While we don’t miss our winter makeup routines, warmer weather brings its own set of issues for our makeup to address — the biggest being more sun exposure and the need to protect our skin from sun damage.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the sun can contribute to skin aging including sun spots, wrinkles and an uneven skin tone. Luckily, the foundation you use in your daily makeup routine can help to play a part in protecting your skin against those harmful rays. Keep reading to see our five picks for foundation with SPF to use this summer and beyond.
5 Best Foundations With SPF
A foundation with SPF is a great tool to keep in your makeup bag, especially during the summer. While you should always wear SPF under your makeup (year round), pairing it with a foundation that has SPF is a great way to double up on sun protection.
Formulated with SPF 25, this longwear foundation is waterproof, transfer-proof and sweat-resistant making it the perfect match for hot summer days. If summer doesn’t stop you from rocking a full beat, you’ll love the medium-to-full, long-wearing coverage with a lightweight finish. The non-comedogenic formula is good for all skin types and comes in 30 shades.
Most of us struggle with trying to find a foundation shade that matches our new summer tan — you’re not alone. Luckily, this foundation comes in 45 shades and is categorized by undertone, making it super easy to find your perfect match. With medium coverage, SPF 17 and a non-cakey, natural finish it’s not a reach to say all skin types will adore this.
With SPF 50, this foundation offers the most protection out of the L’Oréal Paris lineup. This foundation makes it easy to forget you have any makeup on thanks to serum-like coverage that doesn’t settle into fine lines. Approved for sensitive skin and flattering for mature skin, its natural, radiant finish looks good on everyone.
This water-infused tinted moisturizer features SPF 19 and a natural, hydrating finish. Whether it’s a day at the beach or something casual, this formula is ultra lightweight so no need to worry about it melting off in the hot sun. The oil-free formula is suitable for sensitive skin and includes witch hazel and aloe vera to avoid clogged pores.
Glowy foundations are the basis of any summer-approved makeup look. This cult-favorite foundation is formulated with SPF 15 and flatters skin with lightweight and long-lasting coverage. With 24-hour wear, this hydrating foundation is a great option for normal to dry skin types that want a radiant, flawless base.
Do I Need to Wear SPF If My Foundation Already Has It?
Yes — hard stop. SPF is important 365 days a year and even if your foundation has SPF, you still want to wear it under your makeup. Wondering why? Makeup does not go on in an even layer like sunscreen does. Plus, the amount of makeup you wear is not enough to provide adequate coverage.
According to the AAD, most adults need one ounce of sunscreen — which is enough to fill a typical shot glass — for their entire body. While that amount is recommended for the body, a few dots of foundation with SPF is surely not enough to protect your face and neck. But, wearing sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater under your makeup with SPF is a great way to add more coverage and increase sun protection. And having SPF in your makeup offers some protection for your face if you ever forget to apply your sunscreen.
Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi; Photo by: Chaunte Vaughn
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