"It's a toss-up between tinted moisturizer and foundation when trying to create that no-makeup makeup look," says makeup artist Kristee Liu. "If you have dry skin, then tinted moisturizer should do the trick, as it provides a sheer coverage while moisturizing at the same time. If you have problem skin, then use a foundation with a dewy finish to create that perfect skin look."
She recommends Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer ($43) and Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($62). You can also mix your foundation with a little moisturizer to sheer it down, Liu says.