003-225x300With all of the different cosmetic brands, formulas, shades and packaging buying makeup can be very overwhelming. I am here to help make at least one aspect of buying makeup a bit easier.

Tinted Moisturizer…you hear about it all the time, but is it really for you? Instead of spending time and money looking for a tinted moisturizer that could work for you I’ve discovered a simple, yet effective technique that can save you both your time and money.

All you need is your favorite facial moisturizer (or any moisturizer will do) and foundation. If you’re holding onto foundation that is a bit too dark for you, but are unsure what to use it for you may be in luck!

Simply mix your moisturizer with your foundation and voila! You now have tinted moisturizer! Really, it is that easy. Of course, the amount of moisturizer and foundation you combine is up to you. Naturally, you won’t want to use the same amount of moisturizer you typically use since you are adding foundation to it. If you are looking for just a hint of tint, then you will want to use more moisturizer than foundation. If you prefer more coverage, then add more foundation than moisturizer. Or you can just add equal parts moisturizer and equal parts foundation for that natural tinted glow.

When I mix my moisturizer with my foundation (or even two different shades of foundation to get that perfect shade) I prefer to use an artist spatula (a plastic or stainless steel one works just fine) to perfectly combine my concoction. You can use either the back of your hand (make sure your hands are clean) or you can use a clean artist palette to put your tinted moisturizer on.

If you try out this method, please leave a comment below. I would love to hear your thoughts!

About The Author

Tara Rufo is a longtime Blast Magazine contributor and one of the editors of Bombshell.

5 Responses

  1. Jenn

    Although I don’t use foundation this sounds like a great tip for those who do!

  2. kristy

    LOL this is what I have been doing since late last week when I got my new foundation and moisturizer

  3. Cherry Bomb

    Thanks Jenn!

    Kristy…do you like the results?

    Personally, I love having the option to wear my foundation by itself or as a tinted moisturizer and being able to control the coverage. I think this gives me the most bang for my buck when it comes to my foundation.

    • Robin

      This makes sense because it I usually put moisturizer on fist and this way it is one easy step.. 🙂

      • Tara Rufo

        Don’t forget that when you combine your moisturizer with your foundation you won’t get the same coverage unless you have more parts foundation than moisturizer, but even then you may not get the same coverage. You also don’t want to use the same amount of moisturizer and foundation together that you normally use because it could be really hard to apply. ONLY combine the two if you’re looking for a tint of color.

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