Tarte’s Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer. It gives a great amount of coverage for only being a BB cream, plus it’s super hydrating without feeling greasy. Whenever I use this, it never feels like I’m actually wearing anything with is a huge plus in the summer. Another light option is MAC’s Mineralized Skinfinish Natural. This works great as a setting powder in the summertime if you’re going for a full coverage look, but you can always wear a light dusting all over the face for a bit of color and tone correction. Since this is a mineral powder, it feels extremely light on the skin and stays in place all day long.
A good medium coverage base is the new Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation from Maybelline. The finish is what I like best about this – it’s a demi-matte, so you don’t look oily but you don’t look flat either. When applied with a damp beauty blender, it gives a great amount of coverage and dries for a flawless look that lasts all day. Another unique feature about this foundation is that it’s super hydrating, something that you don’t typically see with matte bases. I love how this feels on my skin because it really helps with dryness instead of making it worse.
For full coverage, I have two drugstore foundations that totally knock it out of the park. The first is L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, a full coverage liquid foundation that dries to a lightweight, demi-matte finish. This is a good one for everyday wear because, although it’s full coverage, it feels fairly lightweight and doesn’t get cakey. If you’re planning on wearing a full face of makeup and want a flawless complexion, I suggest using the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation. This is one of the best drugstore bases I’ve ever tried, and it even works for someone with dry skin like mine. I always apply it with a damp beauty blender for the best results. It covers up every imperfection (acne, redness, scaring, dark circles, etc.), dries to a matte finish, and stays looking fresh until you take it off at night.
What’s your go-to summer base that stands up to the heat?