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9 Of The Best Tinted Moisturizers

As a multitasker that occupies the middle ground between moisturizer and foundation, a tinted moisturizer is the backbone of any daytime look. But where first-generation formulas did little more than even out tone, recent innovations contain the same ingredients you would find in a high-performing serum. So, which ones does the PORTER beauty team rate? Scroll on for our edit of the best tinted moisturizers

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Clockwise from left: Rose Inc Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum; La Mer The Radiant Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF30; Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation Serum Broad Spectrum SPF20; 3LAB Aqua BB SPF40 Broad Spectrum; Chantecaille Just Skin Anti-Smog Tinted Moisturizer SPF15

BEST TINTED MOISTURIZER FOR SOOTHING STRESSED SKIN La Mer The Radiant Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF30

This dewy, tinted lotion contains La Mer’s renowned soothing Miracle Broth – a fermented blend of sea kelp, vitamins, minerals, citrus oil, eucalyptus, sunflower, wheat germ, and alfalfa – which helps to reduce sensitivity, calm redness and restore balance. The sheer pigment won’t provide a full face of coverage, but it will even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of pores and disguise blemishes. Plus, like its moisturizer counterpart, it feels comfortable and extremely hydrating on skin, while delivering a protective hit of SPF30.

BEST TINTED MOISTURIZER FOR SHEER COVERAGE Rose Inc Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum

If you prefer to use something with less coverage than your typical tinted moisturizer, this tinted serum from Rose Inc is ideal. It adds just a hint of color with a whole lot of glow and contains hyaluronic acid and squalene, so it’s both hydrating and strengthening. Plus, the shade range is truly impressive, spanning the palest wash through to super-dark. We’ve found its light, serum-like texture is best blended in with fingertips rather than a brush or a sponge.

BEST TINTED MOISTURIZER FOR MAXIMUM GLOW Code8 Radiate Beauty Balm SPF15

Fresh from Code8, this is the tinted moisturizer to use when you want your skin to look juicy and perfected, but with as little pigment as possible. It evens out the skin tone with just a hint of coverage and, thanks to the argan oil, it leaves skin looking glowing and feeling hydrated. This is an excellent option when you want barely anything on your skin; however, if you have any blemishes or other imperfections, you will need to use a touch of concealer.

BEST TINTED MOISTURIZER FOR WARMER CLIMATES Chantecaille Just Skin Anti-Smog Tinted Moisturizer SPF15

If you want a product that does just about everything, this formula from Chantecaille is it. You can expect a good level of coverage, plus SPF15 and antioxidants such as thyme and butterfly bush extract. It’s a brilliant option for wearing every day in the heat or city, too, as it also contains sodium hyaluronate to help skin defy the drying effects of air-conditioning.

BEST TINTED MOISTURIZER FOR ADAPTING TO YOUR SKIN Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation Serum Broad Spectrum SPF20

Despite the name, this super-light Perricone MD product is a lot closer to a tinted moisturizer in texture and coverage than a foundation. It’s a very sheer liquid that blends like a dream and slightly mattifies, containing brightening vitamin C Ester (a buffered form of the vitamin) and antioxidants, while also protecting skin from UV.

BEST TINTED MOISTURIZER FOR VACATION Tom Ford Glow Tinted Moisturizer SPF15

Containing hyaluronic acid and jojoba, this tinted moisturizer by Tom Ford Beauty is wonderfully hydrating on sun-scorched skin. The dewy pigments within this range are well suited to dark skin tones and help to even out redness and discoloration, too. What’s more, its SPF15 helps to ward off some of the aging and harmful effects of UV – but should be worn over a full-spectrum SPF for optimum protection.

BEST TINTED MOISTURIZER FOR DRY SKIN Omorovicza Complexion Perfector SPF20

This is everything you could want in a great tinted moisturizer. The antioxidant-rich formula from Omorovicza protects against the environment and UV rays, while its sheer finish cleverly adapts to your skin tone for the perfect shade match every time. You’ll also find a healthy dose of vitamin C, which will help to even out your skin tone over time, and hyaluronic acid to improve your skin’s hydration reserves.

BEST TINTED MOISTURIZER FOR A BRONZED GLOW Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer

Using SPF daily (as we should) often means our faces are a shade or two lighter than the rest of our bodies. Sound familiar? This unisex product by Charlotte Tilbury is the answer; as you blend the cream into your face, it releases tan pigments that work with your skin tone. Plus, it hydrates the skin without making it look oily, thanks to its moisture-regulating properties. Don’t forget to blend it down onto your neck to ensure a seamless transition.

BEST TINTED MOISTURIZER FOR MINIMIZING FINE LINES 3LAB Aqua BB SPF40 Broad Spectrum

While some base products can accentuate fine lines and creases, the plumping peptides in this lightweight tinted moisturizer from 3Lab actually help to fill them out, making them less noticeable. Like all cushion formulas, it adds a sheen of glow and is easy to reapply throughout the day with the handy sponge applicator.