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beauty mark: tinted moisturizer

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by katie dickens

BB and CC creams may be the trendy alternative to foundation, but it’s worth revisiting the OG of sheer face base: tinted moisturizer. Lighter than foundation, with the skin-improving ingredients of said alphabetical makeup but generally with more shade options, tinted moisturizer is just the thing for the steamy season. It softens imperfections without feeling heavy or mask-like. So lighten up this summer with these ten winning formulas.

Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, $15

The soy-packed formula will brighten you right up.

Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20, $34

If you’re the type to go the beach with a face-full of makeup, this water-resistant formula has you covered.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Creme Compact SPF 20, $45

When time constraints mean public makeup application, this sleek compact makes it look easy and chic.

Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, $27

Parched complexion? This is like a tall glass of water for your skin.

Jouer Matte Moisture Tint SPF 15, $38

De-grease in a snap with this mattifying tint.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Smart Wand Tinted Face Stick, $45

The magic wand blurs unsightliness with light diffusing powders.

Clarins UV Plus HP Tinted Daily Shield SPF 40, $43

High SPF and loads of antioxidants are your one-two punch against evil UV rays.   

Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturizer, $38

Pamper your skin with natural ingredients like 100% pure argan oil, pomegranate oil, and goji berry.

Edward Bess Ultra Dewy Complexion Perfector, $56

You know the glow that walks the line between dewy and sweaty and seemingly only Brazilian supermodels , this will get you there.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $42

Nars sells seawater by the tube-full. In this tinted moisturizer, the mineral-rich liquid helps revive dull skin.