Skip The Heavy Foundation: Tinted Moisturizers For Brown Skin That Provide Even, Lightweight Coverage

August 22, 2012  |  

If you don’t care much for foundation, or if you have oil or blemish-prone skin and don’t want to apply a full face of makeup every day, a tinted moisturizer is a sensible cosmetic option. These moisturizers provide your face with a hint of color that blends with your natural skin tone, along with beneficial vitamins and ingredients that will nourish your skin and improve its overall health.
Of course, just like with foundation and concealer, you have the find the tinted moisturizer that is closest to your complexion—which can sometimes pose a bit of a challenge. However, with the significant strides made in the cosmetics industry to create shades of makeup that truly are for women of color, searching for the perfect tinted moisturizer has become easier. Here are a few picks you may want to try the next time you’re at the makeup counter—or the drug store.

Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer from Smashbox works well for women of color, as it contains citrus fruit extracts and honey, which help to even the tone of skin and get rid of dark spots–two common complexion issues black women often face. The moisturizer also contains vitamins C and E, which protect the skin from free radicals. Sheer Focus moisturizer also has an SPF of 15, so your skin will be protected if you’re spending time outdoors. The light, medium and dark shades are ideal for several shades of brown skin; there’s even a Luminous variety to provide sheer moisture (it is best worn under makeup). You can find Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer for about $30 at your nearest Sephora, or order from the website.

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