There’s nothing worse than walking outside after spending 45 minutes on your makeup and feeling it immediately begin to melt off. If you’re anything like us, during the summer you fully embrace the skinimalism trend — opting for lightweight tinted moisturizers over heavy foundation to allow your skin to breathe. We’ve tested more products than we’d like to admit, and these are our top picks that will keep your face looking natural and fresh on hot summer days and beyond.
Beautycounter Dew Skin
Designed to provide lightweight coverage while boosting radiance, this moisturizer works to even out your complexion — thanks to a brightening and firming blend of black currant seed oil, peony root extract, and vitamin C. This tinted moisturizer provides sheer coverage with a 20 SPF mineral-based formula that works to protect skin and make it more luminous over time.
Saie Slip Tint
As the name suggests, this moisturizer provides dewy coverage that evens your complexion and leaves skin glowing. The cruelty-free formula is packed with 35 SPF mineral sunscreen that glides on sheer, covering imperfections while intensely hydrating skin.
NARS Pure Radiant
Our top pick for darker skin tones, this product is available in 16 different shades. The buildable 30 SPF moisturizer blends effortlessly into skin without leaving a chalky cast. The vitamin C-rich formula helps to protect and hydrate skin while brightening and smoothing the complexion.
Tarte Amazonian Clay BB
Not only is Tarte’s formula oil-free, but it also contains oil-absorbing clay that simultaneously prevents new blemishes from forming while covering up existing ones. The vegan formula helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, while protecting the skin with 20 SPF coverage.
Laura Mercier Natural Skin Perfector
Infused with oil-absorbing powders, Laura Mercier’s Skin Perfector provides lightweight hydration with a barely-there feel. The buildable, sheer coverage smooths fine lines all day long, and a blend of Vitamin E and 20 SPF shields skin from both UV rays and environmental stressors.
BareMinerals Complexion Rescue
Rated the #1 prestige tinted moisturizer in the US, this 30 SPF moisturizer smooths and evens skintone with a natural-looking coverage. The vegan formula is made with 98% naturally derived ingredients — the star of which is Hyaluronic Acid, which boosts the skin’s hydration. This is our top pick for sensitive or mature skin.