Here you are preparing yourself to start your day, applying your basic skincare products, putting on that makeup and just as you finish winging that eyeliner, you can’t shake the feeling that you might have forgotten something. Ahh, your sunscreen! The agony is real! After all that layers of makeup on and you forgot one of the most important steps in taking care of your skin. Don’t worry we’ve all been there too many times (trust me, I know!).
Thankfully, you don’t have to ruin your cosmetic masterpiece in order to shield your face with sunscreen. We’re giving you tips on what you can do to apply and reapply sunscreen throughout the day with your makeup on.
1. First Base
Okay first and foremost. You honestly have got to remember to put slather some SPF before you put your makeup on. It’s important, nay, crucial to apply it preferably after you’ve moisturised. Leaving it out is a no no! It’ll act as the first layer of protection from premature ageing to prevent the appearance of sun spots and fine lines.
To make your life easier, use base coverage with SPF in it. Products like BB or CC creams are great as it’s lightweight and usually, contains SPF . But if you’re looking for one that offers a more fuller coverage, go and grab those Cushion Compact foundation. They’re highly formulated with SPF to give you a flawless coverage whilst protecting your skin from UV rays.
Thank God for spray sunscreens! Not only will it keep our hands clean, it makes it easier to apply without smudging your makeup. Other than that, there are also setting mist or facial mist that have built-in sun protection. The mists will actually help to keep your makeup intact. Although it helps to add an extra layer of skin protection because it’s applied onto your makeup it needs to be reapplied every two to three hours throughout the day.
4. Powder Power
If you don’t want to smudge your makeup, you can try brushing on those SPF for touch ups. Not only will it keeps your facial oil at bay leaving you shine free, it helps to retouch your base with its lightweight formula and give you that much-needed sun shield. Reapplication is recommended for maximum protection. You can also use compact powders. Gently pat a thin layer on the skin and you’re done!
5. Lip Lock
This is also something we neglect doing. After you’ve had your brunch, lunch or dinner, your lipstick has probably faded away. Don’t reapply your lipsticks just yet. It’s always a good idea to remove the leftover layer first for a smoother lip appearance. Apply your lip balm, with SPF of course, to lock in the moisture and followed by a reapplication of your favourite lip colour.