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Five Tinted Moisturizers For Complexion Perfection


With flip-flops and flimsy dresses in our sights and spring’s warming trend showing no signs of abating, we’ve kissed heavy foundations goodbye in favor of tinted moisturizers. The lightweight fluids are highly conducive to sun-drenched breezes and garden parties, as they melt into a barely visible veil of hydrated coverage and never look dry or caked on. Chock that up to a perfect mix of quenching emollients and skin-correcting makeup pigments. Here, a list of our top five favorite new releases.

Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

With an easily blendable gel-cream formula featuring super-hydrating aloe leaf water, this multitasker imparts a long-lasting dewy finish.


Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free

Brown’s original tinted moisturizer has many a devotee, but her new oil-free incarnation will make special fans out of those with complexions that veer more toward the greasy side. The gel is non-comedogenic and happens to be jam-packed with glow-inducing ingredients like peptides, vitamins C and E, and caffeine, to boot.


Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Perfecting Makeup SPF 15

This is the lightest adaptation yet of Chanel’s much loved fluid foundation, which includes mineral-coated pigments to reduce unwanted face sheen. Mix it with a little bit of the brand’s UV Essentiel Multi-Protection Daily UV Care SPF 50 to sheer it out even more while simultaneously amping up your sun protection.

$45, and $52,

Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Makeup-Less Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

You can’t take back those years of reckless sunning, but you can add supercharged makeup to your antiaging skincare routine to help counteract the effects. Peter Thomas Roth just added a tinted moisturizer to his popular Un-Wrinkle line, which is loaded with neuropeptides to turn back time.


Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA+++

“Beauty balms” have been all the rage in Asia for years, but the one-shade-fits-all tints are only now starting to reach our shores. Dr. Jart’s is the first to market (Boscia will introduce one next month), and it’s a miracle worker when it comes to diffusing imperfections while protecting skin from the elements. This one really does it all.


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