DIY – Amazing Tinted Moisturizer For Your Skin Type April 1, 2015

Do you love wearing light-weight makeup during summers? Are you one of those women who wants to look beautiful, but at the same time don’t want to layer the face with heavy makeup? Then, tinted moisturizer will work best for you.

The formula of tinted moisturizer acts as a compromise between going for a bare-faced look and wearing the regular foundation. It sits light and gives a soft natural look to the skin. It is one of the makeup must-haves in summers when the heat is at its peak and all the makeup starts melting off. The tinted moisturizer offers a light tint of color to brighten up the skin. It also provides a subtle dewy and natural look to the skin.

Required Things For Making Tinted Moisturizer:


  • Foundation
  • Moisturizer
  • Flat blending brush or any brush for mixing the product.
  • Concealer
  • Compact
  • Storage container

How To Make Tinted Moisturizer:

Today, many brands are manufacturing moisturizers, which work effectively. But, if the formula is simple and easy to customize for our needs, why not make it at the comfort of our homes? Yes, you can easily make a tinted moisturizer to suit your skin type and color.

Interested? Then read on!

Step 1:

Take an empty container and sanitize it well for storing the tinted moisturizer. Then, take the required amount of moisturizer in the container. If you have an oily or combination skin, I recommend using an oil-free moisturizer as it will prevent slipping of the product especially in summers. As I have oily T-zone area, I am using the Garnier Oil-free Daily Moisturizer. If you have drier skin, then use a hydrating moisturizer. If you have normal to oily skin, you would require a little more of moisturizer in the mixture.

Step 2:

Take your favorite foundation and add a small amount of product to the moisturizer. Here, I used my Mac Studio Fix Fluid foundation, which is a medium coverage foundation. If you are using a heavy to medium coverage foundation, it is recommended to add only a small amount of the product as we don’t want to mask our face with heavy formula. As the Mac Studio Fix Fluid foundation comes with SPF 15, I skipped adding sunscreen to the mixture. If you are using an SPF-free formula, then add a small amount of sunscreen.

Step 3:

Take a clean blending brush and mix all the ingredients well. Here, I used the Colorbar blending brush for this step.

Step 4:

Then, use a cotton swab and take a small amount of compact powder. Here, I used the Tips and Toes compact powder. If you have dry skin, then you can skip adding powder to the mixture.

Step 5:

As we have added a white colored moisturizer, the shade of the mixture would turn paler than your skin tone. So, if you want a color that is closer to your skin tone, then add a tiny amount of darker concealer to the mixture. Here, I used the Mac Select Cover Liquid Concealer.

Step 6:

Then, blend the mixture again using the same blending brush. And you are done with your own customized tinted moisturizer.

Take a small amount of product and try it yourself to notice a nice light dewy finish this formula will provide you.

You can change the final tone to match your skin tone. It is a trial and error method because we all have such diverse complexions! But once you get it right, you are set for the summers! Now, you needn’t spend money to buy tinted moisturizers anymore to look your subtle best. Try it this summer to look and feel good.

Do you use a tinted moisturizer? Which is your favorite brand? Do share with us in the comments section below.

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