Until recently, I never understood the appeal of tinted moisturizers. To me, this product, which combines foundation and moisturizer into one, seemed to suffer from the shampoo-plus-conditioner problem—that is, they were neither good moisturizers nor good concealers. All of the ones I tried just dried out my face and left my skin looking very uneven.
But after stumbling upon a DuWop version I really liked, I decided to give tinted moisturizers a second chance, and now, I'm hooked. When done right, this low-maintenance beauty product is truly amazing. A good tinted moisturizer goes on light and provides just enough coverage so you don't need foundation, basically eliminating a step from my beauty regimen. Here are some great tinted moisturizers to try.
DuWop Revolution Face, $28, available here. This SPF 15 moisturizer gives your skin a velvety, slightly matte finish and comes in four shades.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, $40, available here. Available in seven great shades with just a touch of color, Mercier's award-winner comes with SPF 20 to protect against UVA and UVB rays.
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Merle Norman Luxiva Sheer Defense Tinted Moisturizer, $35, available at Merle Norman stores nationwide. This sheer but flaw-concealing moisturizer comes in three colors and contains sunscreen as well as Vitamins C and E. (Thanks to JessNess for the tip!)
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer, $38, available here. The always reliable Bobbi Brown has created a great tinted moisturizer for dry skin that comes in seven different shades.