Skin Care

How To Apply Sunscreen With Makeup On Without Smudging It

Sunscreen is an essential and non-negotiable part of any and every skincare routine. In fact, even when you’re applying makeup, it’s essential to prep your skin well and ensure that your skin is protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. What’s more, you should be ideally re-applying sunscreen every 2-3 hours if you’re outdoors. But when you’re wearing makeup, how can we reapply sunscreen without smudging the base or contour? We’re here to help solve this query for you. In this article, we’ll share with you how to apply sunscreen with makeup on. All you will need are a few simple techniques and the right products, and you can easily apply sunscreen over makeup.

How to apply sunscreen on face after wearing makeup?

Usually, sunscreen is applied before wearing makeup. However, for optimal protection from the sun, it should be re-applied every two to three hours. Wondering how? You can easily re-apply sunscreen over makeup using these following products.

  • 1. Powdered SPF
  • A powder sunscreen should be your go-to product for sun protection. It is one of the easiest ways to apply sunscreen over makeup. Wondering how to apply this sunscreen with makeup on to avoid any smudges? It is quite simple. Take a brush and gently swipe this powdered SPF all over your face. Usually, powdered sunscreens are water resistant and also have oil control properties.

  • 2. Moisturiser or lotion with SPF
  • You should invest in a moisturiser or a lotion that has sun protection properties, and reapply it like sunscreen over makeup without making your face look cakey. The L'Oréal Paris Glycolic Bright Day Cream with SPF 17 is a lightweight formula enriched with glycolic acid. Along with providing optimal hydration, it also protects your skin from sun damage.

    L’Oréal Paris Glycolic Bright Day Cream with SPF 17, 15ml

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    The L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Moisturizing Day Cream on the other hand is enriched with Pro-Retinol A & Centella Asiatica that reduce fine lines and boost skin firmness. It is infused with SPF 30 PA++ that helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays. To apply these moisturisers like sunscreen over makeup, use a clean makeup blender or a makeup cushion pad. Apply some moisturiser over the blender or cushion pad and dab it gently (don’t swipe) on your face without smudging the makeup off.

    You can also apply a lightweight sunscreen like the L'Oréal Paris UV Defender Serum Protector, which comes in varied types. Simply dab the beauty blender or cushion pad with this sunscreen onto your face gently. Ensure that you use the one without a tint and do not use a lot of it which might smudge your makeup off.

  • 3. Spray sunscreen
  • Spray sunscreens are an easy and convenient way to reapply sunscreen over makeup. Choose a sunscreen mist that has been specially designed for facial use. Hold the bottle at least six inches away from your face and spritz lightly while closing your eyes and lips. Allow the mist to rest for a few seconds on your skin before gently patting it in with a clean makeup sponge. This method ensures that your makeup is evenly distributed without smearing or smudging.

Tips on how to apply sunscreen on face before makeup

Now that you know how to reapply sunscreen over makeup, let us enlighten you on how to apply sunscreen on face before applying makeup. Note: Never step outdoors without applying sunscreen under your makeup.

  • 1. To apply sunscreen under makeup, use a lightweight moisturiser or one that already has SPF. The Glycolic Bright day cream is just the ideal moisturiser for you if you apply makeup regularly.

  • 2. Choose a sunscreen that suits your skin type. If you have oily skin, we recommend using the L’Oreal Paris UV Defender Matte & Fresh UV Serum Protector, which is designed specially for oily skin type. It has oil and sebum control properties and leaves a matte finish even during hot and humid climate.
    If you have a dry skin type, use the L'Oreal Paris UV Defender Moist & Fresh UV Serum Protector that is enriched with hyaluronic acid and gives ultimate sun protection. It comes with a powerful combination of SPF 50+ PA++++ broad spectrum protection against UV rays.
    If you have a dull skin type, go for the L'Oreal Paris UV Defender Bright & Clear UV Serum Protector, which has a combination of SPF 50+ PA++++ broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. It is a lightweight, non greasy formula enriched with Niacinamide and offers instant brightening.
  • UV Defender Serum Protector Sunscreen Matte and Fresh 50ml

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  • 3. So, now you know how to apply sunscreen on face, but do you know how much should be applied? Here’s a simple way to check – Draw thick lines of sunscreen on three of your fingers. That is the ideal amount of sunscreen you should apply on your face. Now, gently massage until the product has been completely absorbed by the skin and you’re good to go.

With this, our guide on how to apply sunscreen on the face comes to an end. Go ahead and try these tips and products to avoid any smudging and get optimal sun protection. Keep browsing through the wide range of skincare products by L’Oreal Paris that have several options for sun protection. You can also use the skin genius virtual tool to analyse your skin better and select the products according to your skin type.