8 of Our Favorite Foundations for SummerMay 28, 2020
With summer quickly approaching, 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:
If you like a natural-looking complexion that stays matte during the summer, this CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40 not only looks good but is also good for your skin. Its formula is infused with charcoal to detoxify, colloidal clay to absorb excess oils and tea tree extract to combat blemishes. It also includes anti-aging serum made of collagen, peptides, hyaluronic acid, vitamins and antioxidants.
For those who can’t resist a lightweight and radiant finish from their foundation, the Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation is a game-changer. It creates a flawless-looking complexion with smaller-looking pores and fewer imperfections, lasts all day and gives off that lit-from-within glow.
This budget-friendly matte foundation creates a beautiful, smooth-looking complexion that doesn’t look flat. It’s full coverage without being cakey and lasts for 24 hours.
This oil-free foundation lasts up to 24 hours and delivers medium to full coverage. It’s a fan-favorite for its 50-shade range and velvety matte finish that’s super comfortable to wear and doesn’t transfer.
Inspired by charmeuse silk, this illuminating foundation is as luxurious as it sounds. It glides effortlessly onto your skin to give a radiant-looking glow. Not to mention, it also improves skin texture, blurs imperfections and is available in 30 shades.
If you’re all about the dewy dumpling glow during the summertime, this foundation doesn’t disappoint. It has a medium coverage but is super lightweight and blends effortlessly for an even and radiant finish. The formula is also made with hydrating hyaluronic acid and collagen.
Available in 24 shades, this vegan powder foundation works to mattify oily and sweaty skin without looking cakey. It has a medium coverage that’s buildable and breathable. The formula is also made with moringa seed oil, which has anti-pollution, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.
As the brand says, this smooth liquid foundation is “glowrious.” It's a buildable, medium-coverage foundation that’s available in 45 shades for a wide range of skin tones. For a humble $10, you get skin that is smooth, even and glowy.