When you think of summer, you seldom think about foundations. And, trust me, you’re not alone. The traditional formulation of foundations is to be blamed; they would leave your face looking cakey and cracked, and in this heat, it can translate into a disaster real quick. So, most of us found solace in a few dots of concealer and powder. But then, don’t we all secretly wish to wear a light hand of foundation on special days when we want to deck up a litte? Enter new-age foundations with smart, lightweight and skin-loving formulations that are here to disrupt their (foundation’s) bad rep and instead, let you enjoy some coverage sans the sticky, heavy and layer-like finish. Here are five lightweight picks that we love.
The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation
If you’re looking for a foundation that feels and wears comfortable, has a mattifying feel yet natural-looking finish and has skin-benefiting properties to offer, this is it. The newest fresh nude foundation has a thick but blendable formula and will honestly sit on the skin like a dream. It doesn’t compromise on coverage and is buildable while keeping the skin moisturised – thanks to vitamin E and aloe vera.
Nykaa All Day Matte Foundation
If you have a normal to dry skin type, this foundation is a great addition to your vanity. The sheer formula offers hydration and glow while having that natural-matte finish. It has a slew of shades to suit all Indian skin types and is priced nominally, making it great for everyday wear.
Clinique Even Better Clinical Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
This foundation is a true representation of skincare meets makeup. It provides intense hydration as well as sun protection while bestowing that everyday-clean makeup kinda coverage. The foundation contains not just one or two but three superior actives – vitamin C, salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid to repair your skin from the inside while giving it a more presentable look on the outside.
Nudestix Tinted Cover Foundation
With a thoughtfully concocted formulation containing over 15 natural extracts (coffee, lavender, tea tree and rosemary being some of them), this foundation works upon protecting the skin from the environmental aggressors by building a barrier between them and the skin. Speaking of the wear, it’s comfortable, evens out the skin tone and prevents dryness.
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