Multitasking Makeup Containing SPF
By Anna Jimenez |
In case you haven't noticed, it's all about multi-tasking makeup. Gone are the days when a stick of lipstick was only expected to rouge your pout. There has to be more to set products apart—be it anti-aging ingredients like peptides or SPF to ward off sun damage. In fact, according to market research data, demand for makeup containing UVA and UVB protection continues to skyrocket, which makes sense considering good sunscreen is our best defense against wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
To help in your quest to find the best makeup with SPF, here are some of our standout favorites.
For the Lips
Your lips, whether you realize it or not, get a good amount of sun. Not only that, the skin there is thin and sensitive. This is why it's not an uncommon, but often-overlooked area, where people get skin cancer. With that said, you shouldn't have to resign yourself to lip balm. There are beautiful lipsticks our there that have protection in them. Specifically, 29 Reserves Moisturizing Lipstick SPF 20 ($25). With gorgeous shades in deep reds and punchy pinks, no one will know that behind the highly pigmented color, you are deeply moisturizing and protecting your lips. Jour Sheer Lipstick SPF 15 ($22) is another favorite. The formula is lightweight and beautifully sheer. It's also loaded with aloe vera and vitamin E to give you smooth, nourished lips.
For the Cheeks
While you want the look of sun on your face, you don't want the UV exposure that creates it. That’s why bronzers with SPF are perfect for faking a good tan while still protecting your skin. We love the Yves Saint Laurent TERRE SAHARIENNE Bronzing Powder SPF 12 ($50). It glides on effortlessly and gives your face an instant healthy glow. Your complexion is left looking radiant and sun-kissed.
For the Under Eyes
If you're looking to conceal dark under eye circles and protect this delicate area, look no further than Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer SPF 35 ($45). It’s mineral-based and treats the skin with anti-aging actives while providing smooth, longwearing coverage. It also works great as an eyelid primer before eye shadow application.
For the Whole Face
There are a multitude of foundations that contain SPF, but if you are looking for a lighter touch, the Estée Lauder DayWear Anti-Oxidant BB Cream SPF 35 ($38) offers buildable coverage and hydrates your skin. It contains a relatively high level of sun protection and contains a myriad of antioxidants that fight free radical damage. This is where a flawless-looking complexion meets potent protection. For a matte finish, try adding Avene High Protection Tinted Powder with SPF 50 ($34), which is a pressed, mineral veil that will shield you from damaging rays.
Remember, while it is great to find makeup added sun protection, it is still wise to wear a sunblock of at least SPF 30 every day under your color cosmetics.