Your bite-sized guide to the best makeup, beauty & style!

9 Lightweight Makeup Products for Summer

Home » Makeup » 9 Lightweight Makeup Products for Summer
9 Lightweight Makeup Products for Summer

Summer makeup should be simple, fuss-free, and, most importantly, lightweight if you want it to withstand sweltering temperatures while allowing your skin to breathe. For those hot days when you’re looking for a pared-down routine free of makeup malfunctions, look to these nine lightweight makeup products for summer. From a water-based foundation to a sheer liquid eyeshadow, your makeup will stay fresh throughout the day.

The 9 Best Lightweight Makeup Products For Summer
Image: Yada Villaret

9 Lightweight Makeup Products For Summer:

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Light Revealer - Shade 2W1 Natural
Shade: 2W1 Natural

1. The Tinted Moisturiser

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Light Revealer, £37

This tinted moisturiser gives you a radiant lift that is hard to match. Effortlessly achieve the no-makeup makeup look with mineral pigments that melt into the skin, while subtle luminescent pearls create a lit-from-within, natural glow. The blendable formula gives skin a boost of hydration for long-lasting wear and is infused with French algae to make skin look and feel refined.

YSL Nu Glow In Balm


2. The Highlighting Balm

Yves Saint Laurent Nu Glow In Balm, £27

This multi-purpose balm can be used as a luminous makeup base or targeted highlighter to add an instant glow effect to the high points of the face. Its thin liquid texture sits well under makeup when used as a radiant primer. Plus, added shea butter and plant-based glycerin provide up to 24-hour hydration. This lightweight formula melts into the skin to boost radiance and nourish.

CHANEL LES BEIGES Water-Fresh Tint - Medium
Shade: Medium

3. The Lightweight Foundation

Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint, £51

Lightweight, hydrating, and instantly refreshing, this ultra-light skin tint is a bestseller and worthwhile investment. It’s expertly formulated with innovative microfluidic technology, meaning 75% of the product consists of a hydrating water base. Micro-droplets of pigment melt into the skin on contact, creating a radiant, bare-skin effect. It provides a softened, smooth finish for an even complexion that lasts all day.


19/99 Beauty Lash And Brow Tint
Shade: Brown

4. The Lash & Brow Product

19/99 Beauty Lash And Brow Tint, £18

Available in three shades, this lash and brow gel subtly tints hair without looking OTT. The thin-bristle brush coats lashes and brows with a light layer of product for a natural finish, which you can build up as you go. You’ll love its lightweight, smudge-proof, and flake-proof formula that stays put all day. It’s a hot weather hero.



Sisley Ombre Éclat Liquide Eyeshadow
Shade: Champagne

5. The Liquid Eyeshadow

Sisley Ombre Éclat Liquide Eyeshadow, £38

Holidays and warm summer nights call for a subtle shimmer or sheen on the eyelids. Try one of Sisley’s new liquid eyeshadows to ensure it won’t feel too heavy. It allows for buildable coverage, providing a very light splash of colour or a more intense look, depending on the desired results. Once it sets, it won’t crease or flake all day.




Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzing Powder - Medium
Shade: Medium

6. The Powder Bronzer

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzing Powder, £39

It’s an endless summer with this super-luxurious powder bronzer. Sweep it on to give the face, shoulders, and décolletage a seductive bronze look. It’s finely milled, so your skin will never look cakey, or the make-up feel too heavy. Instead, the oil-free formula controls shine and lightly sculpts the contours of the face.





Rodial Bronze Glowlighter

7. The Liquid Bronzer

Rodial Bronze GlowLighter, £38

If a liquid bronzer is more your thing, we suggest the Rodial Bronze GlowLighter. This multi-use formula adds a warm depth to the face, or you can mix it with moisturiser for an all-over tint. The lightweight liquid bronzer, which is infused with skincare ingredients and pearlescent bronzing pigments, blends seamlessly into the skin to leave it looking radiant.




Charlotte Tilbury Easy Lip & Cheek Wand - Date Night
Shade: Date Night

8. The Lip & Cheek Tint

Charlotte Tilbury Easy Lip & Cheek Wand, £20

This multi-use lip & cheek wand has a lightweight cream formula with a soft-matte finish to give your lips, cheeks, and even eyelids a soft flush of colour when you’re on the go. You’ll love its buildable formula and skin-loving ingredients like Vitamin E, Papaya fruit, and Raspberry leaf extract to hydrate and condition skin.





Honest Beauty Tinted Lip Balm - Summer Melon
Shade: Summer Melon

9. The Tinted Lip Balm

Honest Beauty Tinted Lip Balm, £10

Lipsticks and liquid matte colours can feel heavy in the summer, so if you’re after something subtler, try a tinted balm. Honest Beauty’s Tinted Lip Balm offers long-lasting hydration and a sheer wash of colour. A nourishing cocktail of antioxidant-rich pomegranate extract, acai extract and avocado oil promotes a smooth and supple pout. Choose from seven fruit-inspired shades, from the coral-red hues of ‘Fruit Punch’ to the pink blush tones of ‘Summer Melon’.


Join the conversation, leave a comment below.