We don’t need to tell you that wearing SPF every day (every.day.) is crucial to maintaining good skin health, preventing premature signs of aging, and protecting you from skin cancer. But thanks to research and innovation in the beauty industry, your options are so much more varied than just sunscreen. Makeup with SPF can provide an added layer of protection and make daily application a breeze.
A few short years ago, the concept of makeup with SPF was taken to new heights, thanks to the explosion in popularity of BB and CC creams, staples in Asian markets for years that were only introduced to North American markets around seven years ago. From there, the category ranges grew rapidly to include SPF in everyday products like lip balm and concealer. Today, some new and truly innovative ways to get extra sun protection exist, like SPF in makeup products such as eyeshadow, blush, and highlighter.
We’re certainly not advocating for the use of just these products on their own, sans sunscreen, but we absolutely love the idea of every single makeup product that goes on your face in the morning offering some form of sun protection.
Below are some cult classics, as well as new launches, that are changing the way we view UV protection, while making it easier for you to protect yourself from the sun, and one product launch at a time.
1bareMinerals Correcting Concealer SPF 20
A full-coverage concealer plus SPF 20? Sold. The eye area is often missed during sunscreen application, so applying concealer with SPF is nothing if not a good idea.
2Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sheer Tint SPF15
Love the cult classic Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream? You’ll die for this lip tint, which includes SPF 15 to protect the ever-so-thin and delicate skin on your lips from sun damage.
3 Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15
4IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+
One of our all-time fave CC creams, this formula includes anti-aging hydrating serum, so it goes on smoothly and keeps your skin feeling hydrated throughout the day. Plus, it includes SPF 50+. Sign us up.
5Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream 8-In-1 Skin Perfector
An OG! One of the first major drugstore brand BB creams, this Maybelline product is a forever favorite.
6 Paula’s Choice Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30
7Petiue SPF Highlighter
Highlighter! With! SPF! We can’t wait to see more of these on the market. Additional sun protection on the high points of your face is truly genius.
8Supergoop! Shimmershade Eyeshadow
Launched earlier this year, Supergoop!’s eyeshadow with SPF is the first of its kind and comes in three neutral colors you can mix and match.
9 Wet N Wild Color Icon Bronzer SPF 15
10Perricone MD No Makeup Blush
Yes, you can even get blush that protects you from the sun’s UV rays, and this cream formula blends on seamlessly and naturally.