10 Multitasking Tinted Moisturizers To Try Now
Because summer is coming and no one likes heavy makeup in hot weather.
In the era of skinimialism (a.k.a the movement to strip your skincare and makeup routines down and celebrate the natural beauty of the skin), the tinted moisturizer reigns supreme. That’s because these sheer formulas provide just a hint of coverage while they hydrate and deliver all sorts of good-for-you ingredients. And the latest batch features an array of bells and whistles that nourish and protect, which means they can double as face-perfecting treatments and, in some cases, provide sun-blocking benefits as well. There’s no bigger win, really.
There were already tons of tinted moisturizers to choose from on the market, but there’s been a recent influx of new products that could make the sorting process a bit unwieldy for the average shopper. So, we took a look at the latest offerings and narrowed down to the best new formulas and refreshed shade options in all the land. Get ready to take some notes and find your new favorite tinted moisturizer.
For Skincare Lovers: Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
As the name suggests, this lightweight potion is actually a serum, but it provides enough color to make it qualify as a tinted moisturizer. It has niacinamide to help restore your skin’s protective barrier and hyaluronic acid for long-lasting hydration. Thanks to a recent shade expansion, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find a match. In 30 shades. $48, iliabeauty.com
For Redness: L’Oréal Paradise Skin Water-Infused Tinted Moisturizer
This budget-friendly, aloe-spiked formula goes on cool and gives you just enough coverage to cancel out any mild redness you’ve got hanging around. Plus, it has witch hazel to tone and clear clogged pores. In 12 shades. $17, ulta.com
For Oily Skin: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector SPF 20
Reformulated in 2019, this little wonder is the gold-standard for those who like medium coverage and a demi-matte finish. This oil-free version is ideal for those folks whose skin doesn’t need any more of it. In 20 shades. $47, sephora.com
For Long-Lasting Radiance: Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow All-in-One Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 25
This smart cream leaves a gorgeous sheen on the skin, but, unlike other dewy options out there, it has a built-in primer so it actually stays put. Oh, and it’s vegan, oil-free, and packed with tons of skin helpers (think: rose extract, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, peptides, and goji berries). In 12 shades. $36, ulta.com
For Brightening: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen
With a newly expanded shade range, this light-coverage favorite gives the complexion an immediate and long-term glow. Radiant pigment immediately illuminates the face, while vitamin C brightens over time. In 16 shades. $45, sephora.com
For Darker Skin Tones: AboluteJOI Daily Hydrating Moisturizing Cream With Mineral Broad-Spectrum SPF 40
This baby only comes in two shades, but they’re two very specific ones that were made with dark skin tones in mind. So many physical (read: mineral) sunscreens leave a white cast on deep complexions, but this one is formulated to wear like a tinted moisturizer on melanin-rich skin. $42, absolutejoi.com
For a Buildable Coverage: Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint
This humidity-proof formula was an immediate hit with Fenty fans thanks to its versatility — it comes in an inclusive shade range and has buildable coverage. Just make sure you give it a really good shake before you apply, so the formula doesn’t separate on you. In 25 shades. $30, fentybeauty.com
For Dry Skin: Stila Tinted Moisturizer Skin Balm
Think of this one as more of a blur-er than a tinted moisturizer. The coverage is super light, but the texture is silky smooth. In fact, it’s so silky that it's probably best for dry skin types. Those with oily complexions may find that it melts off throughout the day. In 8 shades. $32, ulta.com
For a Dewy Glow: Milk Sunshine Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen
This super-lightweight formula has a super-hydrating mix of grapeseed, avocado, mandarin, jojoba, and olive oils that gives skin a dewy effect. But heads up: While the roller ball applicator is really soothing on the skin, it can be a little tricky to use. In our tests, it was much easier to roll on in spots and then blend all over with your fingers. In 14 shades. $42, milkmakeup.com
For Sensitive Skin: Saie Slip Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Moisturizer
A dream for folks with sensitive skin and fine lines, this light moisturizer gives you a bit of complexion-perfecting coverage along with hyaluronic acid and argan oil to leave skin looking plump and refreshed. In 10 shades. $32, saiehello.com
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