Matt or dewy? Sheer or full coverage? Liquid, cream, or powder? All criterias considered, picking a foundation can be a daunting task. And as temperatures rise, there’s the added mission of finding one that won’t feel like you’ve packed on a clay mask, but will last a full day under the scorching summer sun.
But no matter your skintype or coverage needs, there’s a melt-proof formula out there to suit your every want. And they’re lightweight too.
MILLE rounds up our favourites.
Anastasia of Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation
The iconic and much-loved beauty brand have just released their first ever foundation. In a liquid formula, with dense but ultra lightweight pigmentation – this is the perfect foundation for summer. It perfects your skin tone without leaving you feeling cakey. The new formula comes in a staggering 50 shades that come in fair, light, medium, tan and deep – and there are three undertones (neutral, cool and warm) to help you find your perfect colour. And best of all? They’re entirely vegan as well as fragrance and cruelty free.
190 AED / 51 USD
Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation
Since its release in 2012, the Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation has been sitting on the counters of the industry’s best makeup artists – and it’s because it works. The formula is liquid, lightweight, and dewy. Leaving you with the perfect skin-like finish and best of all, it offers SPF 15 coverage.
235 AED / 64 USD
Bare Minerals Original Loose Powder Foundation
Powder foundation might not seem like the obvious choice for anyone trying to avoid that cakey makeup feeling, but this Bare Minerals Loose Powder Foundation will surprise you. With just one or two swipes over a layer of moisturiser, you’ll cover up any blemishes, and be left with perfectly even skin—and its formula offers SPF 15 sun coverage.
113 AED / 31 USD
Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint
For those of you looking for barely-there makeup, Glossier is the brand for you. If coverage isn’t your top priority and you’re opting for a no-makeup makeup look, the Perfecting Skin Tint will offer you exactly that, doing just enough to cover up a few blemishes and leaving you with a dewy finish.
26 USD / 95 AED
Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
When you’re looking for full coverage but still want a lightweight formula, the hunt for the perfect foundation can seem almost impossible, but Nars’ All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation might just be the one. The oil-free formula will leave you with a matte finish without a drying effect, in fact, it practically feels like you have nothing on at all.
245 AED / 66 USD
Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation
If you’ve got oily skin, this one is for you. With its lightweight formula, the Dior Backstage Face and Body foundation builds up nicely if you want extra coverage, but will always leave you with a skin-like finish. The best part? It’s super long lasting, and won’t budge throughout the day, even under the summer sun – and it comes in 40 different shades.
184 AED / 50 USD