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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.


this is my new go to foundation for summer! i have very oily skin and i sweat a lot in the 97 degree heat. this product controls oil so well and gives me a natural look! ...This may not be ideal in the summer but I could see myself heavily relying on this during colder months.

What it is: A lightweight, powder foundation with buildable coverage and a matte finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

What Else You Need to Know: Lightweight and buildable, Hello Happy Velvet Power Foundation mattifies all day, yet feels creamy-soft. It鈥檚 formulated with shea-butter extracts to create a luxuriously-smooth feel. The mirrored compact includes a sponge and brush applicator, so you can customize your coverage.

Clinical Results: In a self-evaluation by 107 women, after 1 week:
- 96% said it minimizes shine
- 93% said it鈥檚 easy to build coverage

La MerThe Soft Moisture Powder Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Size: 0.335 oz/ 9.5 gITEM: 2358919

Color: Bronze

30 Reviews


La Mer powder foundation...I wore this all last summer having normal/combo skin and tend to get more oily in the summer it held up all day and I live in a humid climate. ...It has good coverage and has a long lasting filtered effect on the skin. Perfect for summer.

What it is: A buildable powder foundation with a soft, moisturizing texture for skin-enhancing coverage.

Pressed Powder

SPF: 30

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation’s creamy, silky texture captures the benefits of a liquid foundation in a light-as-air powder. The long-wearing, non-drying formula melts into skin to blur imperfections, visibly soften fine lines, and create a more even-toned appearance.

Bobbi BrownSkin Long-Wear Fluid Powder Foundation SPF 20

Size: 1.4 oz/ 40 mLITEM: 2307247

Color: Walnut - deep brown with red undertones

121 Reviews


Great light foundation and color match...After a long 12 hour day of no touch-ups, the foundation performed well. I'm interested to find out how this foundation lasts during the warm summer months....I love Bobbi Brown foundations, they never steer me wrong. So when this foundation came out I had to get it right away.

What it is: A first-ever liquid-to-powder foundation from Bobbi Brown that self-sets into a comfortable soft-matte finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Best for Oily, Good for Combination

SPF: SPF 30 and Under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Power Protein Complex: Helps skin look smooth and healthy.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. This product is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Sweat resistant, transfer resistant, and non-acnegenic, this mask-friendly formula controls oil and stays color true all day while keeping skin protected with environmental, blue light, and UV filters.

DiorForever Natural Velvet Matte Compact Foundation

Size: 0.4 oz / 10 gITEM: 2654572

Color: 00 IN

12 Reviews


Best compact foundation!...Can't even describe how much I love this compact foundation. It's good to throw in your purse for a quick touch-up Or wear on its own....I don't think that will have changed much because I don't use it any differently than I did before, though I do touch up more often in the summer.

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.


Bobbi BrownSkin Weightless Powder Foundation

Size: 0.38 oz/ 11 gITEM: 1646207

Color: 5 Honey - tanned beige with peachy yellow undertones; for medium to dark skin

136 Reviews


I was wary because my only other experience with powder foundation has been mineral makeup (which did not work for me) but this is great on my normal (normal in the summer, dry in the winter) skin. ...The balm is a great serious moisturizer. And this 'foundation' technique works great, looks great, and takes 10 seconds.

What it is: A creamy, cashmere-like powder that delivers a buffed, polished finish and lasting wear in a convenient compact—available in true-to-skin shades.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

What Else You Need to Know: This oil-free powder has a soft, creamy texture that feels smooth and comfortable with adjustable, natural-looking coverage. It blends evenly and seamlessly onto skin and conceals imperfections, fine lines, and pores for a finish that stays fresh and keeps skin shine-free. It is also best for normal to oily skin.

Fashion FairIconic Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 8.6 gITEM: 2476984

Color: Enchanting Amber - medium to tan with warm peachy undertones

28 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.

CLINIQUEBeyond Perfecting Powder Foundation + Concealer

Size: 0.51 oz/ 14.5 gITEM: 2021137

Color: Golden

35 Reviews


It鈥檚 very light but covers great for summer. If my skin is more red than usual I just add a bit of concealer first and I鈥檓 good to go. ...The formula seems really nice, which makes this product totally worth it, but I am usually a neutral in Clinique foundations and I鈥檓 thinking now that ivory may be a better match for me (I am not fair, I have a medium skin tone).

What it is: A full-coverage powder foundation and concealer in one with a unique, dual-sided sponge for easy on-the-go application.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: This product is non-acnegenic, dermatologist-tested, ophthalmologist-tested, and allergy-tested. It鈥檚 100 percent free of fragrance and oil, and is sweat and humidity resistant with up to eight hours of wear.

OriginsPretty in Bloom鈩 SPF 20 Flower-Infused Long-Wear Foundation

Size: 1.0 oz/ 30 mLITEM: 2318269

Color: 730 - VERY DEEP WARM

14 Reviews


FAVORITE FOUNDATION...I absolutely love this new foundation! I鈥檝e been using it for a few weeks now and my skin looks flawless every single time. ...Great for summer!...The medium coverage covers most of my redness, leaving just enough of a pinky tint that looks natural -in fact, overall the foundation leaves a nice natural finish. Very thankful my oily skin isn鈥檛 a greasy mess with this foundation, even when out in the heat.

What it is: A skin-caring, 24-hour-wear foundation that delivers silky, lightweight coverage and naturally radiant, petal-smooth skin.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Radiant

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Highlighted Ingredients:
- 12 Flowers including Reclaimed Buttery Flower Waxes from Perfumeries, Crushed Petals, Flower Honeys, and Essential Oils

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

What Else You Need to Know: Made with a nourishing blend of 12 flowers, this skin-caring formula is everything you want in a foundation.

tarteMini Amazonian Clay 16-Hour Full Coverage Foundation

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mLITEM: 2476216

Color: 57N Rich Neutral - deeper skin with a balance of warm & cool undertones

38 Reviews


I'm so happy I tried this for myself. This foundation is in my top 5 favorite foundations for sure. xoxo...Lasts All Summer Day!...Lasts & Lasts all day in 100 degree 100% humidity summer weather! I will be buying the larger size!

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.

Fashion FairSkinFlex Stick Foundation

Size: 0.32 oz/ 9 gITEM: 2476596

Color: Caramel Fresh - light-medium with neutral warm undertones

42 Reviews


Great Stick Foundation...This foundation goes on beautifully. Doesn鈥檛 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



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