best sunscreen under makeup

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Whether you're heading to the beach, spending time in the sun, or just trying to protect your skin from sun damage, a good sunscreen is essential. Check out some sunscreen options that will look good under any makeup look at Sephora.


this is my favorite face sunscreen to wear on its own. under makeup i didn't love it quite as much, but in fairness i still haven't found a sunscreen that sits well under makeup....Under makeup, it just leaves a slight dewy glow without looking oily! ...A Great Moisturizer to Wear Under Makeup!

What it is:  A glowy tinted sunscreen that hydrates skin & primes for makeup with a radiant finish & broad spectrum SPF protection.


I’m super picky with sunscreens because I wear makeup daily and it’s really hard to find a sunscreen that works well under makeup Also most sunscreens break me out This one is magic on a bottle , works wonders under makeup , doesn’t make me oily , doesn’t break me out at all and it doesn’t leave a white cast Gifted by summer fridays but the review is 100% honest...Best face sunscreen!!...This is the BEST face sunscreen I’ve ever tried. Sinks into your skin and lays amazing under makeup.

What it is: A lightweight, reef-friendly, SPF 30 mineral sunscreen that helps shield skin from UV rays and leaves skin with a soft, natural-looking finish.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Dullness

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Zinc Oxide: Shields skin from damaging UV rays and is gentle enough for sensitive skin.
- Squalane: Leaves skin appearing softer, smoother, and plumped up.
- Antioxidant Complex (Vitamin E and Ethyl Ferulate): Helps protect skin against free-radical damage.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.


It absorbs perfectly and does great under makeup. Some of the sunscreens I’ve used seem really greasy and shiny under makeup. ...Wears so well under makeup...Such a lightweight sunscreen that leaves my skin glowing and wears so well under makeup.

What it is: An everyday, no white cast sunscreen with Green Tea and Sunflower Seed Oil that protects against UVA & UVB rays while delivering a fresh, dewy glow.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dryness

Lightweight Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Green Tea: Provides soothing hydration.
- Sunflower Seed Oil: Delivers lightweight moisture.
- Cica: Soothes skin.


Nice glowy spf for under makeup...Great for under makeup, but requires a lot of massaging into the skin to make sure it’s not streaky. ...Perfect under makeup!...It sat very nice under makeup. I just wish it was a little more tinted because as a woman of color it looked gray

What it is: A clean, silicone-free, comfy mineral sunscreen packed with ceramides and peptides to moisturize, visibly smooth and brighten, and create the dreamiest makeup base.

ShiseidoClear Sunscreen Stick SPF 50

ITEM: 2435261

Size: 0.7 oz / 20 g

1.7K Reviews


A great sunscreen stick to carry around with you! It is light enough to apply under makeup. ...GREAT sunscreen! Easy to apply, doesn’t pill under makeup.

What it is: A portable sunscreen stick with SPF 50+ and an invisible, hydrating finish that can be re-applied anytime, over or under makeup, on all skin types.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- SynchroShield Technology: Higher protection strengthened by heat and water.

- Licorice Root Extract: Soothes breakout-prone skin and visibly evens skin tone.

- Soy Letcithin: Targets wrinkles, dark spots, and dullness.


Great for under makeup...I enjoy the texture of this serum sunscreen and the added skincare benefits. I find that it leaves my skin feeling a bit tackier than other sunscreens, but it also provides a great base for under makeup. ...Sits beautiful under makeup...It does have a slight sunscreen scent but not overwhelming. Sits beautifully under makeup & protects ur skin Win Win for me!

What it is: A lightweight sunscreen serum with collagen peptide that protects against sun damage and visibly corrects early signs of aging skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- SPF 50+ UVA/UVB: Protects against UV damage.
- Collagen Peptide: Visibly corrects signs of UV damage affecting skin tone and texture.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic f


I’m loving this new sunscreen by Tatch! let me tell you, it’s the best sunscreen I’ve ever used. ...must have for under makeup!...all the tatcha ive tried have always been a hit! i knew their sunscreen would be too. it looked amazing under my makeup. i like to use diff sunscreens for under my makeup than on a normal day. you could use it for both but i love how this would be a primer sunscreen in one situation!

What it is: A weightless SPF 50 mineral sunscreen that provides enhanced protection against the signs of premature aging, rapidly hydrates, and visibly evens skin tone over time.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

SPF: Over 30

Highlighted Ingredients:
- KLEAIR™ Zinc Oxide: 2.45 times more effective at free radical protection than standard zinc oxide*.
- Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide: Rapidly hydrates and visibly evens skin tone.
- Silk Extract: Rich in amino acids and mimics skin to boost radiance and visibly smooth texture.


LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS, Great under makeup! I have both shade I’m fair so this light shade shows up same tone of skin I mix a touch of the deep color with it for a bronzing glow under makeup !...Not good under makeup...I usually use Korean sunscreen which works amazing under makeup, but I fell for the hype of this product and purchased it.

What it is: A weightless, mineral, broad-spectrum SPF 43 that delivers an instant visible glow, lasting hydration, and blue-light protection, in two flexible shades.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dryness, and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin C + Rice Extract: Provides superior antioxidant protection, visibly brightens skin, and protects from blue light damage.

- Peptides: Visibly plump and firm skin.

- Hydroviton 24: Natural moisturizing factors that keep skin hydrated for


Lays beautifully under makeup!...And bonus it lays nicely under makeup!...Amazing under full face of makeup...It looks amazing under makeup. Most facial sunscreens that I have tried did not look good with makeup on top of it, but this one doesn’t pill, isn’t too thick, and it’s clear.

What it is: A sunscreen serum stick, with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, that protects, hydrates, and leaves skin instantly glowing while brightening over time.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Balm

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Visibly reduces the look of hyperpigmentation and of pores over time.
- Hyaluronic Acid and Watermelon: Hydrate, soothe, and deliver essential vitamins to the skin.
- Squalane: Plant-derived oil that calms and intensely moisturizes without clogging pores.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, reti

Dr. Jart+Premium BB Tinted Moisturizer with Niacinamide and SPF 40

Size: 1.35 oz / 40 mL·ITEM: 2604510

Color: Light Medium - Medium

905 Reviews


It is easily applied and not noticeable under makeup and does not dry my skin....I was tired of tearing up from sunscreen & makeup curdling when I apply on top. I was blown away.

What it is: A multitasking, niacinamide-powered cream with a natural-looking finish that hydrates, conceals, and protects.

Coverage: Light



SPF: Over 30

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycerin: Rapidly moisturizes.
- Mineral and Chemical Sunscreens: Deliver UV protection.
- Niacinamide: Supports skin-barrier strength and protects against environmental stressors.

What Else You Need to Know: Your moisturizer, makeup, and sunscreen in one, this color-correcting BB cream with SPF 40 seamlessly spreads over skin, delivering light, buildable coverage with a finish that looks like you.

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