Foundation is a mainstay in virtually every makeup bag, but higher temperatures and humidity call for a lightweight formula—and sun protection is obviously an added plus. The ultimate goal is natural-looking coverage that looks like your own skin (but better), and these perfect-for-summer foundation options are up to the task.
Blurring the line between makeup and skincare, this brand-new innovation serves up light coverage, sun protection and the anti-aging benefits of La Prairie’s signature Caviar Water in a perfectly-portable compact. In addition to instant complexion perfection, it works to refine skin texture over time—and it comes with a refill to boot. No doubt fans of the brand like Chloe Grace Moretz, Lucy Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Katharine McPhee are itching to get their hands on it (if they haven’t already).
No beach-bound makeup bag is complete without this foundation-sunscreen hybrid that delivers the coverage you want along with superior broad-spectrum sun protection. The 100%-mineral SPF transforms from a cream to a powder upon application to leave a velvety finish that provides major UV protection that won’t irritate even the most sensitive skin—it’s no wonder Kim Kardashian, Rosario Dawson, and Amy Adams count this French brand among their skincare favorites.
If you’re the low-maintenance type who takes a one-and-done approach to getting ready in the morning, this tinted moisturizer was made for you. Available in five flexible shades that are sure to give you a good match, this moisturizer-slash-makeup serves up 12 hours of hydration and tone-evening coverage with a radiance boost that just won’t quit. And with soothing colloidal oatmeal, plumping hyaluronic acid and antioxidant vitamin E, we bet First Aid Beauty lovers like Selena Gomez and Kiernan Shipka turn to this when they want to get up and go.
Don’t even consider this skincare-meets-makeup option unless you’re ready to field compliments on your complexion. Its weightless, buildable coverage leaves skin more radiant than ever—and fully protected from environmental assaults. Fortified with antioxidants, this Korean import also helps prevent irritation and brighten skin over time as it keeps skin happy and hydrated—and the travel-friendly compact and included refill make it even better. Just ask Nina Dobrev and other brand devotees like Sienna Miller and Jessica Biel.
The recent launch of Dior’s pro-inspired collection makes backstage-worthy products available to all of us, and this foundation literally has you covered from head to toe. With buildable coverage that lets you control your skin’s level of flawlessness and camouflages everything from bruises, leg veins and tattoos, it’s also waterproof and designed to withstand workouts, humidity and dips in the pool. Even better, the formula is designed to help you look your best in photos (especially with a flash), so you better believe it’s the go-to for paparazzi prey like Bella Hadid and Meghan Markle.