This Lightweight Foundation Was Made for Southern Summers
It's specifically designed to resist extreme temperatures and humid environments (i.e. April through October in the South).
Tinted moisturizer is a nice thought. A no-fuss approach to summer makeup sounds like a breeze. The only problem is that it can make an oily summer situation even slicker if you're working with skin that skews more oily than normal. Add in a splash of Southern humidity and you probably would have been better off going au naturel. If you've ever found yourself plagued by this Southern beauty dilemma, Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation ($40) is worthy of your consideration.
To start, this foundation is offered in 40 different shades. Forty! Each shade plays on skin undertones to ensure you get the perfect match. What's more, it's a true blue three-in-one. It's both your light and medium coverage foundations, and your photo-ready (if you will) option. The versatility hinges on the application. Dab on a thin layer and massage into your face for a breezy and light daytime look. It will provide a similar amount of coverage to tinted moisturizer, but sans the shine and dreaded slip-and-slide effect. Apply two layers using a foundation brush or makeup sponge for medium coverage and three layers for full coverage.
Even the lightest nude coverage provides an airbrushed quality that looks fresh while leaving skin feeling nearly bare. It's the ideal scenario for a summer makeup wardrobe and, trust us, it's going to be a winner for Southern ladies everywhere. The waterproof formula is designed to not only stay on through workout sessions, but also to stick even through harsh temperatures and humid locales. We know, it sounds too good to be true, but we can attest that it actually stays exactly where you put it.
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Even if you still have a full bottle of foundation (or a newly purchased tub of tinted moisturizer parking it on your countertop), you might want to go ahead and give this one a go anyway—bold statement, we know. Be sure to share what you think.