The Best Non-Sticky Foundations for Summer
By Danielle Fontana , Associate Editor |
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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A happy medium between a mousse and a sunscreen, this do-it-all, creamy formula smooths imperfections and leaves behind shine-free finish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.