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Four Foundations to Try This Summer

While this might not be a big summer for “going out” (cue the complaining about pandemic related inconveniences…) many of us still want to look our best for the few people we see each day and, frankly, for ourselves. An even and bright complexion goes a long way towards boosting one’s confidence and mood. Personally, I am more productive on days when I spend a few minutes each morning to apply makeup. Today, I’d like to share four light to medium coverage foundation options worth trying if you’re in the market for a new shade or formula.*

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#1 – KOSAS Tinted Face Oil Foundation

Best for those seeking light coverage and a moisturizing formula

KOSAS foundation

Ladies and gents, this is sheer coverage at its finest. This product is called “tinted face oil” and that is what it is, a skin conditioning oil that’s tinted enough to even out and brighten the complexion. The formula is pure liquid, so be careful when taking off the cap to apply. A little goes a long way, and I’ve had success applying both with my fingers and with a brush. Looking for a little more coverage? The Tinted Face Oil pairs incredibly well with KOSAS’ Revealer Concealer, which you can apply over the foundation just to the areas that need some extra love.

#2 – ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation

Best for those seeking SPF protection and a natural finish

ILIA foundation

This is another light coverage foundation, though in my opinion it is slightly heavier than the previously mentioned option. The Super Serum Skin Tint comes with a dropper so it is easy to dispense the preferred amount of product. The formula is moisturizing, but not at all oily, and the SPF is perfect for those planning to spend some time in the sun.

#3 – Bite Beauty Changemaker Supercharged Micellar Foundation

Best for those wishing for medium coverage

Bite Beauty foundation

The Bite Beauty Changemaker Supercharged Micellar Foundation is a staple in my makeup collection. It offers medium, buildable coverage and a natural finish that lasts all day. I find that it stands ups well to heat and humidity. An added bonus is that you can select the compatible primer based on your own needs – there’s one for normal to dry skin and another for normal to oily.

#4 – W3LL People Narcissist Foundation Stick

Best for those who may want to touch-up on the go

W3LL People foundation

The W3LL People Narcissist Foundation stick offers medium coverage and a natural finish. My preferred application method is to draw on the face, and then blend out with a foundation brush. Given that many of us live in places with mask mandates, this foundation is an excellent option if you might want to touch up your nose once heading back outside.

Swatches and Wrap Up

All four of these foundations are excellent for anyone wishing to bring out their skin’s natural beauty with minimal effort. But remember, always apply SPF if there isn’t any in your foundation’s composition!

swatches of discussed foundations
As you can see, there are a variety of textures. These are the shades I wear in each formula (though the W3LL People is looking a bit light based upon my current sun exposure!)
swatches blended out

Do you have a foundation you’e been loving recently? Let me know below!

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