Top 5 Smudge-Proof Foundations for Summer

Summers in London come with a flux in temperatures. One minute it can be 30° and sunny, then 20 minutes later you could be up to your wellies in rain. In a time of such drastic weather changes, it’s important for a girl’s foundation to be able to withstand it all.

We’ve compiled a list of the best foundations to stand against anything summer has to offer. From powder to crèmes, drugstore to designer, Verge knows how to fight the summertime heat and look fab doing it.

  1. Urban Decay – Naked Skin

This liquid foundation is weightless on the skin with a demi-matte finish. It’s formula includes “light-diffusing spheres” to give you that perfect airbrushed look, even in the heat of the summer. With buildable coverage, you can customize your look without looking cakey. They even come with precise numbered shading system (warm tones end in a “.0” and cool tones end in a “.5”). At $39 (£25) a bottle it’s a bit of an investment, but it will keep you looking flawless all summer.


  1. Seventeen – BB Magic Blemish Balm

BB crèmes are perfect for those looking for an even lighter coverage. BB crèmes are great because they give your skin coverage while also improving the overall health of your skin. After continuous use, this crème will help prevent breakouts, minimise pores and control excess oils. And the best part, it’s only seven quid a bottle at your local Boots.


  1. bareMinerals – Original Foundation

This mineral-based foundation is a powder that gives flawless coverage in addition to SPF 15 protection. It buffs on to the skin for a virtually weightless finish and natural luminosity. It’s also infused with natural minerals proven to enhance the appearance of your skin over time. It’s also not badly priced: $28 (or £18), and one container will last for months to come.


  1. Laura Mercier РSilk Cr̬me Oil Free Foundation

If your main foundation concern throughout the summer is to keep your shine under control, then this is the foundation for you. This long-wear, oil-free foundation gives skin a matte finish while seamlessly evening out your skin tone. It is the priciest item on our list at $48 (£31) but we think this flawless finish is worth the extra dough.


  1. Revlon ColorStay

If you’re on the opposite end of the spectrum – with normal or dry skin – then check out Revlon’s ColorStay foundation. Equipped with a special hydrating formula, this product keeps your skin’s moisture level balanced while leaving it with a satin finish. The coverage is also buildable, so you’ll always look natural. Another drugstore darling, this baby comes in at just over £12.

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Try experimenting with different products until you find the one that suits your skin the best. (Also make sure you’re washing your face and moisturizing!)

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