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!


Best chemical sunscreen stick..ita really works for under the makeup, my eyes normally get tears for chemical sunscreen..but this one never had a problem,,, seemless, little bit shiny.. but I love it...The best to-go sunscreen without any mess on hand. It’s on the oily side but once under makeup, it’s ok....Best chemical sunscreen stick

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.

MAC CosmeticsStudio Fix Fluid SPF 15

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2093854

Color: NW43 - brick beige with rosy undertones for medium to dark skin

216 Reviews


THE BEST!...This is the best foundation I’ve tried to date! And I’ve tried tons. ...Have been using pressed powder foundation for years, switched to this and my makeup has never looked so good. Great for combination skin.

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.


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

NUDESTIXNudescreen Daily Mineral Face Veil SPF 30

Size: 1.7 oz / 50 mL·ITEM: 2554871

Color: Warm

431 Reviews


Great daily mineral sunscreen...No cast on my skin, works great with skincare and makeups. Texture is in the middle of lotion and cream, easy to blend into skin. ...Best for my skin, after I wear this I won’t need any makeup, I don’t like to wear makeups some days but this product give tint and glow without heavy makeup feeling.

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.


My favorite item!! I can use it as sunscreen, moisturizer, makeup bas and color corrector with small amount of it....I have fair sensitive skin. This sunscreen didn't hurt the areas of my face that can feel like they are being burned by other sunscreens.

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


It doesn't contain chemical sunscreens that I am allergic to. I will buy this again....Great sunscreen that really color corrects redness. I only gave it four stars because it can be hard to wear under makeup sometimes.

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.


I saw this Peter Roth sunscreen on a list of the best safe sunscreen (safe chemicals) and I bought a bottle to try. ...I like this sunscreen to use on its own but it doesn’t go well under makeup, hence 3 stars.

What it is: A tinted, broad-spectrum SPF 45 cream that provides mineral-based, water-resistant (up to 40 minutes) UV protection suitable for sensitive skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Dullness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Broad Spectrum SPF 45: Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide provide mineral-based UV protection.
- Safflower Extract and Vitamins C and E: Help nourish and hydrate the look of skin.
- Universal Vanishing Tint and Diamond Powder: Help neutralize the look of redness and give skin a radiant finish.

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


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. ...Best Sunscreen!...This is my favourite sunscreen ever! I have tried a lot of sunscreens but this is amazing and I just bought my second bottle.

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


This product not only perfects your skin and cancel redness, but it’s the best face sunscreen I’ve tried so far. Definitely repurchasing....Best mineral sunscreen on the market...This is my holy grail sunscreen. It feels so light on my skin and it’s the only mineral sunscreen that doesn’t dry me out, leave white cast, or break me out.

What it is: A luxuriously lightweight mineral sunscreen with an ultra-sheer tint that blends seamlessly into skin for a satin finish.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Zinc Oxide: Is a non-nano sunscreen that filters harmful UV rays.
- Mineral Pigments: Create a sheer tint that blends seamlessly into all skin tones.
- Oil-Absorbing Microspheres: Absorb surface oils to help visibly reduce shine.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and reef safe.

What Else You Need to Know: This silky liquid fo


best base! fave sunscreen! ive been using this product for like 2ish months and i still have about half of it left! ...I like the glowy formula of this sunscreen. Works so good under my makeup!

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.

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“I simply put it on under my moisturizer everyday and there is a noticeable difference in my skin's texture! Where before my sensitive was enflamed and cracking because of the cold air this product helped my skin become soft and hydrated again”
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“I loved the finish of this sunscreen. It honestly did not feel like a sunscreen while applying and really sunk into my skin”
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“I like that this can be used as a moisturizer and a sunscreen! It’s not greasy or heavy, absorbs and leaves your face feeling great like a good moisturizer should”
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“This is a nice mineral sunscreen, it doesn’t leave a thick white cast like many other minerals sunscreens do, the only this is that you don’t get a lot of product so for daily use it may not last as long”