Did you wear sunscreen under your makeup on your wedding day?

posted 8 months ago in Beauty
Post # 2
9615 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I wore a foundation that has sunscreen in it.

Post # 3
88 posts
Worker bee

I wore foundation and powder with spf 50 in it and sun lotion on the rest of my body.

I don’t think it showed up in photo’s, just make sure everything is blended and it’s not still ‘wet’ by the time you arrive.

Post # 4
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

If all else fails, get a cute little parasol/umbrella to keep you in the shade as needed! Bet it would make for super cute pictures too!

Post # 5
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Interested to see responses on this… I’m getting married in Jamaica and will DEFINITELY need to be wearing sun screen! It never crossed my mind that this might effect photos. 

Post # 6
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

I didn’t, but then I got married in February in the UK, so not much chance of sunburn!

Id probably just wear the sunscreen, it’s safer for your skin. Nothing wrong with looking pale either, I have really pale skin and never tan or fake tan. If you’re happier knowing your skin is protected, go for the screen

Post # 7
1366 posts
Bumble bee

Research the ingredients in your sunscreen. I think some sunscreens have a white cast from the zinc oxide in it. Some sunscreens are formulated to minimize that or don’t have zinc oxide. Just be careful if your sunscreen has avobenzone in it. It stains white clothing yellow/orange. I learned the hard way and ruined a new white bathing suit.

I also wanted to add that sunscreen in makeup is not adequate protection. You’d have to cake on a ton of it in order to get the spf level advertised on the bottle, which nobody does.

Post # 8
53 posts
Worker bee

I didn’t and wouldn’t recommend it if you’re getting photos done. (Especially if that’s what your makeup artist is already recommending!)  Also, if you’ve never seen SPF flashback, it won’t make you look pale- it’ll make your entire face look like a ghost.  Also, I don’t think body sunscreen reacts exactly the same, so you probably wouldn’t have white flashback evenly across your entire body. 

I like PP’s suggestion about using an umbrella for shade when able since you’ll only be outside for a couple of hours.

Pic of flashback for reference- 

Post # 9
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains

I deliberately timed our ceremony for 5 pm in August to avoid wearing suncreen. Supposedly it casts a shine or white tint to makeup. I will have a parasol anyway. Since your ceremony time is firm, I suggest having a parasol or having someone follow you around with an umbrella or parasol to protect your skin and avoid the sun to keep you from sweating in your makeup.

Post # 10
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

Try using a chemical sunscreen below your makeup instead of a physical one (with zinc oxide in it). My favorite for beneath makeup is the Biore Aqua Rich Watery Esscence  – you can get it on Amazon.  I’ve also heard good things about the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light sunscreent, you can get that at a local drugstore!

Post # 11
132 posts
Blushing bee

Bare minerals makes a primer with spf 50. Its called prep step. I always wear it under my makeup in the summer its a life saver! I am also very pale but I love makeup and skin care products and I swear by this primer. It evens out skin tone a bit too. On hot summer days where I don’t want to wear too much makeup that I’ll sweat off anyway, I wear only this and it looks good. 

Post # 12
920 posts
Busy bee

I wore my regular moisturizer that has sunscreen in it under my makeup and had no issues with the pictures. The only flashback I had was on a The undereye eyeliner stuff the makeup artist used – it popped out on some of the pictures where flash was used. 

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