Thursday, June 19, 2008

Double-Duty Moisturizers

I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of foundations; but tinted moisturizers with SPFs are nice alternatives. These light-weight formulas do double-duty because they act as an SPF moisturizer, which protects your skin from the sun, as well as provide a bit of coverage. They're especially great to use during the summer when you don't want to apply a heavy base. With tinted moisturizers, you can forgo your foundation, which allows your skin to breathe. Plus, you can still maintain a fresh and sheer look without looking "made-up."

The best part is that they're just like us BGs, you can find them in all shades!

Have you ever used tinted moisturizers?

Check out some of these:


Smashbox Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 available at www.sephora.com for $30


Physicians Formula Organic Wear Tinted Moisturizer available at www.walgreens.com for $10.99


Laura Mercier Oil-free Tinted Moisturizer available at www.sephora.com for $42


Lancome Aqua Fusion Continuous Infusing Tinted Moisturizer available at www.dillards.com for $37


Jane Nearly Foundation Tinted Moisturizer available at www.walgreens.com for $4.99


Jane Iredale the Skincare Makeup Dream Tint Moisturizer available at www.janeiredaledirect.com for $36


DuWop Revolution Face Tint Moisturizer available at www.beautyhabit.com for $29


Skin Tint Moisturizing Treatment SPF 30 available at www.sephora.com for $42

21 comments:

Twinkle Twinkle said...

I just [relatively] recently got into Tinted Moisturizers. I like the Prescriptives Custom Blend TM a lot and right now I am using MAC's Select Tint SPF 15 - it's not technically a TM because its not a moisturizer, but the tint is nice and subtle.

SolShine7 said...

This is exactly what I should be using!

K-Bear said...

I have heard of tinted moisturizers but I haven't tried them because I'm one of the unfortunate ones who need heavy coverage. I would like to have one of these around though for weekends when I might just need to make a mad dash to the gas station or something. I think I'll try the one from Walgreens.

Dominican Enigma said...

love love love tinted moisturizers!!!

antithesis said...

i still think u can read my mind! i havent tried a tinted moisturizer yet but i want to this summer. i like wearing a little foundation when i go out but this summer heat murders it. plus i dont like looking made up at all. i want to try covergirl's CG smoothers tinted moisturizer with SPF 15. it's like $8 at cvs.

mimieyes said...

I have found that tinted moisturizers are great to use especially in the summer when you don't want to wear foundation. Lately, I've been using Jane Iredale's Dream Tint. I like it because it doesn't have perfume and its not that greasy.

Wes said...

I'm not too crazy about tinted moisturizers myself, I'm always nervous that the 'tint' won't fit me.

T said...

I must admit, I don't use SPF on my face like I should. Reason, being my double duty moisturizer is acne med plus moisturizer. So I need a triple duty moisturizer. Anyone have any suggestions?

Product Junkie Diva said...

I don't wear foundation, ever but this is a great alternative...thanks.
PRoduct Junkie Diva

kitty vodka said...

i have used the Laura Mercier one, but i made me look a bit too dark after a while. i am a big fan of the self tanner moisturizers that gradually work up a natural glow.

Kwana said...

I'm a big fan of the tinted moisturizer. I use Clinique but there are some nice one to try. Thanks.

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

skin tint is the HOTNESSSSSSSSSS!!!

yummy411 said...

i don't really like tinted moisturizers because they make me feel oily.. but the LM tm seems like an option. i also love becca's tm's!!!!

nywele said...

off topic*look sideways: I loove Edwidge Danticat.

Amy Dubois Barnett is also an inspiration...

Ashley-Nicole said...

I've used a tinted moisturizer before. It was from Cover Girl. I like tinted moisturizers because they blend in with the skin color but there aren't alot of shades for my skin color. I really like the Skin Tint Moisturizing Treatment from Sephora, its something I would try.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@antithesis - we are always on the same page! LOL

@T- You really should be using something with SPF!!! I'll have to look into a triple-duty moisturizer for you. :-) Stay tuned.

@Nywele - I love both books! Amy's was so informative.

Mona the Face Painter said...

I love Laura Mercier's TM. It's great. I just wish it came in more shades.

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Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

where do u find all this stop make me think i should have oppend a make up shop instead of a store for dogs

Anonymous said...

I really need to start using spf on my face. This is a great solution, 2 in 1 product!

Erica said...

You have to check out Giorgio Armani's tinted moisturizer. The texture is AMAZING!!! It also goes on smooth and delectable. Love it!

MeMe said...

I rarely use anything on my face, but when I do I use a loose mineral powder light weight foundation. When I don't feel like applying that from time to time I use a tinted moisturizer that I purchased from Mary Kay...it's actually pretty good. It makes my skin look nice and smooth without over doing it.