Tembe Denton-Hurst May 17, 2018

While it’s tempting to skip face makeup altogether when you know you’ll be sweating, it’s okay to keep a lightweight foundation in your beauty stash for when you want that blurred skin finish. For summer, we recommend lighter, moisturizing formulas that feel like a step in your skin care routine and blend seamlessly into the skin.


Peep our fave lightweight foundations ahead:


IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream

This fan-favorite CC Cream really is your skin, but better. We love this for summer days when you want just a little more coverage but don’t want to feel like you’re wearing tons of makeup. It’s a great everyday face product and has SPF to keep you extra protected throughout the day.


NYX Total Drop Control Foundation

If you like being able to customize your coverage or want something you can mix in with your moisturizer, you need this one in your stash. Designed to offer buildable coverage, you can use one drop all over for a sheer, lightweight effect or keep adding to create a full-face look.


Dermablend Flawless Creator

Formulated with 33 percent color pigment (which is very, very concentrated), Dermablend Flawless Creator is the definition of “a little goes a long way.” A favorite of beauty gurus and Oprah(!), we’re loving this formula for warm summer days. The droplet packaging allows you to totally customize the coverage for a lightweight result, and since it’s oil-free and water-free, it can be mixed with pretty much anything.


YSL Touche Eclat All In One Glow Tinted Moisturizer

Perfect for the makeup junkie chasing that dewy finish, this lightweight tinted moisturizer is formulated with skin-loving ingredients so you can feel good about layering this over your skin care. It feels like pretty much nothing on the skin, which is ideal for summer days.


Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Foundation

If you hate face makeup, you’ll love Naked Skin One & Done. It’s somewhere in between a BB cream and a lightweight foundation and stays on throughout the day. It’s ideal for covering dark spots and skin inconsistencies without slipping into mask territory — we’re obsessed!


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About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.

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