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Our Top Four Tinted Moisturizers for Summer

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Warmer weather is here and that means it’s time to lighten up. Ditch your heavy foundation and throw out your mineral makeup because spring is the perfect time to get glowy and light with tinted moisturizer. We’ve rounded up our top four picks that will that let your gorgeous skin out to play while still protecting you from the sun; leaving you feeling gorgeous instead of greasy all summer long.

1. Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint ($38): Our favorite for a fresh and natural glow, Jouer has an SPF of 20 to keep UVA and UVB rays away from your rosy cheeks. It also has Ginseng and Gingko Biloba Leaf extract to deliver antioxidants while it smooths and luminizes your complexion. It goes on smoothly, doesn’t feel greasy and has great staying power.

2. Laura Mercier Illuminizing Tinted Moisturizer ($42): This makeup-artist staple is a classic in the world of tinted moisturizers. The sheer, lightweight glow is backed by SPF 20 and anti-aging properties that feel totally silky and ageless. The light-coverage moisturizer comes in ten skin tones, so you’ll always be able to find a match.

3. NARS 'Pure Radiant' Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 ($42): Featuring sea water, natural botanicals and kopara, this tint is the Mercedes Benz of tinted moisturizer. It is oil free and sporting an SPF of 30 for those fair ladies who want to keep the sun far away from the surface of their skin. The moisturizer is available in 9 shades- all named after exotic locales like Annapurna, Seychelles and Martinique.

4. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer Tinted Moisturizer ($10.49): If you’re not looking to invest a day’s wages into a summer beauty refresher, Neutrogena’s SPF 20 sheer tint is a great place to start. Featuring Retinol to smooth out any pesky lines and a convenient pump, this drugstore buy is a a super lightweight option for beach days.
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