For women who don’t like face foundation but still want sheer coverage, tinted moisturizer is the solution. A tinted moisturizer serves dual (or more) purpose. It moisturizes the skin and provides barely-there, natural finish. Mid to high-end brands like Philosophy Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer costs around $38, Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 about $34, and Lancome Tinted Moisturizer Vitamin Enriched SPF 30 about $45. Drugstore versions like Cover Girl SPF 15 retails at $15 and Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer at $9.

Fab and frugal mind to the rescue. This DIY (Do-It-Yourself) project is so simple, you can  do it with your eyes closed. It mainly calls for two major ingredients. A liquid (or powder) foundation and your favorite moisturizer.

L-R: Any clean container/jar, any moisturizer, powder or liquid foundation, cotton tips

From my own supplies, I used the following:

  • Contact lens holder. You can use any empty container like pill box, travel size jar, etc.

  • Body Shop Vitamin C SPF 30 Moisturizer. Vitamin C is known to improve skin’s elasticity. SPF 30 protects againts sun’s harmful rays

  • For demonstration purposes, I used both powder(Bare Minerals) and liquid foundation (Revlon Photo Ready)

1. Decide which type of foundation to use. If it’s liquid, pump a small amount and mix it with moisturizer in a container. If you want sheer finish, use little liquid foundation. If you want more color, use more (No-brainer method).

2. Mix both.

I want sheer coverage, so there is more moisturizer than liquid foundation
Mix with cotton tip or clean fingers

If you want to use a powder foundation, use the same principle. The more powder, the more pigmented your final product will be.

Sheer coverage for me please

Stir it baby!

3. Apply onto face in a gentle circular motion.

Now here’s the swatch of colors. Guess which is which….

L-R: 1.Plain liquid foundation, 2. Liquid foundation+ moisturizer, 3. Powder foundation + moisturizer

I’m a foundation-type girl. But in days I want to channel a fresh and natural look ie. out in the park, jogging, running, I use a tinted moisturizer.

Fresh face is fab. Try a tinted moisturizer. Look fab today, everyday.

* Get inspired* ” If a door is closed, try a different key. Opportunities abound. The only one stopping you is Y-O-U.”

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