Go light! Tinted moisturizers and BB creams are what’s “in” this summer

Tinted moisturizers and BB creams offer a more toned down, no makeup/makeup look.

Lighten up! Summer is almost here, and it’s time to ditch your heavy foundation for the next few months. We all know that sunscreen is a must because mature skin especially needs to be protected from the harsh rays of the sun. Thankfully, there are facial products with a sun protection factor or SPF that are tinted, so you don’t have to rely on heavy foundation during those sweltering summer months.

Tinted moisturizers offer a toned down, no makeup/makeup look. The tint will still give you coverage but with an added sun-kissed glow. We also added a couple of BB creams which are multi-taskers. The initials ‘BB’ usually stands for beauty balm or blemish balm, and essentially, it’s makeup that has skin care benefits and that offer more coverage. We found six great tinted moisturizers and BB creams with SPF protection that will help your skin feel lighter and more refreshed without that heavy feel of foundation competing with 90 degree days.

Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint, hydrates, helps smooth fine lines and softens imperfections; $54, Sephora


Purlisse Perfect Glow BB Tinted Moist Cream, oil-free, moisturizes, offers age-defying coverage, good for all skin types; $35, Purlisse.com
Tarte amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer, oil-free, lightweight, mineral pigments diffuse fine lines and wrinkles for an even finish, also infused with vitamins and chamomile; Ulta, $36


MAC Lightful C+ Coral Grass Tinted Cream, hydrates and helps tone down the appearance of pores, dark spots and other imperfections, offers smooth coverage; $35, Macy’s


Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, contains mineral rich sea water and a vitamin C derivative to provide hydration, helps reduce the appearance of dark spots in as little as four weeks; $45, Nordstrom


Bare Minerals, Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer, mineral electrolytes nourish and hydrate skin, oil-free formula, hypoallergenic, will not clog pores, comes in 20 shades; $32, Macy’s