We all love a full face beat, once in a while, but when you’re not up to it and just want to look effortlessly put together, a skin, tinted moisturizer is where it’s at. The multifaceted product combines all the hydrating qualities of a good moisturizer with the sheer-to-medium coverage of your favorite foundation – making it the perfect embodiment of the ‘no-makeup’ makeup look.
So, if you’ve been looking for a good skin-tinting formula or are ready to embrace the ‘I woke up like this’ makeup look, here are some of the best tinted moisturizers on the market to help you achieve a sexy, dewy (or matte) finish this season.
As proud members of the Navy, we trust Rihanna with our skin, makeup, and almost everything else in life. And why not? Ms. Robyn Fenty is a genius, and this Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint is proof.
The formula comes with ultra-hydrating and skin-doting ingredients that instantly even out your complexion and offer a flattering, skin-blurring effect.
It also comes with a QuickBlur complex that is ideal for a ‘no-makeup’ makeup look or when you need to look effortlessly put together. And with whopping 25 shades, you’re guaranteed to find your perfect match.
Black Radiance True Complexion BB Cream is the ultimate dark-skin-tone-loving product on the market. It contains non-comedogenic elements that conceal, moisturize, prime and smooth skin to give you a glowing, complexion-evening effect.
The SPF 15 offers you a bit of sun protection, but you should apply additional SPF underneath it for full UVA and UVB cover.
The go-to skin tint combines skincare, makeup, and sunscreen in one. Packed with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and plant-based squalene, the serum is incredibly featherweight and moisturizing – and the matte finish gives your skin a dewy, healthy glow that most users can’t get enough of.
Plus, the 30-shade range and non-nano zinc oxide-based SPF 40 makes it a must-have super serum.
When it comes to achieving a sexy, dewy, ‘no-makeup’ makeup look, no one does it as incredibly as Glossier. The classic millennial beauty brand has a cult-like following (even with Gen Z), and this tinted moisturizer is one of the reasons why.
Loaded with diamond powder, the skin tint offers a brightening, soft-focus effect and reduces the appearance of pores without feeling too cakey or heavy. Glycerin moisturizes the skin to give you that highly sought-after glossy, translucent veil of color.
There’s a reason why this tinted moisturizer has gained such a cult-like following: simply put, the lightweight gel cream is perfect for almost every skin type (and a dream for acne-prone skin).
The oil-free formula boosts hydration levels, enhances skin barrier function, and seamlessly blends into the skin to deliver a dewy, healthy-looking glow. The SPF 30 offers you ample UVA and UVB protection.
Its fragrance-free, gluten-free, and vegan formula is just an added bonus.
If your skin is equally dry and oily, you’ll love this Nars’ glowy-tinted moisturizer. The moisture-magnet formula contains French Polynesian Kopara that hydrates parched spots without feeling too heavy on your oiler areas.
Its vitamin C concentration, on the other hand, does more than brighten your complexion – as a potent antioxidant, it boosts the defense abilities of SPF, providing you with a one-two punch of UV ray protection.
Amp up your makeup game with this skin tint from Ami Cole. The barely-there formula gives you that coveted skin but better effect. It also contains potent plant-based elements, including baobab seed, hibiscus flower, and pumpkin seed extract, that work harmoniously to balance complexion and hydrate the skin.
It’s also one of the best melanin-friendly formulas on the market.
If you’re leaning into the no-makeup makeup look or are a makeup newbie, this skin tint is an excellent option. The 4-in-1 formula combines moisturizer, primer, and SPF into one luxurious formula that gives you dewy, sheer coverage without sacrificing your natural look.
It also contains oil-absorbing clay and blemish-blasting retinol that smooth your skin and minimizes the appearance of fine lines, pores, and wrinkles for a more youthful complexion.
Why go for cream when you can have skin-loving, ultra-hydrating oil? With this skin tint from Kosas, you can reap all the benefits of a face oil – think nourishing elements and a radiant finish – with the extra perks of foundation.
With just one or two drops, the tinted moisturizer instantly hydrates, evens out, and brightens your skin tone. In the game of skincare and makeup hybrids, this one is hard to ignore.
Are you a clean beauty buff? Then you need to invest in this tinted moisturizer from Beautycounter. The brand is famous for keeping its products parabens-, sulfates-, and synthetic fragrance-free and giving its consumers the most high-quality formulas.
This Dew Skin Tint, for instance, features a luxuriously creamy texture that blends right into your skin, giving you the prettiest glow while minimizing redness and discoloration, thanks to its dose of vitamin C.
The SPF 20 mineral sunscreen safeguards your skin from sun-damaging rays, while the black currant seed oil and peony root extract evens skin tone and enhances radiance.