8 Best Sunscreens To Wear Under Your Makeup

Maanyata Thu |Feb 22, 2019

Here are the Top 8 sunscreens to wear under your makeup.

It is true that your skin deserves the sun protection all year round. The sunscreens can minimise dark spots, fight acne, fade scars or make your skin glowing. So, if you hate wearing sunscreen, now it’s time to start. If you already wear it, it’s time for an upgrade. Let’s take a look at the Top 8 sunscreens to wear under your makeup below.

The Wrinkle-Fighting Formula

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer- Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30/PA+++

The protective primer features the consistency of a gel. Therefore, it can sink deeply into your skin without feeling greasy, tacky or heavy. It also creates a flattering "buffer" for your skin which protects your skin from dangerous UVB rays (often causing wrinkles) and UVA rays (often causing cancer). Besides, this lightweight foundation not only helps to minimise the look of fine lines, pores, and imperfections but also protect skin against harmful, ageing effects of the environment.

The Brightening Formula

Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturiser with SPF 30

Made with soy extract, this awesome sunscreen-spiked is smooth under makeup and leaves your skin glowing. It is ideal for all skin types which helps to improve tone, dullness, texture, blotchiness, and brown spots.

The Invisible Formula

Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen SPF 35

This water gel formula is infused with active microcapsules that instantly sink into the skin with no greasy residue and zero white cast and hydrate the skin. It not only helps to prevent skin cancer and sun damage but also works to neutralise harmful free radicals. This is undoubtedly one of the best options for women of colour that is truly invisible and works on the deepest of complexions. 

The Completely Clear Formula

Super Good
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

The weightless sunscreen crafted with an oil-free formula that works perfectly to alleviate sun damage. The transparent gel can completely disappear in the skin as soon as you apply it on. Therefore, it will not leave a white cast on a deeper skin tone. The sunscreen also free from oil and common irritants – the things that make you do not want to wear sunscreen under makeup. It is suitable for many types of skin such as oily skin, dry skin, acne-prone skin, combination skin, sensitive skin, mature skin, normal skin.

The Water-proof Formula

Dermalogica, Protection Sports SPF 50

Say goodbye to makeup meltdowns and slippery formulas. The water-proof sunscreen features a creamy, weightless lather which will sink into the skin and stay for hours. You will never have to worry about patchy foundation after about fifteen minutes outside with this light-as-air formula acting as one perfect base pre-foundation. For those who with the dry skin, this is an excellent choice for you because the oleosome microspheres help improve SPF performance and counteract moisture loss caused by extended daylight exposure.

The Acne-Fighting Formula

EltaMD UV Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

Sunscreen haters, meet one of the most favourite sunscreens. The product is trust and highly recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen. It features vitamin B3, lactic acid, and hyaluronic acid - these ingredients that boost the appearance of healthy-looking skin and prevent your makeups from sliding and slipping by noon.

The Tinted Formula

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Daily Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen

As a pioneer in UV protection research for more than fifteen years, La Roche-Posay, with Anthelios, is trusted and approved by dermatologists all around the world for its advanced formulations in UV protection. The creamy sunscreen provides broad spectrum SPF 50 protection with antioxidants for all skin tones. Also, the lightweight coverage helps to conceal visible redness, dark spots, acne marks, and melasma.

The Weightless Formula

Shiseido Clear Stick UV Protector WetForce Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50+

The clear stick sunscreen works over and under makeup for sun protection on-the-go. The sunscreen features WetForce technology, which creates an additional layer of invisible sun protection so when it comes into contact with water or perspiration, it becomes more effective without leaving ashy white residues.


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