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Five Foundations That Won’t Budge In This Heat

Flawless fresh skin is just a pump away!

By Maha Asif Rizwan

A full blown makeup – with foundation et al. – can never survive the wrath of humidity on a hot summer day. It’s a known fact and let’s embrace it instead of trying to ‘lot’ it away with multiple packs of blotting sheets. No matter how light-handedly you apply a foundation, by noon you end up looking like a glistening mess, wishing you’d gone bare face instead. But then how will you combat dark circles, pigmentation, and a dozen dark spots that have appeared from nowhere? The painful conclusion is that hiding your foundation in the winter drawer is not an option. The only solution is to find products that keep the oil in control while letting your skin breathe.

Here are some of the options that we’ve narrowed down for you. Choose your pick, but only after prepping your skin with a good moisturizer and primer.

Color Studio Invincible Foundation

Specifically suited for oily skin, this liquid foundation bottle is full of matte goodness that offers full coverage and zero sweat. Yes, you heard us right; the Invincible Foundation is designed for long wear, is water resistant, has SPF 12, and will give your skin that flawless photo finish look you’ve been dreaming off. Phew!

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation


This tube is perfect for achieving a naturally matte look. The upside of Maybelline Poreless Tube Foundation is, that in addition to giving you coverage, it will also minimize your pores with its blurring micro-powders. It absorbs oil and gives your skin a pore-less finish and is suited for daily wear.

This small tube is definitely a handbag essential this summer.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24H Matte Foundation


The foolproof way to avoid that unwanted shine all day long is with this Infallible Matte Foundation by L’Oréal. Its easy to apply formula, offers oil control all day long and provides a matte finish. If you’re tired of your skin looking cakey then here’s the right pick for you. It does the job without you loading on multiple layers of loose powder.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation


Revlon’s formula for combination and oily skin is oil-free goodness for those summer night outs! It has liquid to powder finish and will prevent you from looking like a disco ball.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer


This is the solution for all those who are looking for a light coverage. A bit on the pricier side, NARS’ light weight formula forms a translucent veil on your skin that hydrates, covers, and brightens your skin while keeping it matte. What more could one ask for?