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6 of the Best Tinted Sunscreens for People With Darker Complexions—And They’re All Under $50

Tamara Pridgett

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Finding a sunscreen that works for darker complexions and doesn't leave a white cast behind can be challenging. And tracking down a tinted one that does the same is even trickier. But the good news is that tinted sunscreens for darker complexions do exist. Several brands now make them, in fact. So you have more options than ever when it comes to finding an ideal match for your skin tone. Not to mention, there are some very solid reasons for doing so.

Starting with the fact that a tinted sunscreen will help you speed up your skin-care and beauty routines since it essentially combines two steps into one. So, if you're the person who constantly forgets to apply SPF, you can rest assured that your skin will be protected and enhanced as the same time that its tone is being evened out and prepped for makeup application.

Ahead, we've rounded up some of the best tinted sunscreens for darker complexions. Whether you're looking for something lightweight, prefer a matte finish, or like a formula that's buildable.

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Dermablend Continuous Correction CC Cream SPF 50+ — $39.00

Most CC creams tend to be on the light-coverage side, but this option gives you full coverage without feeling heavy or clogging your pores. Plus, it protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays.

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Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation — $48.00

This tinted serum provides a light, dewy coverage that will have you looking like you got a full night’s rest and follow a 10-step skin-care routine religiously. It features squalane to improve your skin’s elasticity, hyaluronic acid to plump and increase moisture, and niacinamide to reduce the appearance of pores, smooth your texture, and even out your complexion. This formula will appear lighter as you apply it to show you where you’ve placed the SPF, but it will dry to the true tone in 30 to 60 seconds.

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NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 — $45.00

This cult-favorite tinted moisturizer is lightweight, hydrating, and smoothing. The coverage is buildable, and it will leave you with a radiant result.

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Supergoop! CC Screen 100% Mineral CC Cream SPF 50 PA++++ — $39.00

If you heart any of the Supergoop! sunscreens, you will absolutely love this cc cream. It’s an oil-free, color-corrector made with 100-percent mineral sun protection (but it won’t leave a white cast!). This formula is buildable and provides a natural finish.

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Unsun Cosmetics Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen — $29.00

This best-seller is a primer and color corrector in one. It’s formulated to provide coverage for a range of skin tones, and the brand promises it won’t leave behind any ghostly residue. You can wear it alone on days when you prefer lighter coverage, or you can use it as a primer beneath your go-to foundation.

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Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Fluid Powder Foundation SPF 20 — $40.00

This liquid-to-powder foundation is great for anyone who loves a matte finish without feeling like their makeup is caked on.

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