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We love the skin-perfecting power of foundation, but sometimes our favorite formulas just feel way too heavy. If you’ve found yourself in this debacle before, it’s time to add a tinted moisturizer to your makeup shopping list, stat.

Like foundation, every tinted moisturizer is different. But one of the main reasons people love them is because they’re so lightweight that your skin still feels like skin (what a concept!). That’s not always the case with foundation, which can sometimes leave skin feeling cakey and uncomfortable.

What makes each tinted moisturizer unique across different brands is that every formula offers its respective benefits. Some provide hydration and radiance, while others prioritize SPF (sun protection factor) and antioxidants.

Shopping for the right tinted moisturizer for you can be overwhelming, so we rounded up ten of our favorites. Keep scrolling to find out why we love each one — and why you will, too.

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 $33

This multitasking tinted moisturizer is ideal for individuals who want to even out their complexion but keep their skin looking natural. Those who get oily during the day will benefit from pairing the gel-cream with powder.

NYX Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil

NYX Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil $13

This light-coverage, tone-evening tinted moisturizer works well alone or paired with the rest of the drugstore brand’s Bare With Me line. We love prepping skin beforehand with the Cannabis SPF 30 Primer.

Colourpop Hyaluronic Acid Tinted Moisturizer

ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Tinted Moisturizer $14

As its name implies, this product contains hyaluronic acid and coconut water to hydrate skin and make it look fresh, not cakey.

Glossier Skin Perfecting Tint

Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint $26

This thin formula is best described as a “skin enhancer.” The tint, available in 12 shades, doesn’t claim to hide imperfections – and won’t — but it will make your skin look dewier, smoother, and brighter.

Loreal Visible Lift Luminous Serum Tint

L’Oréal Visible Lift Luminous Serum Tint $14.99

If you want to breathe life into dull skin, look no further than this tinted glow serum. To give skin a natural-looking boost of radiance, we love to mix this formula into our SPF.

Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer

Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturizer Tinted SPF $36

This vegan formula has earned the Clean at Sephora seal of approval, and ours for its hydrating benefits and high SPF.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer $45

Users rave about how this lightweight formula gives their skin a healthy glow with minimal effort. What more could you ask for, really?

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 $46

Searching for the perfect “no makeup” makeup option? This one has a super-sheer tint that doubles as skincare to deliver hydration and SPF protection.

No7 Tinted Moisturizer

No7 Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 $14.99

This UK-based drugstore find is great if you live in the city because it contains antioxidants that protect the skin from damaging pollutants.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer $39.50

If you don’t want to sacrifice coverage, you need to try this moisturizer; people love the way it covers imperfections without feeling heavy on your skin.

 xx, The FabFitFun Team