Sunscreen and Makeup

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

chronicwhimsy: I actually use bare minerals! I absolutely love their products and all of their makeup contains SPF (ranging between SPF 15-SPF 30). Plus Bareminerals is great for rosacea and they have an excellent redness remedy you can try and their concealers are absolutely wonderful! I usually don’t wear an additional sunscreen if I’m not going outside or I’m not planning on being in direct sunlight for a good amount of time solely because it’s in my makeup already. If I am going to be out in the sun, I LOVE Murad’s Essential-C Day Moisture with SPF 30 (under bareminerals). It’s very lightweight and isn’t greasy like most sunscreens! 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

 

chronicwhimsy:  I read somewhere that the process should be: moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, then foundation.  I feel like that is a lot tho.  I would definitely put it under makeup.  I have a face moisturizer that has spf in it.  30 I think and I usually wear it when Im not wearing any makeup.  Shiseido makes 2 different kinds.  I also plan to get a cc cream that has SPF 60!  Crazy right?  The thing with spf is that it wears off and you have to keep reapplying which is silly.  You could literally mix sunscreen with a foundation you like on your hand and apply it that way.  You have a lot of options.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

i use an aveeno moisturizer that has SPF 30 in it underneath my makeup. I mix the moisturizer and my primer and put that on my face. After a few minutes, I put my foundation (which also has SPF) on. 

 

(edit: I use smart essentials daily nourishing moisturizer. It smells awesome)

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Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

chronicwhimsy: That’s great that you already use it 🙂 I know it’s kind of pricey but to me it’s so worth it. I did just check on their website and I guess their makeup only goes up to SPF 20. For some reason I thought the new ready formula was SPF 30…sorry for the inaccurate info!

If you’re interested in trying the Murad sunscreen, the last time I checked Ulta they had a little 15 day trail kit for $15. So that would be an inexpensive way to give it a try.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I use a light hydrating moisturizer, a very light fluid sunblock, a silicone-based primer, then concealer where I need it and a light foundation elsewhere. I follow up with a very light dusting of loose face powder and a makeup setting spray.

It sounds like a lot, but once you get in the habit, it’s quick to apply and it doesn’t feel heavy at all. I touch my face a lot and can’t use any products that sit on my face or feel heavy.

This is my holy grail face sunblock, Vichy SPF 50 in a super duper light fluid: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3710347′ defer=’defer

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

MASPA: you are absolutely right! Proper layering is key. Always apply a moisturizer first (its better if you have one that includes SPF to avoid having to put on one more layer of something). Then you want to do your primer. Bareminerals primer is amazing and if you want an extra glow you can use the brightening primer for a luminous finish. Then you would do foundation next. I personally use the bareminerals original foundation powder. Whatever it doesn’t cover, I go in with my summer bisque concealer to tackle those areas. Then I gently buff a little more foundation over the top of the concealed areas to blend out the lighter areas so everything is an even tone. Then mineral veil is next (available in SPF 20). It’s great for touching up as well as we’ll as refreshing your SPF coverage! You certainly wouldn’t want to use a liquid SPF on top of makeup. If you’re going to be at the beach and that is your method of applicaction, I would forgo makeup altogether. Me personally, I put a heavy layer of sunscreen on then my makeup as normal when heading to the pool or beach. My makeup does not come off all the way when in water as it’s somewhat water resistant so I always leave the beach with a little coverage which I feel is always better than being completely bare faced 🙂 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I use a 30 SPF moisturizer under my makeup every day (not just the summer).  I love what I use.  It’s matte and very light (and also vegan which is a requirement for me!).  It’s kind of pricey, but lasts me about 6 months with daily application: http://www.amazon.com/Solar-Protective-Moisturizer-SPF-2-5/dp/B004FUUMJK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1396008099&sr=8-2&keywords=devita+solar+protective+moisturizer+30

I also have their body moisturizer from the same brand.  It’s 30 SPF.  I wear that on my neck and arms every day if they’re exposed (so, not in winter).  If I’m going to be out in the sun for a while, like at the beach (which is not my favorite activity), I use a 40 SPF sunscreen below my makeup and then just reapply on top of it when I need to.  I hate the goopiness, but I don’t know any alternatives.  I just recently bough a sunscreen powder, so I’m hoping to use that for reapplying.

Post # 12
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93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

chronicwhimsy: I’m not sure if Ulta is available in the UK (it’s just a beauty supply store here in the States), but I’m sure you can go directly to murads website and order directly from them. You might have a store similar to Ulta that may carry it locally as well 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I use Bare Minerals, too. They have a moisturizer that has an SPF of 30, I believe, and you can get it in regular or tinted. I wear it under my mineral veil (which PP mentioned is also available in SPF 20) in the summer, I usually don’t wear foundation on a day-to-day basis. I use their solid ready viel for touch-ups (SPF 15). I believe they also have an SPF primer now, which would be great if you did want to wear foundation.

Post # 14
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305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I use a BB Cream by Juice Beauty that’s SPF 30 and it works great.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

chronicwhimsy:  I use a lightweight moisterizer/sunscreen/anti-oxidant combo and put it on first thing, under my makeup. I’ve found if I use too much stuff under my makeup I break out from being too oily/moisterized, but if I use too little I break out from being too dry and this is the only product I’ve found that toes that line perfectly for me. It’s Jan Marini line and I get it off amazon because it’s about half the price they charge at my estitician… 

https://www.janmarini.com/us/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=41 

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