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Get The Most From Your Makeup: Tinted Moisturizer

I hate to be the bearer of this news, but did you know that tinted moisturizer is really just face primer mixed with a light foundation? It's easy enough to make it yourself if you own these two products already. Here's what to do:

In a small bowl, mix two parts foundation with one part primer. Apply with your fingertips and smooth out the areas around your jawline, hairline and nose with a makeup sponge. Store the rest in a cool, dry and clean container and make sure it's sealed tightly to lock out bacteria!

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KeLynns KeLynns 6 years
I don't think this is right...what part of this combination moisturizes? If I want to self-make tinted moisturizer, I mix liquid foundation with actual moisturizer.
kittymama627 kittymama627 9 years
I LOVE THIS TECHNIQUE of making a moisturizing tinted foundation primer. it's an AWESOME alternative to wearing a full face of makeup on those days when u just wanna go 'bare' but not SCARY BARE LOL. i've mixed some of my own and use it underneath a bit of concealer, add blush & mascara and voila! simple basic 'clean' face ;)
lacey21487 lacey21487 9 years
As far as primer goes, the smashbox one does exactly what it promises, but beware if your acne prone. I prefer primers with less silicone in them. A lot of people I know (including myself) develop cystic acne when using it because if your prone to clogged pores the silicone makes a seal over them, trapping in dirt, bacteria, and not allowing them to breathe. I've heard good things about the new Primte Time from BE though!
wolala wolala 9 years
I tried Bobby Brown Tinted Moisturizer and I usually grow things after that :( I have no idea why it happens to me :(
jacz jacz 9 years
wait! so tinted moisturizer doesn't really moisturize?
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I've heard good things about Smashbox and Laura Mercier. I have a sample of Tarte but never been used.
just_smile just_smile 9 years
I like Smashbox' primer, but i also want to try Benefit's That Gal. Anyone tried it?
laimar laimar 9 years
Smashbox makes a fantastic primer!!! I think it is the best-selling kind. I use it and say it's worth the hype! It has SPF in it too...
sunshinevaness sunshinevaness 9 years
I had no idea, I will definitely try this my face gets so dry this time of the year.
tati33 tati33 9 years
I want to get some primer...is there a post with suggestions on good ones to buy?
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
wow, i really gotta get some. my face gets so dry...then makeup makes it oily.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
And the good news is that if you make it yourself you don't have to worry about the fact that it only comes in three colors. Thanks for this. :)
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