Tinted Moisturizers That Leave Fair Skin Radiant Instead of Brassy and Greasy

Elizabeth Denton
Tinted Moisturizers That Leave Fair Skin Radiant Instead of Brassy and Greasy
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Those with deeper skin tones know the struggle of finding the perfect foundation and BB cream shades with the right undertones. Luckily, brands are expanding their shade ranges making both fair and deep options and everything in between. When it comes to those on the other end of the spectrum, finding the best tinted moisturizer for fair skin can be a bit of a pain. You want lightweight coverage that leaves skin radiant but not too pale or too greasy.

When it comes to undertones, those with fair skin will want to pay attention to whether the product is for neutral, cool or warm tones. The wrong one and your porcelain skin can look orange or your warm skin can look dull. It helps to look for oil-free but radiant options as well. This keeps the multiple tones of your skin vibrant and light-reflecting.

Of course, there’s also a tinted moisturizer for your budget and eco-friendly needs, as well. Find vegan, cruelty-free and clean formulas, as well as ultra-affordable ones you can grab on your next Target run. Shop some of our favorites, below.

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Radford Beauty Tint

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Radford Beauty Tint Daily Skin Perfector

This oil-free tinted moisturizer provides the sheer hint of coverage you want and the skincare-like ingredients you need to glow. It’s packed with licorice root extract to smooth skin, Retinyl Palmitate to promote cell turnover and unclog pores, titanium dioxide mineral sunscreen, hyaluronic acid to boost skin’s moisture content and ceramides to lock in that hydration. Use code “STYLE20” for 20 percent off all Radford Beauty products (excludes third-party products).

Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 25


Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 25

Fans love this hydrating tinted moisturizer for the way it lasts all day (without creasing!) and feels like you’re not wearing anything.

neutrogena radiant tinted moisturizer

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Neutrogena Radiant Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30

Get a radiant finish with this oil-free tinted moisturizer
formulated with vitamins A, C and E.


Kevyn Aucoin Beauty.

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Stripped Nude Skin Tint

The silky texture of this sheer-to-light coverage foundation goes on ease and stays put all day.

first aid beauty ultra repair

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

There are multiple undertone options here, such as Bone for extra-pale skin with warm-neutral to golden undertones.

colourpop pretty fresh

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ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Tinted Moisturizer

Choose from warm and neutral fair shades enriched with hydrating hyaluronic acid.

honest cc cream

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Honest Beauty CCC Clean Corrective With Vitamin C Tinted Moisturizer

This skincare-makeup hybrid
primes and protects skin and covers up any imperfections.


glossier skin tint

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Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint

Fans love this breathable, ultra-thin formula for the way it gives skin a dewy finish without being greasy.

beautycounter dew skin

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Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer

Black currant seed oil, peony root extract and vitamin C brighten dull skin.

thrive buildable blur

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Thrive Causemetics Buildable Blur CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35

This cream features a sheer-to-full-coverage formula with broad-spectrum SPF 35 protection with cool, neutral and warm undertones.

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