DIY Tinted Moisturizer

Make your own diy tinted moisturizer for a smoother, hydrated, and more even-toned complexion. . . .

I love a great DIY Recipe, and so does my pint-sized wallet. That’s why I decided to share my simple, money-saving formula for an at-home tinted moisturizer. One of the reasons I enjoy making my own tinted moisturizer is that it can be used in a pinch to speed up my morning routine. Instant hydration and coverage all in one, and being able to hit the snooze button an extra time? I’m sold. Tinted moisturizer just makes me look brighter and feel better about my skin. I’m a firm believer in letting my skin breathe, and tinted moisturizer allows it to—even if my skin desires additional coverage for the occasional blemish or breakout. For those with skin that doesn’t require weighty formulas, tinted moisturizer is a great alternative to thick foundation that can mask your natural beauty. Depending on how you prefer your product, you can create the best formula to suit your skin’s needs. Ultimate coverage control? I think I hear someone’s pores throwing a skin-top party!

(Read: How to make your own lip tint)

Did I mention that you only need two ingredients? Moisturizer and foundation. Moisturizer Choose a formula that works well with your skin type. If you’re uncertain of your true skin type, take our online assessment, which will also recommend the appropriate products for your skin care regimen. For those with combination oily skin (like me) choose an oil-free moisturizer without pore-clogging ingredients. Those on the drier side may opt for an oil-based moisturizer. You can really experiment to discover what you like best. Foundation Remember: always choose a liquid foundation with the same base (oil-free or oil-based) as the moisturizer you use. Whether you prefer liquid makeup or powder, you can use either in an at-home tinted moisturizer. Breathe new life into foundations that may have been a tad too dark or thick by using them in your recipe. Once mixed with the moisturizer and applied, your skin will look sheer and dewy, not caked on with too-heavy makeup. Since many tinted moisturizing products come in limited shades, you can come up with your perfect match. Okay, here's how to make your own tinted moisturizer. You’ll need:

  • Moisturizer
  • Foundation (liquid or powder)
  • 1 Mixing Dish
  • 1 Blending Brush

1. Start by adding equal parts moisturizer and foundation to your mixing dish. Use only a few drops of each, at first, to avoid making too much. Gradually add more until you have the amount you need to cover your face, neck and décolletage.

2. Blend both products together until the color is consistent. For a lighter shade, add more moisturizer. To darken the product or increase the overall coverage, add more foundation.

3. Apply the product in light strokes with a blending brush, look in the mirror and see what I’m talking about. Now, you're off to do some online shopping...

(Read: How to rock the perfect vampy red lip)

Have you ever whipped up your own tinted moisturizer? What tips or tricks did you uncover?

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