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: 2649036

Color: G5 - deep warm

371 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.

HourglassVeil™ Hydrating Skin Tint Foundation

Size: 1.2 oz / 35 ml·ITEM: 2690980

Color: 14 - Medium deep with neutral warm undertones

689 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.


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

480 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.

ROSE INCSkin Enhance Non-Comedogenic Skin Tint Serum Foundation

Size: 1oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2529253

Color: 20 - light skin tone / warm peach undertone

991 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: 2620300

Color: 8N - light medium with neutral undertone

1.5K 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: 2193613

Color: Tone 09 - deep with red 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: 2256956

Color: Light Medium 9 - light medium with pink neutral 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

When I want sheer coverage I apply it dry then buff it down with a cotton ball. ...I would recommend this to anyone wanting sheer coverage without looking old.

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: 2659936

Color: Chestnut - for deep neutral skin with a peach hue

33 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 MercierReal Flawless Luminous Perfecting Talc-Free Pressed Powder

Size: 0.24 oz / 7 g·ITEM: 2643096

Color: Translucent Medium - for medium-to-medium deep skin tones

243 Reviews

$71.00

Sheer Glow...This powder is perfect over foundation or on its own. I tend to lean more towards a natural look and this definitely looks great on its own and gives a subtle glow. ...Light but matte finish powder. Nice for natural, sheer wear.

What it is: A pressed finishing powder that enhances the look of skin and makeup with a natural, luminous finish, instantly adding dimension and enlivening skin.
Coverage: Light

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Chamomile Extract and Rose Oil: Provides all-day skin comfort that becomes one with skin.
- High Resolution Pigments and Custom-Pearl Blends: Enliven complexion, instantly lift sallowness and dullness.
- Auto-Balancing Technology: Helps balance moisture and control shine immediately and over time.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SL

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