Foundation is, in fact, not your only option for evening out your skin tone. There are tinted moisturizers, skin tints, BB and CC creams that can get the job done in a more lightweight and breathable way. Below are some of our favorite foundation alternatives:
1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
Nail that model-off-duty look with this cult-favorite tinted moisturizer. The original formula is perfect for adding a hint of glow and coverage without feeling like you're wearing anything.
LAURA MERCIER Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, price unavailable, Rustan's
2. La Mer The Reparative SkinTint Broad Spectrum SPF 30
This sheer, skin-caring tint reduces the appearances of fine lines, gives your skin a healthy glow, and protects you with a blend of antioxidants and SPF 30.
LA MER The Reparative SkinTint Broad Spectrum SPF 30, P5800, Rustan's
3. NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint
If you need to keep the oils at bay, blend a few dots of this oil-free tint all over for an even, velvety finish.
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint, price unavailable, Rustan's
4. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50+
CC creams typically have little to no coverage, but this product is buildable enough to cover blemishes and other imperfections. For a punch of skincare benefits, it also has hyaluronic acid, peptides, and hydrolyzed collagen.
IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50+, P2560, Sephora.ph
5. By Terry Brightening CC Serum Color Correction Radiance Elixir
This brightening serum comes in color-correcting hues like pink, tan, and bronze to subtly add color to your complexion while providing a soft-focus sheen that reflects the light.
BY TERRY Brightening CC Serum Color Correction Radiance Elixir, P4925.75, Sephora.ph
6. Banila Co It Radiant CC Cream SPF30 PA++
Wake up dull skin with a few pumps of this shade-adjusting and hydrating CC cream that looks practically invisible on the skin.
BANILA CO It Radiant CC Cream SPF30 PA++, P1295, TriNoma
7. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tint Cream SPF 30
When your dry and irritated skin can't handle foundation, this tinted sunscreen is your best bet; it's infused with natural pigments and redness-reducing ingredients like colloidal oatmeal and allantoin.
FIRST AID BEAUTY Ultra Repair Tint Cream SPF 30, P1643, Sephora.ph
8. Pond's Flawless Radiance Derma+ BB Cream
This lightweight BB cream provides sun protection and evens skin tone for an affordable price tag—what's not to love?
POND'S Flawless Radiance Derma+ BB Cream, P389, Lazada
9. VMV Hypoallergenics Skintangible “BBBB” Cream
This "BB-but-better" cream adds just enough coverage to freshen up your skin but never leaves it oily and cakey.
VMV HYPOALLERGENICS Skintangible "BBBB" Cream, P1300, Power Plant Mall
10. Clio Kill Cover Glow Cushion
Cushions are amazing for applying coverage just where you need it, and this formula allows you to do just that! It also gives you a healthy, glassy glow.
CLIO Kill Cover Glow Cushion with refill, P1850, Lazada