There isn’t any better time to be your true self than now. And after hearing that Kim Kardashian is finally ready to let go of contouring, we’re sensing that a retrograde to the noughties is set take place with the return of the bare face. Tinted moisturizers—the BB and CC creams of the day—were a staple in every girl’s vanity kit who wanted to channel the cool, nonchalant beauty of girls like Mischa Barton and Rachel Bilson during their The O.C. days. Now, it’s high time we went back to this lovable product that not only gave us an insta-filter, but kept our skin feeling baby soft as well. Check out our picks:
1. For those in need of more coverage: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Alaska, P2450, Rustan’s
This lightweight formula clears up your complexion by covering acne marks and sun spots with sheer, buildable coverage that creates the illusion of perfect skin. The best part is that it’s so soft and smooth that it’s hardly even noticeable.
2. For those with heavy duty needs: Mary Kay Tinted Moisturizer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 20, P780, Mary Kay Beauty Center 2F Allegro Centerm 2284 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati
When it comes to products that last, this one’s a sure keeper. Perfect for girls who are constantly on the run, this tinted moisturizer promises to stay put all day long, leaving you with a non-greasy, natural finish.
3. The cult classic: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF20 Oil Free, P1995, Rustan’s
Long before the BB and CC creams of the world burst onto the scene, this classic formula was the go-to of beauty junkies who wanted light coverage for that healthy natural glow.
4. For barely there coverage: Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum SPF30, P2750, Rustan’s
Hate the feeling of sticky creams and moisturizers on your skin? This tinted serum is perfect if you want something really light and feels like you have nothing on you.
5. The MVP: theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18, P1225, Beauty Bar
Can’t be bothered with all that talk about anti-aging and whatnot? This tinted moisturizer keeps it simple with its lightweight formula that allows for buildable coverage leaving you with sheer au natruel filter.
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