When it’s hot outside, we know the last thing anyone wants is a heavy layer of skin suffocating foundation. But we don’t blame you if you’re not ready to bare your #iwokeuplikethis complexion to the world. We tested a ton of formulas till we found the ones that provide coverage (and benefits) yet still feel as light as silk. Now, that bright lip willl really pop against a flawless base.
1. For Anti-Aging
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($40; sephora.com)
Foundations can sometime exacerbate the very lines and wrinkles you may be trying to hide but this liquid blurs any problem areas with light diffusing spheres which act like an IRL filter for your face. The breathable base is loaded with peptides and hyaluronate so skin can get both immediate and long term anti-aging and hydration benefits (read: hydrated skin
looks more plump and youthful). But the best part? This foundation comes in a whopping 24 shades so finding your perfect match is easier than keeping your iPhone charged.
2. For Acne Prone Skin
Marc Jacobs re(Marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate ($55; sephora.com)
As “watery” as a serum, this pigment packed formula gives high coverage with just a teeny dot of formula. A little goes a long way here so both old or new blemishes (or any other imperfections) can be disguised super easily. The oil-free formula dries down to a soft matte finish so you’re never left with an shiny slick in your T-zone, even on the must hot and humid days.
3. For Brightening
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Makeup ($14; ulta.com)
Great for use during the day, this liquid contains SPF 20 along with a blend of antioxidants to help protect against sun damage. While titanium dioxide (the physical sunscreen in the formula) can sometimes create a cast on the deeper complexions, this formula works well on brown skin tones and comes in 14 shades. Soy extract helps brighten sun spots so they fade more quickly. And if you’re a sensitive type, wild chamomile helps quell irritation.