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How To Make Tinted Moisturizer

Last Updated on November 30, 2021
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written by nail expert Jess Rowley

How To Make Tinted Moisturizer


Want to hear a secret?

You don’t actually need to be spending money on a tinted moisturizer to get that hydrated, full coverage glow.

We all love a DIY beauty hack, especially when it saves us a few coins, and a few extra hours in the morning. Who has time to slather on some moisturizer, then foundation when you can get all in one product?

If you want to start using a tinted moisturizer, but don’t have one, I’ve got you. I am going to tell you all about how you can make your own tinted moisturizer, either from scratch all from natural products, or using your moisturizer and foundation for an easy recipe.

I’m all for a chemical free, all natural beauty product. That’s why I decided to share with you my favorite natural tinted moisturizer hack from scratch, so you know exactly what is going on your skin. For those who want a quick fix, grab your moisturizer and foundation because making your own tinted moisturizer is easier than you think.

You won’t be spending an extra cent on tinted moisturizers again after this!


How to make tinted moisturizer

There are two main ways to make tinted moisturizer. The first, is using a moisturizer and a foundation, which will save you time and money since you can use what you already have. No need to be spending money on a tinted moisturizer if you have these two products lying around!

The second method is making it from scratch, using natural ingredients you can find in your kitchen. I won’t lie to you, this one will take a bit of work particularly to get the right shade for your skin, but it is 100% natural.

Benefits of making your own tinted moisturizer

Save money- no need to be spending dollars on a new product when you can make your own from what you already have!

Tailor-made to you– so many tinted moisturizers have limited shade options, but when you make your own you can match your exact shade! Plus, you choose what goes in, so if you have a favorite moisturizer and foundation, you can use them rather than buy a product you may not even like.

Environmentally friendly- It is much kinder to the environment to make your own product, especially from scratch, than buying more things we don’t need.

Chemical free- when you make a natural tinted moisturizer from scratch, you have the confidence that there are no chemicals or nasty additives so common in shop-bought products. If you want clean skin care, I highly recommend making your own products.

Lets your skin breathe– It’s not as heavy as foundation, and you can control how much coverage you want in it. Your skin will love it!


Making your own tinted moisturizer- Using a Moisturizer and Foundation

To make an easy diy tinted moisturizer, you will need two things- a moisturizer and a foundation.


When choosing a moisturizer, the key is to go for one suited to your skin type. If you have oily or combination skin, look for moisturizers that say “non comedogenic” so it doesn’t clog pores, and ensure they are water-based and oil free. This is also a good idea if you suffer from acne and breakouts. If you have dry skin, then go for a slightly heavier one, maybe oil based instead. The good thing is you don’t really need to get a new moisturizer for this, if you already have a favorite!


When picking out a foundation, whether liquid or powder ensure that it matches with your moisturizer. For example, choose an oil free foundation if you have an oil free moisturizer. If you have an old foundation that you haven’t been using because its too dark or tacky for your face, it will work well in this tinted moisturizer recipe. If you already know your perfect shade, then you’ll be able to get a glowy look matched to perfection.


  • Foundation
  • Moisturizer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Blending brush


What you need to do

  1. Start by adding equal parts of moisturizer and foundation to the mixing bowl or dish. remember you only need a little to start off.
  2. Start mixing well, until the color becomes consistent.
  3. Add moire moisturizer if you want a lighter color or less coverage, and add more foundation if you need a darker tone or heavier coverage.
  4. You can now apply the product to your face using a blending brush, or make more and store it in a little pump bottle if you wish.


Yep, it’s that easy. You’ll be able to make your very own tinted moisturizer, perfectly matched to your skin tone and desired coverage. You’ll be feeling fresh and glowy every morning thanks to this simple diy beauty hack!


Making your own tinted moisturizer- Using all Natural ingredients

If you’re looking for natural tinted moisturizer free from chemicals and gentle to your skin and the environment, then look no further than your kitchen. This tinted moisturizer recipe uses all natural ingredients so you’ll never need to purchase another tinted moisturizer again.

There are two parts to this, first making the natural foundation, second making the moisturizer, then you mix them all together.


Ingredients for the foundation

2 tablespoons of cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon bentonite clay

10 drops of jojoba oil or essential oils of your choice

1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg powder or cocoa powder for a slightly darker medium tone

Here’s a tip- add sage if you want to off set red undertones in your skin, or ginger to off set blue undertones.

Ingredients for the moisturizer

2 tablespoons of coconut oil (or you can use a noncomedogenic oil)

5-10 drops of jojoba oil

10 drops of your favorite essential oil

1/4 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of homemade foundation


What you need to do

  1. Starting with making the foundation, measure and add cornstarch powder into a glass bowl, add the nutmeg or cocoa powder or a blend of both. Mix together using a whisk
  2. Add the sage or ginger if you want at this point, and more nutmeg or cocoa. The goal is to match your skin tone as much as possible.
  3. Add in the drops of jojoba oil and the bentonite clay too. If you add essential oils put it in here too.
  4. Melt the coconut oil by placing it in a bowl in a saucepan with water on heat.
  5. Add the powdered foundation bit by bit, depending on how much coverage you want in your tinted moisturizers.
  6. add the moisturizers essential oils and whisk it together. Add the jojba oil too.
  7. Now that the ingredients are all blended together, allow it to cool at room temperature.
  8. Whisk again to ensure there are no bumps or lumps. You can add more oil if you want a thinner moisturizer.
  9. Once it has the desired consistency, store it in a glass jar that can be sealed with an airtight lid. Store it in the fridge.

All done!

I would recommend adding a preservative because this moisturizer uses all natural ingredients that can last only a very short time, and bacteria can form. If you don’t want to be using so many oils, opt for an emulsifying wax to give it that consistency of a moisturizer without clogging your pores.


Final Thoughts

Making tinted moisturizer doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it’s a great way of avoiding chemicals and using organic skin care, or simply matching your exact color and desired coverage.

I love a beauty diy hack that will save me some money and maybe some extra time getting ready in the morning.

Whether you want a quick fix using your favorite moisturizer and foundation, or want to go all natural in your skincare routine, making your own tinted moisturizer is worth it.

Have you ever tried to make your own tinted moisturizer before?

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