Best Summer Foundations 2017 by BestOfMakeupAlley

Cellular Treatment Foundation Powder

La Prairie - Powder - Cellular Treatment Foundation Powder

4.4/5

125 review(s)

""I never expect much from a powder foundation, because quite often they get cakey...and enhance the wrinkles. This is absolutely not like that at all! Very forgiving [and] you can use it also around the eye area.""
Ultra Powder Foundation

Merle Norman - Powder - Ultra Powder Foundation

4.4/5

238 review(s)

""I have oily skin with large pores, redness, and old acne scars...This is my favorite powder foundation...It controls oil, covers my red, does not oxidize, and does not accentuate my pores or scars...With primer, this will stay on for 7-8 hours.""
TV Paint Stick

Kryolan - Stick - TV Paint Stick

4.4/5

47 review(s)

""The coverage is spectacular...it photographs flawlessly...last[s] a full night...and resists being sweated off...with setting powders and sprays, [one can] literally submerge themselves in water and not have this stuff budge. It means serious business.""
Aqua Foundation

Koh Gen Do - Liquid - Aqua Foundation

4.2/5

119 review(s)

""My holy grail foundation! I live in Asia and the weather here is really hot. This foundation makes my skin flawless all day long without being cakey or oily even when I sweat because of the weather.""
Lingerie de Peau BB Cream SPF 30

GUERLAIN - BB Cream - Lingerie de Peau BB Cream SPF 30

4.3/5

49 review(s)

""I'm 58 and I wanted a lighter foundation for summer with an SPF. This does the trick and gives me just enough coverage...I don't look like I'm wearing foundation and it doesn't accentuate lines...""
Sheer Porefection Foundation

LORAC - Liquid - Sheer Porefection Foundation

4/5

8 review(s)

""I was looking for a lightweight foundation for the warmer months...It looks so natural, blends easily...My skin looks SO good with this.""
123 Perfect CC Cream

Bourjois - Foundations - 123 Perfect CC Cream

4.1/5

166 review(s)

""It just stays and covers nicely. It seems to last enough - I cooked and did gardening in the heat while wearing it, and it still feels and looks perfect.""
8 HR Mattifying Compact Foundation

Sephora Collection - Powder - 8 HR Mattifying Compact Foundation

4.1/5

44 review(s)

""I use this on days that I want something on my face (to keep oiliness at bay) but not a heavy foundation...It looks so natural and...Keeps everything not too shiny...you can't even tell I'm wearing anything!""
Everlasting Compact Foundation SPF 15

CLARINS - Powder - Everlasting Compact Foundation SPF 15

4.1/5

17 review(s)

""I live in Arizona. It gets HOT. It is DRY...This fits the bill perfectly...good staying power. And vastly minimized the late day t-zone shiny since it is a powder.""
Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

NARS Cosmetics - Tinted Moisturizer - Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

4/5

541 review(s)

""I really like the lightweight feel of this TM...this will be my spring/summer coverage...AWESOME finish - it looks like my skin, but glowing and even. No hint of shimmer, just a natural, healthy glow. It basically looks like you're not wearing any makeup"
Double Wear Stay-In-Place Liquid Makeup

Estée Lauder - Liquid - Double Wear Stay-In-Place Liquid Makeup

4/5

1724 review(s)

""Buildable coverage, almost matte finish, lightweight, very natural looking and seriously long lasting! Plus the color range is huge!""
Studio Face and Body Foundation

MAC Cosmetics - Liquid - Studio Face and Body Foundation

4/5

1464 review(s)

""...sheer, light coverage but can also build it up if necessary. It evens out skin tone without looking like you're wearing makeup... looks like 'my skin but better.' It lasts all day and wears well, even through the summer heat and humidity!""
Light Wonder Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury - Liquid - Light Wonder Foundation

3.9/5

86 review(s)

""It's a beautiful light foundation which is very pigmented. You need very little which spreads beautifully and has a semi matte finish.""
Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF20

Giorgio Armani - Liquid - Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF20

3.9/5

188 review(s)

""applies [thinly] and really holds...doesnt sink to my pores and fine lines...medium coverage...brightens and evens out my skin tone...lasts...7-9 hours on my oily combination skin...as time passes [it] mixes with oil on my face [and gets] prettier.""
Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15

CHANEL - Liquid - Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15

3.9/5

911 review(s)

""The finish is not satin, matte or dewy; it really feels like second skin. It is also very light and feels very comfortable.""
Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

Smashbox - Liquid - Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

3.9/5

425 review(s)

""The finish is ABSURDLY beautiful! The first thought that comes to mind is that it makes my skin look like silk. It has a dewy, skin-like finish... The oil through my t-zone stays under control all day and there is zero oxidation.""
ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup

REVLON - Crème - ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup

3.9/5

1371 review(s)

""I have very oily skin and work outdoors in Texas heat. With setting powder this foundation can be very matte yet as the day goes on turns to a healthy glow rather than cakey or oily. Seems like the longer you wear it the better it looks." "
Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

Urban Decay - Liquid - Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

3.8/5

939 review(s)

""Hello, summer foundation! I'm 60 [and this is] not ageing, [gives a] natural finish [with] soft, pretty coverage. Love it! Even on very warm days, it hangs in well. It doesn't evaporate, pool up, or look cakey or masky.""
Diorskin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup SPF25

Dior - Liquid - Diorskin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup SPF25

3.8/5

403 review(s)

""Coverage: fabulous, without any sign of buildup/cakiness. Just as the texture "feels" like real skin, the coverage *looks* like real skin. It is buildable to a medium/almost full level of coverage.""
TLC Truly Lasting Color Liquid Makeup

Almay - Foundations - TLC Truly Lasting Color Liquid Makeup

3.8/5

359 review(s)

""I loved how this didn't look like I had makeup on and it didn't wear off throughout the day. If you have dry skin, it's a definite try.""