Best Foundations for Summer by BestOfMakeupAlley

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.""
Cellular Treatment Foundation Powder

La Prairie - Powder - Cellular Treatment Foundation Powder

4.4/5

124 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." NOTE: good longevity; very $$$"
Aqua Foundation

Koh Gen Do - Liquid - Aqua Foundation

4.2/5

118 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." NOTE: ymmv"
Queen Collection All Day Flawless 3-in-1  [DISCONTINUED]

COVERGIRL - Liquid - Queen Collection All Day Flawless 3-in-1 [DISCONTINUED]

4.4/5

50 review(s)

""I...have Super Oily skin and live in GA...this product is Special. Its more mattifying than other high end [mattifying] liquid foundations. [In] low humidity I stay matte for 4 to 6 hrs. In high humidity I'll have to blot after a couple hrs...""
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..." NOTE: ymmv on wear-time; best for dry-normal"
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.""
TV Paint Stick

Kryolan - Stick - TV Paint Stick

4.4/5

46 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.""
123 Perfect CC Cream

Bourjois - Foundations - 123 Perfect CC Cream

4.1/5

165 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." NOTE: very limited shade selction"
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!" NOTE: ymmv re. cakiness"
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MAKE UP FOR EVER - Liquid - Face & Body Liquid Make Up ] ] ] [DISCONTINUED]

4.1/5

913 review(s)

""it has a weird jelly-like texture...it almost bounces lol. It's fairly sheer but it...covers, ... looks like my SKIN...more so than anything I've ever put on my face before. It...has this beautiful finish, with no additional texture to emphasize flaws.""
Studio Face and Body Foundation

MAC Cosmetics - Liquid - Studio Face and Body Foundation

4/5

1454 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!""
Double Wear Stay-In-Place Liquid Makeup

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

4/5

1712 review(s)

""Buildable coverage, almost matte finish, lightweight, very natural looking and seriously long lasting! Plus the color range is huge!" NOTE: application can be tricky (dries quickly); some say buildable, some say cakey."
BB Cushion Pore Control SPF50

LANEIGE - Foundations - BB Cushion Pore Control SPF50

3.6/5

64 review(s)

""[with] translucent powder, the BB cream stays in place [except nose; touchup after 4h]...[I used it in] Thailand...where the weather is really humid and sunny. I never got any sunburn or tan, so you can trust the 'SPF50'...""
Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15

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

3.9/5

909 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.""
Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

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

3.8/5

937 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.""
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.""
Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation

COVERGIRL - Liquid - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation

3.8/5

1296 review(s)

""...it's long wearing and matte. Didn't smudge or melt in the Rio de Janeiro heat...""
Teint Idole Ultra Liquid 24h Longwear SPF 15 Foundation

Lancôme - Liquid - Teint Idole Ultra Liquid 24h Longwear SPF 15 Foundation

3.8/5

654 review(s)

""Super full coverage, a great range of shades, and everything looks great on top of it...doesn't look cakey...and every time I wear it I get compliments...This will STICK...so make sure you have an amazing make-up remover.""
TLC Truly Lasting Color Liquid Makeup

Almay - Foundations - TLC Truly Lasting Color Liquid Makeup

3.8/5

357 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.""
Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

RIMMEL - Liquid - Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

3.8/5

1076 review(s)

""This seems to be the only foundation drugstore or high end, that doesn't seep into my pores. It lasts all day, and doesn't break me out.""