The Best Foundations to Wear This Summer
Wearing foundation in the summer always felt to me like the equivalent of wearing a wool sweater on an 80-degree day: My skin felt hot, suffocated, and sweaty. Inevitably, the foundation would cake up and smear. But apparently, I was just using the wrong type of foundation.
Brands have innovated lightweight formulas that meet all the summer-skin requirements, like added SPF to protect against sun damage and waterproof technology, so when you do get sweaty, your makeup won't melt off your face.
Keep scrolling for six of my new summer foundation favorites.
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MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Shameless Youthful-Look 24H Foundation SPF 25
This is one of my all-time favorite foundations because it covers up redness and discoloration while still letting your natural skin shine through. For me, that means still seeing my freckles. It's super lightweight and is made with an SPF 25 that won't flashback in photos.
Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation
This spray-on foundation eliminates mess and offers medium-to-full coverage (depending on how much you spritz). It creates an air-brushed finish on your skin, but it feels like you've gone bare-faced. Bonus: It's water-resistant for up to 12 hours.
Covergirl Trublend Matte Made Liquid Foundation
So maybe you don't want dewy skin in the summer. This matte foundation is offered in 40 different shades so you can get your best match yet. It creates a transfer-proof finish that feels light as air. Oh, and it's less than $10.
LANCÔME SKIN FEELS GOOD Skin Nourishing Foundation
This lightweight, SPF-infused foundation is also oil-free, so you don't have to worry about it clogging your pores when things get steamy.
AMOREPACIFIC Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
The cushion compact eliminates spills, making it the easiest foundation to throw in your weekend duffel. The SPF 50 helps block UVA and UVB rays.
NUDESTIX Nudies Tinted Blur Stick
This light-coverage foundation stick creates a soft-focus glow on your skin, mimicking your favorite Instagram filter.