5 Foundations With SPF For A Flawless Base With Added Protection

5 Foundations With SPF For A Flawless Base With Added Protection

Everybody’s foundation checklist is different. Some may prefer a powder formula, while others seek out products that are available in the supermarket, or strictly use foundations for dry skin. With no shortage of variations from the coverage to the finish, there’s a foundation formula for everyone. 

But the one feature that’s always a bonus no matter your skin type? The inclusion of sun protection.

Now, you certainly still need to be applying sunscreen under your makeup. As we’ve learnt before, the SPF in your foundation isn’t enough unless you apply as much of it as you would a sunscreen (AKA too much makeup-wise). But there’s also no harm in layering your SPF, and when you find a foundation that looks good and protects your skin, it’s nothing but a win-win.

Here are some of our top picks for foundations with SPF to consider.

Ella Baché Suncover SPF50 Foundation

Ella Baché’s Suncover SPF50 Foundation has been enriched with skin-comforting green tea, antioxidants and jojoba to protect against UVA and UVB rays. Plus, it helps to moisturise and soften the appearance of fine lines while diffusing uneven skin tones. 

“Love this product… I have used for many years. Its great for mature conversation aging skins types and for ladies that are sun conscious!! give great coverage with a Hydrated finish, helps softens lines and wrinkles.” – Wwoodward

$50 at Ella Bache

The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation

The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation provides a semi-matte finish on the surface, while infusing hydration into the skin with rose water and aloe vera. The SPF 15 formula comes in 16 natural shades for light, everyday protection. 

$32 at The Body Shop

Max Factor Radiant Lift Foundation

As far as sheer coverage, hydrating and sun-protecting formulas go, the Max Factor Radiant Lift Foundation ticks every box. With hyaluronic acid, SPF 30 and skin-smoothing micro-pearls, you can cover existing dark spots while protecting your skin from developing new ones.

“It gives medium coverage and it does give you a hydrated luminous finish wich is great for dry skin. The packaging is very attractive and has a pump which is great. you can actually see the luminosity through the bottle.” – Mariesa22

$39.95 at Priceline

M.A.C Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation

Glide your  morning face on with ease using  M.A.C Studio’s Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation. The sheer formula offers buildable coverage to blur imperfections, while the addition of SPF helps to prevent sun damage and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

“It really does blur imperfections and give a nice dewy finish to the skin too. It has a pleasant sort of green scent but is also gentle. I like the flawless finish it provides and it’s impressive staying power.” – Princess Perfume

$58 at Myer 

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 25

Bobbi Brown’s Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 25 comes with a lengthy list of supercharged ingredients along with a sun-shielding formula. This foundation-serum hybrid leaves the skin re-energised, silky and smooth, thanks to an innovative pigment that floats on the skin’s surface rather than settling in.

$103 at Adore Beauty

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Have you tried any of the above products? Do you use a foundation with SPF?

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  1. Well, I was deficient in many things during my second pregnancy, the baby sucked it from me so I had to do a blood test every other week.
    It does work, I was on the highest dosage but I recommend taking the liquid one called Maltofer as the tablets causes constipation.
    I was less tired and not foggy.

  2. BB skin serum one looks great! Atm not wearing foundation as have discovered when using spf50 and powdering it with translucent powder, this makes my skin look perfect that I feel better without foundation on. Though thin touch of it for blurring effect is great too, but then does nothing in terms of spf protection. I like my foundations sheerest possible.

  3. I haven’t tried any of these. I like the one from Clinique called Even Better. It has only 15 SPF, but doesn’t irritate my skin and eyes like a lot of foundation with SPF (this is the only one with a chemical sunscreen that doesn’t.) I usually wear a sunscreen under it unless I’m not leaving the house during the day.

  4. I agree that “… the SPF in your foundation isn’t enough unless you apply as much of it as you would a sunscreen …”

    Layering is a great idea. I like NbN mineral powder over sunscreen.

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