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Top 10 Drugstore Tinted Moisturizers

The Budget Girl's Guide To Buying Tinted Moisturizer

The Budget Girl's Guide To Buying Tinted Moisturizer

If you’ve used a tinted moisturizer, then you know it’s a game changer. Tinted moisturizers can be used on the days when you only need some light coverage or they can be applied as a base layer before applying foundation. Whether worn alone or with other products, these types of moisturizers can be relied upon to create a smoother and overall even tone as well as provide hydration. If this magical cream sounds too good to be true, or if it sounds like it would cost a fortune, then we’ve got some news for you! Some of the best tinted moisturizers can be found at the drugstore. Ahead, we rounded up the 10 best tinted drugstore moisturizers that you can go out and shop for right now. These budget-friendly moisturizers provide all of the benefits of high-end tinted moisturizers but at a fraction of the price. To find the best tinted moisturizer to add to your makeup bag, shop our 10 drugstore finds ahead! Opening image: @No7

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January 24, 2019

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The Rankings


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I'm not a powder or foundation wearer, but this product is like no other. It provides a seamless, dewy but matte, and super smooth, clean finish. I just use five drops and blend.”

BEST FOR: Layering underneath foundation and concealer or wearing alone


CoverGirl Smoothers BB Cream

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: This product not only provides lightweight coverage and a layer of radiance, but it also hydrates and protects your skin with SPF 21.

LOVED FOR: Leaving skin feeling smooth


NYX Professional Makeup BB Cream

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Being lightweight and non-greasy

BEST FOR: Those with naturally oily skin 


Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Cream 8-In-1 Skin Perfector

Our Score

BEST FOR: Adding a dewy finish to create a healthy glow

USERS SAID: “I love this BB cream. I use it every day. Sometimes with powder and sometimes alone. I love that it has SPF so if i'm in a rush I can put this on and run out without having to put on sunscreen and foundation. It's light and natural.”


Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The vitamin-rich retinol formula that helps fight fine lines 

USERS SAID: "Love this makeup, glides right on my skin with a hint of color, used light to neutral, does not cake in my wrinkles, great for my sensitive skin!"


Olay Total Effects CC Cream Daily Moisturizer + Touch of Foundation

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The convenient pump that makes application a breeze

USERS SAID: “This adds the tiny color I need, AND it is a moisturizer so my face doesn't feel dry. I've been using it for years.”


Olay Total Effects CC Cream Tone Correcting Moisturizer with Sunscreen

Our Score

BEST FOR: Those who are looking for an anti-aging product

WHY YOU NEED IT: This cream focuses on evening out everything from texture to tone. 


EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Facial Sunscreen

Our Score

BEST FOR: This product is made with sensitive skin in mind.

USERS SAID: “I use it as my moisturizer every single day - it offers serious sun protection without breaking out my sensitive, acne prone skin. The tint is very sheer and it is perfect on its own for those "no makeup" days.”


No7 Dual Action Tinted Moisturizer

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I have been using this tinted moisturizer for years as my daytime moisturizer. It is effortless and gives sheer coverage that makes my skin tone a little more even.”

LOVED FOR: Being lightweight and hydrating 


Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: The anti-aging properties help even out your skin’s texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

USERS SAID: “This is my only product for daily moisturizer, makeup, and sunscreen—all in one! It goes on smooth and can be used with or without powder. Perfect coverage, not heavy, not greasy.”

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