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Yes, It Is Possible To Wear Sunblock Over Your Makeup – Here’s How

Reapplying sunblock over makeup may sound as unappealing as waxing your brows, but we've got the *perfect* solution.
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I’m sure we all already know the importance of applying sunblock. Quick reminder: it’s really important. Don’t skip it from your skincare routine, and never ever forget it under your makeup. As if that’s not enough, we also recommend applying sunscreen on your hands. We won’t go on about UV rays and sun damage, but did you know that reapplying it after a couple of hours is just as crucial? Yup. That one layer you apply in your morning isn’t enough, sorry to burst your bubble.

One of the most annoying things about sunblock is that it only lasts a few hours, depending on how much exposure to the sun rays you’re getting. Even so, our natural sebum can cause it to break down, which is crazy because how are we supposed to slather on sunscreen over our makeup without messing up all that careful contouring you spent 20 minutes to perfect?

It’s easy to keep re-applying sunscreen every two to four hours if you’re on the beach or when you have no makeup on, but not so practical for the average person with a full face of makeup. We’re definitely not proposing for you to wipe everything off just to reapply sunscreen again, nor are we suggesting that you apply greasy lotion and proceed to watch everything melt off your face.

Fortunately, SPF is available in sprays, powders, and compact forms. Powder comes in first because it does help with sebum-control, locks in your makeup, and does the job well. Our second choice would be compact cushions or solids that you can pat on throughout the day. Surprisingly, our last choice would be a spray, only because it’s proven that mist sunscreen provide very little protection, and most of them contain alcohol, which can dry out your skin overtime. If you’re looking for one without alcohol, this one by L’Oreal works wonders. Below, we’ve also rounded up a few products that will leave you worry-free to frolic in the sun.


Susanne Kaufmann Body Broad Spectrum Protection Sunscreen


Youthlab Body Guard SPF 30 Spray Sunscreen


L’Oreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence City Mist 


Benefit Hello Flawless SPF 15 Powder Cover Up


Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder


Maxclinic Catrin Natural 100 Sunkill RX SPF46 PA+++


It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF 50+

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