Summertime, and the change of weather it brings, is the perfect excuse to seek out a new foundation. With all the balmy days and sticky nights, you'll soon be wishing for an infallible and dependable formula. Since we always have an exceptionally sharp eye when it comes to seasonal picks, we consider it our duty to share with you the best new foundations that have landed on our desks.
With thousands of options on the market all claiming to do magical things to our complexions, it's easy to see why you might feel overwhelmed. But from new compacts to updated stick formulations, we've picked out something for every skin type and concern.
Keep scrolling to meet the eight summer foundations beauty editors are already wearing, and to shop them all.
Clinique hasn't had a major foundation launch in a while, but this formula was worth the wait. The coverage is dewy, and your skin will still show through the pigment. The lightweight liquid also contains vitamin C, giving you clear, bright skin before the year is up.
For some of us, summer means oily skin, so this is where a good mattifying compact is perfect. Dior has mastered a long-wearing, full-coverage powder that doesn't look cakey or flat. Apply first thing for creamy skin, or keep it in your bag for covering midday shine.
We could spend hours listing all of the reasons Fenty Beauty's foundation thrilled us, but the 196 rave reviews on Sephora will soon convince you to try Rihanna's cult foundation. With 40 colourways, and a flawless matte finish that will wear all day, we're predicting sell-out status for summer.
If you're planning a summer vacay or two, chances are you don't want a liquid or loose powder exploding in your carry on. Giorgio Armani lovers (hello, Luminous Silk) will be ecstatic to know that the cosmetics house has just released a light-as-air cushion just in time for summer. No mess, no fuss.
Lancôme's iconic Ultra Wear formula now comes in a stick format, and the timing couldn't be better. Pop it in your clutch for a night out, or to touch up your T-zone during the work day. With its 24-hour wear formula there's no need to worry that it'll slip or melt, even on a 40-degree day.
If excess oil and sunscreen build-up causes you the break out, you may benefit from a mineral makeup formulation. L'Oréal has reworked its classic powder to contain sea minerals, so skin stays clear, even and mattified.
You may worry that a stick foundation will be too thick, but this one by Nars glides over skin and buffs in like a dream. While the coverage is matte, it's far from being chalky, drying, or dull. This will likely fly off shelves when it arrives in Mecca.
Product in stores November 9.
If a glossy, radiant summer complexion is your thing, this new launch from Shu Uemura is here to answer all of your foundation dreams. The essence is so lightweight it's like wearing water. Press into skin for a fresh, natural coverage you can barely feel.