Best buy: Tinted moisturizer with SPF

Elaina is a Phoenix-based freelance writer, blogger and co-founder of the Kidlee baby book app. Check out her blog, Fun Finds For Mom, for product reviews, recipes and fun activities for moms and kids.

Triple-duty skin care

When it comes to skin care, don't sacrifice quality for savings. Instead, stretch your beauty budget by finding products that serve double, or even triple duty.
Woman applying tinted moisturizer

Tinted moisturizer with SPF is a single product that does the job of a moisturizer, a foundation and a sunscreen. What a beautiful bang for your buck!

Tinted moisturizer vs. foundation

As its name suggests, a tinted moisturizer is a moisturizer with a hint of color. It's a lighter alternative to using foundation. Think of a tinted moisturizer as a hydrating product that provides a touch of color, while foundation delivers a thicker layer of color that covers your skin.

Why use a tinted moisturizer

Women who use tinted moisturizers are happy to share the reasons why they love it:

  • Works as a moisturizer and foundation
  • Doesn't look like you're wearing makeup
  • Provides lightweight coverage
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Blends evenly and goes on smoothly
  • Gives a natural glow
  • Great when you're in a hurry
  • Perfect for traveling light

veeno Positively Ageless Correcting Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30What to look for in a tinted moisturizer

When selecting your tinted moisturizer, choose a color that matches your natural skin tone. Look for a product that has an SPF of 30 or higher to give your skin adequate sun protection. Finally, consider choosing a tinted moisturizer that contains natural ingredients, such as Aveeno Positively Ageless Correcting Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30, which uses the natural antioxidants found in shiitake mushrooms to enhance the youthful appearance of the skin.

How to apply tinted moisturizer

To apply tinted moisturizer, first clean and thoroughly dry your face. Next, use your fingers to dab on the product in places you'd like the most coverage, such as blemishes, scars or spots. Use a foam wedge to evenly blend the tinted moisturizer, especially at your hairline and edges of your face. If you prefer fingers to foam, use your fingertips only to apply moisturizer evenly in a circular motion all over your face. Finish with a dusting of loose powder to set the moisturizer and minimize its shine.

Watch: How to properly apply tinted moisturizer

Use your fingers to evenly blend tinted moisturizer into your skin, as shown in this video.

More beauty best buys

Splurge vs. Steal: Best anti-aging products for your budget
Best buys: Hair dryers
Best buys: Foundations

Comments
Recommended for You