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What’s the secret to the perfect no-makeup makeup look, you ask? A reliable tinted moisturizer. Created especially for the indecisive who can’t decide between just a moisturizer or full-coverage foundation, the double-duty product blends makeup and skincare to give you the best of both worlds. A good tinted moisturizer will fix imperfections, enhance your complexion, protect you from the sun, boost hydration, and give you a healthy glow. Whether you have sensitive or oily skin, or just want an effortless beauty routine, we’ve compiled a list of the 22 best tinted moisturizers you never knew you needed.
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For Full Coverage
Hello FAB Triple Protection Skin Tint with Goji Berry SPF 30
This is a full-coverage tinted moisturizer—perfect to cover breakouts and red pimples with ease. Plus, the standout ingredient, Goji berry, is full of antioxidants to help combat sun damage.
For Sheer Coverage
No Makeup Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30
If you want the barely-there look, try Perricone MD’s No Foundation Foundation. It’s a tinted serum, so it is packed with antioxidants that help diminish fine lines.
For All Skin Types
Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30
If you love Laura Mercier’s cult classic Broad Spectrum tinted moisturizer, the brand returned with its much cooler big sister. As the name suggests, this formula mixes SPF30 and vitamin C and E to make your skin look and feel as healthy as possible.
For Dewy-Looking Skin
Perfecting Skin Tint
Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint aims for “more skin, less makeup.” It will get you that cool-girl-on-Instagram-who-doesn’t-have-nearly-enough-followers look. It’s lightweight and meant to let your freckles show through.
Skin Feels Good Hydrating Skin Tint Healthy Glow SPF 23
A little goes a long way, so your face will never feel cakey or weighed-down.
For Drugstore Lovers
Dream Fresh BB Cream 8-In-1 Skin Perfector
While there aren’t a lot of shades to choose from, Maybelline’s BB Cream is perfect for those looking for extremely sheer coverage. Top it off with Maybelline’s Super Stay Full Coverage concealer for extra support.
Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
This tinted moisturizer not only provides buildable coverage, but also works over time to reduce discoloration and dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation.
For Clean Beauty
Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
With ingredients this pure, Ilia’s tinted moisturizer is hard to pass up. Packed with aloe vera, avocado oil, white tea, and rosemary extract, this formula addresses hydration, anti-aging, and dullness all in one bottle.
For A Glow
Tinted Face Oil
It’s an oil, yes, but don’t let the consistency fool you. Kosas Tinted Face Oil blends into your skin to even out your complexion while avocado, jojoba and rosehip extracts work together to give your skin a plump, youthful glow.
Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint
This skin tint includes hyaluronic acid, which helps promote firmer skin and elasticity.
For Oily Skin
Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen
This multitasking, oil-free formula is perfect for building up coverage on days when the sheer look is not enough.
For Extra Oily Skin
Lightful C + Coral Grass Tinted Cream SPF 30
Packed with Vitamin C, M.A.C’s tinted moisturizer helps reduce the appearance of pores and discoloration. It goes on smooth for a natural finish, and is best for non-sensitive skin.
For Normal Skin
Shelter Silky-Smooth Tinted Moisturizer
If you don’t need the bells and whistles of antioxidants and anti-aging, the Balm’s classic tinted moisturizer is the simple solution. It is a great lightweight formula for medium coverage, but with added SPF.
For Dry Skin
Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer
Although moisture should be a given in tinted moisturizers, that’s not always the case. If you are looking for a hydrating product, grab this one from Bare Minerals. Mineral electrolytes work to nourish dry and thirsty skin and marine botanicals boost hydration. The hydrating gel cream also offers mineral-based SPF 30 sun protection.
For Really Dry Skin
Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm
Bobbi Brown’s lightweight formula will instantly hydrate your reptilian skin, all while giving you sheer coverage.
For a Blurred Finish
Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector
Urban Decay’s answer to tinted moisturizers is this hybrid foundation. The Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector provides SPF protection and beneficial ingredients like collagen-stimulating peptides that promote youthful skin, and a formula that blurs imperfections for a flawless finish.
For A Lightweight Feel
No7 Dual Action Tinted Moisturiser
This lightweight formula slides easily across your skin for a seamless matte finish. It also contains sunscreen for protection and skin hydration that lasts hours.
For Smoother Skin
Light Wonder Foundation
This is technically not a tinted moisturizer, but we’re still going to count Charlotte Tilbury’s foundation because of its lightweight feel. The product goes on effortlessly to minimize pores and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
For K-Beauty Lovers
Tinted Treatment Moisturizer SPF 15
Full of antioxidants like green tea and amino acids, this product not only helps to hydrate, but also works to prevent wrinkles. The formula also provides sheer coverage to minimize the appearance of imperfections but also lets your natural skin shine through. At the end of the day, you will look like you.
For a Universal Shade
Argan Daily Moisturizer Tinted SPF 47 Protect + Perfect
This product is the lightly tinted version of Josie Maran’s bestselling daily moisturizer. The product only comes in one universal shade that has been proven to match a wide variety of skin colors. The star ingredient is squalene, a hydrocarbon that is found naturally in the skin, which works to keep the skin fresh and hydrated.
Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30
The rollerball provides easy application of the weightless and translucent formula. Just roll and blend, roll and blend.
For An All-In-One
Touche Eclat All-in-One Glow
A BB cream? Check. A CC cream? Check. A moisturizer? Check. YSL’s all-in-one provides all the coverage and hydration you would ever need in one tube. You can use it daily as a tinted moisturizer or as part of a more layered foundation routine. The options are endless!
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