Sheer Foundation

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for Sheer Foundation.

A sheer foundation is a foundation that is thin enough to allow your skin to breathe but still provides coverage for blemishes or discoloration. Here are some great sheer foundations available today.

GlossierPerfecting Skin Tint for Dewy Sheer Coverage

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2648996

Color: G1 - deepest

395 Reviews

$38.00

However, I am so sad that I have to return this because the coverage is just not enough for me (esp as I have acne). I don’t mind sheer foundations (like Reboot), but this one is even so much more sheer than that, I can’t see it on my skin at all. ...Really sheer coverage, gives such a beautiful glow! I personally love to mix it with a medium coverage foundation...Amazing formula but too sheer

What it is: A lightweight skin tint with sheer coverage that evens out the look of skin tone, minimizes appearance of pores, and leaves skin with a smooth, dewy finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycerin: Helps skin attract and retain moisture.
- Diamond Powder: Visibly minimizes the look of pores with a brightening and blurring effect.

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.

Estée LauderDouble Wear Sheer Long-Wear Makeup SPF 19

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2479319

Color: 6N2 Truffle - very deep with neutral, subtle brown undertones

481 Reviews

$67.00

Best sheer foundation on the market...Best sheer foundation ever! Usually sheer foundations either do absolutely nothing or aren’t actually that sheer. ...I don’t really gravitate towards sheer foundations but I do like this one because it still gives some coverage.

What it is: A sheer, natural matte foundation with up to 12-hour-wear, SPF, and skincare benefits.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Matte

SPF: SPF 30 and Under

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

What Else You Need to Know: Double Wear Sheer Long-Wear Makeup SPF 19 gives you skin that is visibly perfected with a softly diffused matte finish. Its undetectable formula enhances skin with enough coverage to let your natural beauty show. The foundation visibly evens skin tone and smooths skin’s surface.

HourglassVeil™ Hydrating Skin Tint Foundation

Size: 1.2 oz / 35 ml·ITEM: 2690931

Color: 9 - Medium with warm undertones

743 Reviews

$66.00

This is a very nice sheer foundation. It gives the skin a very nice sheer and natural finish. ...Sheer goodness...I have so much trouble finding a good foundation because my face is so red half the time but this foundation is amazing!

What it is: A lightweight skin tint that boosts moisture levels by up to 52% for a dewy glow, and provides a sheer veil of coverage for comfortable, all-day wear. 


Coverage: Light


Finish: 
Radiant


Formulation: 
Liquid


Highlighted Ingredients: 
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Replenishes with nourishing fatty acids to strengthen skin’s moisture barrier.

- Hyaluronic Acid: Attracts water to plump skin with hydration.

- Plant-Based Squalane: Protects against moisture loss to help retain skin’s natural radiance.


ROSE INCSkin Enhance Non-Comedogenic Skin Tint Serum Foundation

Size: 1oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2529204

Color: 70 - medium skin tone / peach undertone

1K Reviews

$66.50

Sheer, dewy tint - LOVED...Sheer, dewy tint. Will be buying the full size!...This is my holy grail foundation! If you don't like a sheer coverage, radiant finish this just isn't for you.

What it is: A weightless, non-comedogenic tinted serum that plumps and smooths while delivering a sheer, skin-like finish.

Coverage:
Light

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Visibly plumps and smooths fine lines.
- Squalane: 100 percent plant-derived moisturizing agent adds hydration.
- Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2: Provides environmental protection.

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

What Else You Need to Know: The innovative, non-comedogenic serum creates breathable coverage with a seamless, natural glow that is truly a “no makeup” look.

MAKEUP BY MARIOSurrealSkin™ Liquid Foundation

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2620243

Color: 2N - fair with neutral undertone

1.6K Reviews

$57.00

It is a bit thick though, so might mix it with a more sheer or more lightweight foundation....It wasn’t patchy by the end of day, and it is definitely one of my favorite foundations I’ve ever tried.

What it is: A breathable, luminous foundation that effortlessly builds and blends to illuminate the complexion with customizable, long-wearing coverage.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Grapeseed Oil and Vegetal Squalene: Provide restoring moisturizing benefits.
- Perfecting Powders: Works with skins natural texture for a smoothed and enhanced finish​.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation reveals skin’s natural luminosity. It features MoistureG

KosasTinted Face Oil Comfy Skin Tint

Size: 1.0 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2193605

Color: Tone 10 - rich deep with warm undertones

1.8K Reviews

$56.00

Sheer, even coverage....This foundation is very yellow. The coverage is very sheer.

What it is: Clean, comfy light coverage makeup meets active skincare made with six nourishing botanical oils for more even, healthy and balanced skin.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Avocado Oil and Meadowfoam Oil: Moisturizes and plumps skin’s appearance.
- Red Raspberry Oil and Jojoba Oil: Soothes.
- Camellia Seed Oil and Rosehip Seed Oil: Balances and brightens.

PAT McGRATH LABSSublime Perfection Foundation

Size: 1.18 oz/ 35 ml·ITEM: 2257129

Color: Medium Deep 26 - medium deep with yellow undertones

2K Reviews

$92.00

it's a pretty good foundation but i'm not completely blown away. i was expecting a little more for the price. i only go for sheer coverage foundations so i did like this for being sheer and natural looking but once again nothing mind blowing and i have tried slightly better options...Is it a full coverage foundation? No, it’s quite pigmented when it’s pumped out of the tube but it sheers out upon application Why not 5 stars?

What it is: A long-wearing, customizable foundation that builds from sheer to medium coverage in a wide range of universal hues that manifest the ultimate sublime skin standard.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Unique Polymers: Provide lasting wear, ultimate smoothness, and a luminous finish.
- High-Purity Pigments Treated with Amino Acids: Deliver enhanced wear, a creamy feel, and controlled and easily buildable coverage.
- Diamond Core Powder: Enhances radiance and skin luminosity and decreases appearance of skin imperfections.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

$67.50

Sheer...I live in New Mexico, and the summers are hot, so I always wear powder in the summer and cream and liquid foundation for winter. I was a little disappointed...A friend, and former Sephora GM, helped me find this powder. I don't wear foundation because I'm too lazy to bother. For the last few years I've been using a Laura Mercier foundation powder and while I liked it, I found the coverage too sheer.

What it is: A sheer-to-full-coverage powder foundation has a versatile, mattifying, and long-wearing finish that is perfect for all skin types, including oily.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

What Else You Need to Know: This versatile matte foundation is buildable, long-lasting, and can be used wet or dry. The face powder is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups, covering imperfections, and as a sheer-coverage setting powder. The lightweight formula does not cake and offers a shine-free, natural look.

bareMineralsCOMPLEXION RESCUE Natural Matte Tinted Moisturizer Mineral SPF 30

Size: 1.18 oz / 35 mL·ITEM: 2659944

Color: Sienna - for very deep cool skin with a red hue

36 Reviews

$53.00

What it is: A bestselling, skin-loving tinted moisturizer—now with an oil-free, natural-matte finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Liquid

SPF: 30

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Marine Botanicals: Supply minerals and visibly balance skin, addressing oil and sebum over time.
- Squalane: Provides fast-absorbing, oil-free hydration.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This oil-free, fast-acting formula has a natural-matte finish and delivers up to 12 hours of oil absorption. It provides sheer-to-light coverage, protects against sun damage with mineral-based SPF 30, visibly evens skin to

Laura MercierSmooth Finish Foundation Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9.2 g·ITEM: 1530567

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

694 Reviews

$71.00

I've used Laura Mercier for a few years, but drifted away to Chanel, Dior etc. for foundations. Finally I came back in search of a powder foundation. ...You can build coverage from sheer - to full on. I found my permanent face powder!

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.

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