Posted on: March 7, 2024 Posted by: Comments: 0

Image Credit @ Chris Colls for Elle France

Switching your full-cover face colour for a lightweight foundation for spring can help you to achieve a fresher, more radiant look for the new season. Many lighter formulas also have the added bonus of keeping your skin hydrated and comfortable, as well as offering flexibility with a buildable coverage. Select a foundation with hydrating ingredients that is suited to your skin type and you can enjoy an enhanced skin finish that looks and feels natural, whatever the weather. So, what should you be looking out for?


Eat Beautiful

Before we start on the coverage, let’s talk about the skin. Great makeup (as you know by now!) starts with great skin, and as the season changes so should you diet. Switch your hearty winter meals for some fresh spring ingredients, check out my book Eat Beautiful for skin-friendly recipes packed with seasonal benefits.

What is a lightweight foundation?

A lightweight foundation is a formulation designed to provide coverage without feeling heavy or cakey on the skin. Unlike traditional full-coverage foundations that can be heavier, lightweight foundations offer a more natural finish that allows the skin to breathe. These foundations are perfect for spring when you want a fresh and dewy look without the weight of heavier makeup. They often also offer additional skin benefits such as protective or hydrating ingredients.

Image Credit @ Chris Colls for Elle France

What ingredients are good for hydration?

When looking for a light coverage for spring, it’s essential to consider ingredients that offer hydration to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. Some key ingredients to look for in hydrating foundations include:

Hyaluronic Acid: Known for its ability to retain moisture and plump the skin, hyaluronic acid is a popular ingredient in hydrating foundations.
Glycerin: Glycerin is a humectant that helps attract moisture to the skin, keeping it hydrated and supple.
Vitamin E: This antioxidant not only provides hydration but also helps protect the skin from environmental damage.
Squalane: A lightweight moisturising ingredient that mimics the skin’s natural oils, squalane helps keep the skin soft and hydrated without feeling greasy.

Don’t forget SPF!

Many lightweight foundations also include SPF coverage, which is essential all through the year, but even more so as the sun starts to reappear at this time of year.

The Best Lightweight Foundations For Spring

CHANEL | Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation 
DIOR | Forever Skin Glow Foundation SPF 15 
ILIA BEAUTY | Super Serum Skin Tint 
CHARLOTTE TILBURY | Hollywood Flawless Filter
ARMANI | Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Foundation
YVES SAINT LAURENT | Nu Bare Look Tint Skin Tint Foundation 
SARAH CHAPMAN | Skinesis Skin Insurance SPF 50+ – Perfecting Tint

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