I Tried It: 7 Foundations That Withstand Summer Sweat


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Particularly this summer, I'm fairly certain I've actually felt my skin singing whilst I stand outside. No amount of sunscreen can protect my outer layer from burning, and because giant black air-conditioned bubbles haven't yet made their way onto the market, I continue to sizzle in the frying pan that is New York City. And don't even get me started on the subway in the summer—it's the closest you'll get to Hades on earth. Luckily, though, I've found a foundation that doesn't melt away along with my soul in the summer heat: Revlon ColorStay Foundation ($13).

I've written about this foundation so many times that I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but it's one of those products you shout about from the rooftops. For only $13 a bottle, I've found a foundation that makes my skin look flawless and seamlessly matches my complexion. But above all, it stays put like a champ in the heat. I don't even glisten when it's scorching hot out—it's pretty amazing. But because I've faithfully devoted myself to this foundation for years, I thought I'd take a week to test a variety of foundations and see how they hold up against NYC's sweltering forecast (and my tried-and-true formula). See how they all fared below!

What's your go-to summer foundation? Tell us below!