The Best Tinted Moisturizers
From the L’Oreal Portfolio of Brands
On the hunt for a new tinted moisturizer? Good news! We’re sharing a handful of the best tinted moisturizers—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—to swap into your routine this summer.
Tinted moisturizers are one of our favorite makeup-skin care crossovers. Thanks to their lightweight texture and feel, tinted moisturizers have quickly gained popularity—especially during the warm summer months—amongst those who are seeking an alternative to their thick foundation. Some tinted moisturizers even boast Broad Spectrum SPF in addition to providing the skin with a subtle complexion-perfecting tint. Ahead, we’re sharing our picks of the best tinted moisturizers from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands.
GARNIER SKINACTIVE BB CREAM 5-IN-1 SKIN PERFECTOR BB CREAM OIL-FREE
What’s better than a moisturizer that boasts a subtle tint? A moisturizer that boasts a subtle tint and controls excess shine, minimizes the appearance of pores, evens skin tone, hydrates, and helps protect the skin with Broad Spectrum SPF 20, like Garnier SkinActive BB Cream 5-in-1 Skin Perfector BB Cream Oil-Free. This oil-free formula—with mineral perlite, antioxidant wild berry, and tinted mineral pigments—is specifically designed for oily to combination skin.
LANCOME IMANANCE TINTED DAY CRÈME SPF 15
Formulated with SPF 15, Lancome Imanance Tinted Day Crème SPF 15 helps protect the skin against UV rays that can cause visible signs of premature skin aging. After smoothing the formula over the complexion, expect a hint of sheer, luminous color, and a radiant glow that lasts for hours.
Lancome Imanance Tinted Day Crème SPF 15, $56 MSRP
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP BB CREAM
If you’re looking to achieve a no-makeup makeup look, you need to get your hands on NYX Professional Makeup’s BB Cream ASAP. This mineral-infused formula hydrates the skin and helps the complexion appear smoother.
NYX Professional Makeup BB Cream, $10 MSRP
L’OREAL PARIS MAGIC SKIN BEAUTIFIER BB CREAM
Available in four complexion-enhancing shades, L’Oreal Paris’ Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream offers four beautifying actions in one: hydrates, corrects, evens, and perfects the look of skin. Once applied, the skin is left with a virtually flawless-looking finish.
L’Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream, $10.95 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR BB BLUR
Helps minimize the appearance of large pores, visibly cover imperfections, and absorb oil for all-day matte, even skin with La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar BB Blur. Non-comedogenic and oil-free, the formula is ideal for oily and acne-prone skin types.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur, $29.99 MSRP
LANCÔME BIENFAIT TEINTÉ BB CREAM
This formula—enriched with antioxidants and vitamins and formulated with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen—provides instant skin enhancement and soft, smooth, visibly flawless results. Expect to see moderate, natural-looking coverage that blends easily to cover imperfections and even out skin’s tone for a healthy-looking glow.
Lancôme Bienfait Teinté BB Cream, $49 MSRP
MAYBELLINE DREAM PURE BB
Formulated with salicylic acid, this blemish-fighting formula helps to minimize the look of pores and conceal imperfections while hydrating and smoothing the appearance of skin.
Maybelline Dream Pure BB, $8.99 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY ROSALIAC CC CREAM
Unlike BB creams, CC creams work to even out the look of skin redness and neutralize tone, and this formula by La Roche-Posay stands up to its claims. This CC cream instantly provides coverage to visibly reduce the look of redness, all while providing your skin with hydration. Bonus: It also contains broad spectrum SPF 30 to shield your skin from UV rays.
La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Cream, $38.99 MSRP
L’ORÉAL PARIS VISIBLE LIFT LUMINOUS SERUM TINTED MOISTURIZER
Want to achieve the youthful-looking, dewy glow? Then you should grab this iridescent tinted moisturizer! This lightweight, sheer formula is crafted specifically for mature skin to help smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate the skin, and deliver an enviable radiance.
GIORGIO ARMANI CREMA NUDA SUPREME GLOW REVIVING TINTED CREAM
Not a BB cream, not a CC cream, but a unique tinted product of its own kind! This luxurious cream contains tinted pigments within a water-based texture to allow your skin to reflect light in multiple directions. In simpler terms, that means an enhanced glow and blurred imperfections.
MAYBELLINE DREAM BRONZE BB
Want a sun-kissed glow without sacrificing your skin to harsh UV rays? Then meet your match with this 8-in-1 BB cream that can deliver a bronzed finish. The best part is instead of exposing your skin to harmful ultraviolet light, this cream can bronze your skin without the sun damage.
Maybelline Dream Bronze BB, $8.99 MSRP
IT COSMETICS YOUR SKIN BUT BETTER CC+ ILLUMINATION WITH SPF 50+
Sometimes, no matter how “light coverage” a product may be labeled, we can always end up with creasing, cracking, and the dreaded “cake face.” Well, that’s until we discovered this CC cream gem. This breakthrough formula actually provides coverage with no creasing or cracking.
URBAN DECAY NAKED SKIN ONE & DONE HYBRID COMPLEXION PERFECTOR
Want to cut your lengthy skincare regimen down? Then this multi-hyphenate cream will do just the trick: it combines the benefits of a skin treatment with the coverage of a lightweight, sheer foundation giving you the best of both worlds!
YVES SAINT LAURENT TOP SECRETS ALL-IN-ONE BB CREAM
This BB cream is the perfect fit for drier skin types. Its intensely hydrating formula deeply moisturizes skin all day long, all while correcting the appearance of an uneven skin tone and imperfections.
MAYBELLINE FRESH BB CREAM
If you like to keep your coverage to a minimum, then this is a great BB cream to give a try. This “skin perfector” works to brighten, smooth, and hydrate your skin while providing some sun protection with broad spectrum SPF 30.
Maybelline Fresh BB Cream, $8.99 MSRP
Editor’s note: While some tinted formulas do offer the benefits of SPF, we don’t recommend ditching your daily applications of Broad Spectrum sunscreen in their favor. For the best line of defense, pair your tinted moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF and take additional sun protection measures such as wearing protective clothing, seeking shade, and avoiding peak sun hours.