The Best Tinted Sunscreens
Like the sheet pan suppers of skincare, a tinted sunscreen can not only save you time in the morning, but also give you all the benefits you would glean from separate products. If you’re still mystified as to when and where you should layer sunblock into your regimen (Apply it after moisturizer? Before foundation?) or play the too-busy card when it comes to protecting your face from UVA and UVB rays, these five tinted sunscreens are a one-and-done solution.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur Instant Oil-Absorbing Coverage BB Cream
Buy It: $29.99; amazon.com
If your main quandary with sunscreen is an oily sheen, this option from French drugstore staple La Roche-Posay not only keeps you matte for hours, it also works as a primer under a more pigmented tinted moisturizer for a super smooth appearance. Bonus: it’s available at many stateside Target stores now.
CANE + AUSTIN Prime & Protect Mattifying Primer with Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Buy It: $56; sephora.com
While the price tag might give you the vapors, this product does everything it promises and more. In fact, I once wore it alone on a steamy day in New Orleans, and was shocked to see that it still kept me as fresh looking as when I left my hotel room with a my-skin-but-better finish. The tube is tiny, but lasted me more than a couple months.
Eau Thermale Avène High Protection Complexion SPF 50+ Correcting Shield
Buy It: $36; dermstore.com
For those months when your skin may be drier but the sun’s rays still as fierce, this sunscreen produces mega dewy results with a skyhigh SPF to boot. Make this your go-to for outdoor tailgates and football games.
Aveeno Positively Radiant CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Buy It: $13; amazon.com
For a drugstore dupe that keeps your skin looking even and moisturized along with a decent SPF count, Aveeno’s CC cream works wonders, especially if you’re prone to allergies or have sensitive skin.
Kiehl's Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Buy It: $38; sephora.com
This tube is worth making space in your tote bag for. While I swipe it on alone in the morning most days (along with a few dabs of rms beauty’s Buruti Bronzer and Lip2Cheek), it also goes on perfectly over the day’s leftover look for a touch-up in the car or a restaurant bathroom. Although it only comes in one shade, it’s sheer enough to match between light and medium skin tones.