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5 Of The Best Foundations You Should Try This Summer!

5 Of The Best Foundations You Should Try This Summer!
Aisling Forde
Beauty Writer3 years ago
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Summer is the best time of year. Sitting outside with friends, days out shopping, visiting new places. But the sun can melt off that makeup look you perfected whilst in lockdown within a couple hours.From the oiliest of skin to the driest, we got you covered though... Here are our five favourite affordable foundations to use throughout summer!

Five Foundations You Have To Try This Summer

1. L’Oreal True Match

The first foundation up is no stranger to beauty lovers. L’Oreal True Match is an absolute winner for summer. The hydrating, lightweight formula allows you to build the coverage you want, which makes it perfect for day and night.

The smooth creamy formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid among other ingredients too, to feed the skin whilst you’re wearing it! It’s great for sensitive skin types and, due to it being oil free, it’s perfect for oily skin too. The hydrating formula allows it to sit on dry skin even on the hottest of days. And, of course, to top it off it provides you with protection from the sun with SPF17 - all for only £9.99.

This foundation is perfect paired with a bronzer, to achieve the perfect sun-kissed glow. For some of our favourite bronzing products, have a read of our blog on The Best Bronzers For A Sun-Kissed Summer Glow.

2. MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation

MAC is a brand everyone has heard of, and is a staple to professional makeup artists. And hey, we trust the professionals! 

MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation gives you a photo ready finish and a beautiful summer glow before you have even added your highlighter (our favourite highlighter? Try the Revolution Pro Lustre Highlighter). This foundation’s formula creates a flawless complexion that stays out for as long as you need it to. With an oil-control component, it reduces the appearance of sweat and excess shine – perfect for those hot summer days. It offers medium to full coverage and is very buildable - ideal for achieving the look you desire.

This one has SPF 15 too, which will help battle the dangerous sun. At only £27, there’s a huge range of shades to shop too, ensuring you find the perfect one!

3. L’Oreal Paris True Match Minerals Foundation

Hide blemishes and get the coverage you want without using a liquid foundation thanks to the super affordable L’Oreal Paris True Match Minerals Foundation. This lightweight powder foundation creates smooth coverage and a velvety, airbrushed matte finish. Giving you the coverage you desire, without clogging your pores, it's a must for those with oily/combination skin too.

At £14.99, this powder foundation buffs so seamlessly onto the skin, covering up any imperfections you choose. It’s made from 95% pure minerals - including sea minerals - too, meaning your skin is actually getting healthier whilst wearing it. It’s a win for the summer! 

4. EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation

Next up, a foundation fit to last through from morning to evening! The EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation is a thick but extremely lightweight foundation, that’s sure to last you from AM to PM.

It gives a medium to full coverage look however, add a small amount of moisturiser to it and it becomes a great light coverage foundation! It’s super blendable and moves seamlessly to create ‘second skin’, blurring any imperfections. Great for summer, this EX1 foundation is a purse-friendly £12.50, is breathable and gives you a radiant and even complexion!

5. NARS Sheer Glow

Finally, how could we suggest summer foundations and not include the most hyped up of them all, NARS Sheer Glow. If you are yet to try this foundation, you’re truly missing out.

Although on the pricier side at £33.50, this foundation is a dream. It creates a flawless sheer base with the opportunity to build up the coverage, to achieve the exact look you want. It gives an even skin tone, but still looks completely natural and allows for the skin to breathe. As well as concealing any blemishes and imperfections, it also hydrates the skin and creates a smooth texture, ready for your makeup’s next steps.

It is infused with tone-correcting turmeric extract and antioxidants too, this formula suggests it is best for normal to dry skin types. However, if your skin is more oily yet you still want to give this a go, we suggest a good primer and powder to set the foundation and stop any slipping. It comes in a good shade range as well, so you’re sure to find your best fit.

Top Tips For Summer Foundation...

Creating the perfect summer base doesn’t start with the foundation - there are steps to address before! You’ll need a solid SPF to protect your skin from the damaging sun. Luckily, we have done the research so you do not have to! Have a read of our Editor’s favourite SPFs for your face to find out her recommendations!

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Aisling Forde
Beauty Writer
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I do not feel fully dressed until I have my makeup on, Even if it's the tiniest bit that I throw on after the gym - mascara, brow gel and concealer and I'm good to go. I love trying new skincare and makeup hacks too, anything to speed up getting ready in the mornings. I have developed a passion for beauty over the years and with personal knowledge from my oily skin type (and friends with dry complexions), I have become well educated on what works best without spending a fortune!