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10 Best Tinted Moisturizers for Oily Skin
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10 Best Tinted Moisturizers for Oily Skin

October 13th, 2021 | by

If you have oily skin and are looking to avoid the ‘cake face,’ a tinted moisturizer is your best bet. Don’t worry about the hassle of picking out one as BoldLyfe has put together a list of the best tinted moisturizers for you to get that natural look! 

Using a primer, moisturizer AND sunscreen when you have oily skin is like adding extra layers of oil to it. Makeup oxidizes on your skin, producing more oil and clogging the pores,  resulting in breakouts. With this type, it’s important to let the skin breathe and keep it minimal. 

We bring to you, a multi-purpose product that can moisturize, conceal as well protect your skin- a tinted moisturizer! 

This is a product which has a light cream-based formula, is tinted to even out the skin tone and usually has SPF in it. Tinted moisturizers are highly beneficial for oily as well as acne-prone skin as they can perform several functions at once, while preventing your skin from getting greasy and sticky. They are also great if you don’t like too much coverage on the face and like to keep it natural. Unlike foundations that can be heavy on the skin, tinted moisturizers are light and breathable. 

They shouldn’t be confused with BB (Blemish Balm) creams. While the two can seem similar, BB creams are designed to offer more coverage while tinted moisturizers are just hydrating lotions having a slight tint to provide an even and natural finish to the skin. 

When choosing a tinted moisturizer for oily skin type, make sure to look for the following: 

Lightweight formula: Though tinted moisturizers generally have a thin consistency, there are some that are meant for dry skin and have a thicker texture. Avoid these. Look for formulas that are primarily water-based, runny and oil-free. 

SPF: Not all tinted moisturizers have SPF in them. Choose one which does, as protecting your skin from the sun is of utmost importance. Since you wouldn’t want to add a layer of sunscreen separately, choose an all-in-one product with SPF in it.

Mattifying finish: You must have come across foundations/concealers that read “radiant” or “mattifying.” The former provides a dewy and glowy base while the latter is more matte, as a result reducing the dewiness. Mattifying tinted moisturizers are a great option for people with oily skin as they tend to naturally have dewy skin that can look greasy. 

Here’s a list of 10 best tinted moisturizers for oily skin. 

  1. Lakme Face Magic Skin Tints Souffle

Just as its name suggests, this light, souffle-like cream is packed with cucumber extracts and vitamin E. It does a great job of covering up everyday spots, reducing blemishes and dark circles, along with moisturizing the skin. This cream also has a light SPF in it and gives the skin a natural glow, without making it look oily. You can buy it here. 

  1. Lotus Herbals Nutraglow Daily Tinted Moisturizer

This tinted moisturiser provides a natural coverage to the skin while also hydrating it deeply.  It works great as a base for your makeup and gives the face a healthy shine, while also providing SPF  25. You can buy the product here. 

  1. Lacto Calamine Daily Face Care Lotion Oil Balance

This brand truly defines the term, “oldie but goody.” Lacto Calamine’s oil balance moisturizer is infused with kaolin and aloe vera, two deeply nourishing ingredients. There is a very light tint to this moisturizer and will work great for those who are looking for that au naturel coverage and wish for their skin to “peek through.” You can buy it here. 

  1. Neutrogena Skinclearing Complexion Perfector

This moisturizer is unique in its make as it has microclear technology. The product is a complexion perfector that provides sheer coverage to the skin while nourishing and moisturizing it too. It also has skincare benefits where it clears breakouts. You can buy it here. 

  1. Clinique Moisture Surge Cc Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum Spf 30

This one is very popular among the ladies and rightfully so. It is a deeply hydrating colour correcting cream which has a very lightweight formula and can be used as a tinted moisturizer. It has SPF 30 and is ideal for people with sensitive skin as it has soothing properties. You can buy the product here. 

  1. Maybelline New York Dream One Day Perfect Base Primer

This is a tinted base which works really well as a moisturizer owing to its lightweight formula and hydrating properties. It is a great product to use to prep your skin before makeup. You can buy the product here. 

  1. Bioderma Photoderm Max Very High Protection Tinted Ultra Fluid SPF50+

This is a sunscreen but is tinted and works well as a moisturizer too, given its thin consistency. It has SPF 50+ protection for UVB as well as UVA. The lotion has a light peachy tint to it and provides slight coverage for daily use. You can buy the product here. 

  1. CoverGirl Smoothers SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer

This has SPF 15 and a light tint to it which makes the face smoother, brighter and provides a natural, even base.  You can find the product here. 

  1. Clinique Super City Block Ultra Protection SPF 40 for Unisex

Here’s another Clinique product which you will love. This is essentially a tinted sunscreen which reduces redness on the skin and covers up dark spots and other blemishes. It prevents the skin from turning greasy and has SPF in it too! Could it be anymore perfect? You can buy the product here. 

  1. E.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Ivory

This tinted moisturiser is another favourite, especially by beauty enthusiasts. With SPF 20, this product evens out the skin tone, deeply moisturizes the skin and is the perfect go-to for people with oily skin texture.  You can buy the product here. 

Now that you have a range of products to choose from, you no longer have to worry about your oily skin texture coming in the way of you living your BoldLyfe!


Rashi Girdher