Tinted Moisturizers with SPF

As I get older, I still like wearing a full face of makeup but I keep reaching for thinner formulas that look skin-like. I have to have a selection of lighter weight formulas and tinted moisturizers to reach for so I don’t feel like my face is smothered with makeup. LOL I like my tinted moisturizers to have SPF in them to prevent sun damage, protect against UV rays and other environmental aggressors. I still like a bit of coverage so I prefer to wear formulas that feel weightless but cover any uneven skin tone, imperfections or redness.

I found a few new formulas on Nordstrom that really intrigued me – though to be honest, they have so many great tinted moisturizer options that it took me 20 minutes to finally make a decision. Ha! I find it easy to just use the filters on the side of the page to narrow down the options such as skin type, ingredients, etc. Here are the tinted moisturizers with SPF I’m loving right now, along with a few others I have tested and really enjoyed.

Tinted Moisturizers with SPF

1. Sisley Tinted Sunscreen Cream SPF 30 in shade Natural

A long time favorite of mine and one that I reach for over and over. Though the name states that it is a tinted sunscreen, this gives coverage closer to a typical foundation than a tint. Personally I love that and often have used this as a foundation when I’m going out to dinner or to an event. The only downside is the shade range is VERY limited and the shade that I wear works when I am self tanning. The finish is velvety and smooth, giving an almost blurred/filtered look to the skin.

2. Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 in shade Tulum

At first, this skin tint seems like it wouldn’t be much of anything on the skin. But once it’s applied all over and sets, it does an AMAZING job at evening out the skin tone, covering blemishes and hiding any discoloration. The best part of this oil free tint is that is had a ton of amazing skin care benefits that really help the skin. Squalane, Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid are all in this skin tint and help to improve elasticity, soften fine lines, plump and boost skin’s moisture levels. Initially the finish is very dewy. But it does set to a more natural finish. If you have exceptionally oily skin, it may be a tad too glowy for your skin but it’s amazing for dry skin. I’ve been wearing it for 2+ years and constantly repurchase. It makes my skin look healthy, fresh and is incredibly long wearing.

3. Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 25 in shade Universal Very Light

This Clinique Sheertint feels the most like a skincare/makeup hybrid product. It’s the most sheer formula yet still manages to give great coverage and even out the skin tone flawlessly. It’s incredibly hydrating and feels refreshing from the moment you first apply it. It has a slightly dewy finish at first but settles down to a more natural finish as the day goes on. For those that want a formula that doesn’t at all feel like a foundation, this is the one to get!

4. Lancome Skin Feels Good Hydrating Skin Tint SPF 23 in shade 01N

I have worn Lancome Teint Idole foundation for many years. But that is a very long wearing, fuller coverage matte foundation. I was intrigued by this Lancome Skin Tint and finally decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did because it impressed me so much! It has a bit more coverage than the Clinique Moisture Surge but still closer to the sheer/sheer medium range of coverage. I find the shades run dark so I would recommend going down one shade from what you would normally buy. The finish is flawless and looks almost airbrushed on the skin! It’s a bit more dewy than the Ilia Skin Tint but surprisingly did not make my t-zone look oily throughout the day. Such a gorgeous formula!

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5. Hermes Complexion Balm SPF 30 in Sable

Hermes Beauty has been hit or miss with me. Some things have been ok and other things like this Complexion Balm have been AMAZING!!!! This is a mineral-only sunscreen that helps to provide weightless sheer coverage that can be built up slightly. The texture is light and has an almost whipped-like feel, applies evenly, looks undetectable on the skin and covers everything that I need it to. The finish is natural, fresh without being too shiny and great for all skin types. You can apply it with your fingers. But I prefer using a damp sponge to add a bit more moisture to the application. It’s super pricey but I will for sure be repurchasing.

6. RMS Supernatural Radiance Serum SPF 30 in Light Aura

This product is designed to be multi-purpose and correct, provide radiance and protect. It’s a tinted sunscreen that provides broad spectrum protection while also nourishing the skin and creating a soft focus radiance to the skin. Skincare ingredients such as niacinamide and pea extract help to smooth the skin and boost brightness over time. Their GlowComplex technology allows the formula to color correct, blur imperfections and provide a glowy not glittery effect.

7. Kosas Revealer Skin Improving Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25 in Very Light Neutral 100

This is slightly different from a regular skin tint but is a wonderful option for those wanting more medium coverage but prefer something with a weightless feel. It contains a ton of great nourishing ingredients such as niacinamide, squalane, vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid which will help smooth and plump. The finish is natural with a slight velvety blur. Long lasting and really holds up well in the heat. And there are more than 30 shades to choose from.

8. Tarte Shape Tape Cloud Coverage in 12N Fair Neutral

I call this my fluffy cloud foundation. LOL It does have SPF 15 but it’s honestly not enough to do much so I always layer a sunscreen underneath. The name of this foundation is spot on because it feels like a cloud on the skin. Not heavy, lightweight and feels as if there is nothing there. The finish is slightly matte with adequate coverage and it can be built up slightly if you apply more in certain areas.

9. Hourglass Veil Skin Tint in Shade 1

The tint is super lightweight and comfortable on the skin. Though there is no SPF in it, I had to include because it is absolutely beautiful!  I can wear it for a full 10 hours a day and it stays perfect. It’s a great skin tint for the warm weather but would also be a gorgeous formula to wear into fall and winter. It will help keep the skin moisturized in the cold weather.

10. Summer Fridays Skin Tint in shade 1

Another amazing skin tint worth mentioning though it doesn’t contain SPF. It initially goes on very sheer and super dewy, but after a few minutes begin to set and evens out the complexion beautifully. The dewiness does go away after a bit and the skin just looks healthy and fresh.

11. Trinny London BFF Serum De-Stress in Flora

This says that it is a tinted serum but to be honest, it has coverage more like a lightweight foundation and feels like a tinted moisturizer! My favorite part of applying this is that is literally feels cooling on my skin – so refreshing. It is supposed to give a fresh glowy finish but I actually find that it looks more natural on me. It makes my skin look healthy and like I just had a great facial. Like many other of the formulas I shared, it contains hyaluronic acid and does an amazing job at making my skin look plump and bouncy. A must have for mature skin types!

12. Holifrog Solar Daily Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Though this is marketed as a sunscreen, there is a slight tint to it that helps to even out the skin tone beautifully. I will wear it alone on the weekends when I need just a little something on my face without wanting to do a full makeup routine. However it also looking amazing worn underneath my foundation and preps the skin nicely.

A few other skin tints with SPF worth mentioning because they are very popular though I have not tried them myself but definitely want to!

13. Elta MD UV Elements Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF 44

I have the clear version of the Elta MD Broad Spectrum SPF and it is one of my holy grail sunscreens. It wears beautifully on the skin and really protects my skin. The tinted version always gets great reviews and is on my list to try.

14. Revision Skincare Intellishade TruPhysical Broad Spectrum SPF 45

I have not yet tried any products from Revision skincare but they are the most recommended to me by my readers actually! There are a ton that I want to test out but this tinted moisturizer is on the top of the list. It helps to correct, protect, brighten and hydrate the skin. And can be worn alone or layered under a heavier foundation.

15. Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15

This 3-in-1 formula is a skin perfector that evens out the skin tone, provides hydration and gives a bit of sun protection. This is one of Chantecaille’s top sellers time and time again because it’s a blend of both makeup and skincare in one product. The shade range is still a bit limited so I wish they would expand it to allow for more people to test this out.

Do You Use a Primer Before Tinted Moisturizer?

It’s not a necessity to wear a primer before putting on your tinted moisturizer but it can definitely help extend the wear of your skin tint throughout the day. Especially if you have oily skin, using a mattifying primer can really help to prep the skin and ensure your tinted moisturizer or skin tint lasts all day.