Photo: Photo: Chaunte Vaughn, Makeup Stylist: Anne Kohlhagen

We know you know: sunscreen is key. While our mantra is a no-brainer in the warmer summer months, it should stay with you year round. To make SPF an unforgettable part of your beauty routine, try grabbing a foundation that packs in the protection. (Side note: This is not a replacement for your everyday SPF coverage but rather an addition.) If you’re hesitant about picking up a protective foundation for fear of flashback, rest assured you should be in the clear with the amazing formulas we’ve listed below. But to guarantee the perfect ’gram, stick to sunny photos and embrace all the natural light. So without further ado, peep our favorite foundations with SPF, ahead.


IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer


A moisturizer meets full-coverage foundation, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer packs in a healthy dose of SPF 50. Its hydrating texture allows the product to seamlessly cover lines, redness and discoloration without the cakey-looking finish that unfortunately accompanies some full-coverage products. 

 


Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Liquid Foundation


This liquid foundation provides full coverage in a lightweight, airy formula. It’s buildable with a velvet-matte finish, making it the perfect base for any day or night look. With SPF 25 and built-in protection from both UVA and UVB rays, this pick will have you looking polished and natural every day. 

 


Maybelline New York Dream Urban Cover Flawless Coverage Foundation


Perfect and protect your skin with Maybelline’s Dream Urban Cover Flawless Coverage Foundation. The ultra-lightweight formula contains a chemical SPF 50 and antioxidants to shield your skin against both the sun and harmful environmental aggressors. It covers imperfections seamlessly and leaves your skin with a natural yet buildable finish. 

 


L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation 


For lightweight foundation coverage, reach for this option from L’Oréal Paris. The breathable-skin technology lets the formula remain super thin while still delivering buildable medium-to-full coverage. It contains three oil absorbers to resist sweat, water and color transfer, as well as SPF 25 for sun protection. If you ask us, this one is a no brainer. 

 


Dermablend Cover Creme 


Dermablend’s high-performance cover cream foundation has seriously amazing coverage that leaves skin looking smooth and free of blemishes. It boasts up to 16 hours of smudge-free and transfer-free color plus SPF 30. 

 

Yensa Skin on Skin BC Foundation 


A BB and CC blend, Yensa’s BC Foundation is a full-coverage foundation with SPF 40 that packs major skin rewards, including brightening and evening out complexion as well as blurring fine lines and wrinkles. 

 


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