The Best Sunscreens to Wear Under Makeup

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As days get longer and hotter throughout the summer, we’re looking for any way to keep our makeup from melting like an ice cream cone in the sun, and adding thick or sticky sunscreens to the mix is not an option. Luckily, there are a handful of SPFs that blend perfectly with makeup. While some are a two-in-one primer, others are simply lightweight and barely there.

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Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting SPF 35 ($68)

Blur the appearance of your pores while keeping your skin safe from the sun with this SPF that promises to provide a smooth, matte finish.

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Charlotte Tilbury Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Invisible UV Flawless Poreless Primer ($55)

When a makeup brand creates an SPF primer, you know it’s going to play well with your foundation. This product improves the appearance of pores and fine lines while boosting skin’s elasticity.

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Kinship Self Reflect Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 32 ($26)

This mineral sunscreen blends seamlessly into skin and leaves the perfect trace of a natural-looking glow.

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EltaMD UV Glow Broad-Spectrum SPF 36 ($38)

Achieve the dewy, healthy-looking summer skin you’ve always dreamed of with this mineral sunscreen that brightens and hydrates skin to give you a gorgeous, subtle glow.

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Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($68)

A primer and SPF in one, this product blurs and primes skin for up to 12 hours of makeup wear, even on the hottest days in August.

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Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Primer ($98)

This lightweight SPF primer mattifies pores for perfect makeup application and soothes skin with high-quality botanicals.

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Peter Thomas Roth Max Clear Invisible Priming Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 ($38)

This invisible gel sunscreen primer is water-resistant and helps blur the appearance of uneven texture and tone for a smoother complexion.

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Cay Skin Isle Glow Face Lotion SPF 45 ($32)

If you want a little extra sparkle opt for Winnie Harlow’s new Cay Skin Isle Glow Face Lotion. It has a pearlescent, illuminating finish that can be worn on its own or under makeup.

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Hero Superlight Sunscreen SPF 30 ($20)

If you have acne-prone or oily skin but still like to wear makeup on warm days, this sunscreen should be your new go-to. It will provide sun protection, with an invisible finish without clogging pores.

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Supergoop Mineral Mattescreen SPF 40 ($38)

Mattify your skin and reduce the appearance of pores with this SPF. With a natural finish and shine control, your makeup will blend better than ever.

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Saie Sunvisor Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 35 ($37)

This SPF absorbs into skin before your eyes, leaving it with a clean, silky finish that’s the perfect foundation for makeup.

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