Lightweight Foundations That Last All Day

longwear lightweight foundations that last all day

Despite the heat, sometimes you’ve got to reach for more than the sheer finish many tinted moisturisers give. However, you want to avoid heavy layers that result in creasing, makeup sweating off and transferring and the need for constant touch-ups. If you’re seeking out long-wear medium to full coverage, these are brilliant lightweight foundations that last all day.

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longwear lightweight foundations that last all day

Cle de Peau Beaute Fluid Foundation Matte SPF20*

I adore a good makeup-skincare hybrid for my base. Cle de Peau doesn’t disappoint with this beautiful formulation that cleverly balances a subtle matte finish with a radiant glow. With their own blend of skincare ingredients, it creates this smooth veil over the skin to illuminate your natural glow.

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Foundation*

You can’t go wrong with this super hydrating, lightweight and buildable foundation. It comes out in a lovely pipette and applies beautifully with a brush or fingers. Personally, I love applying it with my fingers as it just melts into the skin and feels super comfortable. For additional long-wear and a subtle matte yet glowing finish I like to layer the Hydra-Primer underneath. 

Lancome Teint Idole Ultrawear Nude*

A brilliant everyday, lightweight foundation that feels like a second skin. It has a matte yet natural finish, smooths on easily and won’t be disturbed under your face covering. It’s definitely that next level up from a tinted moisturiser to feel polished with minimal effort.

Chanel Ultra Le Teint*

Another super comfortable, buildable and lightweight foundation that applies so easily with your fingers. A creamy glycerine based formula that makes a great everyday choice to deliver a natural, flawless, supple skin finish. You’ll sense a theme with my lightweight foundation choices in that, like this Chanel one, they offer a hybrid luminous matte finish. I love this as a balance between long-wearing underneath a face covering yet shows off a natural glow. There’s also the new Les Beiges Foundation* which is the height of luminous, second skin makeup – it feels like applying a serum on the skin.

Even Better Clinical™ Serum Foundation SPF 20*

A lightweight yet buildable to a high coverage foundation with a satin-matte, natural finish – perfect for summer! Designed to last up to 24hours without creasing it will serve you from day to night. The addition of skin perfecting ingredients is another reason I love this. It has plumping hyaluronic acid, smoothing salicylic acid and brightening vitamin C.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation*

Usually, when I feel the need for a more long wearing base than a tinted moisturiser, I’ll reach for this. Luminous Silk is my go-to for that silky, fresh skin base that blends seamlessly and pairs well with liquid or cream bronze and blush for a sun-kissed finish and zero creasing. 

Hourglass Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation*

A great pick for full coverage that feels weightless on the skin. This foundation has colour-coated pigments and light refracting microspheres to deliver a smooth, soft focus finish. Overall, you get that second skin application with a gorgeous flawless finish that blurs pores like a filter.