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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.

Yves Saint LaurentTouche Eclat All-In-One Glow Foundation

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2038776

Color: B80 Chocolate - for deep skin with golden undertones

609 Reviews


Great summer foundation!...Love that this foundation gives me a nice dewy summer look and has just the right amount of coverage. ...Great For Summer!...I am recovering from acne and mostly wear fuller coverage foundations to hide any scars/textures, but when I want a natural look that will still help with redness and skin tone, this js my go to, especially during summer!

What it is: An oil-free, medium-coverage foundation that is made with hydrating skincare ingredients that provide a smoother, more even-looking complexion and a luminous glow.

Coverage: Medium

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Provides rich hydration and a burst of visibly skin-plumping moisture.
- Vitamin E: Protects and visibly brightens for the look of a youthful, glowing complexion.
- Calendula and Ruscus Extract: Act as soothing antioxidants that improve dry skin.

What Else You Need to Know: This medium-coverage foundation is combined with the hydrating skincare benefits of a tinted moisturizer. It is formulated with hyaluronic acid, vit

Natasha DenonaFoundation X+

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL ·ITEM: 2213262

Color: 88 YDark - Yellow - yellow undertone

67 Reviews


I absolutely love this foundation. I can’t wait to try all of her foundations!...The shades are also too yellow or too pink for Natasha Denona. I only have a match for my summer skin

What it is: A long-lasting, full-coverage foundation that doesn’t look thick, dry, or cakey on the skin, and doesn’t set into fine lines.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Grapefruit Extract: Naturally supports skin longevity.
- Pomegranate Extract: Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, and diminishes visible signs of aging.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Foundation X is formulated with special ingredients that help balance the T-zone area and absorb excess oils on the skin.


absolutely love this product! 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! ...It doesn’t hold as long as the previous powder and I notice that I get oily quickly- it may be whatever is in the product to make it “velvety”. 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’s 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’s easy to build coverage

CLINIQUEEven Better Refresh™ Hydrating and Repairing Makeup Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30mL·ITEM: 2256717

Color: WN 122 Clove - deep, warm-neutral undertones

28 Reviews


I bought this as a ‘transition’ foundation from my summer tan to corpse-looking pale cold-weather skin! ...I usually get nervous to try hydrating foundations, but I’ve been having horrible luck with matte foundations, so I decided to give this a try as I am a huge Clinique fan.

What it is: A full-coverage foundation with up to 24-hour wear that revitalizes skin for a more youthful look.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates fine, dry lines.
- Potent Peptides: Helps keep skin looking smooth.
- Salicylic Acid: Helps smooth the look of skin texture.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This hydrating foundation lasts up to 24 hours with flawless full coverage and a natural finish. It creates a virtually-poreless look. It smooths and hydrates for younger-looking skin.

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

Size: 1.0 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2318186

Color: 600 - DEEP COOL

13 Reviews


FAVORITE FOUNDATION...I absolutely love this new foundation! I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and my skin looks flawless every single time. ...Great for summer!...Very thankful my oily skin isn’t a greasy mess with this foundation, even when out in the heat. Honestly, I didn’t want to like this product when it was gifted to me because I love my other foundation so much, but now I find myself gravitating towards this far more.

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.

La MerThe Soft Moisture Powder Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Size: 0.335 oz/ 9.5 g·ITEM: 2358919

Color: Bronze

24 Reviews


La Mer powder foundation...I’m usually good at spotting my shade, but that maybe because I’m fair. 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.

CLINIQUEEven Better Clinical™ Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25

Size: 1.0 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2422715

Color: WN 120 Pecan - deep, warm-neutral undertones

107 Reviews


my winter time foundation!...I really like the foundation for the winter. It didn’t really work for me in the summer time because of my oily skin. ...I purchased CN62 and should’ve purchased CN52. It was too dark even for summer. I purchase Even Better with SPF CN52 every summer and the recommendation was incorrect.

What it is: A breakthrough clinical foundation with three serum technologies and an oil-free formula that includes hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, vitamin C, and UP302 to leave skin looking better than ever.

Coverage: Full



SPF: 25

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly plumps skin with hydration for a youthful, dewy look.
- Salicylic Acid: Visibly re-texturizes and restores the radiance of skin.
- Vitamin C and UP302: Deliver beautifully even coverage and improve the look of bare skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

Westman AtelierVital Skin Foundation Stick

Size: 0.31oz / 9g·ITEM: 2434280

Color: Atelier XI.5 - deep tan, golden undertone

299 Reviews


I am already planning on purchasing one in my summer color and could easily see this becoming my favorite every day foundation. ...Long lasting and a little glowing. Good for summer looks.

What it is: A clean, high-performance cream foundation and concealer stick packed with nourishing ingredients for a radiant, second-skin, natural finish.

Coverage: Medium



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vegetable-Derived Squalane: Helps prevent moisture loss.
- Phytosphingosine: Skin-soothing and calming properties.
- Berryflux Vita: Hydration-boosting and youth-preserving properties.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

tarteMini Amazonian Clay 16-Hour Full Coverage Foundation

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2476208

Color: 51N Deep Neutral - deep skin with neutral undertones

17 Reviews


It’s definitely lighter than the old formula - I ordered the shade I used to get when I was tanning regularly and the shade is almost perfect to my skin now that I don’t have a summer tan. The coverage seems to be even better, though! ...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.

ValentinoVery Valentino 24 Hour Long Wear Liquid Foundation

ITEM: 2542579

Color: LN3 - for light skin with warm neutral undertones

183 Reviews


Leaves a satin finish, very natural, perfect for the day and spring/summer....My skin is a little complicated because it’s oily during summer and dry during winter, I have been struggling to find a foundation works with my skin and there’s the one it’s really good very light weight, has a good coverage, and long lasting, love it so much, highly recommend absolutely worth the money.

What it is: A semi-matte foundation that perfectly balances three foundation dreams: buildable coverage, breathable texture, and long-lasting, up-to-24-hour wear.

What Else You Need to Know: This semi-matte foundation is formulated with exclusive Light-Lasting™ Technology, which delivers buildable, medium coverage that is hydrating and transfer-resistant. Available in 40 inclusive shades that were tested on 5,000 women to ensure a perfect finish from the lightest to deepest shades.

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