I haven't touched foundation since my mid-teens when I'd practically empty a tube in less than three weeks (oh, times.) It was extremely unnecessary for so many reasons. I learned I was more concerned with being nice to my skin (letting it breathe) than covering it up (since I haven't ever had major issues with my skin.) I laid off the foundation and only relied on concealer until I learned about the loveliness of BB (Blemish Balm) creams which is the ideal product for anyone that just wants a lightweight cover for a lil' smoothing out. I still only wear it sporadically and in phases, not having found a "wow" one yet. These are three products I've been using lately:
The Body Shop All-in-One BB Cream is super light on the skin with pretty thin coverage which is nice for a natural and fresh look. I got this in the winter and just couldn't work with it. I have dry skin and an awesome face routine that keeps my skin perfectly balanced, however, this BB cream worked against everything and dehydrated my skin so much I thought about just throwing it away after a few uses. I ended up trying it out again in the summer (when my skin isn't as needy) and liking it better. What's so special about this one is that the actual cream comes out white and then adapts to your skin color as you rub it in.
Prior to my travels this summer I came across the Garnier Ambre Solaire BB Cream Sun Protection SPF 30. My impression was that this was a BB cream with high sun protection rather than sun protection with blemish balm qualities. It sounded good for when away on sunny vacations and beautifying your skin while protecting it. Unfortunately, it comes off oily and greasy on the face, not much different from regular sunscreen. I would not use this on a general basis since it's thicker and heavier. Combining a smudge of this with my daily moisturzier made it much more suitable for casual use, but I'd say this product is strictly meant for lazy pool days.
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream is my first venture into the CC cream world. I was a tad unsure about CC creams at first - somehow I saw them more as foundations, only to learn they are actually lighter than BB creams. In this particular case I'd say the consistency is comparable to a BB cream. I'm a fan of the entire Clinique Moisture Surge range and this product didn't disappoint in that department (in other words, recommended for dry skin.) It keeps your skin hydrated while being airy and blending in nicely. The funny thing is, this product has the same SPF as the Garnier (above) without coming off as oily whatsoever.