Up Your Sun Protection With Foundations Formulated With Sunscreen

February 20, 2020
Jessica Harrington
By: Jessica Harrington | skincare.com by L'Oréal
Up Your Sun Protection With Foundations Formulated With Sunscreen

By now, you should know it’s important to wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine, indoors and outdoors, winter or summer — you get the idea. If you are a diligent sunscreen wearer (good for you!), you’re probably not opposed to the idea of upping your SPF protection; it is in the name of healthy skin, after all. One way to do so is by wearing a foundation with sunscreen in the formula. 

Makeup with SPF is right up our alley. We love when our products pull double-duty. In addition to slathering on a face sunscreen before makeup application, if you can help your complexion stay protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays with an extra layer of sunscreen, why wouldn’t you?   

Ahead, we rounded up our favorite foundations with added SPF for you to try. 

Maybelline New York Dream Urban Cover Flawless Coverage Foundation Makeup SPF 50

This drugstore foundation does not mess around in the sunscreen department. It has broad-spectrum SPF 50 in the formula for sun care, as well as antioxidants to help protect the skin against pollution. That said, it doesn’t disappoint in the makeup department either — it gives you great, natural-looking coverage. 


Lancôme Rénergie Lift Makeup Foundation SPF 27

Wearing sunscreen is your best defense against signs of aging. To further help you achieve the appearance of youthful-looking skin, try this lifting and hydrating foundation. It gives you medium-to-full coverage, as well as active skin-care benefits to help fade the appearance of dark spots and smooth the look of wrinkles. 


IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Oil-Free Matte Full Coverage Moisturizer with SPF 50+

IT Cosmetics’ newest complexion product offers SPF 50 — the same amount of sun protection as its other best-selling products — in a new formula. The oil-free matte foundation gives you full coverage and blurs the look of imperfections.


Giorgio Armani Beauty Power Fabric Foundation 

This liquid foundation gives you full matte coverage with SPF 25. The lightweight formula delivers a second-skin finish and feels as if you’re wearing nothing at all. It’s no surprise so many of our editors love it. 


Perricone MD Foundation Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 20 

Foundations formulated with sunscreen don’t have to be heavy or feel greasy on your skin. This foundation-serum with SPF 20 proves just that. Because of its sheer formula, you can customize and build your coverage to your liking. 


Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30 

For another sheer foundation option with buildable, natural-looking coverage, try this skin tint from Milk Makeup. It has SPF 30 for a radiant finish. 


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