Cool US make-up brand Kosas has been a hit since it launched into Space NK stores here in the UK last year, with the Revealer Concealer in particular going viral. And its newest complexion product looks set to achieve similar cult status as one of the best skin tints.

Kosas BB Burst Tinted Gel Cream has just dropped into the beauty aisles of Space NK and Cult Beauty, priced at £34 and available in 24 shades, and offering a fresh take on the classic tinted moisturiser. Packed with skincare ingredients such as zinc oxide and copper peptides, it hydrates the skin while delivering sheer, buildable coverage – in fact, Kosas claims that it actually improves your skin's natural hydration levels, texture and appearance of pores over time.

It claims to improve the skin's hydration levels

As a beauty editor, I'm obsessed with my skin looking good its best – but that doesn't mean I always reach for a full coverage foundation. In fact, my favourite face bases are those that blur imperfections and give a radiant glow but look but still let my skin look and feel like skin – the 'no make-up make-up' look.

My current favourite barely-there face bases include Kevyn Aucoin Stripped Nude Skin Tint and e.l.f. Halo Glow – and so Kosas BB Burst sounded right up my street.

And on impression, it didn't disappoint. It feels really refreshing on the skin – a bit watery, a but creamy – and blends beautifully, immediately sinking seamlessly into the skin. In terms of coverage, it's very sheer – it does a good job at blurring fine lines but, although you can build up layers, it won't completely mask patches of vivid redness or pigmentation, so it's not one for those like (or need) a fuller coverage.

It's easily blended and gives a very natural finish

I loved how completely weightless BB Burst felt on the skin and the really natural, fresh-faced finish and slight glow it gave. I did find, however, that as the day went on it turned a little patchy in places – almost as if the 'water' part of this skin tint dries or sinks into the skin, leaving behind tiny patches of pigment. It's also not as richly nourishing as a tinted moisturiser – something to bear in mind if you love that very dewy, juicy look.

Nonetheless, it has become a firm favourite in my 'weekend make-up' routine when I want to just look a little more pulled together quickly, without applying a full face of make-up.

By Editor