The ultimate test of your summer makeup is if your foundation can withstand the blistering heat in July and August. Finding a foundation that doesn’t slide right off your face the second you step out the door is challenging. Our skin produces more oil in the summer, making our face look shiny and slick.
We found the best summer foundations to mix into your beauty routine this month. These lightweight foundations are designed to combat oil and leave your face looking flawless and pore-free, all summer long.
The Best Summer Foundations
This liquid foundation is lightweight and oil-free, making it perfect for summer. The buildable matte-finish coverage will feel like you're not wearing anything on your face at all, even on the hottest days of summer. It's formulated with antioxidant green tea, combined with other ingredients that make it ultra-hydrating.
The Body Shop's full-coverage matte clay foundation is lightweight and comes in 10 different shades. The formula helps clear skin and absorb excess oil--very important on sweaty summer days. The clay foundation contains tea tree oil, 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and mineral oil-free.
L'Oreal Paris' True Match foundation is super blendable, allowing you to customize the coverage you want for your summer beauty look. The formula diffuses imperfections and nourishes skin. It comes in a variety of 45 shades and contains SPF 17, a summer-must.
In the summertime, our skin tends to produce excess oil, leading to a shiny appearance. This Pixi powder foundation gives skin a shine-free, velvety matte glow. It's also paraben-free and cruelty-free.
EX1 Cosmetics Pure Crushed Mineral Powder Foundation ($19.50)
This pure crushed mineral powder will absorb oil and make your face look flawless and pore-free. It's dermatologist-approved and clinically-tested to be safe for acne-prone skin. For light coverage this summer, this mineral powder foundation is perfect.
The Studio Fix foundation has been tested to last up to 24-hours, even on those blistering hot days in August. The formula gives you a matte-finish with medium-to-full buildable coverage. Your skin will look smoother as the liquid foundation controls oil and shine without drying out your skin.
This creamy, light-weight foundation will last all day without caking, smudge-free, no matter how much you sweat. It comes in 15 medium coverage shades that are formulated with vitamin E to nourish and hydrate skin.
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