How to Apply Tinted Moisturizer in Everyday Makeup Routine

January 09, 2024

Whether you like a full-glam makeup look or something more pared back, a tinted moisturizer is a necessary product in anyone’s cosmetic routine. We’re here to tell you why—and how to incorporate a tinted moisturizer into your everyday lineup.



What is Tinted Moisturizer?

First, let’s clear up what a tinted moisturizer even is. Is it a concealer? Is it a foundation? Is it skincare or makeup? These are all great questions and we’re here to answer them. A tinted moisturizer is a dual-purpose product that provides a hint of color (to even out your skin tone) and an extra dose of hydration. Depending on your intended look, a tinted moisturizer can be your first step in a full coverage look or the only step for a “no makeup makeup” effect.

Is Tinted Moisturizer Makeup?

We consider tinted moisturizer to be both makeup and skincare as it provides elements of both. Plus, our tinted moisturizers have an extra dose of hyaluronic acid and SPF for even more skin-loving benefits.

Does Tinted Moisturizer Clog Pores?

Some tinted moisturizers may clog pores; however, our collection of non-comedogenic tinted moisturizers are suitable for all skin types.

What Does Tinted Moisturizer Do?

Tinted moisturizers, or a skin tint, do exactly that—provide a sheer layer of color to even out your skin with an added layer of moisturization to smooth out any rough areas of the face. But don’t worry—we have a naturally matte tinted moisturizer for oily skin or combination skin to help blur and even your complexion without adding extra shine.

How to Use Tinted Moisturizer

Finally, it’s time to discuss how to use tinted moisturizer. Here’s what we suggest:

  1. Cleanse your face
  2. Apply any serums
  3. Use your daily moisturizer if you have dry skin
  4. Now apply your tinted moisturizer
    • You could stop here as it has SPF, or you could go over top with a foundation, concealer, setting powder, blush—whatever you’re feeling that day.

And here’s a tip: You can apply tinted moisturizer with just your fingertips, or with a brush for a more even result.

Discover The Ultimate Skin Tint at bareMinerals

Whether you like your tinted moisturizer as a primer or as the full face of makeup, we have the perfect product range for you. Discover skin tints in twenty shades, in both matte and hydrating formulas, and be amazed by the skin-enhancing benefit of using a tinted moisturizer.