Look, we love a good full-coverage moment when it comes to complexion products — but thicker, opaque products definitely have their downsides, especially when summer comes along and you could cut through the humidity with a knife. Not only can full-coverage foundation combine with sweat to clog up pores, but it can also eat up lots of your time and energy with all the prep, blending, and setting it requires. Enter, skin tints.
Skin tints, a super-sheer alternative to traditional foundations, CC/BB creams, and tinted moisturizers, seem to be skyrocketing in popularity. And it’s no wonder: their lightweight textures are easy on pores, their application only takes seconds, and they’re just pigmented enough to make the skin look even and glowing yet totally natural.
Or, as cosmetic chemist Ginger King puts it, “all of these products offer some glow and buildable coverage unlike traditional foundation, which can be heavy and sink to fine lines due to the amount of powder in their formulas.”
In just the past year alone, countless brands have launched their own iterations of these low-maintenance products — to the point that it’s getting difficult to pick one with all these solid choices on the market. So we sifted through the options for you: below are the 14 best skin tints to try this summer.
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