSL Beauty NU Bare Look Tint

Alanna, Assistant Managing Editor

Shade: NU 10

I’m not the first to volunteer to try a lightweight foundation product — I usually like my look full-coverage and matte. I was intrigued, though, when this YSL tint landed in my mailbox only because it promises a buildable finish and has hyaluronic acid (particularly good for my eczema-prone complexion). I was pleasantly surprised when I tested this out for the first time because it was easy to layer on for more coverage, yet it still felt lightweight and cake-free on the skin. I also loved that it gave me a radiant, glowy finish without excess oil or shine. This tint may have just convinced me that less is more, and maybe my full-coverage needs can be a thing of the past.

YSL Beauty NU Bare Look Tint

Kat, Social Media Editor

Shade: NU 16
This has become one of my favorite products this year. As someone with textured, acne-prone skin, I can be a bit picky when it comes to what I put on my face so I’m surprised at how much I love the YSL Beauty NU Bare Look Tint. This is one of the most natural-looking complexion products I own and I can’t stop reaching for it. I love the fact that on days when my skin is looking a bit dull, it adds a natural-looking glow, while still looking like my skin. If you’re looking for an everyday skin tint, you have to try this out!
YSL Beauty NU Bare Look Tint

Jaz, Senior Editor

Shade: NU 13

Whenever I hear about a lightweight face makeup with good-for-your-skin ingredients that also promises buildable coverage, my response is, ‘Sign me up!’ The YSL Beauty Nu Bare Look Tint’s water-cream texture formulated with hyaluronic acid for a boost of hydration delivered on all of that. It’s a skinimalist’s dream. I tried it in the shade NU 13, which is perfect for my tan complexion with yellow undertones. A few drops is all I need to go from looking washed-out to faking a year-round summer glow. I layer it on top of the YSL Beauty NU Tone Corrector in Rosy on days I decide to do a full face and want an even smoother, blurred look.

YSL Beauty Nu Bare Look Tint

Mary, Associate Editor

Shade: NU 3

In recent years, I’ve strayed from regularly using foundation because it tends to get cakey throughout the day and feel too heavy. I only decided to recommit to complexion makeup after skin tints became the latest trend — these makeup-skincare hybrids often include a variety of skincare benefits. This one from YSL Beauty is formulated with hyaluronic acid, glycerin and brightening mallow which together promise to deliver 24 hours of hydration. The buildable, lightweight coverage feels weightless and provides me with a flawless, evened-out finish that lasts all day and doesn’t weigh me down. It was my go-to face makeup in the summer, and I’m excited to continue using it into the colder months for an instant filtered look and an extra layer of hydration. 

YSL Beauty NU Bare Look Tint

Photos: Alanna Martine Kilkeary, Ariel Wodarcyk, Jazmine A. Ortiz, Kat Pierre, Mary Honkus

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