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DIY Tinted Moisturizer

A tinted moisturizer is basically a moisturizer that’s tinted, it combines the benefits of a foundation and a moisturizer. A tinted moisturizer is more sheer and breathable than a regular foundation, and it’s great for you who dislike the feeling of wearing thick foundation but still want a hint of coverage on your face.


1. Simply grab your favorite foundation and moisturizer. (I mix two different foundation to get the perfect match of shade for my complexion)
20121031-160745.jpgMaybelline Fit Me foundation 315, L’oreal Lumi Magique foundation in Golden Sand, Nivea Visage Mattifying Gel Cream

2. Take one or two pumps (depending on the coverage you desire) and add some of your facial moisturizer. The less foundation and the more moisturizer you use, gives less coverage and vice verse.20121031-160946.jpg

3. Mix your products and apply it on your face as normal,using a foundation brush or sponge.20121031-161124.jpg

The advantage of making your own tinted moisturizer is not only that it’s affordable, but it also allows you to use products that suits your skin type and colour the best.

What do you think of tinted moisturizers? Have you tried any?

Thanks for reading,


36 thoughts on “DIY Tinted Moisturizer

    1. It’s great isn’t it?!! I have a few tinted moisturizers that I’ve bought, but I always feel like my mixture is better! 🙂

  1. I love this idea! I have used Clinique brand tinted moisturizer and felt that it didn’t give me quite enough coverage. Making it myself will alleviate my problem. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Great! Thanks for sharing. I love DIY. I’ve used Bobbi Brown’s tinted moisturizer. It worked fine but I really like being able to control the products based on the amount used. I’ll be using this tip in the future.

    1. Thank you!! Yes that’s what I like too and being able to control how much coverage you want! Let me know how it goes! 🙂 btw I love your blog! definitely following 🙂 x

    1. Hi! 🙂 Thank you so much! I’ve done a liebster award post on my blog a couple of weeks ago. But I’ll definitely add you for nominating me! Thanks again! Xx

  3. I’ve tried and it’s always been a miserable failure. I find primer and pressed powder foundation works quite well for me now.

    1. Really? I’m not a huge fan of powder foundation, It tends to look caky on me. But I’m definitely going to try using a primer! Thanks 🙂

      1. I use the mark. powder buff foundation. I prefer powder because I can put it only on the spots that need it rather than have to cake a liquid or cream on everywhere. This one blends seamlessly and the primer fills in the little dips around my eyes and ‘anger” lines so the powder glides on just fine there too and doesn’t settle in the wrinkles. (I’m older than you from the pictures, 🙂

        I love the mark. primer, but I think any old primer would do.

      2. I meant to add that I love the mark. primer because it’s so light and glides on with no residue, camouflaging pores in the process, but I’m sure you could find that in a bunch of other primers.

  4. How do you like L’oreal Lumi Magique foundation in Golden Sand? I have been thinking about getting it in a different shade but I’m still not sure.

    1. I don’t really like it on it’s own! I feel that it gets very shine and oily on my face, but using it as a tinted moisturizer, mixed with my Mattifying gel and a primer, it works just fine! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  5. I do that kind of trick very often and i figured when applying it all with a wet sponge i get an even better result. Nice post hon!

      1. Oh yes, pls do and tell me how it turned out. In my experience a bit bigger sponge is better than a small one. And you don’t have to have the “beauty blender” to get the wanted result!

      2. Sure! I like to use a damped sponge when I’ve contoured with cream products! Love it! But I’m definitley gonna try it with my tinted moisturizer.

  6. This is definitely the only way to go! I only wear tinted moisturizer (no foundation), so I like being able to choose how much tint to add, too. I personally use a MAC primer lotion (50SPF) and Lush Cosmetics’ colour supplement in Jackie Oates. They blend really well together and don’t ever get oily. I set with a translucent powder and I’m good to go.

    1. I have to try mac’s primer lotion! That’s great to use lotion with SPF50 as well. Since I’ve started with my tinted moisturizer I’ve notice that my skin has become a lot better! Absolutely love it!

  7. Love this post! I also like to mix my own foundation to get a color closest to my skin tone. A wee bit of moisturiser does help when the skin needs more hydration on certain days. ^^ thumbs up.

    1. Thanks! Yes adding some mosturizer to my foundation really helps to hydrate my skin, especially now during atumn/winter! Thanks for commenting!

  8. love this post! I tell people to do this all the time! and im very interested in that Nivea mattifying gel! Do you have a blog review on it?? I would love to read it!

    1. Thank you! Yes this method is a great way of wresting your foundation! No I haven’t done a review on it yet, but I will be sure to do one soon! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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