Once upon a time, I was a makeup queen.
I lived for full coverage foundation and a smokey eye, even in the daytime. And though my love for makeup started out as a creative outlet, over time, something in me switched. I realized I was afraid to be seen without a full face beat.
The thought of bumping into my peers or going to a family function sans makeup was one of my worst fears. It didn't help that in my mid 20s I was plagued by massive hormonal breakouts that made me want to hide. But now that I am in my 30s, I cover up less and focus more on the health of my skin, which led me to tinted moisturizers with a built-in SPF.
I know that those of us blessed with melanin skin think we don't need sunscreen, but that is untrue. Not only can the sun cause skin cancer, but sun damage can exacerbate hyperpigmentation. If you're anything like me, you want the best of both worlds — an option that offers flawless coverage while protecting my skin throughout the day.
Finding the perfect tinted moisturizer wasn't easy because most options left my skin ashy or too red, but through trial and error, I found four tinted moisturizers that your skin will love for Summer '18. Click through the gallery down below.
1. Black Radiance True Complexion BB Cream
If you're looking for a budget-friendly option that caters to a range of skin tones, you've met your match. This oil-free, cruelty-free formula packs a punch by evening out your skin tone while keeping it protected from the summer sun.
Do you have any go-to moisturizers that does wonders for your skin in the warm weather seasons? Let us know in the comments down below!