Sometimes foundations can be...a bit much. These days we prefer minimal makeup with a side of skincare benefits. Enter tinted moisturizers, which provide the best of both worlds. This hybrid product is hydrating and has SPF in it, so you can easily perfect the no-makeup makeup look and protect your skin from the harsh UV rays. (Plus, you don't have to rely on a beauty sponge to blend it in.) Whether you have dry, acne-prone or mature skin, we found 23 of the best tinted moisturizers in the market for light, even coverage.

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1. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

Best Overall

With over 15,000+ reviews, this full-coverage cream color corrects blotchy skin, reduces any imperfections (like large pores and blemishes) and protects against UV rays with an SPF 50+.

Buy It ($39)


2. Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream

Best for Acne-Prone Skin

Those of us with acne-prone skin are often wary of makeup clogging our pores, but this drugstore favorite actually clears them up thanks to salicylic acid in the formula.

Buy It ($9)


3. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

Best for Hyperpigmentation

This pro pick is extremely forgiving on skin. The creamy texture glides on smoothly and blends in easily so it’s near impossible to see any redness, dark circles or blemishes. It also helps that there are 12 flexible shades to choose from for all skin tones.

Buy It ($45)


4. Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer

Best for Light/Fair Skin

If you're seeking a lightweight formula, look no further than this $36 pick. The second it touches your skin, it will blend seamlessly with a beauty sponge, brush or your fingers. The BB cream is especially flattering on light to fair skin tones.

Buy It ($36)


5. Laura Mercier Natural Tinted Moisturizer

Best Long-lasting

No more worrying about your face feeling super dry and cakey at the end of the day. This tinted moisturizer will keep your skin hydrated and smooth, thanks to macadamia and kukui seed oils in the formula. You'll have coverage, SPF protection and dewy skin. What more can you ask for?

Buy It ($47)


6. Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint

Best Shade Range

No more searching for an in-between shade that doesn't quite work, this skin tint has 25 (yes, 25) options to fit all skin tones. Once you find one that matches your complexion, enjoy the matte, smooth finish it leaves behind.

Buy It ($30)

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7. Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint

Best Serum

We're a sucker for hybrid beauty products these days and this $48 find is on the top of our wishlist. It's part skin tint, part serum to cut down on your daily routine. The three-in-one provides lightweight coverage, sun protection and clean skincare benefits from its hyaluronic acid, squalene and niacinamide mix. Oh, and did we mention it's available in 30 shades?

Buy It ($48)

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8. Kosas Tinted Face Oil

Best Clean

The ingredients alone are enough to snag this clean beauty fave. In it you'll find avocado, jojoba and rosehip oils to deliver skincare benefits you didn't even know you wanted from your tinted moisturizer. Just a few drops will give you the no-makeup makeup look you're going for, as one editor attests.

Buy It ($42)


9. Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint

Best for Travel

Whenever you need a quick touch up, this skin tint is the way to go. The rollerball applicator glides onto your skin to create a light, dewy finish. Natural oils (like jojoba and avocado) help highlight your complexion on even the hottest days.

Buy It ($42)


10. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

Best for Oily Skin

The last thing you want is a tinted moisturizer to feel too heavy or greasy on the skin. Enter this gel-cream formula that's lightweight and fast-absorbing (and basically a dream for oily skin).

Buy It ($33)

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11. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer

Best for Sensitive Skin

When vitamin E and hyaluronic acid is involved, you know your skin is in good hands. Add some colloidal oatmeal (aka the brand's signature ingredient) and you have yourself one soothing tinted moisturizer. Apply and say goodbye to redness, large pores and irritated skin.

Buy It ($28)


12. Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint

Best for Mature Skin

If hyaluronic is in the name, you can expect a host of skincare benefits from the product. From evening out your complexion to smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, this hydrating tint provides medium coverage protection that lasts all day.

Buy It ($56)


13. Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint

Best for Dewy Skin

Glassy (or dolphin) skin is all the rage these days. If you're searching for that dewy glow, you're in luck. This skin tint has diamond powder and glycerin to give you a glow with a capital G.

Buy It ($26)


14. Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer

Best for Daily Use

Searching for a go-to tinted moisturizer? This $45 pick is great for your everyday look. Not only does it provide sheer coverage, but its main ingredients (like black currant seed oil, peony root extract and vitamin C) are a great addition to the rest of your makeup routine. It'll give you a subtle tint without being too much (even on a quick Zoom call).

Buy It ($45)


15. Lancome Skin Feels Good Hydrating Moisturizer

Best for Dry Skin

Matte foundations just don't cut it for dry skin. Thankfully, a tinted moisturizer exists—and a hydrating one at that. This classic formula features a blend of hyaluronic acid and moringa seed oils to smooth any dry patches. The SPF 23 is an added bonus.

Buy It ($35)


16. Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturizer

Best for Medium Skin

Don't let the single shade stump you; it's surprisingly versatile across a range of medium to tan skin tones. Apply it on your skin and watch it even out your complexion. Based on reviews, a little goes along way when using this one.

Buy It ($41)


17. Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer

Best Coverage

You might be saying goodbye to your foundation because this tinted moisturizer provides the perfect amount of coverage without feeling too cakey. The hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and goji berries mix nourishes, protects and conditions the skin, while imparting a glow that looks like you've been kissed by the sun.

Buy It ($36)


18. CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Face Sheer Tint

Best Sunscreen

OK, so it's technically not a tinted moisturizer but it has many of the same benefits. This mineral sunscreen leaves a subtle tint that's flattering on all skin tones. Plus, it promises UVA and UVB protection (which is key for your daily routine).

Buy It ($17)


19. Revision Skincare intellishade Matte

Best Splurge

Don't let the price tag deter you from checking this skin tint out. Its core ingredients (like vitamin C) protects and improves your skin's appearance, while delivering a light coverage and smooth, sheer finish. 

Buy It ($76)


20. Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup

Best Buildability

Whether you're looking for light or full coverage, this $45 find works for any occasion. Just a pump or two is enough to cover your entire face and enhance your natural glow. And the SPF 45 is unheard of with most tinted moisturizers, so expect maximum protection.

Buy It ($45)


21. Colourpop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Tinted Moisturizer

Best Budget

Why break the bank when there's a $14 option right in front of you? We love the hyaluronic acid and coconut water in this tinted moisturizer because it brings a touch of freshness and hydration to your makeup look.

Buy It ($14)


22. The Lip Bar Just a Tint

Best for Dark Skin

This 3-in-1 formula conditions, hydrates and protects your skin with clean ingredients like rose water, cucumber extract and Irish sea moss extract. It comes in eight blendable shades that cater to olive to dark skin tones for the most seamless match.

Buy It ($21)


23. NYX Bare with Me Tinted Skin BB Cream

Best Drugstore

The tinted cream promises it'll feel like second skin—and it absolutely delivers on that claim. With a blend of aloe and cucumber extracts in the formula, it leaves skin so plumped and hydrated that you might forget you're wearing makeup at all. And at $13, you can't go wrong.

Buy It ($13)

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