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You asked for it – so here it is! My top 5 foundations I have been wearing this Summer and just can’t seem to put down. I LOVE trying new foundations and it definitely takes a lot to impress me. I have combo skin but am open to trying an all matte or dewy finish – It just depends on my mood. A few of the ones I’m going to talk about are pretty new and have recently come out in the last few months, but having worn them several times they are an absolute winner and must have in my book. I’m also going to share my 2 favorite tools to apply as well!
Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation: So, the shade range in the line is terrible. Let’s just throw that out there. I’m hoping they are planning on releasing additional shades because 12 just isn’t going to cut it. Besides that, the formula is super lightweight and definitely buildable. It gives just enough coverage for those no-makeup makeup days and just makes your skin look natural, healthy and glowy. It’s perfect for the Summer and does not feel heavy or cakey on the skin. I’m in between shades 1 & 2 right now so I’ve been doing a little foundation cocktailing, but after Summer is over, I am definitely in the shade 1, fair cool.
Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation: No matter what, I always seem to go back to the Peach Perfect Foundation. It’s easy to apply, has really great coverage and keeps my skin matte on a hot day. I do recommend grabbing a shade lighter than you normally would because it does oxidize a bit (At least on me it does & I wear the shade Porcelain) Also – it does have a peach scent, so if you don’t like your beauty products scented – this won’t be your thing.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup: This is another great light coverage foundation for everyday wear. I used to wear the original Estee Lauder Double Wear like CRAZY but felt like it was just too heavy on my skin at times. This new line is absolute perfection. The formula is pretty runny and it doesn’t come with a pump (I’m pretty sure you can buy one though) so it can get pretty messy. My skin looks absolutely stunning when I blend it out and I can get up to 8 hours of wear time before I start to notice any creasing around my nose area or my blemishes peeking through. I find this definitely applies MUCH better with a flat top brush than with a beauty blender. I have the shade 1N2 Ecru for reference.
ColourPop No Filter Foundation: Hands down my new favorite foundation of LIFE! Their concealer was always a #1 for me and when they released a foundation, I was all over it. If you love a full matte coverage foundation, this is going to be your new BFF. Even though it is a full coverage finish, it looks so natural and pretty on the skin. When I was applying it with my Morphe Y6, I kept saying ‘OMG I love this foundation!’ – My skin looked INCREDIBLE. The shade range online is a little off for me, so I did have to get a few different shades before I found one that worked for me. Without a tan I’m Fair 35 and with a tan I’m light 55 (Which is still a tad bit dark for me but I can make it work) For a price point of $12, you absolutely NEED to give it a try! Colourpop also gets bonus points for including a pump
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: I bought this on a whim during a Sephora sale and kind of glad I did! It’s definitely more on the pricey side for super lightweight coverage but the finish is super gorgeous. I have been mixing a liquid bronzer in with it and I LOVE the way it looks. If I want a more full coverage look, I will apply 2-3 layers to the skin with a brush. I think it’s worth the price, but I would wait to splurge when you can get it at 15 or 20% off during a Sephora sale!
Morphe Y6: Literally the most perfect flat top kabuki brush EVER. It blends out your foundation like a freaking dream and doesn’t leave your foundation a streaky mess. For $10, you can’t beat it! Also, I’m not cool enough to have an affiliate code but I’m sure you can find one roaming around the internet 😉 // Purchase //
Beauty Blender: Do I need to say anything? The Beauty Blender is such a classic and works for blending out foundation, concealer, any cream products and applying bake to your face. Plus, I LOVE the new Sapphire color – it’s so cute! // Purchase //
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Lola Seicento says
Lovely foundation picks for the summer! That Giorgio Armani foundation is AMAZING!
I need to try that from Colourpop. Hopefully I’ll be able to find a correct shade for me
Anna English says
These sound great, but I love the little cacti tray the most! So cute.
I came very close to buying the Benefit. I think I’ll test it at Ulta to see what color will match me. I love the packaging. I have a ColourPop on the way to me and I can’t wait to try it. Armani is an amazing foundation and makes me feel like a queen no let’s make that a duchess! Great article.
Never Say Die Beauty says
I like the ColourPop No Filter Foundation too,. I chose the wrong shade first time (too light), and I am also Fair 35. I often apply with my fingers or with the foundation brush CP sent. I need to play around with some other brushes because it’s more of a satin finish on me. I love it because it’s the most full coverage foundation I’ve used in ages, and I don’t need any concealer with it.
Jen Mathews says
I need to try that Colourpop foundation!
Cindy Ingalls says
I change my foundation in the summer for something lighter. I’ve been using a bb cream but I need to try the DoubleWear Nude.
I really want to try the Peach Perfect matte foundation from Too Faced! Thanks for your review,
I’ve heard so many great things about the Estee Lauder Foundation! I definitely need to check it out.
Okay, I NEED to get the Colourpop Foundation!!! It sounds perfect for me!
Amanda Lauren says
Ooo now I think I need to try the tooFaced Peach Foundation – I struggle with keeping my face matte on a hot summer day!
I haven’t tried any of these so I loved reading this! I definitely need to try the Colourpop one– I love their products but haven’t tried either the foundation or concealer yet. Right now I’m loving the It CC Cream (total staple for me!) and Marc Jacob’s Shamless, it has great coverage but feels super lightweight.
The Double Wear Nude Water Fresh is SO good! I didn’t expect much since it has a light coverage but it really makes my skin look beautiful.
I tried the Benefit Happy, but I felt like it made my skin kind of dry by comparison. The finish just wasn’t as pretty.
I’m all about having a pump on bottles, so I would automatically gravitate toward those.
Definitely have to try these!
I’m a makeup junkie and I have to say that I really loved your picks. I added to my list the brush and the colourpop foundation. I haven’t given it a try and for that price I better hurry jajaj. Thank you for sharing!
sarah lindner says
Great list of foundations, I’m gonna be checking out the luminous silk foundation myself!
That smiley Benefit bottle is the cutest thing ever!
Kasey | Running in Heels says
I haven’t tried any of these, but I love Laura Mercier for liquid and Bare Minerals powders!
The estee lauder foundation is the best. I wear it everyday!