The Best Foundation For Flawless Summer Skin

The 10 Best Foundations For Summer

By Courtney Leiva

While we aim to go lighter and bolder when it comes to our summer beauty routines, nothing says gorgeous better than perfectly prepped and primed skin.

Sure, it’s important to add a primer to your beauty arsenal during the summer months (no one wants a makeup meltdown!), but picking up a fabulous foundation is always a great route to choose too; especially since you surely want that effortless look all-year-round.

For that radiant face you crave, trust any of these ten hand-picked foundations to totally transform your skin. And with all of ’em under $50, you won’t have to worry (well, too much, anyway!) about breaking your budget.

For A Double Duty Product. Conceal and correct any imperfections with the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer, ($27) which combines a lightweight foundation with an effective concealer.

For A Light Dose Of Color. For lightweight coverage with skin-boosting benefits, trust Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup ($11.19) to bring antioxidants and added SPF to your skin.

For Acne-Prone Skin. To give your clogged skin coverage and love, pick up Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm ($34) for opaque coverage. Want something more lightweight? Let the L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream ($9.99) hydrate and hide blemishes fast. 

For A Tinted Moisturizer. Tinted moisturizers always make your goals for breathable skin a reality. For that barely-there face try Sonia Kashuk’s Radiant Tinted Moisturizer With SPF 15 ($13.69), for a glowing complexion that feels makeup-free. Looking for more sun protection? Check out the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($43) for a delicate veil of color with extra SPF benefits.

For A Liquid Product. Liquid foundation can give you that airbrushed look in a flash, so to get that camera-ready finish you desire, apply Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation ($9.99) for an unbeatable finish. For added anti-aging benefits too, use the L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Foundation ($14.99) for an age-defying boost.

For A Full Coverage CC Cream. Bringing you full coverage color as well as amazing SPF benefits, CC creams are the beauty gift that really keeps on giving. For that perfect multitasking cream, the Mary Kay CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 corrects and enhances dull skin in seconds. Prefer a natural touch of makeup? The It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream With SPF 50 + ($38) improves skin texture and hydration levels with continued use.