You Don’t Have To Choose Between Makeup And SPF – Just Use These 7 Products

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As the world has continued to open up, I’ve found myself wearing makeup again (since I can’t hide in the confines of my home anymore). I know I should be wearing SPF every day, but I haven’t been sitting in the sun or…really doing anything outside aside from brief walks.

I know that the summer sun is going to kill my skin if I don’t start wearing SPF now, but I’ve always struggled with finding makeup that sits on top of my sunscreen without melting. And what about reapplication of sunscreen? I can’t wipe my foundation off!

Thank the heavens, there are some solid makeup products that also have SPF in them to protect you from the sun. Read on for my favorites!


Maybelline Dream BB Cream

Our Senior Editor wrote an entire review on this BB cream, and she loves it. And if she loves it, you know it’s good. It’s only $8.99 and makes a ton of promises, but it delivers on each one. Your skin will feel moisturized, the redness will be toned down, and the SPF 30 will protect you from burns.

SHOP – $8.99



Glowscreen SPF 40

Primers are important for making sure your makeup stays, and this one by Supergoop! does just that. Your skin will be glowing and rejuvenated, while also being protected by its SPF 40 formula. The hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 hydrate, too.

SHOP – $17+

ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40

If you want a little tint to your skin without sacrificing it entirely, turn to ILIA’s serum. Mixing together every inch of skin health, including sun protection and makeup, this tint won’t hide your freckles or clog your pores. It also gives you SPF 40 without the greasy finish.

SHOP – $48


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Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer

I’m a total MAC girl, so when I found this concealer, I was thrilled. While the cream consistency conceals your imperfections, it never looks like you’ve piled on a ton of makeup to hide them. You only need a small amount to benefit from its coverage and SPF 35, so it’ll last forever.

SHOP – $24

Buildable Blur CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35

Okay, before we dive into why this CC cream is great, a quick rundown: CC stands for “complexion corrector,” meaning it’s more like a foundation than BB cream. This one is buildable, so you won’t go from natural to cake-y, plus it has SPF 35 to protect you from the sun (because no amount of makeup can do that!).

SHOP – $38


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Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

Just because sunscreen has good SPF and feels hydrating does not mean you should skip your moisturizer. Luckily, you can have both in one with this gel cream.  Aside from its hydrating abilities and SPF 30, you can also choose one of 20 shades to build with.

SHOP – $33

Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Color Balm

Can’t go without looking flushed? This Sunforgettable balm will work overtime to make sure you’re rosy and protected. Apply to your lips and cheeks for a glow, then continue to reapply every two hours for SPF 50 PA++++ coverage. Bonus: the jojoba esters and plant-based squalene help moisturize at the same time.

SHOP – $30

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What are your favorite makeup products with SPF? Share them with us in the comments!

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