What is Tinted Moisturizer?

What Is Tinted Moisturizer?

Learn About Tinted Moisturizer and the Benefits It Provides

Looking for an alternative to traditional foundations? Look no further! Tinted moisturizers are fast becoming the new go-to for women who want a lighter formula that still provides good coverage. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing product that leaves skin looking natural, dewy, and refreshed.

Tinted moisturizer is, in essence, exactly what it sounds like: a moisturizing cream or lotion that has a slight tint to it, allowing it to provide some skin coverage. There are a lot of perks that come with using a tinted moisturizer. One is its easy, no-fuss application. Simply squeeze some of the product onto clean hands and apply to the entire face, in the same way as you would apply a lotion or your usual moisturizer. Use a circular motion to work the product into the skin.

A tinted moisturizer will leave you with seemingly flawless, glowing skin. If you are a fan of the dewy look, there is no need to apply any powder, as the tint will stay put throughout the day. For those who prefer a more matte look, simply apply a sheer, translucent powder over the entire face.

Because tinted moisturizers are designed to be more lightweight than a liquid foundation, it’s important to note that the coverage they provide may not be enough for those with poor complexions. While the product does a great job of evening the skin tone, it may not completely hide blemishes or other imperfections. Those with naturally oily skin may also want to steer clear of tinted moisturizes, as they can make the skin oilier. Still, tinted moisturizers make a great choice for those seeking lighter coverage—just be sure to find one in a shade that closely matches your skin tone.

BB creams are another great alternative to using foundation. New to the U.S. market, the creams first exploded onto the beauty scene in Asia. Similar to a tinted moisturizer in terms of coverage, the BB cream packs a little something extra. Not only do you get coverage, you get a primer, beneficial nutrients, and a finisher. All of this is available in one tube and one easy application.

Are you a fan of tinted moisturizers or BB creams? Which ones have you tried?

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Can't wait to get my hands on a BB cream!! Garnier, Smashbox, Stila, Nars, so many great brands to choose from! This comment has been removed.
I don't like foundation, I only use Avon tinted moisturiser or Garnier BB cream. @courtney2bambi: The Garnier cream is great - lightweight, longlasting, great coverage. My only complaint is still having to wash it off at night like foundation, otherwise it clogs your pores. With my tinted moisturiser I don't need to. This comment has been removed.
Tinted moisturizer is a great product, thanks for posting this to really explain the benefits. This comment has been removed.
Great article. I just recently started using tinted moisturize and love it, so weightless on my skin. This comment has been removed.
I really need to try a BB cream! Great article btw :) This comment has been removed.
Great article - foundation can feel so heavy in the summer. I read Garnier has a new BB cream, anyone try it? This comment has been removed.
Great article! tinted moisturizers are going to be great for the warmer season/climate This comment has been removed.
I prefer my tinted moisturiser to foundation because it's so much lighter than foundation! also I love bb creams! This comment has been removed.
I just finished my LM tinted moisturizer I've been curious about the NARS one! This comment has been removed.
I'm using NARS right now and I love it! Laura Mercier is also a great tinted moisturizer but I like that NARS has SPF 30 and it seems to have a bit more coverage. So great for summer! I sometimes dust MAC powder over my tinted moisturizer for more coverage. This comment has been removed.
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