Summer Flawless Foundation 101: BB Creams and Tinted Moisturizers

The summer is one of the most free and fun seasons of the year. It is a time when the kids are out of school and there are a lot of festivities. With days that are filled with sun, sand and outdoor fun, our skin can face a lot of environmental stress. With that in mind, it of course can get extremely hot in many parts of the world. This does not mean that we can’t find the right makeup to look our best. We want to always look really pretty and put together without having to wear anything really heavy on our face. With that in mind, I am going to share some amazing products with you that are just the thing to look into this summer. Going from budget friendly to high end, there is something for everyone. So here is my take on what will work brilliantly as your face makeup this summer:

BB Creams:

Originating from the Asian beauty industry, BB creams or Beauty Balms are one of the hottest things around. They provide a fabulous level of coverage and can be used without a primer. They have just the right amount of tint that evens out skin tone. They also have sunscreen and really aren’t very heavy on the skin. There are so many brands around, but these are some that I can highly recommend you look into:

Too Faced

Our innovative beauty balm offers multiple skincare and makeup benefits in one simple step. Our powerful, multi-mineral complex instantly achieves a healthy glow and improves skin’s overall appearance.
1. Light-diffusing pigments tint and add radiance (available in 4 shades)
2.Anti-aging, multi-mineral complex primes & prevents damage.
3. Moisturizes with oil-free hydration.
4. Hypo-allergenic and soothing for all skin types.
5. Broad-spectrum, chemical-free SPF 20
Your new go-to for flawless skin. Just let it BB.

So what does BB do?
PRIMES: Wear alone, or under your favorite foundation to create a smooth canvas.
PERFECTS: Tinted formula in 5 shades evens out skin for a flawless finish.
HYDRATES: Improves skin moisture in 4 weeks. Guaranteed.
PROTECTS: SPF 35 guards against UVA/UVB rays.
CONTROLS OIL:Minimizes shine with no chalky finish.

What it is:
A single-step cream to immediately balance the skin, correct the complexion, and protect its youthful appearance.

What it is formulated to do:
Inspired by cutting-edge Asian beauty rituals and developed in collaboration with Dior Makeup Artists, HydraLife BB Crème combines the moisturizing and protective powers of a skincare product with the immediate complexion-enhancing and even-toning properties of a foundation. The complexion is left moisturized, smooth, and velvety soft.

This lightweight BB Creme delivers:
  • An instant, even-toned, healthy look.
  • Powerful protection with our proven Super Anti-Oxidant Complex and SPF 35.
  • High-performance, oil-free hydration for All Skintypes.
  • Comes in 2 tints to suit a wide range of skintones.
Skin concerns, such as discoloration, dullness, blotchiness and dryness can come from a number of different sources. It’s hard to find just one product that addresses them all. Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream immediately and effectively fullfills your skincare expectations with just one multi-benefit product that combines intense moisturizing skincare + immediate skin perfecting coverage for skin that looks naturally more even, radiant and smooth.
This is a foundation that feels light and silky on the skin. It is available in a fabulous set with a primer and concealer.
A special collection featuring state-of-the-art technology and youth-boosting antiaging ingredients to help you look and feel youthful. With three fierce skin-protecting, moisture-driven products, this revolutionary kit includes all the essentials your face needs to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while providing long-lasting hydration and true skin-color payoff.
How to apply: with a brush or sponge (not included), apply a small dot of Face Defender Foundation with broad spectrum SPF 15 to your forehead, each cheek, and your chin. Then blend, blend, blend! Your skin is going to look poreless, smooth, and flawless!
Tinted Moisturizers:
These are exactly what they say they are. They are moisturizing with SPF and can give flawless coverage. You may need a primer depending on skin type. They also feel creamy and light on the skin as well as even out skin discoloration. Here are some of my favs:
This time saving must-have is a lightweight moisturizer, a sheer foundation and a powerful SPF all in one! Natural, organic ingredients pamper skin, while an SPF of 30 shields it from future damage by blocking both UVB and UVA rays. Best of all, it delivers the perfect level of coverage – creating a flawless complexion that looks and feels completely natural. 50ml/1.7oz
This weightless formula is no lightweight: packed with skinvigorating™ ingredients this tinted moisturizer will keep skin looking and feeling naturally smooth.
This sheer, lightweight formula moisturizes the skin softening fine, dry lines, while adding a smooth, healthy glow to your complexion leaving a natural, dewy finish. Providing broad spectrum SPF 20 UVA/UVB sunscreen protection from the harmful, damaging rays of the sun, Tinted Moisturizer features an antioxidant vitamin complex that acts a free radical scavenger to protect the skin from even the most aggressive effects of the environment. Perfect for all skin types, Tinted Moisturizer is extremely long-wearing and remains colour true.
The only tinted moisturizers with clinically proven Total Soy Complex to brighten and even skin tone while providing SPF 30 sun protection. Natural, light-reflecting minerals and lightweight coverage blend away skin imperfections and immediately bring out skin’s natural radiance. Choose from two luminous shades to blend seamlessly with your skin: Fair to Light and Medium. These elegant formulas provide extraordinary natural radiance and coverage at a much smarter price than the leading department store brand. This moisturizer is also oil-free, hypoallergenic, and noncomedogenic.
theBalm plumped your pucker, concealed your late nights, and gave you a hint of tint.  Now, theBalm is building the foundation for a flawless face with the launch of BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18.  A superior formulation that provides long lasting moisture, BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer leaves skin looking smooth and feeling silky.
? 95% said skin looked energized
? 83% instantly saw more radiant skin
This multi-tasking moisturizer handles the vital jobs of hydrating, energizing and protecting to maintain skin’s momentum all day. Gives skin the refreshing zing of antioxidant-rich Mangosteen. And adds a healthy hit of radiance that mimics the glow you get from a week’s vacation. All in 10 seconds max. Slip it on first thing tomorrow – you’ll look like you eat right, sleep tight & don’t
have a worry in sight.
Protect your beautiful skin from the sun’s harmful rays with the Skinnygirl Face Solutions Tinted Daily SPF 15 Moisturizer, which is made with vitamin E for a rejuvenating effect.
Healthy Skin Enhancer is an alternative to foundation that provides everything you need for softer, healthier and younger-looking skin in one beautiful step.This dermatologist-developed formula contains a vitamin-rich Retinol treatment to visibly smooth fine lines and reduce signs of aging. It nourishes skin and protects against future sun damage with a weightless SPF 20 moisturizer. Each skin-enhancing shade provides a sheer tint of color for a more even, naturally beautiful look.


So I hope this can help you with finding something perfect for your summer beauty needs. Whether a beauty balm or tinted moisturizer, you are sure to find a fabulous product that will let your skin glow and your true beauty shine through. Please let me know what your favorite summer makeup is. Stay tuned for an upcoming piece on waterproof makeup! If you have any questions or comments, please leave below. Enjoy this summer and stay flawless my beauties!!! Xoxo
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  • Hello Friends,
    Informative post, this is. It is always nice to come across a post that is useful.

    Mica Beauty

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