The Best Non-Sticky Foundations for Summer

Years of trial and error has taught us that foundation and high summer don't usually play well together, but these lightweight, SPF-infused options are here to change our minds for good. 

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1/10

Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die for Mineral Matte CC Cream ($38)

A happy medium between a mousse and a sunscreen, this do-it-all, creamy formula smooths imperfections and leaves behind shine-free finish.


2/10

Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation ($29)

A few drops of this SPF-infused, water light fluid melts into skin and makes pores do a disappearing act.


3/10

Burberry Fresh Glow Foundation Gel Stick Foundation & Concealer ($48)

Aside from making life easier by acting as both your concealer and foundation, this refreshing stick releases encapsulated water and aloe vera upon application to wake up and hydrate tired, sun-kissed skin. 

4/10

Colourpop No Filter Foundation ($12)

Delivering the coverage of a regular foundation but the feel of a light BB cream, this 42-shade collection delivers the best of both worlds for less than $15.


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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder ($35)

For light-to-medium coverage without a liquid formula, this radiance-boosting powder takes the cake, even boasting SPF 50 protection to make the perfect addition to our summer makeup bags. 

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YvesSaint Laurent All Hours Stick ($48) ($48)

The cream-to-powder finish in this easy-to-stow stick is practically made for scorching summer days (it’s so silky you can even use your fingers to blend) and won’t sweat off poolside—in fact, it’s built to control shine all day long.


7/10

Dior BACKSTAGE Face & Body Foundation ($40)

The very foundation used on Meghan Markle for her wedding, this lightweight yet resilient option looks like a second skin but stays put until you remove it—it was purportedly tested in very hot weather (40 degrees Celcius) and in the pouring rain. We're sold. 

8/10

Winky Lux Tinted Veil Moisturizer ($25)

Vitamins A and E nurture the skin, SPF 30 protects it, and the long-wearing formula delivers a hint of color for a supercharged no-makeup makeup look.

9/10

Nudestix Nudies Tinted Blur Stick ($30)

Whether used on dark circles or all-over, this quick-fix stick harnesses soft-focus technology for the easiest way to get a luminous glow.


10/10

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint ($39)

Clinically proven to deliver a serious uptick in skin’s moisture, this whipped, SPF-packed option is easily buildable and even easier to buff out for a natural daytime look.


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