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The Best Lightweight Skin Tints, Balms, and Foundations For Summer

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The last thing anyone wants to do during the sweltering summer months is wear a full face of foundation. Thankfully, there’s a new crop of innovative formulas on the market that offer flawless coverage without feeling heavy or caking on the skin. These lightweight options blend seamlessly, providing a natural look that enhances the complexion while allowing it to breathe. What’s more, many of these formulas include SPF and skin-boosting ingredients that protect your dermis, while reviving and brightening the skin. From Rare Beauty’s tinted moisturizer with hydrating properties to Prada Beauty’s technology-infused foundation that treats the skin as it covers, these products ensure a dewy, fresh finish even in 40 degrees.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+ Cream SPF 50, AED/SAR 198
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This skincare-infused formula sets out to nourish and protect the skin while imparting a sheer wash of color on the face. It contains collagen, which supports skin elasticity for a youthful, smooth appearance alongside peptides and niacin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and promote an even, brighter complexion.

Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturizer, AED/SAR 170
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The lightweight tinted moisturizer is suitable for anyone looking to address uneven skin texture, discoloration, or redness without having skin feel weighed down. Infused with SPF 20 and Vitamin E, the breathable formula offers protection from the sun and free radical damage. Plus, it comes in 24 shades to suit all skin tones.

Erborian CC Cream, AED/SAR 199
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CC Creams share many of the same qualities as a tinted moisturizer or foundation, but they’re packed with good-for-skin ingredients that don’t only hydrate and brighten, but also color correct. More lightweight than traditional full-coverage options, this multipurpose formula contains color pigments that adapts precisely to your skin tone to even out your complexion, leaving skin looking natural and luminous, while reducing the appearance of blemishes and discoloration.

Prada Beauty Reveal Skin Optimizing Foundation, AED/SAR 280
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This long-lasting foundation uses a cutting-edge technology where smart molecules crystallize on the skin to give an instant glow and a smooth, uniform appearance. In addition to providing breathable coverage, the formula is infused with potent ingredients designed to provide longterm skin benefits, such as Vitamin E, Niacinamide, and Lactobacillus Extract Complex. It also comes in striking, refillable packaging making it a perfect choice for the environmentally conscious beauty lover.

Hermès Plein Air Complexion Balm, AED/SAR 370
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Designed to naturally enhance, without masking, your natural features, the lightweight formula provides the skin with a weightless veil of sheer color and a radiant, dewy glow that remains breathable, while being buildable. The formula is infused with a hyaluronic acid complex for long-lasting hydration, and evening primrose oil and Baikal skullcap to help protect the skin environmental stressors. It’s also non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores.

Chanel Beauty Les Beiges Water Fresh Tint, AED/SAR 285
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For those seeking the no-makeup makeup look, this glow-enhancing liquid is the ideal choice. In addition to all-day wear with a weightless feel, the formula offers a subtle, dewy glow that never veers greasy. One of Chanel’s most-coveted foundations, this skincare-makeup hybrid is made up of 75% water, providing ultimate hydration.

Fenty Beauty Soft’Lit Luminous Foundation, AED/SAR 195
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After 10-years, Rihanna changed her iconic stick figure doodle profile picture on Instagram in favor of Fenty Beauty’s latest launch, a hydrating foundation designed for all skin types. The product offers a nourishing hydration boost that pledges all-day comfort without skimping on coverage. Designed to withstand the summer heat, the formula is sweat and humidity proof, making it a standout choice for the sweltering summer heat.

Guerlain Terracota Joli Teint, AED/SAR 262
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Embrace your natural skin with this multipurpose formula that combines the coverage of foundation with the benefits of skincare, delivering a healthy, sun-kissed, your-skin-but-better radiance without feeling heavy or cakey. An added bonus? It’s infused with a delicious Tiare Flower fragrance, leaving a delicate scent on the skin.

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