There are days when we absolutely love a full-coverage foundation, but there are also times when we want to embrace the no-makeup makeup look. If not that, then at least something that is a little lighter and also a bit more casual. For such days, knowing how to use tinted moisturizers the right way will make absolute sense.
Tinted moisturizers are a more hydrating and translucent cousin of the foundation. They are perfect if you want a more casual sort of look. They are also significantly easier to work with, as they are sheerer, have a texture that is lightweight, come with SPF benefits, and are mostly portable as they come in a small tube.
So, if you want to take absolute advantage of your tinted moisturizer, read on to find out how you can apply it correctly.
A tinted moisturizer is exactly like what its name suggests. This is just like your regular moisturizer, but it comes with a slight tint in it. This tint gives the skin a more polished look or a light tint that could be compared to that of a foundation.
These moisturizers contain humectants, anti-oxidants, along with a couple of other ingredients such as titanium dioxide and iron oxide.
One of the major differences between a foundation and a tinted moisturizer is that the former contains about 14% to 15% titanium oxide. On the contrary, the tinted moisturizer contains only about 3% of it. This is the ingredient that is used to deliver the color on to our skin.
Typically, a foundation is used so that it can cover the skin with a layer that makes it appear flawless and perfect looking. On the other hand, a tinted moisturizer works exactly like a good moisturizer. It hydrates the skin and at the same time can even out the complexion.
Since these moisturizers are tinted, people tend to overcomplicate the process of applying it. In reality, applying this moisturizer is quite simple. Let us tell you how to do it below.
Begin by cleansing your face and then blotting it lightly with a towel. Take a dime size drop of your preferred moisturizer on your palm and rub it either with sunscreen (if it does not contain any SPF) or with some nourishing vitamins such as C and E into the damp skin. Wait for a couple of minutes for this to sink into your skin completely.
Take your concealer and dot in around the eyes, starting from the inner corner and heading outwards. You can do so by using a tiny brush or even a cotton swab. Once applied, pat it with your fingers to thoroughly blend it in.
Preferably, choose a creamy product which is about half a shade lighter than your skin tone so that you can avoid the raccoon look. You can do this for blemishes as well.
Take your tinted moisturizer and put it on a dry makeup sponge. This helps in spreading the product more evenly.
Begin by dabbing it on to the center of the forehead and then blend upwards to the headline. Move down towards the bridge of the nose, then outwards to the cheeks and then towards the chin. Make sure you apply lightly around the jawbones too, and all the way to the upper part of the neck so that the color is uniform.
Here are some easy tips that will make you look even better when you use a tinted moisturizer.
We hope that with this article, you now know how to use tinted moisturizers the right way. Tinted moisturizers are great for a no-makeup makeup look. So, make sure you thoroughly follow our instructions and tips to achieve that flawless look!