Summertime Foundation – The Must Haves

After I stopped using bareMinerals foundation I was very discouraged while trying to find a new one. The shades were off, the texture didn’t work for me, they didn’t last and some even caused skin irritation. After trying and vetoing many foundations, I finally have a selection that I use on rotation. The favourites can vary depending on the season or occasion but here are my top 3 (the dreaded 3) go to summer foundations. I chose a high-end, middle and drugstore as I like this variety in my everyday routine.

First up is the Naked Skin foundation from Urban Decay in shade .5. In all honesty, it took many a trial and error to make this foundation work for me. It is very sheer and I was failing to get any coverage using a foundation brush, this all changed when I switched to using the BeautyBlender (I have raved about this already and will spare you). Once I was able to get a smooth, even application, this foundation did just what the claims said it would do. It provides demi-matte, buildable coverage and leaves my skin looking flawless. It is very lightweight, I love that it just melts into my own skin and doesn’t feel or look like a mask. This shade is a touch on the yellow side but nothing scary and otherwise, this foundation is perfect for a quick face that won’t melt off.

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My middle range foundation is the Quick-Fix Body foundation stick from dermablend in nude and this stuff is crazy amazing! I use this over a BB and just swipe on in the same fashion that I would apply concealer and blend. This shade is perfect for my skin tone, it is a full coverage formula but it is so creamy and comfortable to wear. I used to only utilize this for tattoo cover up but on a whim just swiped it all over my face and loved it instantly. A little setting powder and this product will last all day. It is also always in my bag for any emergencies during the day. Totally awesome.

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Finally my drugstore go to foundation is the About Face foundation by FlowerBeauty in shade 1. I think I recently talked about this foundation, I like it because it is so easy to apply – you really cannot goof it up. This shade is also totally neutral so it works well with a no makeup, makeup look. This foundation is a tad on the thicker side but I’ve not run into any issue with transferring and it stands the test of eating, humidity, rain, etc. I’ve gotten a lot of wear out of this 14$ foundation and will be keeping it in my stock!

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I still cannot believe that I had such a hard time finding a new foundation and now I have a variety to work with but a lot of my frustration was solved by just switching tools. I have unfortunately yet to find a foundation that matches my skin tone as well as mineral foundation but am pretty close. What are your favourite summer foundations?

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