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20 Amazing Foundations That Won't Melt In The Heat

No one deserves to look like a Dalí painting... especially if you spent time and effort beating your face!

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1. Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea foundation has a good amount of water in its full coverage formula to hydrate dry skin, as well as a light sunscreen to protect your face from those hot-ass sun rays.

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Promising Review: "This foundation is a great foundation. It's lightweight, hydrating, and easy to build up the coverage. It doesn't get oily when I get sweaty, and it has lasted me through a full work day, even when I forget my primer or my setting spray. It's got a very natural, skin-like finish, and with a beauty sponge it blends in very fast." –EmmMay

Get it from Sephora for $39. Available in 22 shades.

2. Kat Von D Lock-It foundation is just like her tattoos – once applied, it isn't going anywhere! It's waterproof and fade-proof, so a little sweat isn't going to make a dent on your full face.

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Promising Review: "I have extremely oily skin and have tried so many foundations that claimed to mattify, reduce the look of pores, and remove oil, but instead they only made me break out. This foundation has great coverage without feeling too heavy, and lasts me through a full day of hot, humid, South Texas weather. It conceals all of my blemishes and doesn't cause any breakouts on my skin. I have used this foundation awhile and love it. It stays on when I'm sweating from walking across campus to my next class, and even in the rain. This is my favorite foundation I have ever tried and I have tried a lot!" –Michegonz

Get it from Sephora for $35. Available in 30 shades.

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3. NARS Luminous Foundation has a lightweight, humidity-proof formula that you literally will not feel after a day of enjoying outdoor activities.

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Promising Review: "This is one of my favorite foundations – especially in the hot and humid summers of NYC. It does a beautiful job of evening out my skin tone. It took a lot of trial and error, but I must say that applying with my hands is absolutely the best way to go. The warmth from your hands makes this blend beautifully into the skin!" –theyelenanator

Get it from Sephora for $49. Available in 20 shades.

4. Bare Minerals Matte foundation is hypoallergenic, which is amazing for all of my acne-prone babes out there.

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Promising Review: "This summer I wanted to find something that would help control my oiliness during the hot, humid, weather so I went to the store and tried the Bare Minerals matte. I can't believe how well it did at controlling my oil all summer. It also has really good coverage without looking or feeling too heavy. It is the perfect foundation for the humid summer!" –joyre

Get it from Sephora for $28.50. Available in 30 shades.

5. Urban Decay Naked Skin is an oil-free, demi-matte foundation with medium coverage for those casual, carefree kind of days.

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Promising Review: "Been using this foundation for four years now and it's still great. I've tinkered with others, but always came back to this one. It has a beautiful finish even for my oily skin, buildable medium coverage, and super lightweight. The formula is great year round, from hot and humid to dry wintery weather." –trambam

Get it from Sephora for $40. Available in 24 shades.

6. Urban Decay All Nighter foundation can absorb the excess oil on your face for a long-lasting matte look.

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Promising Review: "Tested at a pool party under hot, humid weather. It's definitely long lasting and waterproof!" –orientalbarbie

Get it from Sephora for $40. Available in 24 shades.

7. Covergirl Outlast foundation includes sunscreen in its formula to prevent your beautiful face from getting burned in the sun!

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Promising Review: "I have to say hands down, this is the best foundation ever. Being from St. Lucia, and living in the Caribbean, I always had a problem with oily skin and finding a foundation that would stay on throughout the day without coming off when I touched my face. Today I used it for the first time, and not once did I have to blotch my face and it's stayed on flawlessly all throughout work the whole day!" –Faye

Get it from Amazon for $9.35. Available in 13 shades.

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8. Variety is important! L'Oreal Paris True Match takes your undertones into account for a truly precise look because everyone is unique.

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Promising Review: "I live in the tropics and have sun spots, so this foundation gives me great coverage and all-day wear!" –Raymond E. Webb

Get it from Amazon for $7.49. Available in 33 shades.

9. Got sensitive skin? Covergirl Advanced Radiance gives you eight hours of moisture that won't clog your pores and make your skin vulnerable to acne.

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Promising Review: "I love this foundation! It has an amazing staying power, so there is no need to reapply. It's light enough to wear in the summertime and stays on my face all day. It isn't greasy, so no worries about the product traveling all over the place!" –Trish

Get it from Amazon for $8.99. Available in 10 shades.

10. Maybelline Fit Me foundation is super lightweight, and matches your skin's texture for the perfect no-makeup makeup look, which means that sweat would obviously be a part of the equation.

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Promising Review: "Living in a humid climate, it's hard to wear foundation without it looking a mess as soon as you step out of that AC. I'm an oily skin girl that's always looking for a holy grail foundation. This has been my get-up and go foundation. I'm always reluctant to use my pricey foundation just to run errands. But with this, I'm set!" –3moons

Get it from Amazon for $6.94. Available in 40 shades.

11. Almay Truly Lasting Color has vitamin E and lemon extract to smooth and brighten your complexion for healthy skin -- even when you aren't wearing any makeup.

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Promising Review: "This is my go-to foundation. It lasts all day for most of the year! When it gets really humid out I add a primer and it's good to go. It evened out my skin tone and covered most of my redness. My moderately oily, acne-prone skin loves this stuff, and I've been using it for years." –MT

Get it from Amazon for $10.10. Available in 10 shades.

12. Bobbi Brown foundation has a broad array of shades, especially for anyone with darker skin!

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Promising Review: "I am a die-hard believer of this foundation. I have a fair skin tone so I feel like every blemish, dot, and redness on my face shows up no matter what I do. I don't have a lot of acne, I just occasionally get a pimple here or there every month. I mostly have an oily T-zone, redness in my skin, some acne scarring, and generally an uneven skin tone. Before, because of my oily T-zone, other foundations all betrayed me. If it was a hot day, or late at night and I had been wearing other foundations all day, they would start melting off my face. This foundation stays put, has yet to betray me, and if I accidentally put on too much, it doesn't ever look cakey or overdone. It definitely won't make you oily, and it won't betray you in the heat or the rain!" –imanas

Get it from Sephora for $50. Available in 31 shades.

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13. If you're looking for a buildable foundation to control the amount of coverage you want, L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte has an airy consistency for a smooth finish.

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Promising Review: "I love, love this foundation. I have extremely oily skin, even when it's 73 degrees I'm sweating. So when I kept using my other foundation, I had to constantly pat around my nose and chin and forehead or it would cake up. I started using this foundation a couple weeks ago and it's magic. Even when it's 90 degrees outside, my face looks the same! The matte look is so damn good!" –Jonnie

Get it from Amazon for $8.99. Available in 12 shades.

14. Revlon Colorstay is made specifically for people with oily skin to control shine, so you can have all-day coverage.

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Promising Review: "Awesome foundation for super oily girls. I live in a humid and hot atmosphere, and work nine-hour days. By hour four, my makeup usually experiences a serious melt down. With this product, it holds for most of my work day. This foundation rocks!" –Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.98. Available in 24 shades.

15. Clinique Beyond Perfecting foundation is very breathable so you won't feel like your makeup is caked on by the end of the day!

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Promising Review: "This is a nice semi-matte moisturizing foundation. It feels good on the skin, gives a light dewy look, and covers and blends out very well. I did find it long wearing! I wore it for 10 hours straight and it did not budge or move, and it is summertime, so it did really really well!" –sukie123

Get it from Sephora for $28. Available in 28 shades.

16. Milani Conceal and Perfect foundation is also formulated with a waterproof concealer, which means that you can definitely skip that step in your routine!

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Promising Review: "I love this makeup, the light beige was the perfect color for me. I sweat all day outside on a hot humid summer day in Alabama, and my makeup didn't budge." –Belk

Get it from Amazon for $7.89+. Available in 13 shades.

17. Sephora Collection foundation is perfect for those who have oily skin, as it doesn't fade in the places on your face where there's build-up! Win!

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Promising Review: "This instantly trumped the other liquid foundations in my collection. The color match is amazing. Also, it did not melt on my face with this summer heat going on, since I have oily skin. It blended well, and evened out my skin. Another plus is that it is very lightweight. My face could still breathe, even though it's a medium-coverage foundation!" –feeebeee

Get it from Sephora for $20. Available in 37 shades.

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18. Neutrogena Healthy Skin foundation has soy to subtly even out your skin tone and antioxidants to help with texture.

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Promising Review: "I work 12-hour shifts at a theme park and am outside the entire time. As someone who works in the cold, blazing heat, humidity, and rain for hours at a time, let me tell you this is the best foundation I have ever used. I honestly don't even need powder despite sweating! The SPF is an excellent bonus, and by the end of the day I don't resemble a melted wax figure." –Amber

Get it from Amazon for $7.49+. Available in 14 shades.

19. Iman Cosmetics Concealing Foundation is a super affordable option for those who want a high definition formula, but don't want to pay HD money.

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Promising Review: "This foundation is excellent, and provides great coverage. It lasts all day, and did not fade, even when I wore it to the gym!" –courtney hutchinson

Get it from Amazon for $15.99. Available in eight shades.

20. L'Oreal Paris Mineral foundation doesn't have a fragrance so it won't irritate sensitive skin, while giving you full coverage that you'll barely feel.

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Promising Review: "This makeup is fantastic. I haven't used makeup in years, only compacted powder to take off shine. I now live in Florida where it's very hot and humid. Even with heavy perspiration, my face doesn't have that melting look. I use this to even out skin tone and minimize my pores. I have always wanted to try a mineral makeup, and after using this I honestly don't know why I waited so long. My skin doesn't feel like it's encased in a liquid foundation mask. This mineral makeup is so light and even when I sweat, I'm confident that I won't need a touch up or control shine." –Msgm5

Get it from Amazon for $10.49. Available in 11 shades.

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