How To Top Up SPF Without Ruining Your Makeup

By | 2017-08-15T01:09:56+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|The Beauty Edit|

5 products to keep your face protected throughout the day.

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You probably know that protecting your skin from the sun is one of the best ways to fight the signs of aging, but did you know that Health Canada recommends re-applying sunscreen every two hours for adequate protection? If you’d rather not redo your face from scratch just to slather on more sunscreen, try one of these makeup friendly options for topping up your SPF throughout the day.

Cool Spritz

This clear mist shields your complexion, refreshes makeup and soothes the skin with organic ingredients like cucumber fruit extract and aloe.

Coola makeup setting spray spf
Coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30, $51 at coolasuncare.ca.

Matte About You

BareMinerals has built up a cult following with its mineral foundation powders, which offer coverage without causing breakouts. The lightweight formula eliminates shine and is great for regular touch-ups.

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BareMinerals Matte Foundation SPF 15, $38 at Nordstrom.

Powder Perfect

With SPF 12, this silky powder doesn’t pack the heaviest sun-shielding punch, but it does deliver a smooth natural finish as it brightens with light-reflecting mica.

Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation Compact Refill
Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation, $37 at beautyboutique.ca.

Cushion Cover

The liquid foundation housed in this convenient compact provides buildable coverage and a weightless finish, so you can reapply throughout the day without feeling like you’re wearing a makeup mask.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 35 Cushion Compact, $60 at Hudson’s Bay.

Sheerly Beloved

Rub a few pumps of this transparent gel together before gently pressing it onto your skin for light-like-nothing protection that won’t disturb your makeup.

CoverFX Clear cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 gel
CoverFX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $58 at coverfx.ca.