8 best tinted moisturizers we've tested and reviewed

Best Glow Makeup: Huda BeautyGloWish Multidew Vegan Skin Tint Foundation If you value a radiant look, GloWish MultiDew is for you.



This tinted moisturizer contains squalane and botanical oils to deliver a high dose of hydration without clogging pores or feeling greasy. It has an ultra-light, breathable consistency that blends easily into the skin for desired coverage.


The result: a fresh complexion with a healthy, natural glow. However, we found that the slightly darker color may not suit those with lighter skin tones. Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizer Smashbox Halo offers SPF 25 protection from the sun's harmful rays.




The hybrid formula contains chemical and physical (mineral) blockers so you get instant protection without the white cast.


After application, this tinted moisturizer has a lightweight, lotion-like consistency. While the hydration isn't intense, we like that it doesn't feel heavy or sticky. Plus, shades that match your skin tone can be tailored to your desired coverage, even with multiple layers, so you won't feel like you're wearing a lot of makeup.




Kosas Cosmetics Tinted Facial Oil for a flattering complexion Kosas' tinted facial oil also performed well in the lab. Even though it contains a blend of botanical oils, surprisingly it's not the most hydrating option we've tried. However, you may need to apply it on top of your moisturizer, especially if you have dry skin.



Still, the lightweight formula absorbs quickly and doesn't leave a greasy feeling. The formula comes in a variety of shades (16, to be exact), making it easy to find an option for every skin tone.




The product blends easily and applies comfortably - you get even coverage and a natural, silky finish. who is it for This option is super easy—and perfect if you’re always going for a no-makeup look. The effect is barely noticeable, but with just a little coverage your skin will magically look more radiant and rejuvenated.


ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Tinted Moisturizer ColourPop makes some of our favorite drugstore formulas. Pretty Fresh contains hyaluronic acid and coconut water to help your skin stay hydrated without feeling greasy or heavy. The lotion-like consistency is absorbent and easy to blend. The cover is a bit light, breathable and comfortable.




But you can also expand it if you want more coverage. We wish this tinted moisturizer had SPF, but the affordable price makes it worth the purchase. who is it for If you have extremely dry skin and regular moisturizer isn't doing the job, this is a great base product to add more moisture to your daily routine.



Since foundation can sometimes be drying to the skin, a tinted moisturizer that contains these hydrating ingredients is your best option.