Video:Tinted Moisturizer Instead of Foundationwith Omar Saad
Foundation can feel and look heavy your skin, but tinted moisturizer provides sheer, minimal coverage and can be applied by following a few easy steps. Check out this video to learn how to apply tinted moisturizer instead of foundationSee Transcript
Transcript:Tinted Moisturizer Instead of FoundationHi, I’m Kaytie Sproul, here for About.com, and today I’m going to show you how to apply tinted moisturizer in place of foundation. If you’re looking for a product that's lighter than foundation, but will still even out your skin tone, then tinted moisturizer is right for you. They come in a variety of shades and formulas, most of which have SPF, and the costs range from affordable to expensive – so there’s definitely one out there that will work for you. Let’s get started.
Use Concealer Before Applying Tinted MoisturizerBefore applying any makeup, you should wash and cleanse your face, and pat dry with a towel. When using tinted moisturizer, you’ll notice that it’s more of a sheer foundation, so we need to begin by using concealer to cover any blemishes. Your concealer should be a shade lighter than your skin tone for the best results.
Apply Tinted Moisturizer for Sheer CoverageNow that we’ve covered our blemishes, it’s time to apply our tinted moisturizer. You’ll want to choose a shade that closely matches your own skin tone, not going too much lighter or darker. Place a small dab of your tinted moisturizer on a foam wedge and begin applying it at the center of your face, working outward. Be sure to thoroughly blend the moisturizer around your hair and neck lines.
Be aware that if you suffer from any condition that causes drastic variance in your overall complexion, tinted moisturizer will likely not be the right fit for you; it’s coverage is minimal and sheer, and unable to conceal extremely uneven skin tones or excessive blemishes. Your best bet will be to stick with traditional foundation.
After Applying the Tinted Moisturizer, Finish with Loose PowderFinally, you’ll want to set your tinted moisturizer with a light dusting of loose face powder. Not only will this elongate your coverage, but it will eliminate any shiny or oily spots on your skin. Once that’s done, you’re ready to go!
Tinted moisturizer is a versatile product that works for all skin colors and most skin types, so there’s really no reason not to give it a try. Whether you’re looking for a bargain brand or spending the big bucks at a cosmetics counter, you’ll be able to shelve your heavy foundation for awhile and enjoy the light feel and coverage that tinted moisturizer has to offer.
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