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5 Best tinted moisturizers

Erica Mayyasi is a Red Sox fan in Manhattan. After stints at various magazines she now works full-time in public relations, though she continues to write for a number of sites including her blog

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Tinted moisturizers are surefire picks for easy, natural makeup routines. We've scoped out five of our favorites to share with you.

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If you want to even out your skin tone and get some coverage but don't want the heaviness of a foundation, a tinted moisturizer is your best bet. Not only will it give thirsty skin a boost, but the best of the bunch will also give you an extremely natural look.

Smashbox Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer

Smashbox's tinted moisturizer formula may be incredibly lightweight but you'll be shocked by how much it improves your skin's tone and hydration level.

The name doesn't lie: it's sheer color but not to the point of being ineffectual – the airy formula gives you very light, very natural coverage. The product also includes SPF 15 to give you an added bit of sun protection.

One unexpected perk: a little bit of formula goes a long way with this tinted moisturizer, so the tube will last you much longer than you'd expect. $30 from

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