While I don't condone a 2-in-1 shampoo-and-conditioner product, I love other multitasking products nonetheless. One of those is a tinted moisturizer with SPF. It's basically a 3-in-1 makeup product since it covers up any blemishes and evens your skin tone, provides hydration, and protects against harmful UV rays. A win-win, right?
And because I'm very much into the minimal makeup look more often than not, I turn to a tinted moisturizer for my everyday look. It's so easy and effortless. Tinted moisturizer, a dab of concealer if needed, mascara, and some blush or highlighter does the trick for me.
And there are so many great tinted moisturizers for all skin types and skin tones. I consider an essential for any makeup bag, even if you are one to wear full foundation most days—keep it for those times when you want to keep it low-key and almost bare-faced.
Take a look at some highly-recommended tinted moisturizers with SPF below.
1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 20
Whenever I talk to makeup artists about product picks, without a doubt they mention Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizers. This lightweight formula contains oil-absorbing powders to control shine and it leaves a matte finish. It also contains licorice-root extract to soothe the skin and vitamin E to protect against environmental damage.
2. Maybelline Dream Fresh Skin Hydrating BB Cream
While this is technically a BB cream, I'd still consider it a great tinted moisturizer option. It adjusts to your skin tone while also minimizing pores and reducing redness.
3. Bareminerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer
This creamy formula is so easy to apply and provides sheer to light coverage. Ingredients include hyaluronic acid to boost moisture and olive-derived squalane to deliver all-day hydration.
4. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector Tinted Facial Moisturizer
The unique thing about this facial moisturizer is it contains retinol to smooth texture and fine lines. It leaves a natural finish with sheer coverage.
5. Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Enriched with vitamin C to even the skin tone and brighten the complexion, this lightweight product leaves your skin with a nice glow. It also contains French Polynesian kopara, which hydrates and conditions.
6. Tarte Maracuja Hydrating Tinted Moisturizer
Maracuja oil is the hero ingredient in this product—it's rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C. The vegan formula also contains hyaluronic acid and turmeric root extract to hydrate and soothe and redness. And this product is long-lasting, as it has up to 12 hours of wear.
7. Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
Chantecaille's tinted moisturizer is made with nontoxic minerals and antioxidant botanical extracts like edelweiss, honeysuckle, and green tea. It works to conceal, smooth fine lines, and protect and enhance the skin.
8. Honest Beauty Clean Corrective With Vitamin C Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
This lightweight product has sheer, breathable coverage. It's infused with mineral sunscreen, vitamin C, and a blue light protector.
9. Jane Iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
Jane Iredale's mineral-based moisturizer is a waterproof formula that provides sheer to medium coverage. It also contains algae extract to prevent moisture loss and antioxidants to neutralize free radicals.
10. Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 Sunscreen
If you're looking for a dewy, hydrated look, try this moisturizer from Saie. Ingredients include hyaluronic acid to attract water, pansy flower to boost hydration, and licorice root extract to brighten your complexion.
11. Giorgio Armani Travel Size Crema Nuda Supreme Glow Reviving Tinted Moisturizer
This tinted moisturizer leaves the skin absolutely glowy and luminous. The water-based formula hydrates and blurs imperfections for a seamless and plumped look.
12. L'Oréal True Match Lumi Glotion
Warning: This is a highlighting formula so be prepared for radiant skin that still looks natural. It's infused with glycerin and shea butter for long-lasting hydration. You can wear it alone or with foundation—it's all about enhancing the skin.
13. Lancôme Skin Feels Good Hydrating Skin Tint Healthy Glow Foundation SPF 23
This oil-free skin tint is made with hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and moringa seed extract to protect against free radicals. The sheer product has buildable coverage so you can personalize it to your liking.
14. Tower 28 SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation
Tower 28's mineral sunscreen foundation is made without fragrances so it works well on sensitive skin—in fact, it has the National Eczema Association's Seal of Acceptance. Other ingredients include prickly pear extract to repair and protect against blue-light pollution and white sage extract to reduce irritation.
15. Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 25
Not only is this tinted moisturizer long-wearing, but it also provides up to 24 hours of hydration. It's infused with primer, too, so it's a great base for the rest of your makeup.
16. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30
If you've got sensitive skin you have to try this product that's specially formulated for the skin type. The mousse-like formula contains good-for-the-skin ingredients like colloidal oatmeal, licorice root, feverfew, white tea, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E.
Makeup Brushes to Try
Sure, it's easy to apply tinted moisturizer with your hands, but if don't want to, use a brush. This one leaves an airbrushed finish.
Fenty Beauty's foundation brush works well on all different types of formulas. It's so easy to blend with this one.
And of course, you can't go wrong with the classic Beauty Blender for flawless application.