As someone who never likes to look or feel too made up, I find it most important to look fresh skinned, healthy, glowy, and as natural as possible with a little help to even out my skin tone.


words by JASMINE WILLIAMS • Beauty

Tinted moisturizers help protect from the elements and even out skin tone with a glowy, matte, or shimmery finish.

As someone who never likes to look or feel too made up, I find it most important to look fresh skinned, healthy, glowy, and as natural as possible with a little help to even out my skin tone. I never use full coverage foundation, so here are a few tinted moisturizers to help your skin look its best.

— Julia von Boehm


Super Goop CC Cream Daily Correct Broad Spectrum SPF 35

Key ingredients: Apple Extract & Irish Moss. 

Why we love it: Super Goops CC Cream Daily Correct Broad Spectrum SPF 35 softens the look of skin’s imperfections and provides lightweight coverage while protecting the skin from UVA and UVB rays. 

How to apply: Begin by applying a small amount to the four main points of the face in an upward motion. The CC cream can be worn alone or can be layered before applying heavier makeup. 


Coola Mineral Face Matte Tint Moisturizer SPF 30

Key ingredients: Rose Hip Seed Oil, Plankton Extract & Shea Butter. 
Rich with antioxidants, this tinted moisturizer hydrates the skin and reduces shine. It has a light-weight formula that mattifies the skin and blurs pores. In turn, wearers do not have to worry about pesky white sunscreen residue after applying. While this moisturizer can be used by all skin types, it’s most ideal for those with combination to oily skin. 

How to apply: Apply 15 minutes before sun exposure and let moisturizer settle.



Boscia Skin Perfecting BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Key ingredients: Willowherb & Jojoba. 

Why we love it: Boscia is another antioxidant-rich BB cream that protects skin from the sun, pollution, and blue light exposure. This formula also helps to even out the skin’s texture and minimizes imperfections. It is suitable for all skin types and is free of preservatives. 

How to apply: Apply an even amount to the face and blend into skin using fingertips. 


Ilia Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

Why we love it: A tinted moisturizer that gives a soft sunkissed glow, and radiant complexion. It has a semi-matte hydrating formula that hides imperfections (i.e. lines or blemishes). It’s perfect for days when you’d like just a hint of color without adding too much bronzer or highlight. 

How to apply: This can be applied as a primer under foundation before moving into a full makeup regimen. 



Sisley Paris Tinted Moisturizer With Botanical Extracts  

Key ingredients: Woodmallow Extract, Sunflower, Plum Oil. 

Why we love it: If you’re looking for long-lasting hydration that nourishes the skin and blurs imperfections, look no further. This formula is suitable for all skin types and has a matte yet velvet finish. 

How to apply: Apply in the morning to a clean and dry face and neck. It can be used by itself or after skincare application. 


True Botanicals Everyday Sheer Coverage SPF 20  

Key ingredients: Green & White Tea. 
Why we love it: True Botanicals uses one of the safest sources of broad-spectrum protection, non-nano zinc oxide. This moisturizer offers the perfect amount of sheer coverage, but does not skimp on UVA/UVB protection. 

How to apply: Shake well before using and apply after skin has been moisturized. Reapply throughout the day on a needed basis.



Key ingredients: Orange, Lemon Peel Oil & Bergamot. 

Why we love it: This beauty balm has anti-aging and UV protecting properties that serve as a moisturizer, sunscreen, and treatment serum wrapped into one. It also works well on all skin types. 

How to apply: You can apply after using a toner and moisturizer. It can be used as the last step in your skincare regimen or applied completely by itself for light coverage. 


MZ Skin Tint & Perfect Skin Perfecting SPF 30 Tinted Moisturizer

Key Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid & Kahai Nut Oil.

Why we love it: Say goodbye to aging factors and environmental damage with this lightweight tinted moisturizer. Vitamin C moisturizes the skin and promotes healthy cell growth, creating a luminous effect as a result. 

How to apply: Apply a generous amount to the face and neck before sun exposure and massage into the skin. 


Key Ingredients: Avocado Oil, Red Raspberry Oil, Green Tea Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Oil.

Why we love it: Skincare meets makeup with a light-weight, buildable coverage foundation that delivers radiance-boosting botanicals. Moisturizing and healing, this oil based foundation gives skin a healthy glow and evens out tone.

How to apply: Apply desired amount over moisturizer, or after sunscreen.


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