10 Products to Use for Glowing, Summer Skin without Foundation

When it comes to summer makeup, less is usually more. With heat and humidity, too much makeup can feel like a mask, and even worse, can feel like it’s melting off your face. Going makeup-free isn’t always an option when you want to look put together, but with the right products, going foundation-free is. Showing off your summer skin and complimenting it with products that make you look like you’re glowing from can make the hot months your favorite of the year. Pack away your full-coverage foundations with your parka, and give these a try instead.

Drunk Elephant

D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum

This serum helps with fine lines and wrinkles, an uneven skin tone, and dullness, all while mimicing the benefits of Vitamin D and giving your skin a sun-kissed appearance. It’s all the benefits of great skincare, while making you look like you just got back from the beach— perfect for the girl who doesn’t want to wear foundation, but still wants to give her skin a hint of color.


True Match Lumi Glotion

This lotion hydrates and luminizes the skin for an all-over, radiant glow. It’s also available in 4 shades, so you can choose a shade that gives you a bronzy-effect or matches your skin tone.


Rōsilliance Organic BB+ Cream SPF 30

This product kills two birds with one stone by providing you with your daily SPF and making you look dewy and hydrated. It comes in three shades and helps to boost your natural glow, while rose stem cells help to smooth, moisturize and helps improve visible signs of aging.


Stay All Day 10-In-One HD Illuminating Beauty Balm With Broad Spectrum SPF 30

This BB cream helps to illuminate the skin with particles of coated pigments that help to smooth the appearance of skin while giving a dewy glow. It comes in one shade that’s meant to work with all skin tones and types.

IT Cosmetics

Your Skin But Better CC+Illumination™ Cream with SPF 50+

This CC Cream packs a serious punch in terms of sun protection with SPF 50+, and is perfect if you need a little more coverage. It provides hydration while giving a full, flawless coverage, with an illuminating finish. It truly is a jack of all trades, and comes in 7 shades.


Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

By mixing a few drops of this in with your morning moisturizer, this product from Clarins gives you a golden glow without the intimidation of a typical self-tanner, (and, without sun damage.)


Renewed Hope In A Jar Skin Tint

This product serves as both skincare and makeup, as it provides all-day hydration and a buildable coverage that leaves you with a natural glow that isn’t shiny. Bonus: it has SPF 20.

First Aid Beauty

Hello FAB Triple Protection Skin Tint with Goji Berry SPF 30

This skin tint has SPF 30 and protects against the environment while providing buildable coverage. It's also full of antioxidants— including goji berry and Vitamin C


Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer

This is a super-hydrating cream that helps to enhance your complexion and gives a luminous finish. It helps to give your skin tons of hydration and instant radiance, and comes in three shades.


Radiance Drops

These illuminating drops can be added to foundation or used on their own for an all-over glow.