Summer has always been notorious for taking a toll on your skin. From darkening your complexion and causing premature signs of ageing to increase the likelihood of skin cancer, there are multiple adverse repercussions of prolonged exposure to the scorching summer sun. No wonder, sunscreens are considered to be completely indispensable, not just during summer but at every moment your skin comes into contact with the sun's harsh UV rays.
However, ask anybody who puts on a full face of makeup every morning, the step of applying sunscreen complicates our beauty regimes further. Do we apply a layer before getting to the base makeup? Or do we smear some as a finishing layer to our makeup look? And while we're at it, what do we do about that greasy white sheen left behind? To simplify such questions about using makeup and sunscreen simultaneously, we decided to eliminate the need for 2 separate products altogether. Instead, here's a curated listicle featuring the 7 best makeup products with SPF that'll take care of both your beauty and sun safety needs!
1. Revlon Photo Ready 2-Way Powder Foundation SPF 20
This 2-in-1 foundation slash compact product is extremely useful and the additional quality of SPF 20 PA+++ makes it a must-have for your beauty counter. The pressed powder can be used for various purposes, both wet and dry, and it comes infused with a photochromic pigment that reflects and diffuses light, thereby making your skin look brighter, clearer and more radiant. The product delivers medium to full coverage, which looks natural and leaves a matte finish.
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2. Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Compact SPF 40
Specially designed to blend the benefits of a handy sunscreen with superb makeup products, the Sun Expert line by Lakme is packed with summer-friendly gems. But our favourite pick has got to be this non-sticky, ultra-lightweight compact with SPF 40 PA+++. The price point of this product makes it perfect for everyday use, and its powerful ability to ward off the damaging effects of sun exposure only helps the cause further. The formula spreads easily over your face and leaves behind a matt, flawless base.
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3. The Body Shop Fresh Nude Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 30
If the idea of slathering on three different products for just the base doesn't sound like you one bit, here's a makeup product you can reach for during summer instead. This tinted beauty balm from The Body Shop works remarkably well to give you a fresh, naturally radiant appearance. The balm can be used for various purposes, from concealing dark spots to serving solely as a base, to contouring with a darker shade. The formula of the product is sweat and transfer-free, while simultaneously being immensely hydrating for your skin. Not to mention, the SPF 30 PA +++ gives you UVA and UVB protection when you step out in the sun!
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4. M.A.C Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer
There's a reason M.A.C is one of the most adored makeup brands in the world, the quality delivered in their products is simply unparalleled. So, if you're comfortable with a slightly steeper price, this concealer from M.A.C with SPF 35 is as good as it can get. The lightweight and creamy concealer gives you smooth and long-lasting coverage with a very natural finish. The ingredients of this concealer make it antioxidant-rich, which helps absorb excess oil from your skin while supplying beneficial nutrients.
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5. Lotus Ecostay Insta-Blend 5-in-1 Cream Compact SPF 20
Tired of lugging around a hundred different makeup products, each befitting a different occasion and mood? Then get this all-in-1 cream compact from Lotus and have all your makeup needs met with a single product. This unique cream-based formula combines the beauty benefits of a primer, foundation, concealer and compact powder, to cover your face seamlessly and leave a natural moist matte finish. Apart from furnishing you with a flawless complexion, this cream compact keeps you protected against harsh UV rays with SPF 20.
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6. Colorbar Crème Touch Lipstick SPF 15
The delicate skin of your lips requires just as much sun protection if not more as the rest of your face. But while it's much easier to fuse applying sunscreen with a base makeup product, lipsticks with SPF aren't all that common. So, we found you this creamy lippy from Colorbar which boasts of SPF 15. This lip product is enriched with vitamin E, shea butter, jojoba oil and almond oil, which ensures your lips stay moisturised and hydrated long after application. The formula is smudge-proof and ultra-smooth, gives you rich, long-lasting colour, and the lipstick comes in an assortment of gorgeous shades!
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So, now that we've simplified protecting your skin against the strong sun, we hope you make the most of this summer and carry these makeup products with SPF along, wherever you go!