With the sun beating down in full force, we’re sure a lot of you want to abandon ship on thick foundations! So for today’s Splurge vs. Save, here’s something a little more summer-friendly: tinted moisturizers.
Unlike heavier formulas, a tinted moisturizer gives you translucent, radiant coverage that still looks like your natural skin. It’ll even out your complexion without masking your true tone—so, yes, you can still claim #barelytherebeauty on those selfies. Get your glow on with our three picks below!

SPLURGE: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30, P2,450 “One of the best,” “perfection,” and “HG status” are only a few of the ways our customers have described this cult classic. Formulated with natural polysaccharides from French Polynesia, the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer encourages cell renewal for fresher-looking skin over time. The oil-free tint even lightens hyper-pigmentation in as little as four weeks! Slap some SPF30 on top of all that, and it’s easy to see why this tube is so beloved. It protects, covers, and treats your imperfections, so you get the bang for your buck.

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SAVE: Pixi by Petra H2O Skintint, P1,190 In the summer, the infernal heat is completely unforgiving—especially if you have oily skin. To save yourself the hassle of midday meltdowns, opt for a water-resistant formula like H2O Skintint. This nourishing, gel-based tint cools the face while delivering breathable coverage. Since it’s also free of parabens and fragrances, even sensitive-skinned gals can wear it daily without fear of breakouts. What a godsend for this climate, huh?

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STEAL: Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Day Cream Touch of Foundation SPF15, P780 Drugstore devotee? Try Olay Total Effects Day Cream, which combines a moisturizer and makeup base in one affordable pump bottle. Its antioxidant-packed complex fights the seven signs of aging: namely, wrinkles, dry skin, age spots, roughness, large pores, radical damage, and sagging. Rich in vitamins, this tinted cream with SPF15 also hydrates your skin to keep it looking young and feeling fresh. Perfect for every day at the office!

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What’s your pick: NARS’ cult-favorite tint, Pixi’s cooling skin-perfector, or Olay’s seven-in-one sensation?

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