How to Incorporate Sunscreen Into Every Step of Your Makeup Routine

By now, you should know the importance of wearing sunscreen daily. Unfortunately, applying and reapplying sunscreen can be inconvenient, especially if you wear makeup. But recently, we are seeing more sunscreen-makeup hybrids becoming mainstream, meaning you don’t have to compromise your makeup look for sun protection.

Having a versatile makeup product can save time, money, and resources. It will also make reapplying sunscreen a breeze. And who knows, with our picks below, you might even look forward to wearing sunscreen every day.

Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 ($69, shop here)

This reef-safe brush-on mineral sunscreen will make SPF reapplication a breeze. It contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as its primary filters to offer protection against UVA/UVB rays, blue (HEV) light, infrared radiation, and pollution while providing a boost of antioxidants and hydrating properties. It’s suitable for makeup wearers, but it can also be worn by itself. Apply before your makeup!

Coola Organic Makeup Setting Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 ($36, shop here)

We love to seal a glam makeup look with setting spray, so it just makes sense to use one that contains SPF. (Plus, you can re-apply throughout the day)! This setting spray from Coola is infused with cucumber and aloe barbadensis leaf extract to combat inflammation and keep the skin cool and soothed. This setting spray is excellent for all skin types, especially those who are sensitive. It won’t disrupt any makeup on your face and lock it in place for all-day staying power.

Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint Clean SPF 30 Foundation ($42, shop here)

This foundation from Milk Makeup is a nourishing blend of avocado, mandarin, jojoba, olive, and grape-seed oils that works to hydrate the skin and leave you with a dewy glow. It is also formulated with olive-derived squalane for a daily dose of antioxidants. As for its sunscreen component, this reef-safe foundation contains non-nano zinc oxide and other filters to protect the skin against UVA/UVB rays. The best part is that you won’t have to worry about flashbacks; the Sunshine Skin Tint is available in 14 shades.

Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Color Balm SPF 50 ($30, shop here)

Are you ready to shield your lips and cheeks from the sun? This multitasking color balm with SPF 50 is infused with nourishing ingredients like jojoba esters, plant-based squalane, iron oxides, bisabolol, and more. It will also protect the skin against the same aggressors as the brand’s brush-on SPF. This versatile balm glides seamlessly onto the skin and is available in three shades: Berry, Bronze, and Blush.

Jane Iredale Enlighten Plus Under-Eye Concealer SPF 30 ($44, shop here)

Brighten, nourish, and protect your delicate under-eye area with this SPF 30 concealer that is formulated with naturally derived amino acids to improve fine lines and texture. It also contains mineral filters like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to shield the under-eye area from the sun’s rays. In addition, its antimicrobial steel applicator is cool to the touch and will help depuff tired eyes. Pair this product with your favorite concealer for a brightening effect, or wear it by itself.

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