summer foundations

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for summer foundations.

Summer is a time for vacations, outdoor activities, and spending more time in the sun. But it's also a time when your skin can start to look less than perfect. Here are some great foundation options that will help you look your best this summer.

Fenty Beauty by RihannaMini Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation

Size: 0.4 oz/ 12 mL·ITEM: 2484178

Color: 310 - medium with warm golden undertones

19 Reviews


I had tried this foundation before and I finally bought it and i loved the way it works for me. really lightweight and a little goes a long way it’s buildable coverage so really great foundation!!...Very convenient size especially with summer coming up:)...New fav foundation

What it is: A travel-friendly-size, soft-matte, long-wear foundation with buildable, medium-to-full coverage that comes in a boundary-breaking range of 50 shades.

Coverage: Full



Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This mini, travel-friendly-size, light-as-air foundation gives skin a smooth, pore-diffused, shine-free finish. The oil-free formula is made with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to sweat and humidity and won’t clog pores—so that wherever you are, it’s going to work on your skin. Allure Best of Beauty award winner

Fashion FairIconic Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 8.6 g·ITEM: 2477040

Color: Mahogany Muse - rich deep with neutral undertones

35 Reviews


Nice over the FF cream to powder and the flex stick foundations. I dust it on and it sets it in a barely there finish. ...I would not recommend wearing it during the summer if you have oily skin.

What it is: An ultra-lightweight, oil-absorbing powder that instantly sets—or refreshes—makeup at home and on the go.

tarteMini Amazonian Clay 16-Hour Full Coverage Foundation

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2476190

Color: 42H Tan Honey - tan skin with warm, peach undertones

51 Reviews


Lasts All Summer Day!...Lasts & Lasts all day in 100 degree 100% humidity summer weather! I will be buying the larger size! ...Great full coverage & cruelty free foundation! I got the small one just to test it out, because I’m often disappointed in cruelty free full coverage foundations.

What it is: A mini oil free, 16-hour full-coverage foundation. Formulated with Amazonian clay for a light-weight feel and matte finish.

Coverage: Full



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Amazonian Clay: Acts as nature's most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES, and triclosan. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This skin-mimicking full-coverage foundation never cakes or creases.

DiorForever Natural Velvet Matte Compact Foundation

Size: 0.4 oz / 10 g·ITEM: 2654622

Color: 2W IN

39 Reviews


I highly suggest dior foundations and concealers to anyone with a lighter neutral undertone! ...Nice foundation...This is my third time to order this foundation! I really like it in every summer. It can control land cover the oil on the face very well!

What it is: A transfer-proof compact foundation that visibly reduces shine and provides up to 24 hours of natural-looking, matte coverage with a smooth, refined finish.

Coverage: Medium


Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Iris Extract: Delivers antioxidant benefits.
- Wild Pansy Flower Extract: Preserves hydration.
- Rose Extract: Visibly refines pores.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also gluten-free.


Laura MercierTranslucent Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2107852

Color: Medium Deep

88 Reviews


It has a mattifying texture which is perfect for summer. it does have a yellow undertone, so it may not be the best on cooler skin tones....(I tan very dark in the summer, can use it during summer and in winter when not tan.)

What it is:
A high-performance translucent powder that sets makeup for lasting wear without weight or texture, in a convenient, portable compact that's perfect for touch-ups on the go.

What it does:
Prolong the wear of your makeup while staying color-true throughout the day with this high-performance, translucent powder. This lightweight formula sets and perfects makeup with a shine-free, natural-matte, velvety finish for up to 12 hours. This no-flashback formula means you'll look great in photos, and it creates a soft-focus effect to smooth away the look of fine lines and imperfections. It’s available in two shades designed to look and feel natural on all skin tones.

Fara HomidiEssential Face Compact Refillable Concealer and Foundation

Size: 0.13 oz / 3.7 g·ITEM: 2790764

Color: Sable - light medium with golden undertones

52 Reviews


Ah this packaging is luxe and high quality but I chose a shade darker which is entirely my fault however I can make it work in the summer months . I really like the formula and the finish it gives. ...Your new favorite foundation...The best natural finish foundation on the market. Creamy, blendable, and undetectable on the face.

What it is: An innovative dual-formula complexion system providing a foundation, concealer, and illuminator.

Coverage: Medium



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ginger Root Extract: Skin calming properties that encourage a smooth and even complexion.
- Amazonian Cupuaçu Butter: Restores skin’s elasticity, provides moisture for hours after application.
- Kaolin Clay: Minimizes the appearance of pores while creating a bright, blurred look.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: The creamy Smooth Veil Soft Matte formula creates a soft-focus finish with medium-b

Fashion FairSkinFlex Stick Foundation

Size: 0.32 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2476570

Color: Stormy Sand - light with neutral peach undertones

59 Reviews


Great Stick Foundation...This foundation goes on beautifully. Doesn’t enhance your pores like most cream/stick foundations. ...Great silky foundation stick...Such a silky foundation stick! i have combo skin and wanted a foundation that didnt cake - but had good coverage for a 'natural' makeup look.

What it is: A lightweight, creamy, blendable foundation stick that delivers high-pigment coverage with a natural, semi-matte finish.

Coverage: Full



Ami ColéSkin-Enhancing Lightweight & Blurring Foundation Stick

Size: 0.28 oz / 8 g·ITEM: 2752335

Color: 200 - deep neutral brown with red tones

117 Reviews


Great light weight foundation...I love this foundation stick. I was a little skeptical at first because I’ve never tried a foundation like this before but it was so smooth and easy to blend on my skin. ...This Hass to be legit one of the best foundations I have tried that doesn’t feel heavy on my face.

What it is: A breathable, buildable medium coverage foundation stick that provides a blurred, soft-focus finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Stick

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Baobab Seed Oil: Nurtures skin and prevents moisture loss.

- Shea Butter: Leaves skin feeling nourished and supple.

- Soft-Focus Powder: Cuts down on excess shine and imparts a blurred, true-skin finish.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES

Laura MercierSmooth Finish Foundation Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9.2 g·ITEM: 1530567

Color: 4C1 - 13 (brown with neutral undertone)

695 Reviews


Love this foundation on days that I just want a little bit of coverage and out the door. ...This is my second time around buying this foundation coverage. The first time around I asked for a shade darker than my skin tone to match my summer look and boy was it perfect!

What it is: A lightweight, oil-free powder foundation that can be applied dry or wet for custom coverage and matte or natural finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and fragrance.

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation reduces the appearance of shine, evens the look of skin tone, hydrates, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores. It feels light and fresh, wears all day, and stays color-true. The compact includes a sponge applicator.

Bobbi BrownVitamin Enriched Pressed Finishing Powder

Size: 0.282 oz / 8 g·ITEM: 2701779

Color: Yellow - soft, warm yellow

254 Reviews


This powder has become a perfect summer essential to help control my face oils. I’m so happy I have it. ...I love this product for the summer especially when you’re out in the sun and can get a little sweaty.

What it is: A multitasking finishing powder that hydrates, visibly refines skin tone, and absorbs oil all day for a balanced complexion with a fresh, healthy, and even-toned look.

Coverage: Light



What Else You Need to Know: Powered by vitamin B5 and Hydro-Soft Powder Technology, this setting powder locks in moisture, boosting hydration over time, while delivering blurring benefits and all-day oil absorption with a silky-soft finish. It also visibly refines skin tone and flexes to suit a range of skin tones.

Clinical Results: In clinical testing on 25 women:
- The formula boosted hydration in 7 days

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“I use a brush to apply it to my face and buff it in a little bit with a beauty blender but it almost immediately sets itself and it has a beautiful satin finish”
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“It does its job good. It blurs the pores, makes skin look flawless, it helps blur our fine lines and wrinkles too”
caramel foundation
“I also love that this and the other new products have skincare focused ingredients in them. I tend to choose foundations with neutral undertones so I originally chose caramel fresh; but for some reason it pulls slightly warm and honey child was too light”
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“just getting into makeup and a young lady recommended this. I love it. it's a neutral color except for the glitter. great for beginners especially that I can use my fingers. it's a beautiful product”