There are two types of makeup-wearing women in the world: the kind who want a full-on, Instagram-ready face beat and the kind who want to look like they're not wearing a scrap of foundation (but totally are). If you're Team 2, a tinted moisturizer is essential. It'll not only give you a complexion-but-better veil of coverage, but can also deliver sun protection and a slew of nourishing ingredients that'll keep your skin happy all day long. Here, our favorites.
If you're a freak about sun protection, meet your new go-to. Not only does it provide sheer coverage with UVA/UVB protection, but it's ridiculously moisturizing thanks to its infusion of non-fragrant plant oils and antioxidants.
Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Sunscreen with SPF 30, amazon.com.
Even if you're a texture-phobe, you'll happily slather on this lotion-like, feather-light formula, which provides broad spectrum protection as it conceals uneven skin tone and redness with a fresh, dewy finish. And you can't beat the price…
theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18, $25; kohls.com.
A little bit goes a loooong way with this new water-based formula, which is infused with moisture-retaining sodium hyaluronate and antioxidant-rich Vitamins A and E. Super smooth and east to blend, you can build soft matte coverage as desired to cover uneven skin tone, redness, and dark marks.
Tarteguard 20 Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen, $36; sephora.com.
Droves of women have fallen in love with this cult-favorite silky-smooth formula. It's fragrance-free, blurs away imperfections, protects the skin from free radicals, and enhances what you've got with a flawless satin-y finish.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, $44; sephora.com.
Tailored specifically for darker skin tones, this tinted mattifyer delivers light-to-medium coverage that's nearly undetectable. In fact, it's so light you can even use it as a face-beat-conserving primer underneath foundation.
Black Up Matifying Tinted Moisturizer, $39.50; sephora.com.
François Nars is basically the king of second skin, so it's no surprised that this tinted elixir is a go-to for a solid veil of coverage that's smooth enough to apply with your fingers, never creases, and leaves a youthful dewy finish.
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $45; sephora.com.
This creamy formula has broad spectrum, mineral-based protection and seamlessly blends and melts into the skin. It also contains a slew of gentle anti-aging ingredients that are great for younger and mature skin alike.
philosophy no reason to hide instant skin-tone perfecting moisturizer spf 20, $45; ulta.com.
This ultra-light, water-resistant moisturizer with SPF 20 glides over the skin with heavenly ease. What we love most is the touch of warmth in each shade, which yields a healthy-looking, satin-matte glow.
Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer, $35; sephora.com.