Tinted moisturizers

If your skin does not require full coverage makeup, I would highly suggest looking into tinted moisturizers. They give you some color without the weight of foundation. Recently, I tried Iman’s foundation but it made my face look cakey after a while. Who wants to look made up?

P.S. Not sure what the big hype is about Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 but it’s too rich for my blood. And the gay guy at Sephora said it’s not that great.

Here are three tinted moisturizers I’ve tried and really like:

1. E.L.F.’s Studio Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20. It’s the cheapest and I love to use it during the week at work.

2. MAC’s Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15. I forgot I had a sample of this. Very sheer and doesn’t leave my face oily.

3. Smashbox’s Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15. Also sheer but it gives a little more coverage than the MAC version.

I’m coming to terms with the fact that I just have oily skin. In efforts to alleviate the problem, I’ve searched Holy Youtube for solutions. What I found sounded crazy but supposedly a lot of women with oily skin trust this method. You have foundation primer, and then you have milk of magnesia. Yes, on your face. She also uses a chaffing cream but that is entirely too much for me. So far, the milk (used the same way as in the video) seems to be working. We’ll see in the long run. As well as with the products listed above.

Do you have a tried and true tinted moisturizer that you love? Share!

4 thoughts on “Tinted moisturizers

  1. Hey! Thank you for your blog. I am a complete beauty nut and have tried and tested all that’s around. In fact, I was thinking of starting up my own beauty blog but I’m sticking with the creative writing for now 🙂

    I actually only wear tinted moisturiser and my favourite is Shiseido. It is a touch heavier than a very lightweight type so it offers slightly more coverage but it is also very dewy so it gives you a ‘young’ glow. It lasts for ages and it’s fine for skin prone to break outs as I have suffered with this!

    Have you heard about the new ‘BB’ creams? They’re all the rage now.

    Great stuff! Thanks again x

  2. In e.l.f., i’m currently using “almond” but i should probably use mohca or expresso. I’ve been to EVERY Target from Camp Creek to Gwinnett and none of them carry the darker shades. So I’m just gonna order it online.

    I use the darkest shades in the last two.

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