Our beauty goals during the summer months are simple: invest in a good SPF (a must!) and aim to achieve a flawless-looking complexion while using as few products as possible. After all, when the heat and humidity reach their peak, the last thing you want to be dealing with is layers of heavy makeup—especially when it comes to your foundation. Still, as anyone with less than perfect skin will tell you, achieving an even, glowy complexion without the help of a skin-perfecting foundation can be a bit difficult. That’s where the perfect lightweight foundation comes into play.
Thanks to the rise of K-beauty staples like CC creams and beauty balms over the last decade, traditional foundations have since undergone a bit of a revamp, resulting in a slew of innovative, lighter-than-air formulas designed to address our every skin concern. Whether your goal is to achieve sheer coverage or full coverage, a dewy finish or a matte one, there is no shortage of super-lightweight foundations to help you achieve fresh, breathable summer skin. Ahead, discover the 15 skin-enhancing formulas that our editors swear by once the temperatures start to rise.