Our love for protecting our skin knows no bounds and it’s about time you inject this fiery passion into your relationship with sunscreen, too. According to NYC-based dermatologist Hadley King, MD, one of the best ways to add SPF into your daily makeup routine is to choose a makeup primer that contains sun protection. Not only does this take away some of the pressure of adding a sunscreen into your beauty routine, but you can apply the right amount your skin needs without looking cakey — like you might if you were trying to get the same benefits using tinted moisturizer. The rule is that you need to wear at least a nickel-size of product to ensure you’re receiving the maximum benefits; this is where a transparent, moisturizing primer with SPF comes into play. Ahead, find five of our favorite makeup primers that contain SPF.

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Finishing Cream SPF 30 

Somewhere between a moisturizer and primer, this formula blends seamlessly into skin and leaves a velvet-matte finish. It has Opti-Blur technology, which diffuses light on skin to create a soft-focus effect that looks amazing IRL. 


Maybelline New York FaceStudio Master Primer Makeup Blur + Defend SPF 30

A part of Maybelline New York’s Master Prime color-correcting line, this primer blurs skin concerns for a smooth, even base. You can even wear the hydrating water-based primer on its own for a luminous effect.


Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Makeup Primer

A little of this silky makeup primer goes a long way. The formula is clear, weightless and comes in a droplet applicator — making it easy and mess-free to apply. It will leave you with a radiant finish and SPF 50 protection.


Urban Decay Defense Complexion Primer SPF 30 

You’re looking at the perfect, clear makeup primer to soothe, hydrate and protect skin. The unique gel formula is ideal for all skin types and won’t leave your skin feeling greasy or sticky.


E.l.f. Beauty SPF 50 Skin Shield Primer

This affordable primer from E.l.f. has an SPF of 50, which is already a reason to stock up ASAP. In addition to sun protection, the formula includes antioxidants to fight against environmental aggressors (lookin’ at you, city dwellers).


IPKN Radiant Cream Primer

For those of you looking for a radiance-boosting primer, it's about time you pick up this K-beauty formula. It will give your skin a youthful glow with SPF 15 coverage. If you want to achieve a dewy finish, your search is over. 



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