The Best Foundations For Summer

by Stephanie Montes

Breaking news: Sunscreen isn’t the only crucial component of your hot-weather beauty bag. Whether you like a dewy glow or a bulletproof, matte finish, a summer-ready foundation—one that’s matched to your skin type—will fend off sweaty, pore-clogging makeup disasters and keep your skin looking fresh. Here, shop the complexion savers that’ll stick with you no matter what.


Built To Last

This oil-free, fragrance-free, non-acnegenic foundation gives skin a semi-matte finish without irritating or causing annoying breakouts. Perfect for summer, it stays put for 15 hours, through the worst heat and humidity.

This waterproof loose powder imparts a weightless, airbrushed look without settling into fine lines and wrinkles, which can easily make us look older. It gives skin an even, natural-looking finish with 12-hour wear, no matter what's on the agenda this summer.

Ideal for redness, dark spots or any other pigmentation issues, this long-lasting waterproof foundation is strong enough to double as a concealer. Apply the oil-free formula on problem areas or over your entire face to get an even tone that lasts through rain, pool parties, sweat and anything else you might encounter this season.

This medium-to-full coverage foundation hides imperfections and even minimizes the appearance of pores. Apply with fingers or a brush for a healthy glow that will last you all day.

We love how breathable this foundation is during the hottest months of the year. The dermatologist-approved argan oil formula gives sensitive skin a natural glow without irritating.

The best part about this water-based gel formula? It works wonders for keeping oil at bay. The light waterproof foundation melts into skin to conceal imperfections and hide large pores and fine lines.

Even on humid summer days, parched skin needs all the hydration it can get. This vitamin-E-infused full coverage foundation hides signs of pigmentation and feels like a lightweight serum. And it just gets better: The product promises 25-hour wear.

This smart foundation self-adjusts to even out pigmentation and dry or oily patches—and it protects with built-in SPF 30. Apply with the complexion brush for an airbrushed glow.