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As the weather finally gets warmer and travel plans start to pick up, having a quick, go-to beauty routine is key to nailing that "effortless” summer look. But if you hate the hassle of wearing a heavy foundation every day, luckily, there’s a much easier solution available. Using tinted moisturizers is one of the simplest ways to add light coverage (and a quick glow!) to your skin without that dreaded caked-on feeling.

While some people turn to tinted BB creams or CC creams instead of a typical full-coverage liquid foundation, there’s something to be said about a classic tinted moisturizer for summer— especially if it includes SPF. Tinted moisturizers are the ultimate multi-taskers when it comes to beauty products. They can help provide a smooth complexion, which is a win if you struggle with age spots or redness, while also moisturizing and providing anti-aging benefits (like helping to diminish fine lines). When you decide to swap to a tinted moisturizer, it’s a win-win all around.

There’s no question that it can be difficult to choose from the many different skincare brands that offer tinted moisturizers, but we recently found one that we instantly knew would be our our new favorite: Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20. Not only do we love the fact that it already includes an SPF of 20, but more than 2,400 customers also agree that this product is worth it because it allows them to do a quick and easy five-minute face routine.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer


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Customers who love it also say it only takes a small drop to see the effects, and it stays on all day long. Its powerful blend of vitamins C and E help protect your skin from damaging environmental effects, especially after using it daily. And if you’re hesitant about finding the shade that best matches your skin tone, no need to worry, because the brand explains each of the 13 different shades in detail to best help you match your complexion.

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Plus, we can’t forget to mention that 2016 interview, Meghan Markle said that the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer was one of her favorite products because it gives her skin a "dewy glow.” If it’s royal-approved, it’s definitely worth a try in our books! Here’s to finally finding a skin and makeup product that gives a perfect subtle glow.

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