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    16 Tinted Moisturizers That'll Make You Want To Throw Out Your Foundation

    Haven't you heard? Less is more!

    1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer remains a cult-fave product as it is one of the first, and one of the best, in the game. It has light, buildable coverage so you can add a second layer before your dinner date. This moisturizer not only hydrates your skin, but can also plump fine lines with its vitamin complex and sodium hyaluronate formula — aka a water-soluble salt form of hyaluronic acid (which is awesome for your skin)!

    2. Australian Gold Botanical Tinted Mineral Face Lotion shields your skin from the sun with its powerful blend of antioxidant-rich, botanical ingredients. It'll leave you with a "no-makeup" look and matte finish. You can even apply this and go for a swim! It's water-resistant for ~80 minutes~ so you'll have glistening skin as gorgeous as a mermaid's.

    3. BareMinerals Complexion Rescue puts the "N" in NATURAL hydration. This gel cream provides sheer, refreshing coverage and is loaded with thirst-quenching electrolytes. Check out its ingredient label, you'll find coconut alkanes and plant-based squalane listed in the top five!

    4. Supergoop Daily Correct CC Cream prides itself on its 100% mineral-based formula, loaded with nothing but pure goodness. If you have enlarged pores, this tinted moisturizer can provide a full, yet lightweight coverage that'll blur pores and make skin appear smoother, firmer, and — most importantly — healthier! There are two ingredients that make this cream stand out: apple and red seaweed extract. Both are filled with an abundance of naturally-derived vitamins and minerals.

    5. L'Oréal True Match Lumi Glotion enhances and highlights your natural complexion while adding an extra dose of a natural, fresh glow. Its illuminating formula of glycerin and shea butter will not only brighten your face, but also condition your skin to appear healthier and fully hydrated.

    6. Dr. Jart+ Black Detox Beauty Balm proves that people who deal with oily skin and acne CAN wear tinted moisturizers flawlessly, as well! It will give you a radiant finish (don't worry, it's not the greasy look), while purifying, calming, and color-correcting your skin. Packed with antioxidants from bearberry and caviar extracts, you're literally one step away from this dark-spot erasing and pollutant-defending gem.

    7. PÜR 4-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer multitasks to hydrate, prime, tint, and protect your skin from the sun. PÜR's proprietary ceretin complex can improve your skin's renewal process and bring sweet relief to dull, tired skin. With the help of chamomile, aloe, shea butter, and vitamin E, your skin will enjoy the indulgence it deserves.

    8. Physicians Formula Super CC Cream corrects dark circles, fine lines, sunspots, and blemishes with the fusion of pink, yellow, and green micro color-correcting pigments. Each hue combats a skin concern: pink brightens dull complexions, yellow covers dark spots, and green reduces redness. Look no further for the ultimate *do-it-all* tinted moisturizer.

    9. CoverGirl Smoothers BB Cream provides all-day hydration and radiance so you can put your best face forward. The non-comedogenic formula will blend effortlessly into your skin and create a protective barrier — leaving you with a smooth, supple glow. ✨

    10. MISSHA M Perfect Cover allows you to leave the house in the morning looking fabulous with just ONE pump of it! Combining makeup with skincare, this tinted moisturizer can visibly minimize fine lines and redness, all while nourishing your skin with soothing botanical essences, protective ceramides, and hydrating marine extracts.

    11. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream gives you FULL coverage similar to a foundation, but still gives your skin some ~breathing space~. It's the perfect tinted moisturizer to take on a tropical getaway — hello, SPF 50! Not only will it protect your skin from sun damage, but the collagen, peptides, snail secretion, niacin, and antioxidants all work hand-in-hand to restore elasticity, reduce hyperpigmentation, and combat free-radicals to perk up your complexion.

    12. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream melts beautifully onto your skin to create a flawless, even-toned veil without a heavy, cakey feeling. Its water-gel consistency will leave your skin feeling refreshed, especially thanks to its pomegranate extract that'll add a subtle hint of shine. Having lovely skin is NOT a dream, people!

    13. Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer balances the skin by removing excess oil from the skin's surface without overdrying it — making this a great choice for combination and oily skin types. It also contains chamomile extract which can calm and treat distressed skin with its essentials oils and anti-inflammatory properties.

    14. Purlisse Perfect Glow Tinted Moisturizer revitalizes your skin with natural ingredients such as goji berries, hawthorn berries, chamomile extract, blue lotus flower, and sugar maple extract all of which hydrate, soothe, and promote collagen production — ALL IN ONE TUBE.

    15. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer protects your skin from environmental stressors and sun damage with its sheer, buildable coverage. Its oil-free formula effectively addresses hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Shout out to kopara, an algae packed with essential minerals that are crucial to cell renewal — a total win for your skin!

    16. Winky Lux White Tea Tinted Veil Moisturizer spoils and pampers your skin with its antioxidant-rich formula to boost natural radiance and elasticity. Plus, it smells DIVINE thanks to aromatic pomegranate extract, which is also extremely nourishing.

    Are you ready to replace your foundation yet?

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