During these hot summer days, the usual full-coverage foundation routine may not be cutting it. This heat could have you sweating off all your hard work by noon! There are so many unique formulas out there that let your skin breathe, while still offering some coverage and most importantly, sun protection. Here are some of my favorites:
Tons of makeup gurus swear by this stuff, myself included. It offers sheer to light coverage and 30 SPF for a dewy everyday look uring those warmer months. It’s the perfect go-to for a “no-makeup makeup” look and its oil-free, making it a great option for those with normal to oily skin. To set it, which is totally optional since it mattifies the fresh, dewy look, you can top it off with some of their setting powder and setting spray to keep it in place all day.
This ultra-sheer formula is perfect for those beach or pool days, especially with its menthol cooling effect and SPF 35. I was heartbroken to find out they discontinued their other cc cream, but this product is a worthy replacement and combines two of my favorite things; makeup and skincare. The formula is very sheer with pink pigments to boost radiance and brightness and blur fine lines and imperfections. The skincare ingredients include Moringa oleifera extract, Vitamin E, and Adenosine for maximum glow and hydration.
This oil-free, cruelty-free gel cream claims to boost hydration by 215% and offers sheer to medium buildable coverage in 20 shades. Great for the sunniest of days because of its non-chemical sunscreen (SPF 30) and its Recommendation by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad-spectrum sunscreen. Not only is this a personal favorite but it’s also a two-time Allure Reader’s Choice Award winner and Allure Best of Beauty recipient 4 years in a row!
One of the newest trends in beauty is anti-pollution. While this product is technically a foundation, the formula is more sheer, hydrating, and creamy like a tinted moisturizer or bb cream. It offers a weightless, natural finish with medium coverage and anti-pollution, antioxidant, anti-blue-light ingredients. And the best part is, you can pick this bad boy up at your local drugstore!
If you’re looking for something with more coverage and longer wear, look no further than this Korean beauty cult favorite. It boasts 50 SPF and its super easy to carry with you if you need to reapply, making it ideal for festivals. There’s a lighter, more dewy version of the formula, as well as longer wear, velvety matte one with medium to high coverage and oil-control.
Summer is the perfect time to test out new products since wearing sunscreen every day is a must. There’s something for everyone with products in every shade, price range and skin type that still have that weightless, sweatproof quality that traditional foundations lack. I urge you to swap your foundation for something a little lighter, you and your skin won’t regret it.