If heat and humidity weren’t enough of a reason to favour to lightweight foundations over their counterparts, face masks should be the tipping point. After all, the last thing you want, or need, is makeup that sits like another thick layer on your face. Add to that mask-induced skin issues like maskne, skin sensitivity, and an overproduction of sebum, and you’ll likely avoid heavy-duty foundations that layer up on the skin and clog the pores.
Although the knee-jerk response may be to skip foundation entirely, there’s really no reason why you can’t rock a glowing, even complexion without choking your skin. With ever-improving formulations, many base makeup now boast highly breathable, lightweight textures that wear like a second skin so you barely feel they’re there. And some are hybrids that function as skincare and makeup (sometimes sun protection too), enabling you to cut back on the number of products layered on.
We’ve curated 11 foundations and tinted skincare that look effortless and feel weightless, even under face masks.