The Best Tinted Moisturizers For Every Skin Type

Victoria Moorhouse

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As the temperatures drop and our skin gets more and more dry, we need to double up on the moisture. The solution? Tinted moisturizers, naturally. Not only will you even out your complexion and save serious time in the mornings (hey, minutes matter when you’re trying to make it out of the door), you’ll also get a double dose of skin hydration. And no matter your skin type or concern, there’s a tinted moisturizer out there that’s perfect for you—and we’ve already found it. Read on, and get ready to take your complexion to another (flawless) level.

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bareMinerals Complexion Rescue ($29, sephora.com)

If you have dry skin…
This product is astonishing: when we used it, not only did it do an all-star job of moisturizing our skin, it also provided the most amazing coverage. Based on its clinical testing, the brand says that users experienced a 215 percent increase in hydration to their skin, too—so when it gets cold and dry, it’s going to be even more amazing. It’s also in a gel-based formula that glides on smoothly and lasts all day, and contains SPF 30 for even more protection.

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e.l.f Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ($3, elfcosmetics.com)

If you’re on a budget…
Yes, you read that right. This product is less than five bucks… and nothing else on the market works as well for so little. For less than a latte, you great coverage and outstanding hydration right along side it. It’s also made with aloe and vitamins A, C, and E for extra nourishment.

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Lune + Aster Cover + Correct / Tinted Moisturizer ($48, bluemercury.com)

If you’re looking for SPF…
When we tried out this tinted moisturizer, we were immediately impressed with out light it felt on our skin. But the thing that probably got us the most was that it contains a whopping SPF 50—perfect for avoiding the sunburn that can happen even on cold days. It’s also formulated with everyone’s favorite ingredient hyaluronic acid. Bonus? We’d say so.

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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ($44, sephora.com)

If you’re looking for a ton of different shades…
If this product is going to be replacing your daily foundation, you want it to accurately match your skin tone, right? Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer is available in 15 gorgeous shades—and oh yeah, it’s also oil-free. Bonus for anyone who is acne-prone.

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Honest Beauty Everything Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free ($28, honestbeauty.com)

If you want a super natural finish…
When we tested out this product, we felt that the formula took a little bit more time to blend over our skin, but once we got it there, it had the most natural finish. It seriously looked like we weren’t wearing anything at all. It felt that way, too, as the oil-free formula didn’t leave us feeling claustrophobic in the least bit. It’s available in 7 different shades and includes a mineral sunscreen of an SPF 20!

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If you want something semi-matte…
When we questioned one beauty editor on this stuff, she mentioned its lovely semi-matte finish, boost of hydration and the fact that it didn’t feel greasy in the least bit. Sign. Us. Up. While it only comes in two shades (bummer) it does have an SPF 20 and an ingredient called viniferine, which the brand claims helps reduce dark spots.

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