Every Beauty Editor Owns This Summer Foundation

Updated 12/14/17

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.

Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup - makeup artist tips
Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup $29

The coverage with this perfect formula is dewy, and your skin will still show through the pigment. The lightweight liquid also contains vitamin C, giving you clear, bright skin while providing coverage.

Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 35
Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion $57

For some of us, summer means oily skin, so this is where a good compact is perfect. Dior has mastered a long-wearing, full-coverage cushion that doesn't look cakey or flat.  

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation $35

We could spend hours listing all of the reasons Fenty Beauty's foundation thrilled us (like the 50 unique shades), but the 14,000 rave reviews on Sephora will soon convince you to try Rihanna's cult foundation.

Giorgio Armani My Armani To Go Foundation Cushion
Armani Power Fabric Compact Foundation $64

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 will be ecstatic to know that the cosmetics house has released a light-as-air cushion. No mess, no fuss. 

Lancome Foundation Stick
Lancome Teint Idoly Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick $43

Lancôme's iconic Ultra Longwear 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 workday. With its 24-hour wear formula, there's no need to worry that it'll slip or melt.

L'Oreal Paris True Match Naturale Mineral Foundation

L'Oreal Paris True Match Naturale Mineral Foundation
L'Oreal True Match Mineral Foundation $16

If excess oil and sunscreen build-up cause you to 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. 

Nars Velvet Matte Foundation Stick
Nars Velvet Matte Foundation Stick $45

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.

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