Tinted moisturizers, BB creams, CC creams… Call them what you like, but they’re (typically) pretty interchangeable in terms of formula and are a great product alternative if you’re A) looking to give your skin a break from heavier foundations at the moment or B) just happen to prefer lighter, skincare-enhanced formulas. Another perk? The drugstore is secretly overflowing with top-rated formulas that perform just as (or sometimes better!) than some of the pricey, wider-known formulas.
We’re all about getting the most bang for your buck without having to sacrifice the finish, durability, or end result of our makeup application. So we took to beauty retailers like Amazon and Ulta, which feature a wide range of both high-end makeup brands and more affordable drugstore labels. Then, we searched for the top-rated, drugstore-priced tinted moisturizer formulas that had similar (if not nearly identical) ingredient recipes as more expensive names. Spoiler: We found quite a few! Below, we’re sharing nine of the best drugstore tinted moisturizers to try if you’re looking for an expensive-looking finish sans sticker shock. Keep scrolling!