Unless you live under a rock (which, in this case, it would be perfect if you did), you’re probably aware that SPF is really important throughout the year and especially during the warmer, sunnier months. Even if your fave foundation contains SPF, it’s not enough to protect your skin all day. That, my makeup-loving friends, is that why you should pair a sunscreen under your foundation. Once you start, we guarantee you’ll never go back.


Start with your daily foundation — we love the Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation for a great, full coverage everyday option (this stuff actually glides on like magic). While this foundation does have SPF 25, we think it could use a little extra boost from sunscreen — like La Roche Posay Anthelios Clear Skin SPF 60 Sunscreen, one of the absolute best. We recommend mixing a pump of each on the back of your hand and then applying the combination with a foundation brush or blender. Not only will your skin be left with a flawless finish thanks to the magic of the foundation, it’ll be protected with extra SPF to protect you from UV rays.



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About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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