the best tinted moisturizer With the bitter cold days of winter behind us, it’s time to ditch our full on foundations in favor of a lighter alternative. Enter: the tinted moisturizer. This little beauty wonder melds makeup and skincare to give you a glow that’s your complexion – only better. Let your skin shine through with these must-have tinted moisturizers. Urban Decay Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 is a must for the cosmopolitan beauties out there. It fights free radical damage and environmental stress so you can enjoy springtime in the city, without worrying about the toll it’s taking on your skin. Light reflecting pigments perfectly hide imperfections, leaving your skin luminous no matter what the day throws your way. Soften and tone your skin with a product packed with the beautifying benefits of argan oil. That’s right; argan oil isn’t just for your hair. You’ll find a healthy dose of pure argan oil among the organic ingredients in Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer, making it perfect for the natural beauty. Lancôme Rénergie Éclat Multi-Lift is the gold standard in tinted moisturizers. This product won’t just perfect your complexion all day long; it will actually correct color changes due to aging and even out skin tone over time. Is it makeup? Is it skincare? It’s too close to call. But it is a brilliant beauty buy. Oil-free, water-based, formulated with mineral pigments and full of skin-benefiting ingredients, Tarte Smooth Operator SPF 20 is one tinted moisturizer that’s hard not to love. With a natural finish and buildable coverage that blends seamlessly, it’s all you need for flawless skin in a flash. Do you switch to a tinted moisturizer for spring and summer? Or are you a full-time foundation fan? Let us know in the comments below! Photos: Urban Decay, Tarte, Lancome, Josie Maran, Thinkstock

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