Some of my go to foundations for the summer time are Shiseido Water Resistant Liquid Foundation and the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation. But because I had a trip to Las Vegas trip planned in the beginning of June, I wanted to try something the Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation for my trip to test out it's claim to be waterproof and long lasting in the intense heat in Las Vegas.
The Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation is a water based gel foundation that is extremely lightweight and waterproof. The coverage is light and gives the skin a very natural and satin finish, which looks beautiful in the summer time. The formula of the foundation works for normal skin types and does not settle in fine lines or larger pores. Although it is a foundation with lighter coverage, it does even out the skin tone without accentuating any imperfections. However, if you are looking for a lot more coverage this foundation is definitely not the one for you.
I thought the Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation is a fantastic option for the summer time and am really enjoying it for every day use. It is extremely lightweight and just blends into the skin like a dream. I find that an even layer of the foundation with a bit of concealer for my under eyes is all the coverage I need and really helps me pull of that natural summer kissed look. I can't stand heavier formulas for those hot summer days and like that "no makeup" make up look.
As for being long wearing, the Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation has passed with flying colors. Whether I was in Las Vegas walking around the strip in 90 degree whether, or trying to survive the 100+ degree heat wave in Chicago, the foundation did not melt or budge off of my face. What's even better is that I did not even have to use a powder to set my foundation, making it one less step to have in my morning make up routine. It feels extremely hydrating and moisturizing on the skin, so it does not look cakey or patchy on dry spots.
Even thought this is A face and body foundation, because I am not a make up artist, I have no reason to use this on the body. Out of the Shiseido, Chanel, and Make Up For Ever summer time foundations that I have, I really think that the Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation has pulled to the top and is one of my top choices for the summer. If you don't need that much coverage, this is the perfect foundation for you. It also photographs beautifully.