7 Makeup Products That Also Deliver Superb Sun Protection

BY Rebecca R. Norris · May 14, 2019

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From foundations that feature potent anti-aging ingredients to lip crayons that also plump up our lips, it’s always a welcome treat to find makeup products with a surprise benefit. And with summer upon us, we can’t help but look for products that are up to the task of protecting our skin from sun damage as well. While we know enough to never rely on our makeup for sun protection, we also know that adding an extra coat of armor—whether in the form of powder, blush or lipstick—gives us more peace of mind.

Best Makeup with SPF 

Ready to amp up your makeup game? We have you covered! Here are some of our favorite makeup products with SPF.

1. Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer

When looking for a primer, we often consider formulas that level texture and blur imperfections, but what about sun protection? This cult-favorite antioxidant-rich option checks off all the boxes, making it the ultimate summer-ready primer, promising a smoother, more even finish that shields skin from damaging rays, as well as pesky free radicals.

2. Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 30

What’s worse than applying a full face of makeup only for it to only melt off? Since nobody has time for that (or sunburns for that matter), it’s time to stock up on this long-wearing broad-spectrum foundation. The lightweight formula features a blend of hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and herbal extracts, effectively shielding skin not only from harmful UV rays, but potential seasonal dryness and breakouts as well.



3. Powder SPF: jane iredale Powder-Me SPF 30 Dry Sunscreen Tanned

Created for both face and body, this SPF 30 powder sunscreen is available in tanned, golden and translucent, creating the option for a hint of color along with a side of protection. Formulated with titanium dioxide and an exceptionally pure clay, you can expect a mattified finish that works to nourish and calm sun-exposed skin.

4. Tinted Moisturizer: Supergoop SPF 35 Daily Correct CC Cream

If you love multitasking products that help you skip a step or two, look no further than this self-adjusting CC cream that acts as a primer, foundation and hydrating sunscreen. Made with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and omegas 3 and 6, this lightweight tinted moisturizer effortlessly blends into skin to hydrate, blur, correct and protect for a virtually flawless visage every time.

5. Blush: Perricone MD No Blush Blush

Let’s be real, who doesn’t love a natural-looking flush? Instead of reaching for a traditional blush product, consider trying this skin care-makeup hybrid from Perricone MD. Formulated with DMAE (dimethylethanolamine) to firm and even skin tone, this mineral-based broad-spectrum blush sinks into skin to mimic the perfect dose of rose. The result? A universally flattering flush that looks fresh off a day at the beach without the unwanted damage.

6. Lip: COOLA Mineral Liplux SPF 30 Summer Crush

Every inch of your body needs protection from the sun—yes, even your lips. This SPF-infused 70 percent natural tinted lip balm will make sure that you never forget to protect your pout again. Designed to deeply soothe and moisturize lips, you’ll fall head over heels for this organic cupuacu butter and mongongo oil lip balm after just one use.

7. Setting Spray: Soleil Toujours Organic Set + Protect Micro Mist SPF 30

As much as you want your makeup to look its best, it’s important to remember what lies beyond it, too. Just because you have cosmetics covering your complexion doesn’t mean that the sun’s harmful UV rays can’t still wreak havoc on it, which is why we love this 70%+ certified organic setting mist. Made with clear, broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection, as well as a slew of calming and hydrating antioxidants, you’ll be able to lock in a dewy and radiant complexion without sacrificing the safety of your skin.

Rebecca Norris

Rebecca R. Norris

Rebecca R. Norris is a full-time freelance writer living in the DC metro area. She writes for a variety of publications, covering everything from beauty and wellness to style and celebrity news. She is a graduate of George Mason University. There, sh... Read More >

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