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10 of the Best Sheer Foundations

10 of the Best Sheer Foundations

In the Summertime and especially when we’re on holiday, we love switching away from fuller coverage foundations. It is so much nicer to go for a lightweight, sheer base that we can pop on with no effort before running out the door.

There are so many cleverly formulated, natural foundations around now, that help even the skin tone for that flawless finish without any fuss. From BB creams to full foundations, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best so you can find your perfect Summer base.

Our Favourite Sheer Bases

  1. Pixi H2O Skintint
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    Pixi H2O Skintint

    Pixi is all about great skin so it comes as no surprise that we love this lightweight base.

    The H20 Skintint is amazingly hydrating thanks to Green Tea and Rose Water. It is great for sensitive skins and leaves your complexion looking dewy and radiant.

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  2. Shiseido Perfect Hydrating BB Cream
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    Shiseido Perfect Hydrating BB Cream

    This hydrating cream is ideal for minimising the appearance of pores and blemishes, evening out skin tone and leaving a soft, radiant finish.

    Like all Shiseido products, it contains skin-protecting ingredients that boost the performance of this lightweight base. Rose Apple Extract and Thiotaurine help keep skin looking youthful while antioxidants fight against pollution and other environmental aggressors.

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  3. Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation
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    Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation

    This is a very dewy, radiant foundation, which gives incredible moisture and weightless coverage.

    The Aqua Glow Serum Foundation is formulated with a base of Ionised Water and uses multi-reflective colour pigments to bounce light off the face for a flawless finish without heavy coverage.

     

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  4. Benefit Big Easy Foundation
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    Benefit Big Easy Foundation

    Often if you have oilier skin, lightweight foundations and creams can be a little scary but this might be your perfect choice.

    The Big Easy Foundation is has all the complexion balancing powers of a BB cream, but works to balance moisture and oil at the same time.

    Use your fingers to pat it onto the skin and it will dry to a soft, velvety finish thanks to its liquid to powder formula.

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  5. Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation
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    Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation

    Created by dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone, the no-makeup makeup range from Perricone MD offers incredible skincare benefits at the same time as immediately boosting the appearance of your complexion.

    It contains Alpha Lipoic Acid to minimise pores and wrinkles, as well as a broad spectrum SPF 30 to protect against UV rays. Its light coverage will leave your skin dewy, glowing and even.

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  6. Estée Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup
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    Estée Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup

    For those of you trying to wean yourself off high coverage, this is the one to try. Like all of the Double Wear Range, it gives a long-lasting finish and good coverage with a radiant glow.

    It feels incredibly lightweight, melting into the skin. It offers hydration and protection against environmental aggressors thanks to a SPF 30, Vitamin E and Vitamin C, making it perfect for Summer. It will leave your skin flawless and glowing.

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  7. Uriage Roséliane Anti-Redness CC Cream
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    Uriage Roséliane Anti-Redness CC Cream

    If your main concern is redness, then it is worth checking out the offerings from French Pharmacy brands like Uriage. They work to correct redness both from within the skin itself as well as with light coverage.

    This non-greasy cream contains mineral pigments for coverage and the TLR2-Regul Complex to help counteract the causes of redness, by strengthening blood vessels. It is perfect for those with sensitive skin or Rosacea.

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  8. Clinique Supermoisture Makeup
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    Clinique Supermoisture Makeup

    For dryer skin types, this is the ideal Summer foundation for a dewy finish.

    Clinique’s Supermoisture Makeup is designed to comfort dry skin, leaving it looking soft and radiant. The sheer coverage is buildable too, making it ideal for day-to-night if you need.

     

     

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  9. Hylamide Photography Foundation
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    Hylamide Photography Foundation

    If you are already blessed with great skin but just want to even skin-tone and add radiance, then you have to try this.

    Using the latest light-diffusing ingredients including hue correctors and silica-based prisms, it helps reduce redness or blue tones at the same time as smoothing pores and lines. It is especially great at leaving skin looking flawless on camera; perfect for those holiday photos!

    If you prefer more coverage, this also works really well underneath traditional foundations.

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  10. BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream
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    BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

    We have heard so many rave reviews about this. It has a gel-textured cream formula, which is so ideal for Summer.

    Like the other bareMinerals makeup products, it uses natural ingredients like Globe Daisy and Marine Botanicals to protect and perfect the skin. It gives beautiful sheer coverage that can be boosted if you want by a little dusting of the Mineral Veil powder.

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Laura

Laura

Make Up Specialist

Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid