The best face sunscreen to wear under makeup is one that will last for at least six hours and won’t melt off of your face taking your makeup with it. However, most of us don’t want to wear sunscreen under our makeup for fear of the dreaded oil slick. Been there done that. Had the shiny face to match.
Despite the possible drawbacks if you use the wrong sunscreen, sunscreen under your foundation and makeup is an absolute must–yes, even in the fall and winter. How do you accomplish this you ask? Here’s exactly how to do it:
HOW TO APPLY SUNSCREEN WITH MAKEUP
The best sunscreen to wear under makeup is one that is translucent and has effective UVB protection–look for at least 25. Our absolute favorite right now is Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist With Rosemary SPF 50. It’s a clear spray that’s non-sticky and lasts for hours. It’s all kinds of winning for all skin types. A great second runner up is Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen SPF 30 which is also a good choice for acne prone skin.
To apply your sunscreen under your makeup, spray your face or rub in your sunscreen. Wait until it’s dry and set (this can take anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes). Be sure to rub it in smoothly to avoid streaks and so that your foundation goes on smooth. Make sure you pay attention to your hair line and apply your sunscreen in gentle, circular sweeping motions.
Wearing sunscreen each day can save you lots of skin woes in the future.