5 Lightweight Foundations That Can Stand Up Against the Summer Heat

August 07, 2020
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Lightweight Foundations You’ll Love During the Steamier Months of the Year
Wearing foundation in the summer can feel like a battle against the high temperatures. Your formula needs to stand up against inevitable sweat while also covering up imperfections. The best solution? Lightweight foundations. While some might be synonymous with little-to-no coverage, there are plenty of formulas out there that can satisfy your coverage needs and still meet that lightweight criteria, making them perfect for summer. Ahead, we’re sharing our favorites.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 

If you’re all about that dewy, glowing skin, this luminous silk foundation is just for you. Inspired by  charmeuse silk, a light and breathable fabric, it glides effortlessly onto your skin for an airbrushed finish and a lit-from-within glow. The coverage is buildable so whether you're looking for a light layer to even out your skin tone or a little more product to blur out blemishes, this formula has got you covered.

armani luminous silk foundation

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation 

This skin-care-meets-makeup foundation is light as air and is available in 40 shades. The buildable formula minimizes the appearance of large pores to help skin appear more soft and refined in texture. It’s made with skin-loving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid to hydrate, aloe to smooth the skin’s surface, vitamins E and B5 to moisturize and fight free radicals and hepes acid to gently exfoliate for a brighter-looking complexion.

it cosmetics your skin but better foundation

Maybelline New York Dream Urban Cover Foundation

Formulated with antioxidants to fight against pollution and broad-spectrum SPF 50 to help keep you sun-safe, this foundation is perfect for summer. Available in 16 shades, this protective foundation is lightweight, dermatologist-tested for sensitive skin and gives you a beautiful natural-looking finish.

maybelline dream cover

Cover FX Power Play Foundation

Looking for a foundation that offers a matte finish? Look no further than this Cover FX Powder Play Foundation. It’s a cult-favorite for its lightweight liquid consistency that’s waterproof and mattifies your complexion. The formula is made with an ultra-fine powder to blur the appearance of pores and a fermented algae extract to protect against free radicals. 

cover fx foundation

Dermablend Flawless Creator Drops

Get all of the coverage you need without looking or feeling cakey with these foundation drops. The oil-free formula was developed with only ten ingredients to be suitable for all skin types, tones and conditions. Despite its full-coverage finish, it’s still very light, breathable and has a real-skin feel.

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