I don't know about you, but I think one of the worst beauty faux pas is obvious foundation. I remember in middle school I had a teacher who wore so much makeup that there were times you wanted to look away. Seriously, she wore it like a mask, and even at 14 I realized this was probably due to some emotional issues. And hold on to your hats girls, she taught psychology. Well most of us are not that heavy handed when we apply our makeup, but foundation can still be tricky. Back in middle school tinted moisturizer did not exist: it was liquid foundation, pancake makeup, or au natural. Luckily for us today it does. I am a big fan of tinted moisturizer – I love how it gives you sheer coverage which can be layered and built up if needed. I also like that it is moisterizing, I have dry skin so the average liquid foundation can sort of "show up" on my dry skin. In fact, before tinted moisturizers were available I would add moisturizer to my foundation before I applied it. Plus another added bonus about it, is that is often whipped. Whipped or mouse like foundation is so much easier to use and not as messy as traditional foundation. Much like professional makeup artists I like to put my foundation on my hand before I put it on my face, and this is much easier to do with a whipped foundation then a liquid one. Really, it is just a win win situation. I became a convert to tinted moisturizers a couple of years ago and never looked back. So today I rounded up a number of tinted moisturizers for you: a couple I currently use (Smash Box & Laura Mercier), there are a couple I want to try (Stila & Kiel's) and I included a couple of oil free tinted moisturizers (Shiseido & Bobbi Brown) as I realize dry skin is not the only "problem skin" issue us girls have to deal with. So what are your thoughts? Do you use tinted moisturizer? Or do you still like to use traditional foundation? What about mineral foundation? Or, are you one of the truly lucky girls that does not need foundation?