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.
Take a look at 12 lightweight complexion-perfecting products:
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.
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.
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.
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)Eyeshadow 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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This BB cream comes in a dropper bottle. A single drop is all you need to cover your entire face. It blurs any blemishes and adds moisture. Once you apply it, you will forget you are wearing it.
Cushion compacts are one of the most talked about Korean beauty products. The non-absorbing puff applicator gives you a radiant light to medium finish. What’s even better is it offers sun protection and hydration.
These drops aren’t like any other product you have ever used. You do not apply them straight onto your face. You actually mix the drops in with another skin care product. Choose any of your favorite lightweight liquids from serums to primers. Add a couple of drops in, then apply the mixture to your face.
It isn’t just Korean brands that are giving us cushion compacts. This is L’Oreal’s version. It offers buildable, customizable coverage and the cushion formula is as light as air.
This skinny tube might not seem like a big deal, but it is a multi-functional product. The lightweight BB cream offers sun protection, hydration and color correction.
Do not mistake this for hairspray. This spray-on primer has Photo-Smart Pigments that color correct, hide blemishes and brighten dull complexions. One spray and you will be addicted.
Here is a BB cream in an easy-to-apply cushion compact. Press the puff into the liquid sponge cushion to release the product, then apply it to your face. It will help control oil production and camouflage pores.