While you should be using SPF generously year round, it’s especially important when we’re spending extra time in the sun during summer. Aside from the obvious sunburn protection, SPF will help your skin stay healthy by preventing skin cancers, sun damage and signs of aging.
Many daytime moisturizers come with at least SPF 15 in the formula. However, if this is the only protection you’re incorporating into your routine, it’s not enough. The small amount of moisturizer you use daily, combined with the fact that SPF needs to be reapplied throughout the day to be most effective, means you need to layer up.
Keep reading to check out the best SPF makeup that I incorporate into my routine to stay sun-ready.
1. Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer (SPF 15)
This is my favorite summertime moisturizer, because it’s lightweight and feels great under my makeup. It works to brighten and even out my skin tone as it keeps it moisturized, as well. The SPF 15 is a great starting layer to protect my skin from the day’s rays.
2. e.l.f. Beauty shield Skin Shielding Primer (SPF 50)
I’ve been raving about this primer lately! Not only does it have a whopping SPF 50 for ultimate protection, but it just plain WORKS. The primer has a universal tint to it that blends into the skin to add a sheer layer of coverage, and my foundation stays put all day on top. It smooths out my skin and makes the rest of my face makeup last.
3. L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation (SPF 15)
Funny enough, this is one of my top favorite drugstore foundations at the moment and I had no idea it had SPF 15 in it! The Pro-Glow foundation is full coverage with a luminous skin finish. However, it doesn’t feel dewy or heavy— so important in hot weather! I’ve been getting compliments recently on my glowing skin and, I won’t lie, it’s all this baby right here.
4. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector (SPF 25)
The skin around your eyes is the most sensitive. Give it some extra protection while you brighten and conceal those under eye circles! This concealer comes with a brush tip applicator for convenient application.
5. Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady Filter BB Bronzer (SPF 30)
You don’t need to stay out in the sun for hours to get a beautiful sun-kissed glow. This velvety bronzer blends several colors together for a dimensional finish. The fine shimmer catches the light and gives your skin a warm radiance, while blurring imperfections.
6. Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder (SPF 45)
This setting powder is the perfect way to finish your routine and keep up the SPF throughout the day! The SPF 45 powder is easy to apply over makeup using the built-in brush. Throw it in your bag for touchups on the go when you need to absorb oil or re-up on protection.