Once the summer months start approaching, the best thing that you can do for both your makeup and skin is replace your heavyweight foundation with a more lightweight tinted moisturizer. 

After all, who wants to deal with heavy foundation sweating off your face and clogging your pores? Definitely not us! 

Here’s our top picks for the best tinted moisturizers!

SHISEIDO Synchro Self-Refreshing Skin Tint SPF 20


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SHISEIDO’S Synchro Self-Refreshing Skin Tint is a perfect choice for a tinted moisturizer! It provides lightweight coverage which allows for a natural finish. And is equipped with ActiveForce Technology which works to resist humidity, heat, oil and motion. Its formula lasts for up to twelve hours, and since it also features hyaluronic acid, it delivers a “burst” of hydration to the skin for up to twenty four hours.

Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer


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Beautycounter’s tinted moisturizer works to create an “even-looking skin tone” while also imparting the benefits of SPF 20 to combat the sun’s harmful rays. With regular use, it can also make the skin more firmer and luminous looking, as its formula features black currant seed oil, peony root extract, and vitamin C.

Reach for the tinted moisturizer if you’re looking to achieve a dewy finish with sheer coverage.

Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation


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Ilia’s Super Serum Skin Tint is available in thirty shades and features SPF 40. It delivers lightweight, dewy coverage while also aiding the skin with vital nutrients. Its formula features plant-based squalane which hydrates and tightens the skin, niacinamide which smooths the skin’s texture and evens tone and hyaluronic acid which plumps the skin and delivers moisture.

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer


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bareMinerals’ Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer features a formula packed with SPF 30, hyaluronic acid, and oil-based squalane. Its lightweight gel-cream “blurs imperfections for a dewy, healthy-looking glow” and one hundred percent of users reported an improvement in skin texture, after just one week of use.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Nude Glow Lightweight Foundation + Glow Serum with SPF 40


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IT Cosmetics’ CC+ Nude Glow is the perfect tinted moisturizer to reach for if you’re looking for an iridescent glow this summer. It’s formulated with niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and green tea extract which work to deliver a healthy glow matched with twenty four hours of hydration. And better yet – it provides medium coverage!

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Illuminator SPF 25


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This tinted moisturizer provides ultra-sheer coverage and is packed with luminescent pearls to brighten the look of dull skin, plant-based hydration to improve the skin’s water retention and resilience, and Vitamin C & E to fight off free radicals. 

Reach for this tinted moisturizer if you’re looking for an “all day, naturally luminous look.”