15 Best Tinted Moisturizers

Tinted moisturizers are lightweight moisturizing lotions with a hint of colour like foundationswhich moisturizes as well as covers minor imperfections providing a coverage that’s not too heavy.  It is a good option for those who do not want to wear foundation on a daily basis and those who want to sheer down their foundation level.  Also, a lot of tinted moisturizers come with good SPF factor, so its like you can get light to medium coverage, moisturizing and hydrating properties, and get sun protection too.  When you do not want to put on heavy makeup during summers, you can opt for tinted moisturizers to give you an even-toned look.  What’s more, you can layer all your makeup above tinted moisturizers.  Here’s a list of the best tinted moisturizers available in India:

1.  Lotus Herbals Nutraglow Daily Tinted Moisturiser SPF 25:

Price:  Rs. 475 for 50 ml.

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A lightweight tinted moisturizer which provides a hint of skin perfecting colour with just enough coverage to hide the appearance of imperfection.  Use any time of the day, be it morning before applying makeup or evening after removing makeup to achieve a polished look while keeping the skin hydrated day long.  This tinted moisturizer with SPF 25 gives a glowy skin with brightening effect and gives sheer coverage.  It is also available in 3 shades and does not break out skin.

2.  Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer With SPF 15:

Price:  Rs. 1600

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A moisturizer that’s tinted, has SPF 15, 100% fragrance free and allergy tested, beautiful glow to the skin and a nice sheer coverage.

3.  Biotique Bio Redwood Tinted Moisturizer:

Price:  Rs. 229

Biotique Redwood Tinted Moisturizer

Contains all natural ingredients, available in three shades, contains SPF 30 with UVA and UVB protection, gets absorbed into the skin quickly, feels cooling and soothing on skin, evens out skin tone, hides patchy complexion, gives dewy glow, does not break out skin.

4.  Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15:

Price:  Rs. 2350


Available in 6 shades, gives an even toned look, reduces appearance of dark circles, does not feel cakey.  Does not make the skin too oily, gives a fresh look, good for summers.

5.  Lacto Calamine Classic Moisturizer:

Price:  Rs. 125 for 120 ml.


I do not actually know whether this product can be called a proper tinted moisturizer.  Unlike the regular moisturizers, Lacto Calamine has a bit of color in it, that’s why I have included it in this post.

Its a non-greasy and non-sticky product, which is claimed by many to be great for oily skin, makes skin smooth and soft.

6.  Boots No. 7 Soft and Sheer Tinted Moisturizer:

Hydrates for 12 hours while light-reflecting particles help smooth the appearance of fine lines and flaws for a natural finish all day long. Evens out skin tone, lightweight, hydrates skin, adds glow to the face.

7.  VLCC Enbrighten Tinted Sunscreen Souffle SPF 25 PA++:

Price:  Rs. 275


Lightweight, water-based tinted formula, covers skin evenly and protects against sun damage.  Enriched with the goodness of Red Grape Extracts, it nourishes skin leaving it soft and brighter.  Hydrating, tinted moisturizer plus sunscreen, brightens up face.

8.  Dermalogica Sheer Tint Moisture SPF 15:

Price:  Rs. 2100


A light eight, oil-free moisturizer, a sheer color wash and sun protection. For those who prefer no tint, Sheer Tint Moisture SPF15 also provides hydrating, non-greasy moisture and SPF15 protection without the sheer color. Contains no artificial fragrance or color. Contains antioxidants.

9.  Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm:

Price:  Rs. 2250 approximately.


This tinted moisturiser is suitable for dry to very dry skin. If you have normal, combination or oily skin type, don’t bother about picking up.  Texture is creamy and glides on like a dream, dewy finish, stays all day long, does not look cakey, reduces the appearance of fine lines.  Eight shades available to choose from.


10.  Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20:


Its water resistant, helps diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.  Contains skin-enhancing ingredients such as ginger root extract, gingko biloba leaf extract and chamomile for antioxidant protection.  Provides sheer coverage, gives a dewy finish, stays for at least 6 plus hours, does not make face shiny or greasy, does not settle in fine lines, photographs well.

11.  Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20:

Price:  Rs. 2000


A sheer and lightweight formula that moisturizes the skin softening fine, dry lines, while adding a smooth, healthy glow to complexion leaving for a natural, dewy finish. Providing broad spectrum SPF 20 UVA/UVB sunscreen protection from the harmful, damaging rays of the sun.  This has an antioxidant vitamin complex that acts a free radical scavenger to protect the skin from even the most aggressive effects of the environment.

12.  ELF Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20:

Price:  3 dollars.


This lightweight and hydrating formula is breathable and provides anti-aging sun protection with UVA/UVB SPF 20. Achieve even skin tone and naturally radiant skin with this moisturizing tint of color.  Gives a fresh look for 3 to 4 hours, provides sun protection up to SPF 20.

13.  Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15:

Price:  12 dollars.


It is a tinted moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen.  Makeup and treatment in one, light reflectors help disguise fine lines and wrinkles, delivers a more even skin tone, UVA, UVB protection. It comes in 5 colors: fair, linen, beige, honey and tan.  Does not cause breakouts, lets skin breathe, easily blendable, gives enough coverage for casual days.

14.  Urban Decay Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20:

Price:  30 dollars

Urban Decay tinted moisturizer

Lightweight and naturally tinted moisturizer, lasts for 6 to 7 hours, does not make face greasy, easy to blend and apply, does not contain parabens.

15.  Biotique Bio Color Moisture Glow Makeup with SPF 50:

Price:  Rs. 180


Gives a dewy finish, medium coverage that is buildable, comes with SPF 50, keeps oil in check, does not break out skin.

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Lotus Herbals Nutraglow Daily Tinted Moisturiser SPF 25
Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer With SPF 15
Biotique Bio Redwood Tinted Moisturizer
Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15


14 thoughts on “15 Best Tinted Moisturizers

  1. I think I am slowly turning into a tinted moisturiser person. They are the easiest things to work with and look suuuper natural!!! loving lotus one these days. totally want to try the clinique one *happy dance* *happy dance*

  2. once again a fab post Jomol *thankyou* .off late i have become a clinique fan so will def try the clinique one, hope it suits me *scared*

  3. U knw I was like no foundation n make up on skin but ur posts r making me irresistibly crazy for these tinted goodies nw.. *headbang* *hihi* which is ur best goodie out of these jomol?? I will go wid it first.. *happydance* we both have same skin type.. *hifive*

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