‘Skin Tints’ Are the Summer-Approved Alternative to Foundation

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It seems intuitive to dust off our lightweight, glowy makeup formulas when the temps start to rise, but the onset of skin tints—airy, barely there formulas spiked with skin-care benefits—make getting glowy, summer-ready skin easier than ever.

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Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Positive Light Tinted Moisturizer ($29)

Packed with SPF 20, this creamy tint delivers a light wash of tone-evening coverage that can be layered without pilling or cakiness. (It’s also gone viral on TikTok for creating a “red-carpet glow” when paired with Charlotte Tilbury’s Flawless Filter.)

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Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer ($35)

Offering sheer, buildable coverage, mineral SPF 35 protection and good-for-skin ingredients like hyaluronic acid and licorice root extract, this clean-girl favorite is sure to be a summer sellout.

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Yves Saint Laurent NU BARE LOOK TINT Hydrating Skin Tint Foundation ($38)

For a dewy, skin-but-better finish, look no further than this hyaluronic acid–infused option. Available in a range of 20 shades, this inclusive formula offers a skin-perfecting option for most tones.

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caliray Freedreaming Clean Blurring Skin Tint ($39)

Giving slightly more coverage than other skin tints, this California-born, blurring option also includes vitamins C and E, plus antioxidants, to keep skin protected all summer long.

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Rose Inc Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum ($49)

Picture-perfect “pigment spheres” are suspended in a hyaluronic acid–infused formula in this social media sensation. Not only does the cocktail freshly combine on the skin when blended, but each application delivers a supermodel-off-duty type of radiance.

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