I live in my tinted moisturizers! I love to look and feel good but I don’t always have time to go through my full makeup routine.
On low profile days I love putting on some tinted moisturizer, a swipe of mascara, lipgloss and out-the-door. A moisturizer with color and SPF is than a pick me up, a tinted moisturizer can also do so much to nourish and protect your skin.
I want to share with you my 3 highly recommended tinted moisturizers. I’ve used them all and can easily give them my stamp of approval.
Gold Medal Winner Tinted Moisturizer
PRO: What I love about this moisturizer is it gives you a very strong tint and glow which is perfect for a no-makeup makeup look. I have no problem wearing only this moisturizer to run errands and for casual outings. The coverage is that good!
The Perricone MD Face Finishing & Firming tinted moisturizer does a great job soaking into your skin, but not settling into fine lines. Now when you try it, don’t panic. It takes a few minutes for the color to develop, but once it’s set it gives you an incredible glow.
Worth the wait!
Another benefit is it seems to work with all skin types. It definitely works wonders on my skin, and I’ve read tons of reviews where everyone seems to say the same thing.
My final thumbs up is I love the bounce this moisturizer gives my skin. It also includes SPF 30 giving your skin some much needed protection.
I LOVE this product so much I did a review on it. Check out this video to see the full Perricone MD review.
CON: My only complaint about the Perricone MD tinted moisturizer is the jar is a little on the small side. A little goes a long way with this product so even with the small jar size I don’t think you’d be in danger of blowing through it too quickly.
Silver Medal Winner Tinted Moisturizer
PRO: The Elta MD UV Elements Broad Spectrum tinted moisturizer is my second pick and this is why. It goes on really nice and includes hyaluronic acid, transparent zinc oxide and is water resistant.
The Elta MD is very moisturizing but it drys super well into the skin so there’s no need to apply powder when your using it. You don’t really get a greasy shine with this sunscreen which is a major bonus. This makes for a great grab and go moisturizer without the cakey or oily feel.
This tinted moisturizer works beautifully. Two giant thumbs up!
CON: While I would highly recommend this moisturizer, I will admit it doesn’t give a very strong color tint. Depending on how much coverage you need, you may still want a light layer of concealer or foundation. Again, that depends on the look you want. I use it alone and it’s fine.
Bronze Medal Tinted Moisturizer – but by no means a bad choice!
PRO: This isn’t my top pick but there are a lot of great things about this moisturizer that I love.
It’s an exceptional choice for dry skin. Now when I say dry skin I mean always dry, or seasonally dry (like in the winter), or when you’re just having a bad skin week.
It’s very very moisturizing and doesn’t show the dry flakes. The Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint moisturizer gives a nice tint with higher coverage than the Elta MD.
It also includes hyaluronic acid which gives your skin that awesome bounce we all love.
CON: It has better coverage than the Elta MD, but it’s very heavy. It can take a while to feel like it’s really sunk into your skin leaving a heavy feel.
Another downer is it has an odd and distinct smell which can be difficult to overlook. I actually contacted Ilia to talk about the smell. They told me it’s from the zinc oxide mixed with natural botanicals. Ilia doesn’t use synthetic fragrances in any products, and this serum doesn’t contain essential oils. So instead of masking the smell to avoid adding synthetics to formula. The scent does dissipate though!
Despite these two con’s I keep this in my makeup arsenal though to use on dry-skin days. It’s pretty amazing.
I love these products for low makeup days. I own and rotate all three of these in my makeup routine. They all have their place and best times of use.
These are great grab and go products for busy women, and busy moms! I love using these when I’m needing a boost in my skin without a lot of struggle and time.