A classic-formula foundation is great to create sophisticated makeup looks, but during summer months you want to give your skin some rest and apply something lighter. Tinted moisturizers are more hydrating and more shimmering than your usual foundation: they are great for a more casual makeup look, the one you’d be wearing with your favorite jeans and T-shirt. Tinted moisturizers is are easier to work with because they are sheer, have a lightweight texture and – most of the times – offer good SPF protection.

How to Apply Tinted Moisturizers: Hydrate & Cover

Flawless-looking skin can be yours by following a few simple steps. Before applying a tinted moisturizer, gently scrub and rinse your face, then let it air dry. Apply the moisturizer – if possible, one with SPF and nourishing vitamins C and E – into your skin while it’s still damp. Wait a few minutes to give the cream time to sink in thoroughly, then dot concealer starting at the eyes’ inner corners working outward. With your fingers, pat the dots blending them in. It’s best if you choose a product that is a bit lighter than your skin tone. Don’t forget to spot-cover any blemishes.

Applying Tinted Moisturizer

How to Apply Tinted Moisturizers Correctly

You can apply a tinted moisturizer with your fingers or using a makeup sponge. Start applying the tinted moisturizer on your forehead working your way towards the hairline. Next, move down your nose and outward both of your cheeks. Gently apply the moisturizer around your jawline and neck for a uniform color. If your skin usually gets oily after a few hours, you can also touch up with a bit of powder.

Best Moisturizers Tinted with SPF

STILLA’s new Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20 is filled with light diffusing pigments to help you reduce the look of fine lines and keep hydration into your skin. Paula Dorf Face Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 is a gentle tinted moisturizer that ensures a natural-looking finish while nourishing and shielding your skin against harmful UVA/UVB rays.

If your skin is fussy, consider LORAC’s Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30, which is great for all skin types, particularly for dry, sensitive skin. This tinted moisturizer has an amazing formula that immediately boosts your complexion, making it appear smooth and radiant, without looking too obvious, even from up close!

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Best Tinted Moisturizers for Oily Skin

There are some tinted moisturizers that keep your acne treated skin from drying, while others prevent extreme oil production throughout the day. The key feature of the best tinted moisturizers for oily skin is that they do not leave any uneven patches on your skin as they blend evenly on your skin tone. STILA Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 is an advanced tinted moisturizer for oily skin that nourishes, perfects, and SPF protects your skin. Its oil-free combination creates a dazzling glow without looking fake or greasy. 

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