With summer creeping up (ever so slowly, but it’s coming), you might have started thinking about transitioning your makeup routine. And while your first instinct might be to reach for a lighter, sheer foundation for the warmer months, it’s also possible to keep your full coverage foundation and your sanity, too. The key to rocking a full coverage foundation during the summer is a longwearing, sweat-proof formula, a powder to lock in your look and a setting spray that will help your beat withstand a full day of activities.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best sweat-proof summer foundations money can buy, ahead:
This oil-free foundation lasts up to 24 hours and delivers medium to full coverage with a natural-looking finish. It’s a fan-favorite, has a wide shade range (40 shades to be exact!) and is as transfer-resistant as liquid formulas come.
If you’re looking for a full-coverage formula that won’t feel heavy on the skin, Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation is the perfect fit. When it comes to this foundation a little goes a long way, and it dries down to a demi-matte finish that lasts all day. Seriously, no reapplying with this one.
If you know anything about Maybelline’s Superstay collection, then you know once applied, it isn’t going anywhere. The same can be said for their popular foundation, a 16-shade lineup that boasts 24-hour wear and will stay in place even on the hottest summer days.
Matte foundations that don’t leave skin looking flat can be hard to come by, but the Infallible Pro Matte Foundation by L’Oréal Paris is formulated to appear skin-like once dry. It’s full-coverage without being cakey and applies like a dream. Buff into skin using a beauty blended for truly flawless results.
One of the best ways to survive the summer sun is lots of SPF and a good foundation that won’t feel heavy on the skin. In this case, the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick does both. While you shouldn’t swap out your everyday sunscreen for this foundation, think of it as added protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. This foundation offers natural yet buildable coverage and is perfect for the beauty enthusiast who doesn’t want a full-coverage finish.
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