Best Tinted Moisturizer for Black Women in 2020
Aug. 28, 2020
The best tinted moisturizer for black women is one that’s compatible with various undertones. We found five options for you to look at.
Whether you’re tired of feeling greasy under your foundation in humid weather or you have dry skin, a tinted moisturizer can help.
As a seasonal essential to keep in your makeup bag, tinted moisturizers are fantastic if you just want that dewy glow.
The lightweight formula blends into your skin effortlessly, providing coverage while replenishing. Most also contain SPF, meaning one less product to apply.
Ideally, look for a product that’s compatible with your skin type and shade. Luckily, more choices are available for women of color. So let’s dive into the six best tinted moisturizers for black women.
#1. Best Overall: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
We all know NARS for its amazing makeup. But, did you know that it makes a killer tinted moisturizer?
The NARS tinted moisturizer for normal to dry skin provides lightweight coverage and a natural glow. It’s available in 11 shades, six of which are suitable for women of color.
Pure Radiant tinted moisturizer supports your skin’s condition while the broad-spectrum SPF 30 protects from the sun.
It’s free of sulfates, formaldehyde and is vegan. The formula blends effortlessly into the skin and leaves you feeling refreshed rather than weighed down by a heavy foundation.
#2: Best All-in-One: Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer
Smashbox has smashed tinted moisturizer, primer and SPF into one super product. The Halo Healthy Glow tinted moisturizer is a primer-infused cream, providing coverage for up 24 hours.
Thanks to its lightweight formula, it blends into your skin, creating a natural-looking, glowy finish.
The formula contains a blend of rose extract, goji berries, gold, hyaluronic acid and peptides. It’s 100 percent vegan and oil-free, allowing your skin to breathe naturally.
It’s available in several dark shades to suit various undertones.
#3: Best for Oily Skin: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer - Oil-Free
laura mercierOil Free Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
The oil-free Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer is a blend of makeup and skincare. Formulated to control oil-breakthrough, it’s perhaps the best tinted moisturizer for oily skin on this list.
This lightweight formula provides a healthy, natural glow with a hint of sheer color. It works to restore moisture into your skin, creating soft lines and a semi-matte finish.
To protect as well as replenish, it includes an antioxidant complex consisting of vitamins C and E. When in contact with your skin, they act as free radicals, protecting it from environmental impacts.
Lastly, it’s dermatologist and allergy-tested, minimizing risks of irritation.
#4: Best Dewy Finish: THEBALM BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer
the Balm cosmeticsBalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer
This lightweight tinted moisturizer from the balm is superb if you prefer a dewy, fresh look.
This tinted moisturizer works to protect your skin with Paraben-free. It’s suitable for almost all of the skin types, including combination, dry and oily.
It’s a lightweight liquid that applies easily using either your hands or a beauty blender—although for the full dewy effect, use your fingers.
In the formula, we see black currant seed oil, peony root extract, vitamin C and non-nano zinc oxide. Use this for those no-makeup makeup look or those lazy days when you only want a minimal makeup but still come out with glowy skin.
#5: Best for Deep Dark Tones: CLINIQUE Moisture Surge™ Sheertint Hydrator
One of the best tinted moisturizers for black women with deep dark skin is the Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator from Clinique.
This moisturizer offers up to 12 hours of hydration and complexion perfection. The tint leaves your skin with a soft natural glow. It’s effortless to apply and blends excellently with different skin tones.
The formula is kind to skin—free of phthalates and parabens—while also being sweat and humidity-resistant.
It contains no oils but is rich in hydrating ingredients, such as activated aloe water and hyaluronic acid.
DISAPPOINTED BY THESE 100% NATURAL PRODUCTS 😩
I was so excited to try these out because I love moisturizers & I am always in search of a good one! These looked & sounded very promising! They’re from a woman owned company, completely natural, vegan, & cruelty free! However, I was quite disappointed. EARTH HARBOR - MERMAID MILK Nutrient Glow Moisturizer This moisturizer claims to give you a glow right away & it contains spirulina + matcha. I was excited about the matcha because it has so many amazing benefits for skin. It has a very whipped consistency which I like. However it always contains essential oils that were strong, although not toooo strong for my liking. But I’m really just not a fan of essential oils in my face creams. The moisturizer did make my skin appear a little brighter but the cream just sat on my face. All day long I could touch my face & still feel the cream sitting there! I hate that feeling! It also almost gave me a greasy appearance after a while? Not a fan. EARTH HARBOR - SIREN SILK Multi-Tasking Hydration Creme This one was absolutely awful. If I could give it 0 stars I would. It says to use it at night time & the apply it at least 5 minutes before bed so it can absorb on your face & not your pillow. It contains Sea Retinol + other Superherbs which normally make me love a product! But that just wasn’t enough here. First, when I put it on my face my eyes started to actually burn & I felt suffocated from the scent. It was THAT strong. Guys, I’m not being dramatic at all. The smell like attacked me it was crazy! I have never had something like that happen with a face cream! I couldn’t believe how strong the fragrance was. & to top it off, it wasn’t even a pretty smell. My husband described it as smelling like floor cleaner. But I powered through. The longer I had it on, the more “used” to the smell I got. So, I wore it overnight. But then I woke up even more upset with it! I had pilling all over my face. It almost looked like my face was peeling but it wasn’t, it was jus the cream. One thing I cannot stand about a moisturizer is pulling. That’s enough for me to throw it out! It also didn’t really even moisturize my face that well! All in all, I hated this experience. But if you want, you should try them out for yourself, don’t let my experience deter you from trying something new! I however, will be sticking with my Youth To The People Dream Mask & Superfood Whipped Moisturizer! Love those two!! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream 💗💗💗 @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
A Journey of Self 🌹
I figured Black History Month was as good as any opportunity to talk about my self finding. Growing up in a small yet old family, I always had questions about my roots and family history. I also struggled with self conscious doubts about my appearance. Why is my nose this big? Why is my hair this curly? Why am I taller than average? These weighed heavy on my mind growing up because honestly, sticking out sucked. So, I finally dove deep into my family’s origin and decided to do an Ancestry DNA analysis. I immersed myself with every corner of the site. I only got the chance to finish my maternal grandmas side of the family tree, but even that has plenty of gaps. Yet, when I received my DNA results I was stoked. Then I realized, I don’t know much about any of these places. So I dug even deeper. I have a little journal of things I’ve learned and want to know, but this was quite the experience. It was heartbreaking and satisfying at the same time. I highly recommend for every race and background to do this DNA Test. The best part of this was scrolling through photos of the people of the respected countries I was DNA matched to. I swear I saw a girl who looked like me, but everyone else thinks I’m tripping lol. In the end, I’m satisfied with my results and findings. Relatively speaking, this way of self discovery has been the most effective.
At Home Exfoliating Facial ✨✨
So I recently received the Mimi Co Exfoliating Wand via IG PR. I couldn’t wait to do a full facial and I decided to do it tonight. Order: I purchased a steamer from Amazon for $23 and I’m obsessed with it (DM me for product info). I started with UpCircle - Cleansing Face Balm With Apricot Powder As my oil cleanse to get my sunscreen from today off and any other oils and dirts. INDIE LEE - Purifying Face Wash This cleanser is perfect for getting dirts and oils from skin as well. It’s not drying and it’s totally worth it! I paired it with a face cleansing scrub brush, I also purchased from Amazon. I love it and I paid around $20 for it as well! It doubles the vibration frequency put out by Foreo. CLARISMA - Namaste Glow Energizing Face Mask This was the mask I chose for the enzyme properties. This breaks down dirts and oils in pores and dead skin cells. I also steamed my face during this time. Follain - Toning Mist: Balance + Prime This was what I sprayed over my face for the prep for my exfoliating wand. I didn’t have a true medium and I am out of Aloe Vera plants so😭 I then exfoliated with my wand starting at my cheeks and working upward and then to my forehead. I went down and to the sides of my nose. Glow slow! innisfree - Jeju Lava Seawater Lotion I used the toner to cleanse my skin and get any dirts left over from me exfoliating. SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask I use this as my hydrating mask. I took the back of my Mimi Co Wand on switched to the Moisturizing Setting. I gently slid upwards my entire face for the last 2 mins only and then wiped the mask off with a damp cloth. earthtoskin - Tea Time Anti Aging Eye Cream This is the most hydrating eye cream I own. I used this with the back of my cleansing brush on the heat setting! Yes it made my eye feel so hydrated and relaxed. fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer This was the final step as a good moisturizer seals in everything! To prevent acne I use the SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil as my last step. I didn’t use an astringent type toner, so I wanted to still treat my skin💚
Drink of water for your skin!
We’re in the deep of winter and our skin get dehydrated and beaten by the harsh elements. Treat your skin to a pure drink of water that is based with pure Artic water —The ultra pure water that flows from the Arctic is known for its unique functional composition that’s buzzed about for helping to recharge dull-looking skin. By adding moisture back in helps fortify your skin and enhances skins’ luminosity. LUMENE - Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence Serum 30ml $12-$25 depends on size and retail. Based with pure artic spring water and two types o hyaluronic acids this serum is super emollient and hydrating. Love love love how gentle this formula is. LUMENE - Nordic C Valo Glow Lumenessence Brightening Beauty Lotion $14-$18 A gorgeous lightweight toning essence with pure artic water, hyaluronic acids and vitamin c rich berry complex. I love that it is gentle and not drying. 🐰 cruelty free and sustainably sourced
Do It All Toner 🍃🍃
I have been loving the brand Truly lately ✨ I recently purchased this: 🍃TRULY - CBD Jelly Toning Solution 🍃 And it’s by far one of my favorite toners. Ingredients: 💚100MG CBD 💚Glycolic Acid 💚Tea Tree Oil 💚Organic Aloe 💚Rose Petal Extract This brand is also: 💚Vegan 💚Cruelty Free 💚Clean I use this every other night and it as tremendously helped my skin barrier and acne. I was really concerned about the glycolic acid irritating or drying my skin but it didn’t at all 🤩 I highly recommend this to combo and oily , acne prone skin. This will be a toner I keep in my night routine. I got it from Ulta (of course) for $24 (I paid $15 after coupons) Do you use CBD products? 🍃
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