Beat the heat with these foundations and bases that won't melt off when the mercury's rising!
There’s nothing quite as soul-destroying as walking into the office bathroom at lunchtime to see your foundation melting off your face. It only gets worse when you start working out just how long you've been walking around with your face in that slovenly state.
So here, at Irish Tatler HQ, we've taken to wearing lighter, more summer-friendly bases - ones that deliver on their promise of evening out skin tones but are less prone to slipping and sliding.
Here's a roundup of our tried and tested favourite daily tints, that actually stay all day...
Les Beiges SPF 30 Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturiser, €43, Chanel
This sheer formula looks as good when it goes on, as it does after a sweaty commute and allows the skin to breathe freely while doing so. Soft Focus powders even out the complexion, while a HA derivative acts like a water trap on the skin surface giving optimal hydration without any grease.
Perfecting Skin Tint, €24, Glossier
In the land between bare skin and makeup exists the imperceptible wash of colour that is Glossier's Perfecting Skin Tint. It leaves your face looking toned, smooth, and dewy. The breathable, ultra-thin formula auto-fits to skin, making application as simple as throwing on moisturizer. Win.
Sensibio Anti-Redness BB Cream, €17.50, Bioderma
Formulated with the brand's exclusive ROSACTIV® patent – which prevents the dilation of small blood vessels and calms redness – this BB Cream is ideal for those with sensitive skin types, susceptible to redness and rosacea. Active ingredients like ginkgo biloba, green tea and soy all work to reduce inflammation and immediately soothe skin.
Studio Face & Body Foundation, €32, MAC
This water-based, water-resistant foundation is an all-year-round classic, but it really comes into its own in the warmer weather. What it will do is even out tone-issues, provide natural coverage and moisturise the skin. What it won't do is cover up freckles, separate on the skin's surface or stick to drier patches.
Complexion Rescue Hydrating Gel Cream, €32, Bare Minerals
A multi-tasking genius that combines skincare benefits with a very lightweight CC come BB come tinted moisturiser. Almost made for those with very dry to normal skin, it will deliver on a healthy looking, radiant glow, but it does verge on the completely sheer-side, so it's best kept for GREAT skin days.
Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30, €39, NARS
Sheer and matte don't tend to necessarily come packaged together as adjectives when describing light summer bases, but this oil-free, suede-like tint controls shine all day, using serious blurring powders. Vitamins C, E, and SPF 30 also protect against free-radical damage caused by environmental stress.