When it comes to face makeup, foundation and concealer often get all the praise, but that’s not to say that other face makeup products aren’t equally as worthy of your attention. Case in point: tinted moisturizer.
Tinted moisturizers are exactly as they sound—hydrating products that have a slight tint to make skin look its absolute best. They’re less about full coverage and more about letting your natural skin shine through while still acting as a slight filter.
While beauty stores and drugstores have plenty of tinted moisturizer options to choose from, we’re here to let you in on a little secret: You can whip up your own tinted moisturizer with items already in your home. And while one surefire way is to add a bit of your foundation to your favorite foundation, there are a few other ways (that boast more skin benefits) to DIY a tinted moisturizer recipe.
Don’t believe us? We chatted with S.W. Basics founder and Skin Cleanse author Adina Grigore to get three efficacious DIY tinted moisturizer recipes (one for dark, one for medium, and one for light skin tones). And, to back her up, we had board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Marisa Garshick weigh in on all the benefits of the color-perfecting kitchen items Grigore recommends.