Up until this time last year I was pretty sure I’d found my dream tinted moisturizer. I’d been using Kiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer in Medium near religiously for over two years and could never imagine needing anything else. I was in love! It had the perfect tint, the perfect coverage, it was good for my skin, and could be diluted with Kiehl’s regular moisturizer in the winter when my skin was a little paler and needed some extra oomph. It was the perfect product. And then, and of course you know how this goes, Kiehl’s had to up and discontinue it. Tale as old as time.
Since then I’ve been on the hunt for the best tinted moisturizer (ahem, the second best tinted moisturizer) on the market. I’d nearly found it, when I decided to open up the search up to include BB creams, because shoot, whatever, right? I was certain that with diligence and Babble on my side, I could find another product worth falling in love with. I tried what felt like hundreds (it wasn’t that many) of creams and potions and I’ve narrowed them down to a few favorites. Good options for those with light or heavy coverage needs, with either sensitive or impenetrable skin. Those (as well as my picks for overall best in both categories) are below.