In the market for a new foundation? Probably. It's at this time of the year when the weather heats up and you feel an urgent need to emancipate your skin from the heavier formulas you reach for in winter. Come spring and summer, you usually need a lightweight formula with a shade that's a notch or two above what you wore in the depths of winter. Oh, and SPF is always a welcome bonus.
The best spring/summer foundations are those that let your skin's beauty shine through and soften imperfections without masking the skin in a cloak of heavy formula. They all amp up the glow and create the perfect base for a dusting of bronzer. Lucky for you, we've highlighted 11 new foundations (each with their own USP), so you're bound to find one you'll want to have a summer fling with.
In this foundation, pigments are suspended in an oil-free gel formula. It also contains hydrating glycerin and mineral powders that mop up excess oil and won't clog pores.
With physical SPF 20 (thanks to zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to mattify) and brightening vitamin C, this foundation evens out and protects the complexion. Ideal for summer.
With long wear foundations, you often have to forgo a radiant finish, but not with this new buildable foundation from Nars. You can layer it up to leave the complexion looking healthy—not matte.
I have never had so many compliments about my complexion since wearing this foundation, which is seriously low-giving and skin perfecting. It contains an SPF of 50.
This is a great go-to tinted moisturiser with SPF 23. It does a good job of concealing blemishes and brightening the complexion instantly. Over time, glycerin, hyaluronic acid and moringa tree extract improve skin tone and texture, too.
If you're not big on foundation, then this is for you. It creates a luminous veil of colour over the skin that lasts and will garner you plenty of compliments. The only downside? It only comes in three shades.
Super lightweight, sheer, easy-to-blend oil-free foundation is all about imparting a dewy finish onto the skin. It's buildable, so if you like more coverage, you can simply layer it up.
With an SPF of 25, this foundation is weightless and silky to the touch. It has real staying power, so you won't need to reapply throughout the day. MJ's offering also creates a natural-looking finish on the skin.
Want to forgo foundation? Simply add a couple of these drops into your moisturiser or serum to even out the complexion without caking the skin.
Shot through with hydrating litchi extract, glycerine and hyaluronic acid, this cushion foundation will never cake or crease. When tapped lightly onto the skin, it gives a natural-looking finish. You can also build it up for a more luminous matte effect.
For those who love a matte finish, this foundation is for you. The finish is shine-free, but it doesn't dry out the skin. It's waterproof, sweatproof and transfer-proof, and comes in 40 shades spanning three undertones: pink for peach or rosy skin tones with a cool tone, neutral for skin with an equal mix of pink and golden tones and golden for warmer yellow or olive skin tones.
Do you switch your foundation depending on the seasons? If so, let us know your favourite pick in our Facebook community group The British Beauty Line.