Tinted moisturizer can be used as an alternative to foundation in the summer or by those looking for a more natural, fresh look. When applied properly, tinted moisturizer creates a flawless complexion with the added benefit of moisturizing. It can be worn alone or combined with other makeup for a more finished look.

Things You'll Need

Cleanse the face and neck area. When applying any type of makeup, it is always best to start with a clean face. Thoroughly dry the skin with a towel before applying makeup.

Dot a small amount of concealer over blemishes. Choose a concealer that is one shade lighter than the skin tone for the best results. Tinted moisturizer is more sheer than a foundation, so concealing blemishes is especially important for a flawless look.

Dab the moisturizer over any blemishes or red spots first. This will help to create a more even skin tone. Blend the moisturizer into the skin working from the center of the face outward using a foam wedge. You can use your fingers if you do not have a foam wedge.

Completely blend the moisturizer along the hairline and neckline. This creates a more natural look and avoids the fake look that is a common problem for women who do not properly apply foundation or tinted moisturizer.

Complete the look with a light dusting of powder. The powder helps to set the moisturizer and eliminates shiny or oily spots on the skin.


  • Many tinted moisturizers have SPF for added protection from the sun. If you are spending time outside, look for a moisturizer with an SPF of 15 or greater.

References and Resources

Tinted Moisturizers
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