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best moisturizer for under makeup

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Facial moisturizers are a great way to keep your skin looking young and healthy. They can help prevent wrinkles, dry skin, and other problems that can occur as you age. Facial moisturizers can be used every day or just before you go out in the sun.

GLAMGLOWGLOWSTARTER™ Mega Illuminating Moisturizer

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL·ITEM: 1826437

Color: Nude Glow

1.8K Reviews

$50.00

the best!!...I am very impressed with this moisturizer. I love primers so I have tried using several primers overtop of this product but it is so unnecessary and the primer covers up the glow in my opinion. ...This moisturizer is amazing, I have an annoying dry skin, I apply this as a primer, makes my foundation looks so pretty and flawless it is better than some expensive primers I have, I really like it. and I recommend for dry skin girls.

What it is: A daily illuminating moisturizer to give your skin an instant hydrated glow—with hyaluronic acid, green tea, and highlighting pearl particles, your skin will be moisturized, energized, and glowing.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Provides hydration.
- Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, and Ceramides: Help restore moisture balance.
- Green Tea: Helps energize skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil. This product is also vegan.

bareMineralsCOMPLEXION RESCUE™ Tinted Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid and Mineral SPF 30

ITEM: 2177004

Color: Mahogany 11.5 - for very deep neutral skin with peach undertones

3.9K Reviews

$37.00

I've become a tinted moisturizer girl. Don't think I can ever go back. Paired with the anti-blemish primer? ...I love this tinted moisturizer. I use it as a primer or I wear it by itself. ...I've been converted to tinted moisturizers...Wear alone or use as a primer!

What it is: A clean, multitasking tinted moisturizer that combines hydrating skincare benefits with naturally radiant, sheer-to-light coverage and SPF 30.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Cream

SPF: 30 and under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Helps replenish and boost skin’s moisture.
- Olive-Derived Squalane: Quenches dry skin with all-day hydration that feels light and refreshing.
- Mineral-Based Sunscreen: Protects from damaging UVA and UVB rays.

$17.00

More of a glow primer than moisturizer. It is not moisturizing enough for my combination dry skin. ...i like using it layered on top of my morning moisturizer for a "glowy" look when i am not wearing makeup. it is also my go-to makeup primer (i prefer it over the fenty/tarte primers that i used to use). the makeup sticks very well, and you still have a glowy look after using foundation/concealer. i have very sensitive skin and this has not caused any irritation or breakouts. there's not visible glitter/shimmer in the product (it's an opaque white colour), which is what i was worried about when i read the reviews.

What it is: An illuminating hydrator, with moringa and rose hip oil, that moisturizes the skin for up to 12 hours.

Skin Type: Normal

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Dullness

Formulation: Lightweight Lotion

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Natural Origin Moringa Oil: Known to hydrate and illuminate skin.
- Natural Origin Rosehip Tree Oil: Known to give skin a glowing appearance.
- Natural Origin Hyaluronic Acid: Known to hydrate.

What Else You Need to Know: This hydrator provides moisture and radiance to dull-looking complexions. When used, skin appears plumper, smoother, and softer.

Laura MercierTinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL·ITEM: 2250587

Color: 2N1 Nude - light neutral

3K Reviews

$49.00

No matter what method I try to apply this (different primers/no primer, brush/sponge/fingers), I can't get this to look good on my skin. ...Easy to Apply Tinted Moisturizer...I really like this tinted moisturizer! I tried it with and without primers but I think it held up best with my CoverFX primer.

What it is: A bestselling tinted moisturizer with a new and improved formula, infused with skincare benefits for up to 24-hour hydration and SPF 30 sunscreen to protect.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

SPF: SPF 30

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Macadamia and Kukui Seed Oils: Help increase the skin's moisture levels long-term for up to 24 hours of hydration, while reducing the signs of visibly dry skin.
- Silica Treated Pigment: Helps create a soft-focus effect for a naturally dewy finish.
- Tamarind Seed Extract: Locks in moisture and gives enhanced antioxidant protection.

Laura MercierTinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Mini

Size: 0.85 oz/ 25 mL·ITEM: 2306389

Color: 0N1 Petal - very fair neutral

454 Reviews

$26.00

I like a tinted moisturizer with SPF a lot! Though I had some trouble getting it on smooth especially with the primer....Had pilling and dry patches when layered over my (natural) skincare. Found that it works best over facial oil only. I'm assuming this is the case because the product is partially absorbed in to the skin when applied, and conventional moisturizers/ primers block this process.

What it is: A mini tinted moisturizer for a sheer hint of coverage for an effortless no-makeup makeup dewy finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: This perfect blend of skincare and makeup improves your skin over time with a hydrating complex made up of macadamia and kukui seed oils. This helps increase the skin's moisture levels long-term for up to 24 hours of hydration, while reducing the signs of visibly dry skin.

tarteMaracuja Hydrating Tinted Moisturizer

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL ·ITEM: 2343531

Color: 40N tan neutral - tan skin with neutral undertones

295 Reviews

$29.00

Can’t decide which is my favorite-between this and BB tinted primer. I think I’ll use BB primer with SPF for outdoors and hydrating tinted moisturizer for indoor days. ...Very sheer but enough coverage to even out skin tone! Best coverage with a primer

What it is: A vegan, ultralightweight tinted moisturizer that delivers sheer coverage while infusing skin with maracuja super fruit for up to 12 hours of hydration and wear.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Delivers moisture, visible firmness, and suppleness.
- Maracuja Oil: Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C for firmer-, brighter-, smoother-looking, more hydrated skin.
- Turmeric Root Extract: A soothing ingredient that helps reduce the appearance of redness.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, and triclosan. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

Laura MercierTinted Moisturizer Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50.2 mL·ITEM: 2449452

Color: 4N1 Wheat - olive with neutral undertones

6.4K Reviews

$49.00

And I tried two different primers....Lightweight tinted moisturizer!...It lasts all day and it's so lightweight that you don't feel like you're wearing makeup, which in my opinion is the best part. I usually use her primer before applying the tinted moisturizer using my fingers, but you definitely don't have to use the primer to get the lasting effects.

What it is: A lightweight tinted moisturizer with a cult-favorite formula that provides sheer coverage and a blurred matte finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Liquid

SPF: SPF 20

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Oil-Absorbing Powders: Help keep skin shine-free with a natural, demi-matte finish.
- Licorice Root Extract: Soothes irritated or troubled skin.
- Vitamin E: Helps protect against damaging effects of the sun.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and sulfates SLS & SLES.

What Else You Need to Know: This cult-classic tinted moisturizer provides demi-matte, sheer coverage that quickly gives skin a soft-focus effect.

Laura MercierMini Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Size: 0.85 oz/ 25 mL·ITEM: 2454502

Color: 5N1 Walnut - deep with neutral undertones

234 Reviews

$26.00

I have super dry skin from being on acutane when I was a teen and I’ve tried so many moisturizers, primers and foundations that claim to be for dry skin. ...The best tinted moisturizer...In this photo, I'm only wearing the moisturizer and the primer. I received this product complimentary for review purposes.

What it is: A mini-size, lightweight tinted moisturizer with a cult-favorite formula that provides sheer coverage and a blurred matte finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Liquid

SPF: SPF 20

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Oil-Absorbing Powders: Help keep skin shine-free with a natural, demi-matte finish.
- Licorice Root Extract: Soothes irritated or troubled skin.
- Vitamin E: Helps protect against damaging effects of the sun.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and sulfates SLS & SLES.

What Else You Need to Know: This cult-classic tinted moisturizer provides demi-matte, sheer coverage that quickly gives skin a soft-focus effect.

ROSE INCSolar Infusion Moisturizing Cream Bronzer

Size: 0.52 oz / 15 g·ITEM: 2529519

Color: Kauai - medium

157 Reviews

$36.00

I would give it 5 stars except it seems to fade away by midday despite my use of a primer and setting spray....Perfect for Summer Light Makeup!...I have a lot of days with no makeup, but on the days that I want something light and airy, fresh and subtle but also buildable to cover my hyperpigmentation and dark spots this bronzer has been the best, I wear it with the Rose Inc skin tint and it literally makes me look like I have perfect skin except it’s clean makeup.

What it is: A smoothing cream bronzer that instantly warms the complexion with a soft-focus, sun-kissed glow while reviving skin radiance.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tourmaline and Quartz: Illuminate without shimmer.
- Rose Oil: Revitalizes dull skin for increased radiance.
- Squalane: Pure, sustainable, plant-derived moisturizer for weightless hydration.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: For a no-makeup look with sunkissed cheeks or a bronzed soft-glam makeup look, this mistake-proof cream-to-powder formula blurs pores and texture while vitamins C and E provide powerful antioxidant protection.

$49.00

Okay at best....I find this product to be too light on coverage and also I find it annoying that I need to wear primer under this product because I thought a tinted moisturizer was supposed to be used on light makeup days. ...I gave only 4 stars though because I usually like to wear a primer under these and it separated pretty quick when I tried with my Ofra Northern Lights and Kaja mousse primers.

What it is: A tinted moisturizer that contains radiant pearls hand-selected for each shade.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Liquid

SPF: SPF 30 and Under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Luminescent Pearls: Add a hint of radiant color while reflecting light to brighten dull skin.
- French Algae: Helps visibly improve skin’s natural radiance.
- Plant-Based Hydration: Promotes water retention by supporting skin’s resilience and vitality.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS & SLES and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

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