Everybody is talking about the importance of reapplying your sunscreen throughout the day. But nobody seems to explain how the hell you’re supposed to do that over your makeup. These people are either fully makeup-free at all times or straight-up lying. I’m sorry but you can’t just apply any sunscreen on your face when you have makeup on, especially a full foundation base. You either pick one from the proper sunscreens to wear over your makeup or you spend 40 minutes in the bathroom multiple times a day that involves removing and redoing your makeup.
It’s a tough one. Well, most of us can afford neither the time nor the money to do the latter. A fundamental part of an anti-aging skincare routine is wearing sunscreen. Hopefully, you wear a generous amount of it under your makeup already.
But to make sure you’re blocking UVAs and UVBs and don’t leave any space for them to penetrate your skin, it’s advisable to renew your sunscreen as much as you can.
A standard facial sunscreen is in cream form and has the potential to leave a white cast all over your face. We don’t want that on our bare face, let alone on our full-on-glam.
But thankfully, there are several SPFs in different forms that are super convenient to use over makeup. Keep reading to check out some of the best sunscreens to wear over makeup.
This is probably the easiest, the most convenient, and non-messy way to reapply your sunscreen. This highly practical sunscreen is exactly what you need to renew your sunscreen over your makeup. Even if you don’t care for the mineral SPF 30 for the harmful UV rays or the vitamins E and A, you still want something like this at your disposal at all times to freshen up your makeup.
This loose powder sunscreen has a self-dispensing brush that saves you the trouble of dipping into loose powder. Plus, the vitamins provide the additional antioxidants you need to ward off any free radical damage. You can go for the translucent one or pick a shade to multi-task as a bronzer.
A super refreshing makeup setting spray that’s made especially for resetting your makeup. Besides the staggering broad-spectrum SPF 40, this mist contains peppermint oil, which gives the skin that refreshing feel.
It also has rosemary oil in it and both of these oils have sebum-controlling properties. So if you have oily skin, no worries. Mist away for an energizing and lightweight, chemical but clean, sun protection.
Speaking of oils, who doesn’t love a mattifying setting spray that has SPF 50 in it? This facial sunscreen spray contains tiny powder particles to soak excess oil that tend to mess up the look of your foundation during the summer.
The product is as uncomplicated as it gets as the name suggests and doesn’t contain anything that might ruin your makeup.
Similar to the first one on our list, this sunscreen is also a brush-on transparent loose powder with SPF 30 to mattify your makeup. Even if you’re not wearing makeup, a practical sun protection like this one is always handy when you don’t want to get your hands dirty.
The light powder has a nice vanilla smell to it and the soft bristles give you an easy application without interfering with your foundation.
If you want your sunscreen to give you some tint too, this is it. The mineral sunscreen has 4 shades for your convenience for touch-ups. So while reapplying your sunscreen in your attempt to not get wrinkles or dark spots, you’re actually helping your makeup instead of ruining it.
The sunscreen is good for your skin as it’s infused with minerals and antioxidants. And it has the PA++++ rating, which is on the extremely high UVA protection side. It’s also water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Just swirl the brush over your face to blur out pores and to renew your protection from the sun, pollution, blue light, and infrared radiation.
Besides SPF 30, this one enhances your sun protection with vitamin E and green tea and actually helps your makeup. It’s mineral, so if you have sensitive skin, you have nothing to worry about. It’s translucent and it allows you to set your makeup and refresh it during the day.
Its brush provides easy application, so this is one of the most comfortable sunscreens to wear over makeup. It’s super affordable too! Plus, it leaves minimal to no white cast on the skin even if you apply it multiple times over your makeup. Remember to apply it over your neck, chest, and hands as well.
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