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best sunscreen under makeup

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Whether you're headed to the beach, the pool or just out for a walk in the sun, it's important to protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays. One of the best ways to do that is with a good sunscreen. To help you out, we've rounded up some of the best sunscreens to use under your favorite makeup look!

bareMineralsbareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25

Size: 0.21 oz/ 6 g·ITEM: 1229244

Color: Mineral Veil - completely sheer

48 Reviews


What it is:
The ultimate finishing touch just got an extra dose of sun protection—for even more beautiful benefits.

What it does:
Mineral Veil's sheer formula infuses skin with softness and light, resulting in airbrushed perfection. It helps eliminate unwanted shine and minimize fine lines and pores, while keeping your complexion fresh all day.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
For all seasons and skin tones.


BEST TINTED SUNSCREEN...This is seriously the best tinted sunscreen i have ever used. I’m not one to wear a lot of makeup i used to, but i hate the feeling of foundation on my face. ...Also keeps my skin oil free and makeup sits perfectly on top of it!! ❤️

What it is:
A daytime sunscreen that protects against UV rays, prevents the appearance of dark spots and premature signs of aging, and protects from discomfort and redness.

What it is formulated to do:
Perfect multiprotection for the city. Effective and invisible on the skin, this UV 50 sunscreen protects against the harmful effects of UV rays, free radicals, and pollution to preserve youth, luminosity, and even tone of the skin. The powerful formula helps prevent the formation of dark spots while maintaining healthy-looking skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens


Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An exquisitely rich daytime moisturizer that protects skin from UV rays, dryness, and oxidation.

Solutions for:
- Loss of firmness and elasticity
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pores

If you want to know more…
This velvety daytime moisturizer is created to refine skin’s texture while reducing the look of wrinkles and visible pores. It provides long-lasting moisture and assists with smooth, flawless makeup application.

What else you need to know:
This product is noncomedogenic and dermatologist tested.


Nice to know it has the UV factor so I don’t need to be greasy with sunscreen or makeup free....Full coverage makeup skincare hybrid...It's a thick tinted moisturizer with a lot of coverage. A real skincare/makeup hybrid. I find it works best on its own, without any primer or moisturizer.

What it is: An oil-free, color-correcting, full-coverage foundation with SPF 40 sunscreen for a youthful-looking glow and up to 12-hour matte finish. Coverage: Full Finish: Matte Formulation: Cream SPF: SPF over 30

MAC CosmeticsStudio Fix Fluid SPF 15

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2146645

Color: NW53 - rich coffee with red undertone for dark skin

184 Reviews


What it is: A modern, shine-controlling foundation that provides a natural-matte finish and medium-to-full, buildable coverage.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


What Else You Need to Know: M·A·C put Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 to the ultimate test of seeing how long it wears and, not surprisingly, the formula lasts for up to a full 24 hours.


It is a teensy bit greasy at first and I do have to let it sink in for about 5 minutes in the morning (like with all sunscreen products) before I can go in with makeup but after that, there is NO white cast and it absorbs so nicely. ...Really enjoy this sunscreen! Love the texture. It works well on no makeup makeup day and doesn’t make me greasy or dry even in hot weather.

What it is: A lightweight physical sunscreen defense that is formulated for all skin types and skin tones and blends easily and layers well under makeup.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Lotion

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Green Tea: Soothes and is loaded with antioxidants to support skin.
- Mushroom Complex (Cordyceps Sinensis and Trametes Versicolor): Calms irritated skin and soothes UV-induced redness and dryness.
- Non-Nano Zinc Oxide: Mineral particles that safely absorb UVB rays and reflect UVA rays.

ShiseidoClear Sunscreen Stick SPF50+

ITEM: 2447290

Size: 0.7 oz/ 20 g

70 Reviews


I apply it by itself but most of the time under or over makeup (acts as a primer under makeup too). Stick formula is so easy to apply and the best thing of all NO WHITE CAST!!...The best to-go sunscreen without any mess on hand. It’s on the oily side but once under makeup, it’s ok.

What it is: A clear sunscreen stick, with SPF 50+, that works over and under makeup for sun protection on the go.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- WetForce and HeatForce Technologies: Create an invisible, lightweight protective veil.
- SynchroShield™: Supports the protective layer upon exposure to heat, water, and sun.

What Else You Need to Know: This ocean-friendly formula offers UV protection for face and body. It glides on clear, under or over makeup, for easy, portable coverage on active, outdoor days. This stick is also free of oxybenzone and octinoxate and is compliant with Hawaii regulations.

NUDESTIXNudescreen Daily Mineral Veil SPF 30

Size: 50mL·ITEM: 2554863

Color: Cool Dewy - tint Free

141 Reviews


Mineral sunscreens work for sensitive skin. This sunscreen has and immediate shine and white cast to your skin, but don’t panic! ...The best sunscreen! I love this formula, it’s very sheer and moisturizing but doesn’t break my sensitive skin out.

What it is: A light, hydrating, and oil-free SPF lotion, rich in vegan-powered extracts to help protect against free radicals as well as blue light.

Coverage: Light




Highlighted Ingredients:
- Purple Tea Extract: Antioxidants defend against free radicals.
- Green Algae Extract: A natural source of niacinamide that provides moisturizing properties.
- Passionflower Extract: Protects the skin from the adverse effects of atmospheric pollutants.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.


I love this, and I use it instead of a tinted moisturizer or tinted sunscreen! I usually put a sunscreen on underneath because this is only SPF 30, but it lays well on it! ...I was looking for an alternative to heavier makeups for the summer. I found that this cream made my skin very dewy, to the point of looking and feeling greasy.

What it is: A bestselling green-to-beige SPF cream that rapidly neutralizes visible redness, evens the appearance of skin tone, and has a natural-looking finish.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Overall I like this product! It’s nice for a “no makeup” makeup look. Definitely reduces redness if you have acne scarring or uneven skin tone. ...Good under makeup

What it is: A bestselling green-to-beige SPF cream that rapidly neutralizes visible redness, evens the appearance of skin tone, and has a natural-looking finish.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Redness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Mineral Sunscreen (Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide): Forms a protective barrier that reflects UV rays, shielding skin from sun damage.

What Else You Need to Know: For centuries, tigers in the Asian wetlands have rolled around in Centella asiatica (AKA tiger grass or cica) to help heal their wounds. Taking inspiration from the tigers, this K-Beauty fave utilizes visibly reparative tiger grass to soothe, calm, and moisturize skin.

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