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These Are Your Four Best Tinted Moisturizers

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The comments on our tinted moisturizer post yielded a spattering of popular products, with four emerging with the most votes. Now it’s time to make it known which is the best of the best.


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

My sister gave me a sample tube and I used it for the first time over the weekend - when I first put it on I was like “this doesn’t even look like I put anything on my face” (not a positive!) but when I looked in the mirror later I was like WOAH WHAT - it somehow EVOLVED from pretty much NO coverage whatsoever to a nice light evening-outness and so I say TWO THUMBS UP -catherinethesecond

Laura Mercier is the only one that doesn’t ball up on my stupid face. I vote her. - Annie from the Grog Booth


Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moistuizer

Nars Pure Radiant! Never streaky, and the perfect balance of moisture without being too oily. And I say that as a person with olive skin which is typically not very foundation-friendly. - The vagina and the heart

I also have skin with olive/yellow undertones and I tried a bunch of tinted moisturizers that never quite looked natural on me, and then I found Nars. It’s pricey but you don’t need to use a lot. A not-quite-pea-sized amount is all you need for your whole face. - NeonClaws

Bare Mineral Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

I have dry skin (over 40) & this stuff feels moisturizing w/o feeling heavy or oily. Feels gel like going on & dries smooth. Just enough tint to look fresh & not tired, but not make-upy. Looks as good when I take it off as when I put it on. No​settling in fine lines. It is awesome! Good array of colors as well. - StartingOverEasy

I’m in my 30s, and I absolutely love this stuff. I spent quite a while in search of something that would actually work with my perpetually dry skin. When I finally got around to Complexion Rescue, it felt like I had hit the jackpot. Now I just have to hope they never stop making it! - Clockwork


IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream

I use ALLL It Cosmetics. I feel like the older I get, the drier my skin gets. So CeraVe is my moisturizer, THEN I use It’s You Only Better CC Cream. It’s magical. - rollsnideroll

I discovered IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye several years ago and it was the first and only product I’d ever tried that effectively hid my under eye darkness, and did so flawlessly, to boot. It took me a couple of years to try the IT Cosmetics CC+ cream, and I wish I’d found it sooner! I used to use anti-aging moisturizer with SPF and then foundation and was considering adding primer since it seems to be all the rage... and then I found IT CC+. - Saralinda



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