You know it’s important to wear sunscreen, but traditional sunblock leaves your skin oily and sticky and has that familiar but unpleasant fragrance. This summer, avoid messy sunscreen lotions and sprays by adding make-up products with sunblock into your daily beauty routine. (Remember to be safe in the sun and wear extra sunscreen when you know you’ll be outside all day – especially between the hours of 11am and 3pm when the sun is at its strongest!)
Start your routine with an SPF primer. Your make-up with stay in place and you’ll have a little extra protection from the sun. Here are our faves:
Chantcaille’s Ultra Sun Protection – SPF 50: This primer (pictured above) with UV filters and anti-inflammatory ingredients provides great sun protection and works as the perfect primer!
Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin Primer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum – SPF 15: This primer contains broad-spectrum sunscreen and anti-aging ingredients, but should not be used as your sole sun protection. Use it over a daily moisturizer with sunscreen or follow with one of the foundations below. (Hint: make sure you pair with a foundation with SPF 15 or higher!)
Whether you want to stick with a heavy foundation or trade in for a lighter tinted moisturizer or BB cream, there are tons of foundation options that will make you look flawless and protect your skin from the sun! Here are some of our favorites at JBB:
philosophy’s no reason to hide instant skin-tone perfecting moisturizer – SPF 20: Good for all skin types, this mineral-based, fragrance-free formula is the perfect tinted moisturizer if you want something light and airy to wear during the warmer months. This particular tinted moisturizer offers very low coverage, but evens out skin and works as protection from the sun.
Bare Escentuals’ Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Broad Spectrum – SPF 30: This tinted moisturizer has a gel formula rather than a traditional cream moisturizer and is best known for its hydrating effects. Best for normal to dry skin, as it may be too hydrating for more oily skin.
NARS’ All Day Luminous Weightless Powder Foundation – SPF 24: This powder foundation offers light to medium coverage without feeling heavy or cake-y on your skin. Powder foundations are better for oily or combination skin. You may want to use additional sun protection and use this powder as an extra, easy-to-reapply addition to your skin care routine.
MAC’s Mineralize Moisture Foundation – SPF 15: Best for dry skin, this MAC foundation (pictured above) is a more traditional liquid foundation. It offers light to medium coverage all day without feeling heavy or uncomfortable. We love the extensive selection of shades!
Don’t forget about your lips this summer! The hot sun can cause damage to your perfect pout. Protect it with products like these:
fresh’s Sugar Lip Treatment – SPF 15: This tinted lip balm (pictured above) comes in several different shades, so you don’t have to sacrifice your look for the sake of sun protection!
Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture Pure Color Lipstick – SPF 15: One of our favorite lipstick brands has built in sunscreen to protect your lips! Try applying a lipbalm underneath for added protection.