When it comes to foundation, cushion compacts have been my formula of choice as of late. They provide high coverage with minimal heaviness, and often boast powerful ingredients to better skin while you wear it, but according to skin care vlogger The Gothamista, their benefits span far past the cosmetic realm, too. In her latest video, she shows viewers how to take an empty cushion compact (you can either buy one empty or clean your makeup compact once it’s completely dried out) and turn it into a sunscreen compact for easy, on-the-go SPF application that won’t disrupt your makeup and keep aging at bay around the clock. The best part: it takes less than two minutes. Genius!
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All you’ll need is a clean cushion compact and your sunscreen of choice (as long as it’s a thin liquid formula). If you’re planning on applying the sunscreen over makeup, be sure to choose an SPF that’s known to be sheer and not leave behind any white residue. If the compact is going to live in your beach bag, on the other hand, you don’t have to worry about this—just make sure it’s thin enough to absorb into the compact. Once you have these in hand, it’s smooth sailing from here—just in time for summer! Watch the video below to see exactly how it’s done.
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