Sweatproof/ Waterproof/ SPF

Hello! I am looking for either a foundation/ tinted moisturizer/ etc to wear on my face during the summer for an easy makeup application. I would like it to have SPF as I will be out in the sun, as well as sweatproof, so it is not dripping down my face in the middle of the day. Let me know what my best options are! I just bought the Dior BB cream which has spf 30, however I am seeing it wipe off a little here and there, so I am not sure it would be able to outlast sweat and water. 


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You should get a powder foundation for summer it's going to hold up much better in the heat BB's creams are not a good choice in the summer heat. Hope this helps!

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Something important to keep in mind is that with any further digging into sun protection will find that noted doctors and professionals still advise heavily on face lotions or actual sunscreens as being your key source of SPF protection rather than a cosmetic product, the reason being is that you need anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 of a teaspoon of product to give you the actual level of SPF marked on a product for your face alone and it's very rare you find one slathering on that much BB cream or foundation.


Sunscreens are now also weening off from touting "waterproof" abilities as studies have shown there is no sunscreen that is indeed waterproof over an extended period of time. Water resistant or long wearing are the new labels sunscreens show. There are options between natural sunscreens (titanium dioxide and zinc) and chemical (avobenzone, meroxyl, ozybenzone, homosalate, helioplex, etc.). Look for labels that advertise "broad spectrum", which chemical based sunscreens include a combination or usually 3-4 sunscreens are used to further the durability and to boost their effects in protection.


Reapplying SPF may be difficult on a full face of make up, but try to look into sunscreen mists or chemical sunscreen powders like ones from Peter Thomas Roth, which can be dusted over made up faces. If you're in frequent sun expose and water exposure, reapplication is normally anywhere from 45 minutes to 60 minutes, if your exposure time isn't as frequent, reapplication every 2 hours can be considered.


Using a good primer to help lock on your make up and boost its long wearing benefits will also work and also make up setting sprays (MUFE, Kat Von D, and Urban Decay) can also be used to set your make up and protect against the elements.

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Hi Morgan7G, Make Up For Ever has a waterproof foundation, Face & Body Liquid Makeup, but it doesn't have SPF.  So I would recommend applying a water resistant sunscreen like Lancome BIENFAIT UV SPF 50+ Super Fluid Facial Sunscreen first.


Lancome BIENFAIT UV SPF 50+ Super Fluid Facial Sunscreen


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MUFE Face & Body Liquid Makeup


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Smiley Happy -Laura

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I think it depends on what kind of skin you have. If you have oily skin, I would definitely recommend using mattifying sunblock, an oil-control primer, and then your foundation/powder. As a rule of thumb, powder foundation tends to last longer than liquid during the summer, and it can help absorb oil too. 


But if you have normal skin or dry skin, I think you should look for a moisturizing daytime facial lotion with SPF or go with your BB cream. I don't think anything is completely waterproof, just water resistant, so you will always see a little bit of transfer if you're in the water.


If you decide to go with an SPF, I like the Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream: http://www.sephora.com/ultimate-sun-protection-cream-broad-spectrum-spf-50-for-face-P173669

Or if you're looking for something a little sheerer, it comes in a lotion formulation as well: http://www.sephora.com/ultimate-sun-protection-lotion-broad-spectrum-spf-50-for-face-body-P173670


I like the lotion formulation better because it covers a wider range of area and is very liquidy so it never feels heavy. The cream can be a little thick, but not too bad, especially if you're going to be out in the sun a lot. Both of those do have a slight white cast though, so that's something to keep in mind if you're going to be taking photographs.

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If you have a skincare/makeup routine that works now, I'd suggest just apply a sheer sunscreen after your moisturizer and before your foundation.  You want something that is just sunscreen, not an added moisturizer.  I like the Clarins UV Plus Day Screen one that I have. 




When I was at the store Saturday the Shiseido rep showed me this and it is really sheer, too:




You might even find something reasonable in the Neutrogena line.  If you're near a store, I'd go and ask for samples of sheer sunscreens to try and see what you can find that works.

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Or would it be better to just apply a sunblock and then my normal foundation/powder?

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