In the market for a new foundation? Probably. It's at this time of the year when the weather heats up or you have a holiday abroad and you feel an urgent need to emancipate your skin from the heavier formulas often reached for in winter. Come spring and into 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, but don't mask the skin in a cloak of heavy formula. They all amp up the glow and create the perfect base for a dusting of bronzer. Luckily we've edited nine new foundations each with their own USP, so you're bound to find one you'll want to have a summer fling with.
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, and it leaves 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, with SPF 50.
A great go-to tinted moisturiser with SPF 23, it does a good job of concealing blemishes, 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. Only downside? It only comes in three shades.
Super lightweight, sheer and easy to blend, this oil-free foundation is all about imparting a dewy finish onto the skin. It's buildable, too, so if you like more coverage, you simply layer up.
With SPF 25, this foundation is weightless and silky to the touch, has real staying power so you won't need to reapply throughout the day, and creates a natural-looking finish on the skin.
Want to forgo foundation? Simply add a couple of these drops into your foundation 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. Tapped lightly onto the skin, it gives a natural-looking finish, but you can build it up for a more luminous matte effect for evenings.
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 it 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.