The Best Drugstore Tinted Moisturizers: 53K Reviews
Lighten up your Spring makeup routine with one of these top-rated drugstore tinted moisturizers.
I have had trouble in the past with other products of this type causing my skin to look a little dry and flaky. I do not use this particular product alone; I apply it over a lightweight day moisturizer (I have extremely dry skin, though--others may find it just fine on its own). I only use about 1 1/2 pump's worth (a very small amount) and it covers exactly what I need it to. It looks natural and lets my skin breathe all day. I don't even usually apply powder after I use it because the coverage this gives me is enough. And because it absorbs into the skin, it doesn't "slide off" in hot weather.
I had no problem finding the right shade for my skin tone (a problem I have with other makeups) and the SPF is a bonus, too. I don't notice the retinol doing much for me, but I'm also not sure what to look for in that respect.
One caveat: looks and feels so natural you may forget you need to wash it off at night! Otherwise, a fantastic innovation.
My ONLY con about the product, is that after about 6 hours of wear, my skin begins to get slightly oily and I normally don't have oily skin. This is only a small con for me, because I know that it is not a full foundation and the heat can begin to smooth it out. I pair it with ELF matte spray to hold off that oily ending, and find myself with moisturized and even skin!
Definitely a personal favorite for myself, may not work for everyone but if you are looking for a lightweight, gentle and protective moisturizer, this is it!
(In the picture, I am wearing ELF Tinted Moisturizer)
I had a free sample of this that I probably yanked out of a magazine or something and I was shocked at how quickly I fell in love with it. I had to note my skin type first because this has been my biggest issue with BB creams. I have tried a slew of BB creams, even ones straight from Korea and Japan and had trouble with what I like to call "Disco-Ball Face" at the end of the night. The amount of oil that pooled up in my t zone was horrifying.
This BB's texture is not heavy or creamy. It's actually quite liquid and come out of the tube white. The whole "magic" bit is a little gimmicky. The gritty bits release the pigment and then you blend it in to your skin. I use the "light" shade and it's just a wee bit darker than my skin tone. *These things are darker than you think. I'd go up a shade.* I usually lean towards "medium" shades, but thank goodness I had the luxury of trying a free sample first. It's light and weightless on your skin. No, your skin won't look perfect and poreless but it will look natural and evened out. Don't reach for this if you're looking for fuller coverage. The best bit is that it keeps my oil at bay. Better than most primers and BBs I've ever tried. It stays put for me all day. It's not super hydrating in my opinion but that wasn't my main concern to begin with. I use a serum, lotion and then this so I just remember to pair it with a thicker moisturizer first.