Each spring, beauty companies bring us a slew of new foundations for the warmer weather and below are my tried-and-tested picks for my dehydrated combination skin.
From left to right:
1. Kanebo Sensai Fluid Finish Lasting Velvet Foundation ($50). This may have made its debut last year but it is still one of my favorites. It contains Phyto-Squalene, Rice Extract, 55% Fuji-Sensui Water, Koishimaru Silk to deeply moisturize along with and SPF 15 to protecting from the sun. I loved that it provided great, natural-looking coverage and left behind a velvety, not overly matte finish that is perfect for the warmer months.
My Shade: FF203
2. Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme Foundation ($42). A new addition to Laura’s famous line of foundations, this oil-free formula is packed with Aloe, Green Tea Leaf extract and other skin-loving ingredients like vitamins A, E and Panthenol. It provides medium to high coverage and keeps my skin matte all day without drying it out. Oilier skin will love this too!
My Shade: Warm Ivory
3. Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup ($35). With a super thin water-based formula (we are talking RMK Liquid Foundation thin!) to mimic the lightweight, ultra-natural appearance from an airbrush application and Hyaluronic Acid for all day hydration, I was sold only after one application of this new foundation. Not only did it feel and look completely invisible as claimed, it evened out my skin so beautifully that concealer, wait what concealer? It also dries down to a satin finish that stays put over 10 hours. Makeup guru Lisa Eldridge is also a fan of this.
My Shade: 2CN2
4. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 /PA+++. Infused with Kopara, Oceana Saffron, Galaxaura, Ascorbyl Glucoside and mineral rich seawater from French Polynesia, this tinted moisturizer covers just like a foundation and has taken me from winter all the way to spring. It goes on ultra creamy and leaves behind a natural, dewy finish, plus it comes with SPF 30 and PA+++ to offer great protection against UVA and UVB rays.
My Shade: Alaska.
What are some of YOUR favorite foundations for spring and summer?