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12 Sweat-Proof BB and CC Creams for Flawless Skin All Summer

See ya later, humidity
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As much as our Instagram feeds might try to convince us otherwise, we don't all wake up each morning with an even, radiant and acne-free complexion. While there's almost always a makeup solution to conceal what plagues you, heavy foundation can be cumbersome in the summer months. To the rescue: lightweight BB and CC creams that provide just the right amount of coverage, along with sun protection, and stay put even in the most sweltering conditions.

While not all of these BBs are waterproof — in case you plan on going for a quick dip in the ocean or pool — they do stand up to sweat and humidity, no matter if you're vacationing in Miami, visiting Vegas or just standing on an NYC subway platforms (aka oven). Here, our best recommendations for weatherproof BB creams and CC creams to help you nail an effortlessly flawless look no matter what the conditions.

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For Oily Skin
Try: La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur, $30

If your skin is naturally oily, it doesn't matter if it's the dog days of summer or below zero in the dead of winter; you're more than likely toting oil-absorbing sheets to hide your shine. This mousse-like BB cream, formulated for high-shine complexions, does the blotting for you. Perlite (yes, the stuff in potting soil) absorbs humidity and sweat, while airlicium sucks up oil to keep skin matte morning till night.

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For Full Coverage
Try: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream With SPF 50, $38

Made by plastic surgeons, this complexion corrector is quickly become a cult-classic. The full-coverage cream, anti-aging serum and SPF 50 in one shields and protects, and keeps skin immaculate all day long — even in 70 percent humidity. Wear it from your morning iced coffee Starbucks pit stop all the way through rooftop happy hour without reapplying. And for those who deal with acne, rest assured your skin isn't going to break out from using this product.

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For Major SPF
Try: Eau Thermale Avène Correction Complexion Shield SPF 50+, $36

This medium-to-full coverage CC cream offers 24-hour hydration, plus 100 percent mineral SPF 50+ sun protection (it shields against harmful ultraviolet light, too). Vitamins C and E also protect against sun damage by neutralizing free radicals. That's why it's not a surprise that the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends this product for those who want to protect their face, all while blurring imperfections.

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For Lightweight Coverage
Try: Lune + Aster BB Cream SPF 30, $44

When you're about to spend a week at the beach house you rented with some pals, you know you'll be spending most of your time in the surf, makeup-free. But at night, you want some coverage when you're in your party dress. This lightweight option conceals imperfections without feeling like you're wearing anything at all. Phthalate- and paraben-free, it hydrates and repairs skin with nutrients like vitamin E, goji berry and apple seed extracts. In other words, it's the perfect aprés beach balm. Bonus: If you happen to wear it during the day, it has an SPF 30, too.

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BY LINDSAY TIGAR | MAY 26, 2017 | SHARES
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