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How to Apply Sunscreen Before Makeup for a Flawless Look

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If you’re like most people, you probably think of sunscreen as a necessary evil—something you have to wear every day, even in the winter, to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. But what if I told you that sunscreen could also be your secret weapon for achieving a flawless makeup look? Believe it or not, there is a right and wrong way to apply sunscreen before makeup, and if you do it correctly, your skin will thank you! So, keep reading for tips on applying sunscreen before makeup like a pro.

How to use sunscreen with makeup?

Applying sunscreen before makeup is a great way to get a flawless look. Here are some tips on how to do it:

  1. Choose the right sunscreen. Not all sunscreens are created equal, so you’ll want to choose one suited for your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, choose an oil-free sunscreen. On the other hand, choose a moisturizing sunscreen if you have dry skin.
  2. Apply the sunscreen evenly. To ensure that your sunscreen provides maximum protection, apply it evenly to all facial areas. Be sure to use enough sunscreen so that your skin is completely covered.
  3. Let the sunscreen dry before applying makeup. It’s important to let the sunscreen dry completely before applying makeup. If you don’t, the makeup will slide right off your skin.
  4. Apply foundation over the sunscreen. Once the sunscreen has dried, apply your foundation as usual. Be sure to blend it in well with no lines or streaks.
  5. Finish with blush and lipstick. Finally, apply your blush and lipstick. You’ll be amazed at how good your makeup will look when you’re done!

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Do I need sunscreen if my foundation has SPF?

Surprisingly enough, the answer to this question is a little bit complicated. While it’s true that a foundation with SPF will offer some level of sun protection, it’s not always enough. Therefore, it’s important to read the label and ensure that the foundation provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. In addition, you’ll need to apply sunscreen on top of your foundation to get the best possible coverage. Finally, keep in mind that even if your foundation has SPF 30, for example, it will only provide so much protection – you still need to use sunscreen liberally whenever you’re exposed to sunlight.


Edna Giannone is the deputy editor at the White Girl Records and a longtime product tester, reviewer, writer, and editor of beauty, and lifestyle content. Previously, she worked as Beauty Editor and launched the Beauty vertical, and has covered lifestyle and travel trends. She’s a graduate of NSU University School of journalism.