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5 Tinted Moisturizers and Light Foundations to Try This Summer

Say goodbye to your full-coverage formula.

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5 Tinted Moisturizers and Light Foundations to Try This Summer

Say goodbye to your full-coverage formula.

With summer in full swing, it is time to consider switching your regular full coverage foundation to a lighter alternative. Whether you want to opt for a buildable, yet translucent alternative, or a dewy tinted moisturizer, we’ve put together five products you’ll want to consider adding to your seasonal rotation.

Ranging from budget friendly alternatives from The Ordinary and Glossier, to luxury staples from Laura Mercier and Hourglass, keep reading below to find your perfect product for the summer season.

Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint

Best Tinted Moisturizers To Try This Summer Glossier Laura Mercier The Ordinary Hourglass NARS

Glossier

Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint arrives in 12 different shades, in an ultra light formula that is breathable. The foundation will even out your skin tone and make it look toned, smooth and dewy, while still allowing your freckles and features to shine through. If you’re looking for something that won’t clog your pores, this is the product to try out this summer.

Where: $26 USD over at Glossier’s website.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

Best Tinted Moisturizers To Try This Summer Glossier Laura Mercier The Ordinary Hourglass NARS

The Ordinary

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, The Ordinary has launched its “full-coverage” liquid that is available in 21 different shades. The buildable formula allows you to layer a sheer spread across your face, as well as build it up for a full coverage look. The formula won’t cake and won’t become runny, which means it is ideal for warmer days.

Where: Get it at Cult Beauty where it retails at $7.30 USD.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

Best Tinted Moisturizers To Try This Summer Glossier Laura Mercier The Ordinary Hourglass NARS

Cult Beauty

If you’re looking for a “barely there” makeup look, Laura Mercier’s award-winning product is ideal. The tinted moisturizer adds a healthy glow as well as a dewy look, without hiding freckles. The cream also comes with SPF20, meaning that it will keep your face protected from harsh UV light throughout summer. In addition, it is also boosted with sodium hyaluronate and vitamin E, which softens fine lines and boosts hydration.

Where: Head over to Cult Beauty where it retails at $44 USD.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

Best Tinted Moisturizers To Try This Summer Glossier Laura Mercier The Ordinary Hourglass NARS

Cult Beauty

Boosted with SPF 30+, NARS’ cult classic formula is filled with natural botanicals and hydrating extracts, and adds a translucent veil of color and protection to your face. The formula leaves the skin almost bare, but with a color correcting effect that is natural and easy to apply.

Where: Get it for $39 USD over at Cult Beauty, where it is available in 12 shades.

Hourglass Hyaluronic Skin Tint

Best Tinted Moisturizers To Try This Summer Glossier Laura Mercier The Ordinary Hourglass NARS

Space NK

Available in 12 shades, the Hourglass tinted moisturizer is buildable and formulated with Hylauronan Complex which plumps fine lines and wrinkles, as well as SPF 15+ for the ultimate sun protection. The lightweight product is ideal for day and night, and will be a luxury addition to your makeup routine.

Where: Cop it at Space NK for $63 USD.

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