In summer, when it comes to beauty and the impending humidity, not every woman favours a tinted moisturiser, BB or CC cream, despite wanting to pair back on coverage. If for example, you have problem skin, you’ll want some form of a base, even if you forgo the foundation you wear during the winter months. That’s where lighter foundations can be a skin saviour; offering glowing coverage minus the “caked” effect. Scroll for three favourites perfect for making the switch.
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick, €37.50
This is lightweight, non-greasy and seamlessly covers any spot or imperfection without looking heavy. As a plus, it’s also full of all sorts of good stuff for the skin – such as olive extracts and shea butter – which helps moisturise, but you’re not left with a greasy residue. The tube format means you can swipe this on the areas you need and blend in no time at all.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup To Go, €42
Now, this is a liquid foundation but the introduction of their compact keeps liquid fresh and spill-free. Press the button for your desired look—once for a light touch, twice for more coverage. It’s genius. It still stays put for a solid eight hours but has a positively luminous finish. And the best bit? It offers truly buildable coverage but doesn’t dry the skin in the way that its former Doublewear counterpart did. The fluid keeps the skin hydrated, but not oily.
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion, €39
Lancome has come into their own when it comes to long-lasting foundations. Those that love their brilliant original Teint Idole will love the new liquid cushioned variation. Here you’ll get a dewy all-over summer glow with the same coverage in an easy-to-apply compact that is fuss free. This can be used all over your face or for after-work touch-ups as a concealer.