Somehow, every spring, the weather seems to mostly skip over that transition period on the way from cold to hot. At least here in NC, it feels like we go from shivering to sweating in just a matter of days, and have to quickly trade out jackets for tanks and boots for sandals. Oh, and don't forget ditching the full-coverage foundation for lightweight tinted moisturizers. Because when sweating off your face could practically be a sport, sometimes it's just easier to go lighter than try to layer all of the primers and powders. After all, nobody likes a makeup meltdown.
But besides the fact that tinted moisturizers will better sink into your skin instead of sliding off your face, they also tend to have more benefits that are especially helpful in the warmer months. Take SPF for example. While it's important to sport sun protection year round, it's imperative to wear it when the sun's rays are stronger and you're likely to spend more time in them. And whereas it can be difficult to find many foundations with sunscreen, it's difficult to find a tinted moisturizer without one. Not to mention the various smoothing, mattifying, and anti-aging properties various formulas can have. You guys, tinted moisturizers have come a long way since you first tried them in middle school. So you can lighten the coverage without sacrificing the benefits, here are 10 tinted moisturizers to try when it gets too hot for any other type of base:
Just like your favorite moisturizer but with flexible tints, this version will smooth your complexion and hydrate your skin while offering buildable coverage.
This lightweight, antioxidant-packed moisturizer is infused with pigment capsules that release upon contact to impart skin with a universal tint along with anti-aging benefits.
For the ultimate no-makeup makeup look, try this super thin, no-frills tint that provides just enough coverage to even discoloration but still leaves your skin looking like skin.
Available in a variety of finishes to suit every need, the oil-free version of this tinted moisturizer gives sheer coverage and a demi-matte finish.
16 different shades means every skin tone can find its hydrating and smoothing match.
Just because your skin is moisturized doesn't mean it can't look matte. This medium-coverage moisturizer comes in 12 shades and offers the perfect finish for those who want a little less shine.
This cult-favorite, shimmering skin tint provides light coverage while it fades the look of fine lines and guards against UV rays.
Skin will feel nourished yet light with this moisturizing tint that can be built up for more coverage where desired.
If you need your tinted moisturizer to pack a punch on the hydration front, try this balm on for size. It will revitalize dry and dehydrated skin while providing light coverage that lasts.
Calm, revitalize, and lift your skin with this moisturizer that also offers light coverage for a range of skin tones.
Because when it's warm sometimes it's just easier to wear less.