Best Summer Foundations: Fenty Beauty
Summer heat, no sweat. Courtesy of Fenty Beauty

Summer is officially within arm's reach. The days are longer, temps are rising, closets are rotating to playful dresses and vacation countdowns are drawing closer. After securing swimsuits and other must-have items from your seasonal wishlist, you'll also want to up your beauty game with the most important product in your makeup routine — foundation. There's certainly the option of throwing on some concealer and blush over a good moisturizer, but some summer escapades undoubtedly call for that tried-and-true base.

While the concept of wearing foundation in the warmer seasons may seem far-fetched, beauty brands have amped up their formulas to create products that will survive the sun's merciless heat. Yes, foundations that don't run or flake at the first sign of moisture do exist. Skin tints took over the scene in 2021 through Fenty Beauty's release of its Eaze Drop with other brands jumping on the bandwagon almost instantly. Meanwhile, weightless and lightweight foundations that provide your desired coverage while remaining breathable are trending now more than ever, thanks to brands like Laura Mercier, NARS and Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Ahead, we've gathered the best foundations for keeping your skin cool and matte without fail for all skin tones. Whether you're preparing for your next getaway or looking to elevate your routine, these are the best picks.

Best Summer Foundations: Anastasia Beverly Hills
Anastasia Beverly Hills

Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Balm Serum Boosted Skin Tint, $42 at Anastasia Beverly Hills

If you're a fan of the no-makeup makeup look, this beauty balm by Anastasia Beverly Hills is a must-have in your summer rotation. The first ever BB cream in stick form, the tint seamlessly blends skin care and makeup for light, natural, glowing coverage. It also contains skin-loving ingredients for a smooth effect and shea butter to add softness and hydration.

Best Summer Foundations: Mac Cosmetics
MAC Cosmetics

MAC Cosmetics Strobe Dewy Skin Tint, $38 at MAC Cosmetics

Infused with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, this foundation provides immediate hydration and won't fade for eight hours.

Best Summer Foundations: Glossier

Glossier Stretch Fluid Foundation, $34 at Glossier

Glossier's offering makes the perfect foundation if you aren't looking for full coverage. It adds a subtle evenness to skin with a dewy, matte finish and stays in place for hours.

Best Summer Foundations: Laura Mercier
Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Real Flawless Weightless Perfecting Waterproof Foundation, $52 at Sephora

This foundation literally lives up to its name. With blurring bamboo silk powders and hydro-lipid matrix in its formula, Laura Mercier's foundation balances moisture and shine while providing cake-free coverage for up to 12 hours.

Best Summer Foundations: Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation

Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation, $43 at Sephora

Resist heat and humidity once and for all with Dior's face and body foundation. As "one of the best foundations ever used" according to high-praise reviews, it delivers medium coverage and maintains your skin's natural glow.

Best Summer Foundations: Lancôme

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24H Full Coverage Foundation, $57 at Ulta Beauty

Made with new ultra-breathability powered by Advanced Airwear Technology, Lancôme provides a matte foundation that's transfer- and sweat-resistant and made with moringa seed extract that repairs damaged skin cells.

Best Summer Foundations: Danessa Myricks
Danessa Myricks Beauty

Danessa Myricks Beauty Yummy Skin Soothing Serum Skin Tint Foundation, $36 at Sephora

This two-in-one skin tint foundation gives a skin-like, radiant finish and absorbs sweat like no other.

Best Summer Foundations: Fenty Beauty
Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint, $36 at Sephora

One of the first skin tints that doubles as foundation to appear on the beauty scene, the formula provides lightweight, buildable coverage for blurred and smoothed skin.

Best Summer Foundations: Covergirl

CoverGirl Simply Ageless Skin Perfector Essence Hydro Fresh Tint, $13.31 at Amazon

Have sensitive skin? Look no further than CoverGirl's skin care makeup hybrid gel. Made with plant-based retinol, it reduces the appearance of fine lines, increases skin's firmness and delivers a sheer even tint.

Best Summer Foundations: Saie

Saie Slip Tint Lightweight Tinted Moisturizer, $36 at Sephora

An Allure Best of Beauty Award winner, Saie's moisturizer acts as a foundation providing light coverage that's the perfect balance of matte and dewy.

Best Summer Foundations: Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation, $52 at Sephora

Looking for foundation that actually stays in place all day? Look no further than Estée Lauder's matte product.

Best Summer Foundations: Makeup By Mario
Makeup by Mario

Makeup by Mario SurrealSkin Liquid Foundation, $42 at Sephora

For those with normal to dry skin, Makeup by Mario's offering contains grapeseed oil and perfecting powders that work with skin's natural texture to restore moisture and provide a smoothed and enhanced finish.

Best Summer Foundations: Urban Decay
Urban Decay

Urban Decay Face Bond Self-Setting Waterproof Foundation, $40 at Amazon

Urban Decay's Face Bond is crafted with niacinamide serum to improve skin's texture and self-setting powder that absorbs sweat and sebum for a natural-looking finish.

Best Summer Foundations: NARS

NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation, $42 at NARS

A master of mattifying products, NARS has the perfect full-coverage, natural-looking foundation that lasts for 16 hours. It helps prevent color shifting through the brand's exclusive Anti-Oxidation Complex and balances excess sebum with Hydramatte Balancing Complex.

Best Summer Foundations: Kosas

Kosas BB Burst Tinted Face Gel Cream, $38 at Amazon

This BB cream is infused with nourishing ingredients like copper peptides and zinc oxide that provide healthy collagen production while delivering natural-looking, light coverage.

Best Summer Foundations: Dior

Dior Forever Glow Star Filter Multi-Use Complexion Enhancing Booster, $55 at Sephora

Dior's liquid illuminator is lightweight enough to hydrate skin for 24 hours yet powerful enough to provide sufficient coverage.

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