There are plenty of things to love about summer – the warm weather and sunshine, days at the beach, barbecues and picnics, to name just a few – but the number that it can do on your makeup is definitely not one of them.
We all know the kind of havoc that heat and humidity can wreck – with all the sweating and oil breaking through, you’re lucky if you can make to mid-day without all of your makeup melting off in the summer. For most women, keeping your foundation in place is the biggest challenge in the hot weather. Even if you use a primer and set it with powder, it can wind up sliding off your face in a hurry when the temperature starts to rise.
That’s why choosing the right foundation for hot weather is so important. While you may need a thicker, more hydrating product in the fall and winter when the air is dry and cool, summer calls for a lightweight foundation that can help control shine when your skin starts to get greasy or sweaty. When you’re checking out labels, look for a product that’s oil-free and mattifying to make sure that your skin looks fresh and flawless no matter how hot it gets.
If you’re not sure where to start in your hunt for the perfect summer face product, here are six foundations that look fabulous even in a heat wave.