The Best Tinted Moisturizer

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen me talk about my love for a good tinted moisturizer. As someone who doesn’t love wearing makeup, I’m constantly on the hunt for lightweight options that I can rock with ease. A tinted moisturizer is a must, especially since I don’t wear foundation.

I started wearing tinted moisturizers right out of college after coming across Laura Merciers version (another great option) and haven’t looked back since. It’s the perfect base for any look and adds a little bit of color without totally blurring out your face. If that makes sense.

Now, I get it. We all have different skin types. I thank my momma every day for passing along her skin complexion. I’ve never seen her or my dad with a breakout that lasted more than a day or two – and I inherited the same luck. But regardless of skin complexion, breakouts, etc. I think it’s time we stopped using makeup to cover up and instead use it more to enhance and accentuate and just have fun! More on that another day. In the meantime, I dare you to give this tinted moisturizer a try.

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

The winner, ladies & gentleman, is the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 by NARS. It’s that good.

I wear the shade Cuzco all year round and it’s just such a great lightweight moisturizer that still offers enough coverage if you’re looking for an alternative to a heavier foundation.

3 Reasons to Try This NARS Tinted Moisturizer Now

Okay, ladies. I’ll tell you the truth. You need to give this NARS tinted moisturizer a try. I don’t rave about a lot of makeup products often but this one is the exception.

no. 1 The perfect foundation alternative. I wear foundation maybe five times a year – maybe less. My everyday look, even my most “glam” look uses this tinted moisturizer as a base. It offers great lightweight coverage and lasts all day. If I have a breakout or blemish, I’ll apply a good primer, some concealer (see below for my top pick) and maybe an extra coat of the NARS Tinted Moisturizer and we’re good to go.

no. 2 Comes in all the shades. I’m so happy to see more makeup lines coming out with wider ranges of shades for all skin tones. I’ve used a few different variations of this NARS Tinted Moisturizer and I’m obsessed with every color.

no. 3 It lasts…for a long time. Nothing is worse than having to stock up on the pricier makeup products every few weeks. I use this product daily and it lasts me a few months. You only have to apply a small amount and it lasts all day so you won’t go through it too quickly.

Other NARS Products to Love

Blush in Orgasm

This blush is a cult favorite for a reason. The slight shimmer and golden hue make this rosy pink the perfect shade for every skin tone.

Highlighting Powder in Ibiza

If you’re looking for the perfect highlighter, this is the one. It’s not overpowering but still adds the perfect glow.

Bronzing Powder in Laguna

I kid you not, this is the bronzer I use 95% of the time. I’ve been using it for years and still can’t get over how good it is.

Creamy Concealer in Honey

I love a good concealer. This one is super lightweight but still offers great coverage.

Matte Lipstick in Inappropriate Red

One of my favorite shades of red, hands down. I love the matte look and it’s a great red for every occasion.

Sheer Lipstick in Belle De Jour

I wear nude lipstick probably more than any other color – and this is my favorite. I buy it in bulk.

Photos by Naomi Hopkins