Foundations are like people. There are all kinds of them. Some of them you can get along with; some of them you’ll tolerate. There are the ones you can not live without, and some you see from time to time. And then you have easy-going people (and foundations). They’ll make you smile, and they certainly won’t let you down. The following foundations we’ve picked up for you, reader, are a lot like the easy-going friend you have in your life. You can apply and walk out the door. You can freshen up with them during the day in the back of a cab. You don’t have to spend hours looking for the right shade, they’ll adjust to you if you accidentally bought a shade lighter or darker while online shopping. They wash off easily at night, but they stay put to a degree even on the hottest of days. When it’s summer, don’t worry about your foundation. Take a look at our curation of laid-back foundations and skin tints below.
Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint, 399 TL
Even though Fenty Beauty’s Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint is one of the newest products on the market, it is easily destined to become an instant classic with its lightweight texture and QuickBlur complex. As opposed to Fenty Beauty’s other foundations with a whopping 50 different shades, Eaze Drop has 25 flexible shades in its arsenal. It has a light to medium, longwear coverage, so you can put it on in the morning before work, and then go straight to happy hour. It also pledges a humidity, sweat and transfer-resistant formula. Use fingers or a brush for application, although I prefer fingers, followed by a quick sweep with a damp beauty sponge.
Ilia Beauty Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40, $48
The Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 from Ilia Beauty, lives up to its name. This all-in-one weightless formula has SPF 40 coverage with Non-Zano Zinc Oxide (which means it’s reef-safe) to shield your skin from UVA, UVB, UVC, blue light and infrared rays. Man, that’s a mouthful. It also has a blend of hyaluronic acids, plant-derived squalene and niacinamide, which will keep you hydrated, even-toned and dewy throughout the day. It is silicone, fragrance, chemical screen and oil free. “Super” indeed.
Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation, $42
Kosas’ Tinted Face Oil Foundation is another two-birds-with-one-stone type of product. It’s more of a skincare than a foundation. It has a velvety texture, which is hard to achieve with lightweight foundation formulas. It’s made up of avocado, meadowfoam, red raspberry, jojoba, camellia seed and rosehip oils, so you don’t have to worry about looking cakey all day long on a hot summer day.
Make sure to give it a shake before applying.
Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint (Refill), 519 TL
Milk Makeup’s Sunshine Skin Tint is like the whimsical friend of the bunch. It comes in a mess-free, airtight tube. You pump the product into a glass rollerball tip, swipe it onto your skin and blend. It has broad spectrum, coral-reef safe SPF 30 that protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays. The dewy factor comes from its blend of grapeseed, avocado, mandarin, jojoba and olive oils. Sunshine Skin Tint also contains olive-derived squalene to seal in moisture. Paraben-free, gluten-free and vegan. Fun!
Chanel Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer, 675 TL
Chanel’s Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer is the Chanel bag of lightweight foundations. You can literally put it on your face without a mirror. I’ve done it several times. It has a Healthy Glow Booster that’s made up of mineral pigments and Soft Focus powders to even out your complexion. It also protects you from the sun with SPF 30 / PA++. Gentle, easy, classic.
Sephora Best Skin Ever Liquid Foundation, 199 TL
Sephora’s Best Skin Ever Liquid Foundation has an easy to sheer out medium coverage with a natural finish. Perhaps it can best be described as a team player, meaning you can apply it with both hands and/or a brush. Star players on the ingredient list include hyaluronic acid, hydrating red-algae extract and anti-pollution providing brown algae-extract. the right choice for a summer in the city. Fun fact, this foundation’s bottle is made up of 30 percent recycled glass.
Kiehl’s Super Fluid Daily UV Mineral Defense, 620 TL
Although, Kiehl’s Super Fluid Daily UV Mineral Defense is not technically a foundation, its slight tint is enough to use it as one on a daily basis. This Titanium Dioxide based mineral sunscreen has Broad Spectrum SPF 50+. Suitable for sensitive, acne-prone skin types, it also leaves a matte finish. For days when you have 1 minute to get ready.
Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint, $26
Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint may have the sheerest coverage, but don’t hold it against this lightweight formula. It is a skin tint after all, and a pretty good one. If you want that no makeup makeup look, Perfecting Skin Tint can be used as an enhancer next to its best friend, Stretch Concealer. While Diamond Powder gives a brightening and pore minimizing effect, glycerin moisturizes. 12 adjustable shades. No fuss.