The Best Lightweight Foundations For Those "No Makeup" Makeup Days 

Jessica L. Yarbrough
Updated August 13, 2019 507 votes 169 voters 9.5k views 13 items

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It’s not hard to find an amazing full-coverage, cake-face foundation. What is hard is finding sheer foundation that covers just enough to smooth out your skin without obscuring your natural glow. 

There are really exceptional foundations with light coverage, though. And the top lightweight foundations do more than cover imperfections. They nourish and moisturize, balance skin tone, and even offer sun protection. From BB creams to CC creams to tinted moisturizers and buildable foundation formulas, the sheer-coverage products you need in your glow-getting arsenal are all here.

Honestly, the name says it all. Grab a tube of this IT Cosmetics must-have if you want your skin to look like your skin but better! Buy it for $29.99.

Looking for a foundation that brightens, smooths, and moisturizes without making your skin look overly done? NYX's BB Cream will be perfect for you. Buy it for less than $9.

For a selfie-ready complexion that's not too heavy, reach for Physician's Formula InstaReady BB Cream. It uses "insta-filter technology" that reflects light to blur imperfections! Buy it for less than $9.


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In addition to having a great name, this foundation from Burt's Bees offers mineral-based coverage that's infused with meadowfoam seed oil to make skin look impossibly radiant. Buy it for $16.99.