Most women try to avoid foundation during the heat of summer because they hate the look and feel of makeup melting on their skin. However, there are times we need to wear makeup and having a comfortable foundation is important.
During the spring and summer our skin is typically at its oiliest. This means that “regular” foundation just won’t cut it. A sweat-proof foundation will help combat the skin’s shine and oil.
Foundation is one of the toughest things to shop for. There are so many shades, formulas and brands… which one is the best? Every face is different, and everyone likes a different look.
There are also some new long-lasting foundations on the market today that will help keep the T-zone with a matte finish and the skin looking soft and luminous all day long, even in the heat of the summer.
Here are five great foundation choices for the heat and humidity of summer:
1)YSL: Yves Saint Laurent has a new “anti-fatigue” formula that helps energize summer skin. It actually stimulates skin’s circulation. It provides great coverage and it gives us bright, luminous skin. The best YSL option for summer is Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint Radiance Awakening Foundation.
2) NARS: NARS’ “All Day” Luminous Powder Foundation has an SPF of 24, so it is really great for the summer, providing extra sun protection. Most people love the liquid variety but the powder version is very lightweight and is actually waterproof, too, making it the perfect choice for those who sweat a bit.
NARS’ All Day Weightless Luminous Foundation is a good choice for those with combination skin, because it is lightweight and spreads easily. It quickly clings to the skin, providing skin with a radiant matte finish. It has been said that this formula will help to reduce the appearance of skin discolorations over time because it contains scarlet spiderling root extract.
4) Urban Decay: Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup is a nice lightweight foundation. Their Naked line feels just like skin, it has no “cakey” feel. It has light-diffusing properties that help blur imperfections of the skin and has a demi-matte finish.
5) Clinique: Clinique is a top seller as most people love their oil-free foundations. Their Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup is perfect for anyone who loves a matte finish. It absorbs shine and resists sweat, so it’s wonderful for the summer months!
Elite Serum Rx
It’s also important to remember to wear sunglasses, hats and sunscreen along with your foundation to avoid sunburn and skin damage. To help reduce the appearance of existing lines and wrinkles, try adding Elite Serum Rx to your skin routine. It can help improve skin tone as well.