Switching up your foundation for warmer weather isn’t just about finding a summer shade to match your soon-to-be-tanned complexion. Everything from the product formulation to finish plays a big part in ensuring that you still get the beautiful skin you want—minus any discomfort or unsightly streaks—when the mercury rises. Ahead, nine new foundations you’ll want to have on hand to help you ace any summer look you’re going for.
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Armani’s newest foundation checks off all the boxes for anyone looking for a full-coverage product: micro-fine pigments that cover up every last imperfection, a super long-wear finish that doesn’t budge for 16 hours, SPF 25 protection and 20 shades to suit all skin tones. But unlike other high-coverage foundations, this one boasts an ultra-light texture that feels weightless on, giving you a finish that just looks like great skin.
Is it a moisturizer, a foundation or a sunscreen? This one-step complexion perfector lets you replace all three products with one easy step that gives your skin a cool boost of hydration, a beautiful wash of natural color and broad-spectrum SPF 20 sun protection.
Just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean dry skin automatically moisturizes itself. This lightweight base gives your face a wash of color, but drenches it in hydration, so your skin looks great and feels comfortable all day long.
Any Laneige BB Cushion is a good bet for warmer weather, thanks to the advanced oil-free formulation that gives them a water-weight texture and broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection against UVA and UVB rays. But this newest pore-perfecting version is our favorite pick of the bunch—it contains a unique blend of pine needle and mint water that delivers a soft-focus matte finish and continuously absorbs shine throughout the day.
If fresh and bare-faced is your summer makeup jam, this face color is the ultimate no-makeup makeup product. Described as a “balmy fluid,” the product goes on light but spreads like a thin cream and still covers up everything except for the toughest blemishes, while giving your complexion a radiant but not-too-made-up look.
This liquid-to-powder formulation is perfect for when you need a formula that spreads and covers like a liquid foundation but leaves you with a soft matte powery finish that won’t slide off, even on the hottest day. It’s formulated with kaolinite clay that goes a step further to control and absorb oil while drawing out impurities so you’re left with the clearest complexion.
Summer skin doesn’t mean it has to be matte. For those who still like a bit of a dewy finish, this foundation gives your skin a youthful luminosity without ever veering into slick territory. Advanced sensing technology keeps tabs on how your skin changes during the day and adjusts the formulation so it doesn’t get too shiny or dry, even as you step from air conditioning inside to humidity outside.
This dewy foundation stick comes in a convenient solid form, but goes on with the light consistency of water that changes into a powdery finish to give skin a super soft, diffused glow. In addition to a gorgeous look, anti-aging ingredients such as chestnut rose fruit oil help to defend skin against environmental aggressors and tackle common signs of aging like discoloration, wrinkles and large pores.
With a 22 shade range matched to specific undertones, this foundation has you covered regardless of which hue of tan you turn this summer. It’s also a great option if you need full coverage; the blendable formula is extremely buildable without ever turning cakey or heavy.