Sheer Perfection: Our Guide To The Best Tinted Moisturizers

Despite our diligent attempts to keep breakouts at bay, sometimes we need a little extra help getting our skin looking its best. Between summer heat, humidity, and sun, we find ourselves dreaming about the perfect product that will provide a hint of color, light coverage, and a dewy finish, all without weighing us down or making us feel greasy.

Enter, tinted moisturizers: These classic formulas offer the just-right combination of foundation and skin care to give you the exact amount of coverage you need. Much like their overachieving cousins, BB creams, they typically include a hefty dose of SPF as well, making them a truly one-stop shop for summer-perfect skin.

Click through to see our tried-and-true picks, as well as some new kids on the block we're obsessing — all of which should give you that lit-from-within skin you crave.

Luxurious, silky, and packed with antioxidants, this creamy formula works to promote your skin's own hydration. Take that, office AC.

AmorePacific Moisture Bound Tinted Treatment Moisturizer, $70, available at Sephora.
This moisturizer provides the ultimate undetectable tint while also protecting your complexion with SPF 30. Bonus: It contains soy to brighten and even your skin tone over time.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, $17, available at Walgreens.
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Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer is a go-to for good reason. The formula provides sheer coverage, plenty of hydration, and SPF 20 to boot. It also comes in an impressive 15 shades (because not every skin tone falls under the light, medium, or dark categories). In addition to the classic, it is available in both oil-free and illuminating versions.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen, $44, available at Laura Mercier.
From British go-to brand, Boots, this simple-yet-effective tinted moisturizer is all you need to get that perfect English rose complexion.

Boots No7 Soft and Sheer Tinted Moisturiser, $12, available at Target.
The ultimate in multi-tasking, this BB cream includes detoxifying ingredients along with SPF and a sheer tint. Translation: Your skin will glow even after you wash it off.

Dr. Jart+ BB Black Label Detox Beauty Balm, $36, available at Sephora.
One of the sheerest of the bunch, this classic is a must-have for those "no-makeup" days. The fact that it's now water-resistant makes it ideal for a low-maintenance vacay or weekend look.

Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, $34, available at Stila.
This new BB cream has multiple skin-saving benefits — plus it's super-affordable to boot.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector, $8, available at Target.
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