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

Jessica DeFino
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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.

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If you're looking for light coverage, try a cushion compact from L'Oréal! Cushions offer buildable color, so you can choose exactly how lightweight or how thick your foundation looks. Buy it for less than $10.

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BB Cream By NYX


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.

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This light foundation from Lorac is a sheer-coverage lover's best friend. It's infused with vitamins A and E, olive leaf extract, lemon fruit extract, and papaya fruit extract to soothe skin while giving it a natural glow. Buy it for $35.

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