Did you know you’re supposed to apply sunscreen about every 2 hours? No joke. If you’re strictly indoors surrounded by walls (ugh – my work life), you’re good with just a morning application. But if you spend extended periods of time outside – shopping, working, sweating, or swimming – you definitely need to up your sun protection game.
It’s easy to reapply on your body, but what about your face? I know I don’t want to ruin my flawless contour by smearing sunscreen on top of my makeup. And if my makeup still looks good at 5, I’m not going to mess it up for happy hour! Summertime sun doesn’t set until 7:30 – 8pm. If I’m headed to happy hour on an outdoor patio, I need a sunscreen I can reapply without rubbing my face.
Luckily, we don’t have to screw up our expertly applied foundation to get extra sun protection. Plenty of companies now create sunscreens you can apply over (and under) your makeup. #thankful
5 Sunscreens You Can Wear OVER Your Makeup
Pixi Skintreats Sun Mist SPF 30
$18 | Target
Want a sunscreen that also treats? Sun Mist is a lightweight, non greasy spray that contains chamomile extract and aloe leaf to help calm and soothe skin. It also contains bamboo extract, known for improving skin’s radiance.
Coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30
This not only contains the recommended amount of sunscreen (SPF 30), but it also sets your makeup and reduces shine to keep makeup looking fresh. Pop it in your bag to look photo ready from dawn to dusk.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Sheer Mineral Sun Spray SPF 50
$42 | Sephora
This water-resistant sunscreen dries down sheer to an almost powder finish. It doesn’t leave a white cast, like many sunscreens do, and is perfect for sensitive skin. It contains no chemical filters.
Tarte Tarteguard Mineral Powder Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Don’t like sprays? Try powder! This mineral powder sunscreen comes enclosed with its own brush, so you can dust sunscreen on anytime without messing up your look. It leaves a matte finish without chalkiness, and you can control the amount of product dispensed.
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body
If you want serious sun protection for your entire body, this is it. This SPF 50+ spray has a light texture, leaves no stickiness or greasy residue and can be used on your entire body AND hair. The nozzle also works upside down – perfect for those hard to reach spots.
Which sunscreen are you excited to try?
Sunscreen is crazy necessary and I need a post-makeup sunscreen so I don’t mess my makeup. Pixi, Coola, Dr. Dennis Gross, Tarte & Shiseido all make great sunscreen sprays, powders or setting sprays.