In my previous post, I spoke about the importance of sunscreen and how you should reapply it after every 2-3 hours. This is all well and good if you are not wearing makeup, but how are you supposed to reapply your sunscreen when you are planning to wear a full face of makeup to spend a day outdoors? Here are some products that will help you apply sunscreen on top of makeup.
1. Compact Powders with SPF
Compact powders with SPF are a boon for those with oily skin because they will keep you protected from the UV rays and will also prevent your makeup from looking greasy. The Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Compact is a very affordable compact with SPF 40 PA+++ and will suit fair to medium skin tones. It is priced at only INR 220 and is definitely a great option for all my oily-skinned ladies. Click here to buy.
2. Face Mists with SPF
If you are someone who does not like to powder their face then face mists are an excellent way to refresh your makeup and set it in place. Investing in a face mist with SPF is a nifty way to kill two birds with one stone and to reapply your sunscreen over makeup. The Body Shop has a face mist with SPF 45 and CGG Cosmetics has recently launched a very affordable face mist with SPF 40 which is priced at only INR 350.
3. BB Creams with SPF
BB or CC Creams with SPF can help you quickly touch up your makeup and reapply some sunscreen if you are not wearing a full face of heavy makeup. This trick will not be useful if you have on a full face of makeup with a heavy foundation, blush and contour, but if you have light base makeup on then you can apply a little CC cream with your fingers to add a layer of coverage and SPF after a few hours. You can even blot your face with a tissue before this step to prevent any cakiness. My personal favourite is the Lakme CC Cream which contains SPF 30 PA++. Click here to buy.
I hope these ideas helped out the ladies who apply makeup on a daily basis and were looking for tips on how to apply sunscreen on top of makeup. Let me know if you already use any of these products and how well they work for you in the comments below!