BB, CC, DD, Foundation… you’ve tried them all, but nothing is giving you the lightweight coverage you want. Tinted moisturizer might fix that problem for you while keeping your skin hydrated all day long. Before you take the plunge with tinted moisturizer, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about the original hybrid skin care product and even some suggestions to try out.
What it is:
If you’re looking for light coverage and more hydration then a tinted moisturizer is the perfect addition to your makeup bag! Offering similar ingredients to foundation, tinted moisturizers provide pigments that give skin a wash of colour while also including a greater number of humectants – the chemical that helps keep your skin feeling super hydrated.
What makes it different (from foundation or moisturizer):
It might have a few things in common with it’s cosmetic counterparts, but tinted moisturizer is definitely different. Foundation provides a thick amount of coverage meant to conceal skin imperfections, while tinted moisturizer uses less pigment resulting in a much lighter application. It’s not nearly as hydrating as a regular moisturizing cream, but it does offer more humectants than a regular concealer or foundation.
Why you need a tinted moisturizer in your life:
Your skin type and lifestyle make all the difference when it comes to choosing the right kind of makeup. Ladies with an oily complexion and a greater number of skin imperfections are better suited for traditional foundations while those with dry skin looking for minimal coverage will find a tinted moisturizer does the job best! Tinted moisturizers are also great for active chicks that don’t like rocking the totally bare-faced look, but still want to avoid wearing cakey foundation at the gym.
Here are a few tinted moisturizers that we love:
Whether you want to spend a little or a lot there’s definitely an option out there for you. You want to make sure that the formula meets your moisturization needs first, so be sure to test out a a couple of options if you’re going the TM route. You’ll look to spend anywhere from $15-$50 (or more) on one.