4 Foundations That Beat the Heat

No one wants to endure the hot and humid summer with a face full of cake makeup. When the weather warms, it’s a good time to consider switching out heavy foundation for one that won’t melt away in the sweltering sun. Choose something lightweight and top with a dusting of finely milled powder if skin is particularly oily.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless
Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup
Available in a huge range of colors, Naked Skin lives up to its name with a nourishing, barely-there feel. The demi-matte finish prevents excess shine but maintains a healthy glow that mimics real skin. Loaded with beneficial ingredients like anti-wrinkle peptides and green tea antioxidants, this formula hydrates as well as covers flaws. $40 for 1oz

CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua
Less is more with this water-like foundation. For light coverage, effortlessly blend a single drop across the visage with a dense brush or makeup sponge and build easily from there. The lightweight formula has a luminous finish and includes a broad spectrum SPF for sunny summer days. $48 for 1oz

Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation
This liquid product claims to be as thin as ink and nearly as pigmented. The serum-like texture allows for easy blending with a weightless feel on the skin. Despite its watery consistency, the formula offers high coverage and contains sebum-controlling ingredients to combat oil all day. $60 for .84oz

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage
Airbrush Foundation
For lovers of powder foundation or those with extra mattifying needs, Tarte’s loose powder absorbs excess oil without looking cakey. Containing Amazonian clay for staying power and tourmaline for its radiant, light-reflecting properties, this makeup blurs imperfections and doesn’t settle into fine lines. Use a kabuki brush to buff it into the skin with circular motions for a flawless finish. $36 for .247oz