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The Best Tinted Moisturizers for Luminous Skin Under $30

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Dec 24, 2020
The Best Tinted Moisturizers for Luminous Skin Under $30

Find the best tinted moisturizers for glowing skin

If there’s anything we’ve learned in the year 2020, it’s the power of an everyday beauty product. Concealer, mascara, lip balm… the simple makeup essentials that cover up imperfections and boost our look with just one swipe - without being too heavy as we hang out at home. The holy grail of luminous, quarantine-friendly makeup products? Tinted moisturizer. It’s exactly what it sounds like - a makeup and skincare hybrid that provides sheer coverage and hides imperfections, while providing a variety of skin benefits. You’ll light up with glowing skin as this lightweight formula delivers a range of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that prevent dreaded quarantine breakouts. And winter dullness. And basically any skin issue you can imagine. There’s no greater holiday gift for beauty beginners and experts than the best tinted moisturizers, and you can start your journey to glowing skin with these MIRA BEAUTY favorites under $30!

Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer by First Aid Beauty, $28

Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer by First Aid Beauty
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Tinted moisturizer is already quite the multitasking beauty product, but this product by First Aid Beauty takes it to the next level. It’s designed with nourishing ingredients to not only create glowing skin, but treat all the worst skin issues like breakouts, dryness, or dullness. It’s part moisturizer, part foundation, and part medicine! Colloidal Oatmeal is a star ingredient, commonly used to heal eczema flare-ups and able to soothe even the most dry or distressed skin. Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer also contains Vitamin E to condition and shield against environmental stress - and Hyaluronic Acid to moisturize and smooth out fine lines for a healthy and hydrated complexion. Did we mention it even has SPF? Try this tinted moisturizer with SPF that provides 12 hours of soothing hydration, and completes your minimalist makeup looks without even trying. 100% of MIRA guests say that this First Aid Beauty essential is brightening and long-lasting!

maracuja hydrating tinted moisturizer by tarte, $29

maracuja hydrating tinted moisturizer by tarte
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No beauty brand does makeup-skincare hybrid products quite like tarte, and your skin will be on a hydration vacation with this tinted moisturizer. It features one of the brand’s top skinvigorating™ ingredients, Maracuja Oil, to infuse your face with essential fatty acids and deliver brighter, firmer, and smoother skin. It also gets a little hydration help from Hyaluronic Acid, the beloved natural substance that holds 1,000 times its own weight in water, and Turmeric Root Extract to reduce the look of redness. The lightweight and luminous coverage is a must-have for your everyday makeup during Zoom school, and it doesn’t hurt that maracuja tinted moisturizer also provides 12 hours of hydration and flawless wear. No creasing, fading, or drying out your skin. You already love your tarte shape tape concealer for your minimal makeup routine, and this is one of the best tinted moisturizers under $30 for a subtle complexion upgrade.

Perfecting Skin Tint by Glossier, $26

Perfecting Skin Tint by Glossier
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Glossier’s tagline for the Perfecting Skin Tint is “more skin, less makeup,” and that pretty much sums it up. This breathable and barely-there formula is the best compromise between a bare face and full makeup, providing you with a simple wash of color that evens out complexion and produces a smooth, dewy finish. Perfecting Skin Tint is infused with Diamond Powder to minimize the look of pores and create a brightening effect, and it’s the ideal solution for the days you want your skin to look pretty, put-together, and like you didn’t just roll out of bed 10 minutes ago, even if you did. Perfecting Skin Tint is the ideal Glossier product that embodies everything the brand is about, enhancing your natural features and owning what you have with minimalist makeup. 90% of the MIRA community says that Perfecting Skin Tint is pore minimizing, and 93% agree that it’s one of the best tinted moisturizers for sensitive skin!

CCC Clean Corrective With Vitamin C Tinted Moisturizer by Honest Beauty, $22

 CCC Clean Corrective With Vitamin C Tinted Moisturizer by Honest Beauty
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If there’s one thing to know about Jessica Alba’s beauty line, it’s that Honest Beauty is just that. The formulas are clean, natural, and always kind to your skin - formulated to provide glowing skin and a camera-ready complexion like Alba herself. Which is pretty necessary, considering that most of your 2020 work and social life has taken place on an HD Zoom camera! CCC Clean Corrective With Vitamin C Tinted Moisturizer is a 6-in-1 multitasker that “primes, perfects, protects, blurs, brightens and locks in moisture for up to 12 hours.” Um, hello glowing skin. Vitamin C helps to even out skin tone and texture, repair free radical damage, brighten your look and even protect against the harmful effects of the sun with built-in SPF. Talk about a multitasking product. Give your skin the A-list glow up it deserves with one of the best tinted moisturizers on MIRA!

Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil by NYX Professional Makeup, $13

Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil by NYX Professional Makeup
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“I love this one! It’s very natural looking but you can also build it to a full coverage. I have combo skin too and use this instead of foundation now.” Only the best beauty products can trick people into thinking you’re not wearing any face makeup, even when you are… and Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil is one of them. As one MIRA review says, this drugstore tinted moisturizer is the ultimate “your skin, but better” formula, acting as a concealing veil for blemishes, redness, or an uneven skin tone, while still showing off your freckles. It’s more lightweight than any foundation you’ll ever try, while still enhancing your complexion and creating the perfect “no makeup” makeup look. 96% of MIRA guests say that the Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil is blendable, hydrating, and lightweight!

H2O SkinTint by Pixi by Petra, $24

H2O SkinTint by Pixi by Petra
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What do you get when you mix H2O and Glow? The best tinted moisturizers under $30, like this one by Pixi by Petra! The gel formula feels refreshing and weightless on your skin, while providing fresh and flawless coverage, and the radiance only increases with soothing ingredients. Green Tea is a rich antioxidant to protect against environmental stress, Rose Water adds a moisture boost, and Lavender soothes irritated or red skin. H2O SkinTint is basically the definition of “fresh-faced,” and your minimalist makeup routine will be complete with this tinted moisturizer in your collection. 95% agree that this tinted moisturizer is lightweight, and 100% say that it’s lightweight and natural-looking on your skin!

Tinted Moisturizer by e.l.f, $4

Tinted Moisturizer by e.l.f
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“It’s one of my favorites. Super light, and if you do want more coverage, it’s buildable. I’ve also got insanely sensitive skin, and this doesn’t aggravate it at all.” Add in the fact that it’s only $4, and this tinted moisturizer with SPF by e.l.f is the best you’ll ever find. The silky texture is beautifully blended on the skin to produce a naturally radiant look - while the Vitamin E, Aloe and Cucumber-infused formula soothes and conditions like a dream. E.l.f is known for launching high-quality, low-cost beauty products, and this tinted moisturizer with SPF is suitable for all skin types and provides the pretty coverage and protection you deserve.

City Light Tinted Moisturizer by no7, $15

City Light Tinted Moisturizer by no7
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There’s no such thing as a perfect beauty product, but the City Light Tinted Moisturizer comes pretty close! No7's patented antioxidant complex is here to protect your sensitive skin, defending against environmental factors like pollution and sun damage. Which are definitely still a threat, even when you’re just sitting at home. The weightless formula is comfortable enough to wear as you sit on the couch with a friend watching a Christmas movie, while also providing enough coverage and imperfection-blurring to work for a FaceTime first date. Our MIRA community loves this tinted moisturizer with SPF to protect and perfect the skin, and you’ll see why no7 is commonly described as the best drugstore brand. Ever.

White Tea Tinted Veil by Winky Lux, $28

White Tea Tinted Veil by Winky Lux
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“I have tried over 50 foundations, both drugstore and high-end and none worked for me. And this is the only one that I love and that looks beautiful and helps my skin. Winky Lux you are becoming my favorite brand!” This MIRA review isn’t kidding about the power of Winky Lux, and this tinted moisturizer with SPF will complete your complexion to perfection. White Tea and Pomegranate Extract work together to defend against sun damage and pollution, and Vitamins A and E nourish for a healthy look. The glowing skin and adorable packaging definitely doesn’t hurt, either!

Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector by Neutrogena, $15

Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector by Neutrogena
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Calling all Retinol enthusiasts, this one’s for you. This miracle skincare ingredient is an anti-aging powerhouse - reducing wrinkles, banishing breakouts, and evening out your complexion like no other. However, it must be used in the proper dose to avoid redness or irritation… and the Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector contains just the right amount of Retinol to turn back the clock on your complexion. Smooth out fine lines and watch your skin transform as you enjoy radiant coverage and countless skin benefits, including SPF 20 to prevent against the worst cause of aging: the sun. This tinted moisturizer by Neutrogena works for people of all ages and skin types, and 100% of MIRA guests call it longlasting, brightening, and hydrating!

Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Tinted Moisturizer by Colourpop, $14

Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Tinted Moisturizer by Colourpop
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Ah, Colourpop… you’ll never do us wrong. Besides the brand’s collection of colorful eyeshadow palettes, which are beloved by the Euphoria beauty department while doing Hunter Schafer’s makeup, this tinted moisturizer is everything for a radiant and rejuvenated complexion. It contains Hyaluronic Acid for a burst of moisture that all skin types will love, while letting you exude fresh, natural radiance wherever you go. Our favorite MIRA review says it best. “I don’t always want to wear foundation, but I often want to have some sort of coverage, so I now reach for this tinted moisturizer daily. I recommend that you try it out if you haven’t already!”

Shop all the best tinted moisturizers under $30 on MIRA.