Best Summer Foundations 2017 by BestOfMakeupAlley

La Prairie Cellular Treatment Foundation Powder

4.4 /5

126 reviews

"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."

Merle Norman Ultra Powder Foundation

4.4 /5

240 reviews

"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."

Kryolan TV Paint Stick

4.3 /5

46 reviews

"The coverage is 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."

Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation

4.2 /5

117 reviews

"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."

GUERLAIN Lingerie de Peau BB Invisible Skin-Fusion Multi-Perfecting Make-Up SPF 30

4.3 /5

48 reviews

"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..."

LORAC Sheer Porefection Foundation

4 /5

8 reviews

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

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream

4.1 /5

162 reviews

"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."

Sephora Collection 8 HR Mattifying Compact Foundation

4.1 /5

44 reviews

"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 can't even tell I'm wearing anything!"

CLARINS Everlasting Compact Foundation SPF 15

4.1 /5

17 reviews

"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."

NARS Cosmetics Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

4 /5

532 reviews

"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

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Liquid Makeup

4 /5

1661 reviews

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

MAC Cosmetics Studio Face and Body Foundation

4 /5

1446 reviews

"...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!"

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation

3.9 /5

78 reviews

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

Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF20 [DISCONTINUED]

3.9 /5

190 reviews

"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 time passes [it] mixes with oil on my face [and gets] prettier."

CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15

3.9 /5

909 reviews

"The finish is not satin, matte or dewy; it really feels like second skin. It is also very light and feels very comfortable."

Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

3.9 /5

410 reviews

"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."

REVLON ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup

3.9 /5

1380 reviews

"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."

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

3.8 /5

929 reviews

"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."

Dior Diorskin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup SPF25

3.8 /5

402 reviews

"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."

Almay TLC Truly Lasting Color

3.8 /5

359 reviews

"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."

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Liquid 24h Longwear SPF 15 Foundation

3.8 /5

644 reviews

"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 make sure you have an amazing make-up remover."

COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation

3.8 /5

1297 reviews

"'s long wearing and matte. Didn't smudge or melt in the Rio de Janeiro heat..."

RIMMEL Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

3.8 /5

1075 reviews

"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."

LANEIGE BB Cushion Pore Control SPF50

3.7 /5

62 reviews

"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'..."

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation

3.7 /5

866 reviews

"It feels very lightweight, it blends like a dream and it stays on me from 4:30 in the morning till I get home from work at 5:00 pm."

Dior Diorskin Forever Flawless Fusion Compact

3.6 /5

36 reviews

"suitable for those with normal to slightly dry skin and provides light coverage that evens out the skin tone. It applies smoothly without becoming heavy or caked. No oxidation so far."

Maybelline New York FIT Me Foundation (Matte + Poreless)

3.5 /5

935 reviews

"Foundations like this beat high end foundations like Chanel. It stays on which is a huge plus for my oily is matte and does not oxidize. It creates a great canvas for the rest of my makeup and looks natural."

CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation

3.4 /5

56 reviews

"...the finish is perfect...between matte and dewy. Coverage is light but it evens out nicely. The best the lasting power....for a sheer foundation it really stays in place. It hardly transfers and stays put even through sweat."

BECCA Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation

3.4 /5

56 reviews

"INCREDIBLE, it is my holy grail. It keeps me matte for 7+ hours...the lasting power is amazing, I've accidentally slept in it and it was still there in the morning."

REVLON ColorStay Makeup (24 hour formula)

3.1 /5

355 reviews

"It's an affordable and good quality...drugstore foundation. I'm on my 5th bottle...It's definitely full-coverage...Use it with a sponge or beauty blender. It looks less heavy and covers better."

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