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Which are the best foundations for summer?

Which are the best foundations for summer?

When it comes to foundation, seasonality plays a large part in choosing the right one. Warm weather, humidity and change in skin tone can leave your skin needing different things from its face base, which is why we have put together our edit of the best foundations for summer.

Look out for lightweight formulations that don’t clog your pores or cause excess oil production. As the heat can cause skin to sweat, heavier face bases could block open pores and cause blemishes, so lighter, more breathable bases are preferable.

7 of the best foundations for summer 2019

  1. MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation
  2. Lumene Instant Glow Fresh Skin Tint
  3. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Stick
  4. NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint
  5. Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator
  6. Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Ageing Foundation
  7. Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation

Which are the best foundations for summer 2019?

  1. MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation
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    MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation

    One of the most iconic foundations of all time, MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid Foundation is perfect for the summer months.

    Thanks to its non-acnegenic formula, the foundation doesn’t block pores (perfect for when the weather is warmer and we tend to break out a little more).

    A naturally matte finish, the foundation gives a medium to buildable coverage and covers imperfections, redness and blemishes. Both humidity and sweat-resistant, it contains Vitamin E to hydrate without any greasy feeling, alongside SPF 15 to help shield against sun damage.

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  2. Lumene Instant Glow Fresh Skin Tint
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    Lumene Instant Glow Fresh Skin Tint

    One of the newest launches from Lumene is their Instant Glow Fresh Skin Tint.

    Vegan-friendly, the lightweight formula is infused with pure Arctic spring water, which helps to keep the skin beautifully hydrated without feeling oily or greasy. The gel-like consistency feels cooling when applied, and helps to give a buttery, dewy finish to the skin whilst also evening out skin tone.

    Perfect for on holiday, this also works well on super hot days in the UK as it keeps your skin moisturised for up to 24 hours to prevent damage and dehydration.

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  3. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Stick
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    bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Stick

    Perfect for popping in your handbag for on-the-go touch-ups, the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Stick offers beautifully lightweight coverage, while simultaneously keeping your skin nourished and infused with moisture (thanks to its 30% water base!).

    With an SPF of 25, it helps to shield against damaging UV rays, and keep your skin protected against environmental aggressors. While some stick foundations can leave your skin looking cakey and feeling dry, this does the complete opposite. Buttery when applied, it glides on to even out the skin tone and leave your complexion super soft, glowing and gorgeous.

    The vegan formula is also cruelty-free and perfect for those wishing to make more eco-conscious beauty choices.

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  4. NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint
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    NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

    Perfect for use on days when you want good coverage without using a heavy face base, the NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint is a dream to use during the summer months.

    Enriched with Vitamins C & E to shield against environmental aggressors and keep the skin hydrated, the base helps to prevent excess oil to keep the complexion flawless through heat, humidity and sweat.

    Due to its velvet-like texture, the Skin Tint provides a soft-focus finish which blurs out fine lines, pigmentation and uneven skin tone.

    Plus, it has an SPF of 30; making it perfect for those warm, sunny days.

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  5. Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator
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    Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator

    One of the newer makeup launches from Clinique is their Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator.

    Perfect for summer thanks to their super moisturising formula (and the fact they have an SPF of 25!), the lightweight tinted face base provides good coverage while keeping your skin hydrated and shielded against damaging environmental aggressors.

    Although the coverage is fairly light, you can build it up without it looking cakey. Plus, thanks to its gorgeously dewy finish, it leaves your skin looking healthy, radiant and plumped-up.

    The tint comes in a variety of shades, including Very Light, Light, Light Medium, Medium and Medium Deep,

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  6. Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Ageing Foundation
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    Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Ageing Foundation

    Perfect for more mature complexions during the summer months, the Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Ageing Foundation evens out skin tone, as well as minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    With an SPF 30, it shields against potential sun damage, while also protecting skin against damaging environmental aggressors. Super moisturising, it flushes the skin with hydration to leave it plumped-up, radiant and glowing.

    The long-wear colour pigments keep skin looking flawless all-day long, so the complexion appears smooth and even.

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  7. Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation
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    Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation

    If you love a lightweight base during the summer months, then you are going to adore Perricone MD’s No Makeup Foundation.

    Infused with SPF 20 to shield against damaging UV rays and environmental aggressors, the foundation is enriched with a blend of brightening and nourishing ingredients, which help to keep the skin plumped-up, radiant and healthy-looking.

    We love to use this when we want our skin to breathe and not feel weighed down with a heavy base.

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Don’t forget to use a primer during the summer months too! Not only will it help to keep your skin hydrated, but it will also ensure better longevity of your makeup through the heat and humidity. Take a look at the best primers for your skin type here.



Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!