Are you tired of wearing a heavy foundation that feels cakey on your skin? If so, a better option may be tinted moisturizer. Read on to learn more about the benefits and disadvantages of tinted moisturizers to determine if this product is something you would like to add to your makeup routine.
How Does Tinted Moisturizer Work?
Tinted moisturizer is a great way to provide a light layer of coverage while also visibly hydrating the skin. It is fundamentally exactly what it sounds like: a facial moisturizer that is also tinted with makeup pigments. This allows buyers to enjoy the benefits of both moisturizer and makeup in just one product. This can ultimately shave time off of your morning routine and help you achieve a natural glow!
What are the Benefits of Using Tinted Moisturizer?
Tinted moisturizer offers an array of benefits for those looking for a more lightweight form of coverage. Not only does it hydrate the skin, but it also evens out skin tone, and creates a naturally radiant look. It can also improve the appearance of skin texture over time. Tinted moisturizers are also flexible products, as they can be used as a standalone product or as a base for further makeup application.
Advantages of Tinted Moisturizer
There are many reasons why someone would prefer a tinted moisturizer over a regular foundation. The consistency of tinted moisturizer is thinner than other creams such as BB cream or foundation, so it feels very lightweight on the skin. Unlike a BB cream, you can also choose from a wider range of shades with tinted moisturizer, so you can find the perfect match.
Disadvantages of Tinted Moisturizer
While there are many advantages to tinted moisturizers, there are also some disadvantages. These products usually don't address skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles or brightening and often contain very little SPF. Also, those who desire a fuller coverage look might not enjoy a tinted moisturizer, as there is less pigment in the product. Those with oily skin may also find that tinted moisturizers are not well suited for their skin type.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between tinted moisturizer and foundation?
The main difference between tinted moisturizer and foundation is that tinted moisturizer offers less coverage.
How do I choose the right tinted moisturizer for my skin tone?
A great way to choose the best tinted moisturizer for you is to look at the color of your veins. If the veins that are visible through your skin look green, you have a warm undertone and should lean toward yellow-based tints. If your veins look blue, you likely have a pink undertone.
Can I use tinted moisturizer in place of my regular moisturizer?
No, tinted moisturizer is meant to offer sheer-to-light coverage and should not be used as a substitute for a moisturizing skincare product.
Is tinted moisturizer suitable for all skin types?
A tinted moisturizer could be a great option for many skin types depending on the ingredients of the tinted moisturizer and your overall skin concern.
Pro tip- Add a drop of your favorite liquid foundation to our Colostrum Luminous Glow Cream and create your custom DIY tinted moisturizer. When you do this you get the advantages of using a high-quality moisturizer with lightweight coverage of your favorite foundation.