Rain or shine, sunblock is a must. But it can be a pain to search for one that has the right consistency to go under your makeup. The last thing you want is for your sunblock to be the cause of your mid-day makeup meltdown, leaving you with a patchy, greasy face. These eight foundations and tinted creams have built-in SPF protection to keep you safe from UV rays.
1. Rimmel London 25h Breathable Foundation SPF 20
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Wearing your foundation for long periods of time often leaves your skin looking patchy, clog your pores and cause breakouts. But the Rimmel London 25h Breathable Foundation is so lightweight that you won’t feel it on your skin. Its spreadability allows smooth and even application to give you flawless coverage that lasts up to 24 hours. Despite its thin and liquid-like consistency, you can still achieve up to medium coverage to hide those blemishes.
2. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tint Cream SPF 30 ($53, Sephora)
For days when you want a more low-key and natural look, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tint Cream is a great go-to. This tinted cream promises to minimise the appearance of redness and uneven skin tone without clogging your pores. Formulated with vitamin E, it has soothing properties for those with sensitive skin. Hyaluronic acid also gives your skin a moisture boost and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The best part? It contains fine minerals with light reflecting properties to highlight your skin’s natural radiance.
3. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ SPF 50+ ($62, Sephora)
If you are constantly pressed for time, you’ll love this all-in-one beauty product. On top of full coverage and UVA and UVB protection, it is also formulated with anti-ageing serum, vitamins and antioxidants for a healthier complexion. The dark spot-correcting and moisturising properties will give you clear-looking skin.
4. Laneige Powder Fit Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++ ($40)
With SPF 50+ PA+++ and a natural matte finish, Laneige’s Powder Fit Cushion is perfect for Singapore’s weather. It combats your oily T-zone by absorbing sweat and sebum, helping you look fresh all day with minimal touch-ups. Its special mesh net structure also allows you to pick up just the right amount of product for thin and even application. Along with its brightening and anti-wrinkle properties, this cushion will make your complexion look unblemished and radiant throughout the day.
5. Natasha Denona Face Glow Foundation SPF 15 ($62, Sephora)
The Face Glow Foundation was created by internationally renowned makeup artist Natasha Denona who wanted a formula with an airbrushed finish that doesn’t compromise on radiance. The foundation evens out skin texture and redness to leave your skin looking smooth and dewy. Free of parabens and allergens, it is suitable for all skin types and ages.
6. Dr Jart+ Rejuvenating Beauty Balm SPF35/PA++ ($49, Sephora)
One of Dr Jart+’s best sellers, the Rejuvenating Beauty Balm is able to effectively cover up blemishes and conceal redness. Its powdery finish allows your face to stay fresh and matte all day. Formulated with elastomer gel, it reduces the appearances of pores and wrinkles to smoothen out your skin tone. If your skin is prone to breakouts, give this a shot as it has been dermatologically tested on sensitive skin.
7. Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX SPF 50+ PA+++ ($80, inclusive of refill)
It is often challenging to get full coverage without looking cakey, but Sulwhasoo’s Perfecting Cushion EX allows you to do just that. Its very own Slim Fit High Coverage formula disperses water pigments for the foundation to blend seamlessly across your skin. Slowly build it up for more coverage and your skin will look flawless and well-hydrated like those Korean stars.
8. Supergoop Daily Correct CC Cream SPF 35+ PA+++ ($48, Sephora)
Get clear and luminous skin with Supergoop’s Daily Correct CC Cream. It offers protection from UVA, UVB and IRA rays to minimise ageing. It is also infused with Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids to neutralise discolourations and soothe skin. The velvety cream is lightweight on your skin, making it comfortable for long hours of wear.
This article was originally published in Shape.