Top Tinted Moisturizers
published long ago
When the sticky heat of
summer is on, the last thing you want is a heavy foundation
weighing you down. You’ve already heard that tinted
moisturizer is the way to go for sheer, subtle coverage;
but how do you sift through them all? We tried dozens
of brands to bring you only the best.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Oil Free, $42
This super lightweight foundation provides ample coverage
and lots of moisture. Girls with dry skin can’t
stop singing its praises and, thanks to the oil-free
formula, it’s tops for ladies with oily skin too.
The SPF 18 Fluid Tint, $65 at cosmeticmall.com
The folks behind one of the most lust-worthy face creams
of our time (ahh, Crème de La Mer!) bring masterful
skill to this near-perfect formula. Seaweed and other
sea-derived ingredients benefit your skin’s health
while providing a sheer, natural and flawless amount
Super Restorative Tinted Cream SPF 20, $75 at bloomingdales.com
Lightweight illuminating pigments leave you looking perfectly
dewy (think J Lo’s signature glow) and antioxidants
and plant extracts boost the sun protection factor.
Armani Face Fabric Second Skin Nude Makeup SPF 12, $45
Giorgio Armani is known for great face makeup (the
Luminous Silk Foundation is a cult favorite), and this
powdery, but not at all cakey, lightweight tinted moisturizer
is no exception.
Watermelon Lightweight Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 Oil
Free, $28 at sephora.com
This lightweight, oil-free cream provides just the right
amount of coverage while simultaneously allowing skin to breathe.
And a sheer stroke of genius: It really smells like delicious,
mouthwatering watermelon. Why didn’t anyone think of
Luminous Skin Color SPF 20, $40 at beautyrose.com
A thicker moisturizer, with prominent sunscreen and very
light coverage, this is the tinted moisturizer for the girl
with the perfect skin. This moisturizer comes in a wide array
of colors to match any skin tone.
Perricone MD Cosmeceuticals Active Tinted Moisturizer
SPF 15, $65
A subtle hint of color, sheer coverage, antioxidant protection
and non-chemical SPF make this formula a great choice for
low maintenance gals who want to put it on and forget about
it. And while you’re forgetting about it, this active
formula can actually help repair sun damage, all while preventing
Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, $12 at target.com
Subtle color, sun protection, vitamin complex and light reflectors
smooth over flaws, protect and nourish skin and help disguise
fine lines and wrinkles. The price tag is easy to take, too!
iredale, the skin care makeup Dream Tint Moisture Tint
SPF 15, $36 at janeiredale.com
This mousse-like tint offers great coverage for such
a lightweight cream, plus it contains minerals that
calm skin and reduce redness.