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Tinted Moisturizers & Foundations

Whether you like to apply a face full of makeup or you prefer to keep it simple and natural, tinted moisturizers and foundations are an essential part of most makeup routines. More than just a moisturizer, tinted moisturizers contain color to give you hydration as well as light coverage. They are excellent for those who want some coverage without using a foundation, while moisturizing their face. Foundations, on the other hand, contain more color and pigment to give more coverage than tinted moisturizer. Tinted moisturizers come in many textures and formulas and are ideal for all skin types. Some of the best tinted moisturizers are lightweight moisturizers, oil-free moisturizers, brightening moisturizers, face moisturizers with color and tinted moisturizers with SPF. The best tinted moisturizer will be the one that goes with your individual skin type and skin concerns. If you suffer from irritation and redness you will benefit from a simple face lotion, light tinted moisturizer, or a lightweight moisturizer. Those with mature and dry skin can benefit from an oil-based moisturizer. If you have oily skin or are acne-prone, you will benefit from an oil free moisturizer or a water based moisturizer. 


Whichever tinted moisturizer you choose, you can’t go wrong with the tinted moisturizers and facial moisturizers for sensitive skin offered at Editor’s Pick. Here you’ll find face moisturizer with color from Anastasia Beverly Hills, skin tinted moisturizer by Bareminerals, the best tinted moisturizer for oily skin from Becca, face moisturizer with color from BY TERRY, the best tinted moisturizer for mature skin from Clinique, the best facial moisturizer for sensitive skin and eczema from Dermablend, simple moisturizer from Eminence, tinted cream from Jane Iredale, water based face moisturizer by SmashBox, Obagi lotion and moisturizer from Obagi, brightening moisturizer from Dermalogica, simple face lotion from Perricone MD, skin tinted moisturizer from Kevin Aucoin and lightweight moisturizer from Glo. 


FAQs on Tinted Moisturizers and Foundations


What is a tinted moisturizer?


Tinted moisturizers are a type of simple moisturizer with a tint, or color, added in. A tinted moisturizer can be a brightening moisturizer, a light moisturizer, a face moisturizer with color or a tinted moisturizer with SPF. A tinted moisturizer offers the benefit of both hydration and color to your complexion, giving you light coverage to help even out skin tone and camouflage hyperpigmentation. 


How do I apply tinted moisturizer? 


To apply your tinted moisturizer, start with a freshly cleansed face. Apply toners, serums and other moisturizers that you wish to include in your skincare routine. Your tinted moisturizer will be your last step. Take an adequate amount of your tinted moisturizer and gently rub into your face starting at your cheeks and feathering outward. Whether you are applying a tinted moisturizer with SPF, simple moisturizer, oil free moisturizer or brightening moisturizer, the application is the same. 


Can you over moisturize your face?


While it is better to err on the side of caution and adequately moisturize your face, it is possible to over moisturize your face. The outer layer of the skin can only absorb so much. If you have oily skin, and you apply too much moisturizer, you’re giving your skin an overdose. Depending on your skin type you may need a heavy moisturizer such as an oil based moisturizer or a lightweight moisturizer such as an oil free moisturizer. Another reason you want to avoid over moisturizing your face is that this can cause buildup on your face leading to clogged pores.