Once the temps start heating up, switching up your makeup routine to match it is key. Swap out your full-coverage foundation for one of the best skin tints or serum foundations to give your skin a breather (and maybe some added sun protection, too). In the past two years, no-makeup-makeup, which emphasizes Zoom-friendly, skin-first makeup routines, has broken into the beauty zeitgeist. With that comes low maintenance, dewy serum-like foundations and tints. We love these innovative products because they feature lightweight formulas and skin-loving ingredients like peptides and hyaluronic acid—without sacrificing coverage.
When you’re looking for skin tints, keep your skin type in mind. Dry skin? Look for formulas with added oils like avocado oil and hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, non-comedogenic options are best, because they won’t clog your pores. You might also want added clearing ingredients like niacinamide. Choosing a lightweight skin tint that has added SPF (30+, please!) is also an excellent idea for the spring and summer months.
We handpicked 22 of the best skin tints and serum foundations to make your job a little easier, from brands like Glossier, L’Oreal, Tarte, and ILIA. Whether your skin is sensitive, oily, or somewhere in between, there’s bound to be an option for you on this list that will keep you glowy—not shiny—all season long.
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