12 Complexion-Perfecting Products For People Who Hate Heavy Foundations

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The only thing worse than wearing an old, crunchy mascara is wearing a foundation that is so heavy it feels (and probably looks) like you are wearing a mask. Even if it does make your face look flawless, you really do not want to wear anything that heavy. Foundations have come a long way since the cake-y powder ones of the 1990′s. There are lots of tinted moisturizers, BB creams and foundations that feel as light as air on your skin. You will not even notice them. Promise.

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Take a look at 12 lightweight complexion-perfecting products:

1. Liquid Halo HD Foundation ($42, Smashbox)Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation

This foundation is the first to have Liquid Light Technology. Gel-covered pigments mimic photo filters to create a flawless canvas. It is moisturizing, and resistant to sweat and humidity but it does not feel like you have a layer of gunk on your face.

2. ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup ($14.99, Revlon)Revlon Colorstay Whipped Makeup

Bakers will tell you how whipping something makes it nice and light. Think meringues. The same theory applies to makeup. This has a mousse-like texture that is soft and provides flexible wear. Translation: Your makeup won’t end up all cake-y and cracked.

3. Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream ($29.50, bareMinerals)bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Gel Cream

This mineral-based gel cream combines a BB cream, CC cream and tinted moisturizer into one tube. Apply the lightweight formula to your face and it will boost hydration and give you a radiant finish.

4. Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation ($10.99, Maybelline)Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation

If you could use a bit of hydration, this foundation will keep your skin moisturized for up to 12 hours. It has a unique gel-whipped formula that is lighter than any day cream. The soft matte formula won’t make you look like a cake face.

5. Naked Skin Beauty Balm ($34, Urban Decay)Urban Decay Naked Skin BBEyeshadow palettes are not the only thing in Urban Decay‘s Naked range. This BB cream is so light, it will make your skin look and feel like it is, well, naked. It primes, hydrates, blur imperfections, protects thanks to SPF 20, and it even has anti-aging benefits.

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