There really isn’t a way for us to express how in love we are with tinted moisturizers. For one, any 2-in-1 product that helps us lighten our load and save a little time in the morning is a huge hit in our book—but when you add in the fact that tinted moisturizers are basically foundation that is good for your skin, well, that’s just perfection. The bonus is that tinted moisturizer usually gives us just the right amount of glowy coverage without looking like we shellacked on our face.
Sadly, these 2-in-1 products that are bringing so much joy everywhere are not always at a very accessible price. Half the point of a multitasking product is make life a little less stressful in the application process, so why not take that calm, cool, and collected vibe over to the price-tag? Hello, drugstore beauty! After checking out this roundup below of the best drugstore tinted moisturizer products, you’ll realize that getting your skin happy and hydrated while providing a natural light coverage couldn’t be easier—or more budget-friendly.
Originally published June 2015. Updated September 2017.
Boots No7 Dual Action Tinted Moisturiser
This drugstore brand has pretty much everything, including anti-aging creams, under eye treatments, lightening and brightening products. They also sell color cosmetics and this product combines the two. With an SPF of 15, Boots formulated a daily moisturizer that's fixed with either a light or medium toned pigment to blur away imperfections and even out skin tone.
e.l.f Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
This lightly pigmented moisturizer from e.l.f is enhanced with ingredients that promote hydration as well as a calm, even, and nourished complexion. Made with vitamin A, C, and E, and aloe vera, this product won't leave your skin feeling dry and flaky from just covering up any blemishes or trying to get a flawless finish. It also has SPF 20, giving you added protection from the elements.
Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
One common issue with tinted moisturizers is that they're not available in a ton of different shades. The pigment infused in such a product is pointless if it leaves a noticeable line of demarcation on your skin. Sonia Kashuk's is offered in four different skin tone hues and has an SPF of 15.
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Moisturizer
When you're on the hunt for a tinted moisturizer that's free of as many chemicals as possible but still has a decent price tag, check over on the Physicians Formula shelf. This product, available in four different shades, is made with 80 percent organic ingredients and is paraben and artificial fragrance-free. It boasts a sheer coverage, is topped with SPF 15 for sun protection, and organic fruit water for extra hydration.
NYX Tinted Moisturizer
With seven different shades to choose from, NYX made sure you'd be able to score a tinted moisturizer that works well with your skin. This product blends in seamlessly and actually ends up leaving more a dewy, glowy finish than something that's matte. All you need is a touch of blush, some mascara, and your five-minute makeup face is basically done.