15 Top-Rated Tinted Moisturizers That Feel Like You're Not Even Wearing Makeup
Whether you're using this time to try out bold looks from the safety of your own home or to reevaluate your relationship with makeup in the first place, there's a very good chance you've made at least some changes to your beauty and self-care routines in the past few weeks. For us, more and more POPSUGAR editors are opting for barely there face makeup, be it a BB cream before virtual meetings or a dab of concealer instead.
If you're also not reaching for full-coverage foundation (or doing any beauty heavy lifting these days), adding a tinted moisturizer can give you noticeable-looking results in the same time it'd take you to smooth on face moisturizer . . . but won't feel like you're wearing much of anything at all.
We scanned all the tinted moisturizers at Sephora to find which ones people have been loving the most and which would make the best addition to your current stay-at-home situation. Here are the 15 that have earned the highest marks from other shoppers — and just may win you over now and become part of your permanent beauty routine later, too.
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
This Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($45) not only hydrates skin (with mineral-rich sea water), but there's actually a vitamin C derivative inside that can tackle hyperpigmentation and acne scars as it also covers them up with a sheer tint. (Plus, the product's earned more than 119,000 loves from other shoppers.)
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 — Oil Free
With more than 5,000 reviews, this semimatte Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 — Oil Free ($46) is an especially popular choice for oily or combination skin since it helps control oil (while still being hydrating) and protects against free radicals with vitamin E at the same time.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30
The bestselling Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($24-$47) offers sheer, dewy coverage but also hydrates skin with macadamia and kukui seed oils (so it's best for normal or dry complexions). Plus, all 20 shades of this foundation substitute — with more than 155,000 loves — come in full-size or mini options.
Tarte Maracuja Hydrating Tinted Moisturizer
This new yet already popular Tarte Maracuja Hydrating Tinted Moisturizer ($15-$29) is infused with vitamin-C-rich maracuja oil with fatty acids to help hydrate skin so it looks brighter and more even over all. It also soothes the causes of redness with turmeric and aloe, while its buildable formula hides any outward signs of this, too.
Sephora Collection Matte Perfection Tinted Moisturizer
The lightweight Sephora Collection Matte Perfection Tinted Moisturizer ($18) hides redness under an even, matte finish, plus its nearly-sheer pigments mean the 16 colors suit a wide range of skin tones.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow
The top-rated Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow ($48) is a tinted moisturizer that sets into more of a medium-coverage finish while hyaluronic acid and antioxidants hydrate and nurture skin.
Perricone MD High Potency Classics: Face Finishing and Firming Moisturizer Tint SPF 30
This Perricone MD High Potency Classics: Face Finishing and Firming Moisturizer Tint SPF 30 ($69) comes in one barely there shade as its pigment capsules slowly release upon application to bring a subtle glow. The real work is in the brand's proprietary DMAE, which improves the appearance of oversize pores and fine lines so skin looks smoother and more even overall.
BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
With more than 3,000 total reviews, this oil-free BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($33) features squalene and mineral electrolytes to bring hydration back to the skin so your complexion looks dewy while one of the (20) creamy, lightweight colors blend over any imperfections.
Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation
Coming in 18 tints of subtle, dewy coverage, there's no white cast on skin with the mineral sunscreen inside this bestselling Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation ($46). Instead, the non-nano zinc oxide shields from UV rays (along with blue light) so skin stays safe while hydrating squalane and skin-soothing niacinamide keep it smooth.
Algenist Repairing Tint and Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30
This top-rated Algenist Repairing Tint and Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 ($42) blurs skin imperfections with a radiant tint on the surface while other skin-serving ingredients like hydrating micro-algae oil and firming alguronic acid work on the inside, too.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Not only does the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($28) hide skin's visible imperfections with micropearls and natural mineral pigments, but there's also colloidal oatmeal and allantoin inside to soothe sensitivity and redness at the source of the problem.
Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 43
Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 43 ($35) inhibits the enzyme activity in your skin's cells (that can cause fine lines) while also protecting skin's moisture barrier, keeping environmental aggressors at bay and adding a hint of color, too.
Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer
This Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer ($40) is like a creamy, streak-free bronzer that adds a hint of color to skin while keeping it well-hydrated at the same time.
Armani Beauty Crema Nuda Supreme Glow Reviving Tinted Moisturizer
The luxe Armani Beauty Crema Nuda Supreme Glow Reviving Tinted Moisturizer ($122) offers weightless hydration with hyaluronic acid plus the brand's own antiaging complex that improves radiance so skin is softer and more glowy with a sheer coverage bonus.
Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 25
The new Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 25 ($39) offers a no-makeup look with a sheer tint of sweat-resistant coverage, but there's also activated aloe water and plumping hyaluronic acid inside for up to 12 hours of intense moisture.