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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.

Natasha DenonaFoundation X+

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL ·ITEM: 2213262

Color: 88 YDark - Yellow - yellow undertone

69 Reviews


I absolutely love this foundation. I can’t wait to try all of her foundations!...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.

Natasha DenonaFace Glow Foundation

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2252377

Color: 95 DY - dark yellow

43 Reviews


I don't mind that so I love this foundation....I think I could have gone to a 40 at this time because I still have a bit of my Summer tan, but it will be perfect in a month or two.

What it is: A bestselling, lightweight foundation with brilliant staying power that looks flawless from day to night.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Silicones: Provide the skin with nutrients, while creating a smooth, conditioning, and hydrated effect that lasts.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES and parabens. This product is also cruelty-free.


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’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.

Bobbi BrownSkin Long-Wear Fluid Powder Foundation SPF 20

Size: 1.4 oz/ 40 mL·ITEM: 2307403

Color: Neutral Almond - dark brown with yellow & red undertones

120 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.

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

Size: 1.0 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2318236


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!...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’t 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.

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 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.

tarteMini Amazonian Clay 16-Hour Full Coverage Foundation

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2476208

Color: 51N Deep Neutral - deep skin with a balance of warm & cool undertones

18 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.

rms beautyReEvolve Medium Coverage Liquid Foundation

Size: 0.98 oz / 29 mL·ITEM: 2512895

Color: 22 - a light-medium shade

57 Reviews


I will definitely be using it after summer is over and my tan fades away....A perfect medium without looking cakey. I wore it on a hot summer day and it lasted from the morning until the evening when I took it off.

What it is: A non-comedogenic and silicone-free natural-finish liquid foundation that provides all-day medium coverage and skin-improving benefits for a youthful-looking complexion.

Coverage: Medium



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tightenyl™: An advanced ingredient that visibly firms, tones, and smooths.
- Vegetable Squalane: A moisture-rich, plant-based emollient that hydrates.
- Adaptogenic Herbal Blend: Balances, soothes, softens, and hydrates.

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

What Else You Need to Know: Fresh feeling and easy to blend, this power-packed formula

ValentinoVery Valentino 24 Hour Long Wear Liquid Foundation

ITEM: 2542579

Color: LN3 - for light skin with warm neutral undertones

191 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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mousse foundations
“It’s super thick, like a mousse almost and it doesn’t dry down. So the claim of it being transfer proof, not the case at all. ”
“Please know that you were testing only five foundations in different shades but only five of them not 14 different foundations but five foundations in different shades The amount of foundation that they sent in each little pouch is enough and I think with the $10 off is worth it if you were already going to purchase a foundation from Sephora I order both the light and light medium and everything in the light medium is pretty much too dark and in light there is a lot of yellows and so just wanted to share that information for anybody out there wanting to buy them I think you could just go to Sephora and ask for a bunch of samples from other high end foundations like Giorgio Armani ETc i’m not mad about my purchase but I’m not entirely happy”
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“so, I started off with a full head of blue ruin (also iconic) for the summer but I decided to let my roots grow out so my hair could breathe a little. what I loved most about this purple was how easy it was to transition colors because of its gorgeous cool undertones. plus, the gradation from my naturally dark roots to this vibrant ultraviolet was something else!!! ”
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“Super light coverage ... NOT MEDIUM COVERAGE”
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