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Here's How You Can Wear Your Makeup & Have Sun Protection, Too


Nothing is worse that a sunburn during the summertime, and protecting your face (and basically your entire body) is key if you're going to avoid any lobster-like redness. Wearing makeup and still getting enough SPF protection can be tricky, but that’s where the Labels and Lacquer girls come in.

You can find lots of makeup products that contain SPF, but you may have to look hard for them. Even if you have to shop higher end makeup— it’s worth it for the added skin protection, you know?

While you may be able to snag a foundation with an SPF of 30, you want to be careful with what types of makeup have sunblock in them because you may not apply foundation ALL over your face in the same way that you would a normal sunscreen lotion.

So, you may want to try and find primers and non-tinted products to use as a base for your makeup. Then, you can layer on that SPF 30 foundation as little or as much as you’d like.

Here are a few facial products packed with SPF that’ll help you maintain flawless skin all summer long!

1. Facial Sunscreen

TarteGuard Facial Sunscreen, $32, Tarte Cosmetics

You could always just start with a sunscreen that's made especially for the face before applying any makeup. One product with SPF in it is all you need, so you could really stop with this, if you wanted to.

2. Moisturizer With SPF

Ultra Facial Moisturizer Sunscreen, $31, Kiehl's

Something that's going to moisturize and protect your skin all-in-one? Now, that's a win-win.

3. Primer With SPF

Laura Mercier Primer With SPF 30, $36, Sephora

There's nothing wrong with getting your face soft and primed for makeup all while getting some added sun protection!

4. Tinted Moisturizer With SPF

Stila Tinted Moisturizer With SPF 20, $34, Sephora

If you're wanting to skip out on the foundation and go a little lighter with your makeup, but still get sunscreen and coverage, go with a tinted moisturizer that's packed with SPF.

5. Foundation With SPF

Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation With SPF 25, $36, Benefit Cosmetics

This lightweight foundation won't weigh you down this summer. Carefree, easy to apply makeup and skin protection in one. Sign us up!

6. Powder With SPF

Bare Minerals Mineral Powder With SPF 15, $28.50, Sephora

Finish your look with a pressed powder that's going to offer sun protection and lightweight coverage for a flawless (and protected) face.

You're well on your way to having your skin covered for summer as far as sun protection and color is concerned!

--Labels and Lacquer girls

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