Love it: The Best Tinted Moisturizers for Fall's Nude Face

From faces to frocks, nude is being touted as one of the hottest colors for fall. And while skin that can be seen is a refreshing change from a matte, made-up visage, any woman can tell you that natural looking makeup is easier said than done.

Enter tinted moisturizer, the easy breezy way to achieve a flawless look without a face full of makeup, all the while protecting the skin you’re in from seasonless sunshine. This week, we’ve rounded up the top 5 tinted moisturizers on the market, from drugstore darlings to boutique brand bests.

Love it! Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Tinted Moisturizer

Serving up the kind of generous coverage and smooth application that we would have expected from a much pricier product, Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Tinted Moisturizer tops our list.

Available at local drugstores for $14.95 for 1 oz., this TM bears the Skin Cancer Foundation seal of approval, offering up broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection paired with breathable coverage that somehow manages to conceal imperfections effortlessly.






Love it! Sue Devitt SpaComplexion Hydrating Marine Minerals Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

In a word, velvet. Sue Devitt’s Mineral Tinted Moisturizer is so smooth it could give Barry White a run for his money.

Mineral ingredients, SPF 15 coverage and physical sunblocks titanium dioxide and zinc oxide make this a must for those who care as much about what they put on their bodies as what they put in ‘em. 

Not as moisturizing as the other products on our love list, this TM is ideal for oily skin. And since where oil goes blemishes often follow, the not-so-sheer coverage of this TM covers up imperfections very nicely to boot.

Get it for $40 for 1.35 oz. at



Love it! E.L.F. Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

For the bargain price of one buck, we can hardly vouch for the ingredients in E.L.F.’s Tinted Moisturizer but we can tell you that great coverage, a nice scent, SPF 15 and a handy little container that would be oh-so-easy to travel with landed E.L.F. a surprising spot on our “love it!” list.

Plus, this TM is available in seven shades that range from a creamy Ivory to a deep Toffee. Get it for $1 at





Love it! Tarte’s Smooth Operator SPF 20

This medium-coverage, tinted moisturizer is free of oils, parabens, synthetic fragrances and phthalates but rich in skin saving ingredient such as chamomile and vitamins A, C and E.

Available in 10 shades with an SPF 20 rating, Tarte’s Smooth Operator is just that.

Get it for $36 for 1.7 oz. at local Sephora stores or online at






Love it! Oil of Olay Total Effects UV Moisturizer + Touch of Foundation

Those looking for light coverage with a generous dose of hydration will adore Total Effects UV Moisturizer + Touch of Foundation, available at local drugstores for $18.99 for 1.7 oz.

With an SPF 15 rating, this TM offers up very light coverage paired with the anti-aging benefits of the Total Effects 7-in-1 anti-aging product line. The pleasant scent is a plus but the rich hydration isn’t ideally suited for those with oily skin.

And while the hue is ideal for medium skin tones, the lack of choices - there’s only one shade - is limiting for fair and dark skin tones.


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