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The Best SPF Makeup and Beauty Products

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Dec 10, 2020
The Best SPF Makeup and Beauty Products

Best SPF makeup for year-round protection and beauty

We don’t know who needs to hear this, but you always need sunscreen. Every day, indoors, in all types of weather… just always, okay? It’s a year-round health essential to keep your skin healthy and young, and protecting against sun damage becomes a lot more fun when you remember all the incredible beauty products formulated with built-in SPF. From concealer and foundation to moisturizers and lip balm, these products are here to make your life a little easier, ensuring that you never leave the house without a major dose of natural beauty and sun protection. As we enter the warmer months, you should try these five SPF products to keep skin pretty and protected at all times.

Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, Laura Mercier, $43

Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, Laura Mercier
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This cult favorite by Laura Mercier is one of the top rated SPF makeup products in our community. One MIRA BEAUTY guest writes, “It’s very light, yet still makes you look polished without the heavy makeup look…." Exactly what you’d want in a tinted moisturizer. It’s ideal for providing medium coverage and a luminous glow while spending time outside, covering up imperfections while protecting skin from environmental factors. While Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 is top rated for all skin types, it’s especially popular for those with combination skin… with 93% of users giving the SPF makeup a 4.5 community rating. Along with mature skin, with a 96% approval rating. Pair it with your favorite concealer with SPF for year-round radiance and natural beauty.

Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30 by Kiehl’s, $50

Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30 by Kiehl’s
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Hydration and SPF are the dream duo for your most glowing and gorgeous skin, and you’ll receive a beautiful boost of both with the Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30 by Kiehl’s. It’s definitely not your typical summer moisturizer. In fact, it’s even made with Antarcticine, a Glycoprotein known to withstand extreme cold! But this ingredient paired with fountain plant delivers a major surge of moisture to your face, helping your skin look soft, smooth, and glowing throughout every season. And then there’s the SPF, which you can wear under or your makeup or alone to protect yourself against damaging UVA and UVB rays. This SPF beauty product is beloved by the dry and combination skin beauties in our community, with 94% of people with these skin types saying that Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30 is extremely effective on their skin. This moisturizer is lightweight, hydrating, gentle on your skin and will give you SPF protection for days… what more could you want?

CC+ Cream with SPF 50+, It Cosmetics, $39

CC+ Cream with SPF 50+, It Cosmetics
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Yes, you read that correctly. SPF 50. This full-coverage foundation provides major sun protection and skin benefits in one tiny tube - formulated with a powerhouse trio of Collagen, Peptides, and Hyaluronic Acid. With our community rating this SPF makeup as long-lasting and mattifying, you’ll never have to worry about the CC+ Cream disappearing in the summer heat or making you glisten with sweat. It’s the ultimate SPF makeup you need by your side (and also, on your face) all year long.

Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30 by Milk Makeup, $42

Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30 by Milk Makeup
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“This is a gorgeous light/medium coverage foundation. It’s super glowy and looks just like super healthy skin on the face.” Half foundation, half tinted moisturizer, 100% SPF makeup must-have… this product by Milk Makeup is one that you need in your beauty routine. It’s basically a fruit smoothie for your face, with a blend of avocado, mandarin, grape, and olive oils to hydrate your skin and create the dewy glow that summer is all about. But let’s be honest, a dewy finish definitely works for every season. You’ll also get plenty of sun protection with SPF 30, helping you protect your best accessory that you wear every day… your skin!

Veil Mineral Primer by Hourglass Cosmetics, $54

Veil Mineral Primer by Hourglass Cosmetics
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Never underestimate the importance of primer. It’s the foundation of your makeup look, pun intended, that keeps your creativity in place for hours and lets you look and feel beautiful. Especially when packed with SPF 15 to protect your skin against the sun and other environmental factors. On the days you want to look a little more glam and glow all out with your makeup, just a bit of this primer can go a long way while providing a smooth canvas for your foundation and keeping it looking flawless all day. Conceal redness, minimize pores, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with this lightweight primer that creates a silky, dreamy texture - all while protecting against the sun. Veil Mineral Primer always has you covered.

Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF 25, bareMinerals, $32

Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF 25, bareMinerals
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You may have a love-hate relationship with foundation during the summer. You want full coverage and a dewy glow, without the risk of product melting off your face during the warmer months. That’s where bareMinerals comes in. This foundation stick is the best sunscreen foundation to keep you covered during hot summer nights, providing buildable coverage for either a sheer, natural finish or full glam makeup. This SPF makeup melts in the face and keeps your skin hydrated and protected from sun damage in all settings… making it the perfect SPF makeup to throw in your bag this summer.

Studio Finish Concealer SPF 35 Concealer, MAC, $23

Studio Finish Concealer SPF 35 Concealer, MAC
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A classic brand for classic beauty. Also, evaporation of dark under eye circles. This concealer with SPF is a must-have with those who want to keep creamy sunscreen away from the delicate eye area, looking younger and more awake while protecting against environmental factors. Studio Finish Concealer SPF 35 Concealer is buildable, lightweight, and will cover every crease and dark spot with ease… one of the best concealers with SPF to pair with a variety of makeup looks.

Shimmershade Illuminating Cream Eyeshadow SPF 30, Supergoop!, $24

Shimmershade Illuminating Cream Eyeshadow SPF 30, Supergoop!
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SPF makeup can be a bit complicated when it comes to the eye area. You want to protect the thin, delicate skin around the eyes… while avoiding that dreaded stinging sensation or further irritation with the wrong product. But your summer beauty routine is about to change with the Shimmershade Illuminating Cream Eyeshadow SPF 30. This cream eyeshadow is available in three different shades to give you a little sparkle, while protecting the ultra-thin skin on your lids. Just use it alongside your best concealer with SPF for a dewy, luminous look that’s perfect for all occasions.

Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 by Jack Black, $8

Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 by Jack Black
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“It feels so smooth and cool on my lips. I really feel like my lips are being hydrated. An added bonus is that there’s SPF in this lip balm, something I absolutely cannot live without. This is definitely my main balm!” SPF belongs everywhere on your body. Your face, your arms and legs, and most definitely your lips. Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 is one of the best SPF makeup products (and lip balms!) in our community with top ratings in everything that makes a lip balm great. 98% agree that it provides incredible staying power, while 96% say it hydrates the lips like they’ve never seen before. It’s enriched with Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E, and Green Tea to condition and nourish your lips for hours, while the SPF provides sun protection and keeps your lips from becoming dry and chapped. And before you say, “Oh, but summer is almost over and it’s always cold where I live!” keep a couple things in mind. 1) SPF is necessary for every setting and season and 2) you’ll need an SPF lip balm more than ever in the fall, when the cold air starts wreaking havoc on your pout. Do yourself a favor and invest in this SPF makeup essential!

Dream Fresh BB Cream by Maybelline, $10

Dream Fresh BB Cream by Maybelline
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“I really love this BB cream! Especially when I’m trying to go for more of a natural look or just like, want to keep it simple. It’s lightweight and it’s very hydrating. I have pretty dry skin and it looks amazing on me.”Have you ever met a hybrid tinted moisturizer and BB cream with 8 incredible skin benefits (including SPF!) in one $10 tube? You have now, and it’s about to become a staple in your SPF makeup stash. Dream Fresh is a lightweight, ultra-effective formula with a long list of skin and beauty benefits - just a few of which include “Hydrates. Protects with SPF 30. Brightens. Blurs imperfections. Smoothes. Enhances.” If all of those aren’t enough to convince you that this SPF makeup is the real deal, just look at the nearly perfect community reviews that can’t get enough of this Maybelline favorite.

Lip Shine SPF 35 by Colorscience, $35

Lip Shine SPF 35 by Colorscience
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You know that lip balm with SPF we told you about earlier? It feels even better when layered under this gloss by Colorscience, giving you a double dose of SPF makeup and a glossy shine that just screams “summer.” But don’t think you can’t wear it as we approach fall, too… as it comes in five shades to give your lips a lift. Pink is a sweet hue that gives your lips a subtle hint of the classic color, while Coral and Champagne are warmer shades that work well alongside your beanies and fall leggings. Lip Shine SPF contains Maxi-Lip Peptide and Vitamin E to condition your lips for a smoother and more voluminous appearance, along with hyaluronic acid for moisture magic. Beauty and SPF protection isn’t just a science, it’s a Colorscience.

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