At times, all we wish is to step out without wearing any makeup but also don beautiful skin swathed in a natural, barely there finish. When out on a beach, we slather on some moisturizer and sunscreen, silently wondering if only it could give us some sort of sheer coverage. Call it the hot and humid weather or just one of those days when we don’t want layers of makeup on our face, the idea of wearing even a BB cream sounds too much. It is during those times that tinted moisturizers prove to be a saviour.
Formulated to fit the best of both worlds, skincare and makeup, a tinted moisturizer is also a great solution to everyday makeup woes. Whether you’re looking for a product that lends a natural finish without any effort, you’re simply not in a mood to deck up, or you’re looking for a fuss-free alternative to your everyday foundation and BB cream, tinted moisturizer makes for a great indulgence.
It is essentially a hydrating and nourishing moisturizer that also offers a flawlessly sheer skin tint. It slightly blurs the imperfections and makes the skin even. Often, it is also infused with SPF to provide protection from UV rays and sun damage and can be used underneath makeup or worn as it is.
For instance, the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream is one of the best three-in-one beauty products that moisturize your skin, giving it a natural finish and protecting it with a broad spectrum of SPF 30. Similarly, the Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer provides long-lasting hydration owing to the presence of nourishing ingredients, protects from the sun and also primes the skin with a sheer finish.
How to choose the best tinted moisturizers?
Like any other skincare or makeup product, your skin type is the first thing to consider when buying a tinted moisturizer. If you have dry skin, look for formulas that are extra hydrating and are also infused with moisturizing ingredients including hyaluronic acid, shea butter and ceramides. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, gel and water-based formulas that are oil-free and non-comedogenic work the best. For sensitive skin, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and gel-based formulations with soothing ingredients like aloe vera and Jeju hydrangea leaf extract should be the go-to.
We all know the importance of wearing sunscreen every single day no matter what. Hence, look for a tinted moisturizer that also offers good sun protection, be it mineral-based or chemical-based. You can also use a regular sunscreen underneath to add an extra layer of protection, especially when stepping out in sweltering heat.
While a lot of tinted moisturizers come only in a single shade that universally works on all skin tones, a lot many also offer a wide range of shades just like a foundation. Hence, always look for a tinted moisturizer that not only suits your skin type but also your skin tone.
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This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: A tinted moisturizer helps in keeping your skin hydrated and nourished, while also providing a sheer and natural coverage that blurs imperfections and lends it a natural glow and healthy radiance.
Answer: BB creams are in liquid form, an all-in-one makeup product that acts both as a primer and foundation, offering a buildable medium coverage with added benefits like sun protection, shine control and hydration. Whereas, tinted moisturizers are primarily a moisturizer that also offer a touch of sheer coverage and sometimes even sun protection. Additionally, BB creams have more coverage than tinted moisturizers but less than foundation. Also, tinted moisturizers tend to have a lighter formula than BB creams.
Answer: Yes, they can be used daily and are perfect for everyday makeup.
Answer: It totally depends on what you’re looking for and expecting from your makeup look. If you’re looking for a finish that covers up discolouration, age spots, blemishes and other such concerns then a foundation is what you should be reaching out for. However, if you’re looking for intense hydration with hints of pigment for that dewy and glowy look, a tinted moisturizer would make for a better choice.
Answer: No matter what makeup or skincare products you use, you should always remove them and cleanse your face at the end of the day. It can be noted that a tinted moisturizer can fit well in your morning beauty routine.