We all know by now that SPF is one of the most important steps in our skincare routine. Whether you’re on holiday, sunbathing in your garden, or sat inside on a cloudy day (yep, even then), you need to be protecting your skin from UV rays at all times. Applying an SPF moisturiser, suncream or foundation are simple and effective ways to incorporate suncare into your daily routine, but how do you ensure the protection lasts throughout the whole day?
Much like during your sunbathing sessions by the pool, your SPF needs to be reapplied over the course of the day to keep you protected. Unfortunately, SPF products can degrade when exposed to sunlight for many hours and natural oils and sebum in your skin can also cause the barrier to break down, meaning that you may lose some of that protection. The way to combat this? Reapply, reapply and reapply again.
Of course, reapplying suncream throughout the day might work when you’re relaxing on a beach, but it’s not exactly practical for everyday life. For the typical busy, makeup wearing woman, the thought of putting suncream on your face is not only tiresome, but almost cringe-worthy – why would we want to ruin our fresh full face? Well, the SPF market has come a long way from the sticky, thick, white creams that used to dominate the shelves, and there is now an array of products available that not only work on bare skin, but over your makeup. If you want to top up your sun protection, without ruining your glam, discover our round-up of the best SPF solutions to wear over your makeup.
If you hate the feeling of thicker suncreams on your skin, then SPF mists are a great alternative. Providing a fresh, light coverage that’s ultra-absorbent and quick-drying, mists can apply seamlessly over a full face of makeup without smudging or separating your base products. Many people turn to SPF mists to refresh and pep up their look throughout the day.
Garnier Ambre Solaire Over Makeup Super UV Protection Mist SPF50 75ml
For lightweight, high-performance UV protection, discover the Garnier Ambre Solaire Over Makeup Super UV Protection Mist. Specially developed for fair, sensitive and sun-intolerant skin types, this Vitamin E enriched formula provides long-lasting hydration over skin and keeps it feeling soft.
Garnier Ambre Solaire Over Makeup Super UV Protection Mist SPF50 75ml4.46 Stars 13 Reviews£6.00
PIXI Sun Mist
Fight against premature ageing with a soothing veil of protection from PIXI. The PIXI Sun Mist is infused with Sunflower and Cucumber extracts to cool and hydrate the skin either before or after makeup. Light and refreshing enough to be reapplied throughout the day, skin is left calm and comfortable.
Shiseido Invisible Protective Mist 150ml
Say goodbye to thick white creams and hello to invisible protection with the Shiseido Invisible Protective Mist. Fortified with UV filter technology and providing broad spectrum SPF30 protection without the stickiness, this protective mist is instantly absorbed and undetectable over makeup.
We all love a multi-purpose product, so finding a powder that also has SPF in it is music to any makeup-lovers' ears. Many of us keep a powder in our bag at all times to touch up any oily spots or smooth out our foundation, so by incorporating an SPF powder into your beauty bag, you are automatically giving yourself that extra protection, without having to alter your routine!
bareMinerals SPF25 Mineral Veil®
Minimise your pores and maximise your protection with the bareMinerals SPF25 Mineral Veil®. This non-fragranced formula is enhanced with SPF25 to give you high protection, whilst providing a soft-focus finish. This powder protection applies seamlessly over foundation, or can be worn on its own for feather-light smoothness.
Rimmel Natural Bronzer (Various Shades)
Bronze and protect with the Rimmel Natural Bronzer. Enhanced with SPF15, this velvety powder provides a long-lasting, sunkissed glow. Sculpt your cheekbones, or achieve an overall radiance whilst shielding your skin from harmful UV rays.
Keeping our pout looking on point is usually top of our list when it comes to refreshing our makeup, but normally at the bottom of our list for SPF protection. Many forget that lips can be easily damaged by the sun and require just as much protection as our skin. SPF lipsticks and balms are an ideal way to freshen up your makeup, whilst ensuring that your lips are soft and protected!
Perricone MD No Makeup Lipstick Broad Spectrum SPF15 4.2g (Various Shades)
Perfect and protect your pout with the Perricone MD No Makeup Lipstick. Enriched with Hyaluronic acid and Neuropeptides which activate surface renewal and regenerate the skin, this SPF15 solid-to-serum formula enhances the natural colour of your lips, whilst leaving them soft, supple and hydrated.
Perricone MD No Makeup Lipstick Broad Spectrum SPF15 4.2g (Various Shades)5 Stars 4 Reviews£18.75
Lanolips Tinted SPF30 Balm - Red Apple 12.5g
Achieve a bold red look, without compromising on SPF coverage with the Lanolips Tinted SPF30 Balm. This nourishing, Vitamin E enriched formula protects against UV rays and environmental aggressors whilst conditioning lips and banishing dryness. What’s more? You can also use this balm on your cheeks to achieve a fresh, rosy glow.
Skin In Motion Plump it Tinted Lip Balm SPF 30 - Sheer Peach 15ml
Discover plumper, more hydrated lips with the Skin In Motion Plump it Tinted Lip Balm. Boasting broad spectrum, SPF30 protection, this Shea butter enriched formula revitalises chapped lips, whilst the peachy tint provides a natural touch of colour.
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