There are countless reasons one might feel averse toward typical foundations. Maybe like our area where the humidity is 100 percent in a destroy-your-hair-and-makeup mode, rendering the aforementioned typical foundation unable to keep up with creeping temperatures and moisture in the air. The good news is that lightweight, sheer-like foundations can be long-wearing and give you the full coverage that you want. We’ve sifted through 2018’s newest formulas to determine which products are the favorite ultralight, take-anywhere foundations.
Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation
This one helps skin look intentionally dewy, but you won’t feel any additional slickness. Bobbi Brown’s medium-coverage foundation dries down completely, only leaving you with a gleaming, even complexion. Available at Bloomingdale’s.
Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation
This new Chantecaille foundation is a medium-coverage, oil-free one that feels super lightweight thanks to its gel formula. It gives skin a fresh dewy finish, and it’s super easy to apply with your fingers and blend if you can’t be bothered with makeup sponges or brushes. Available at Nordstrom.
This new Marc Jacobs Beauty medium-coverage foundation dries down to feel just like your own skin and is completely oil-free, making it perfect for acne-prone skin. Available at Sephora.
Burberry Fresh Gel Stick Foundation
The finish is natural, giving your skin a dewy finish (and that your-skin-but-better look). Available at Sephora.
Sunday Riley The Influencer Foundation
This super nourishing foundation formula brings dull, dry skin back to life. It makes my skin look healthier, even glow-y. As for how this foundation works with thirsty skin — its lightweight texture glides over flaky patches without making them look more pronounced. Available at Space NK in Bloomingdale’s.