Summer is slowly approaching and with new seasons comes time to reassess not only our skincare essentials but also our makeup go-to’s. During these dry, winter months you may be using a hydrating liquid foundation but once summer rolls around and temperatures increase, you may want to consider switching over to a foundation with more mattifying properties.
If you agree, here’s some of the best powder foundations worth making the switch for this summer!
1. bareMinerals barePRO 16HR Skin-Perfecting Powder Foundation
This “long-lasting” powder foundation promises to combat sweat, humidity, and transfer while also providing sixteen hours of “breathable” full coverage. It visibly evens skin tone and texture and is available in over thirty shades.
2. Mac Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
This powder foundation is for the girl who loves a luminous finish. This slow baked powder features “low-level pearlized pigments” which provide a “dimensional yet natural finish.” It’s a powder that can be used alone, to set foundation or for touch-ups throughout the day.
3. Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder
Laura Mercier’s Smooth Finish Foundation Powder has received 4.5 out of 5 stars. It’s lightweight, oil-free, and delivers sheer to full coverage; in addition, it can be applied wet or dry for a matte or radiant finish. This powder foundation is ideal for all skin types, is water-resistant and avoids settling into fine lines.
4. Shiseido UV Protective Compact Foundation (Refill) SPF 36
Shiseido’s UV Protective Compact Foundation is probably the most innovative powder foundation that there is. It delivers a lightweight, natural finish, while also protecting the skin from damage caused by the sun’s dangerous UV rays, aging and dryness.
5. Laura Geller Beauty Baked Balance-n-Glow Color Correcting Foundation
This powder foundation is dermatologist approved, and is a perfect option for concealing irritated and red skin without adding further toxins. Formulated with Vitamin C, this powder promises to boost your natural radiance, blur imperfections, and protect skin while leaving a “subtle satin finish.”
6. Milani Cosmetics Conceal + Perfect Shine Proof-Powder
Milani Cosmetics' Conceal + Perfect Shine Proof-Powder is an extremely affordable option that provides medium to buildable coverage, shine control and even promises to tighten pores and keep skin feeling fresh. It also features a vegan formula.