Top 5 powder sunscreens that don’t mess up your makeup

By now we should all know that we really need to be using sunscreen to protect our skin. A lot of people don’t like it though, because the typical sun lotion can leave your skin greasy. That’s not great for your makeup and even worse if you have to reapply it during the day. There is a solution though, it’s called powder sunscreen. It’s a perfect addition to your beauty routine and doesn’t mess up your makeup. Ready for it? These are the top powder sunscreens to keep the sun at bay.

1. Coloscience Sunforgettable total Protection Brush-on shield bonze SPF 50

We’ll start the list with Colorscience’s Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-on Shield Bronze with SPF 50 sun protection. This powder sunscreen is actually recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. It’s a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects you against UVA/UVB, blue light, pollution and infrared radiation. If you’re looking to add a bit of glow to your complexion, while protecting your skin, this is definitely a great option. And it’s even waterproof for up to 80 minutes. What more could you ask for?

Colorscience Sunforgettable total protection
Sun protection and a nice glow / Image: Colorscience

2. ISDIN Isdinceutics Mineral Brush on the Go SPF 50

Another great SPF 50 powder sunscreen is Brush On the Go by ISDIN Isdinceutics. The most important active ingredients here are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. In addition to protecting you from the harsh UV rays, these ingredients should also keep you safe from blue light and infrared radiation. The product comes in a sheer nude shade that will work for a lot of skin tones.

ISDN Isdinceutics powder brush
Powdery SPF 50 protection / Image: ISDN Isdinceutics

3. Avène Mineral Tinted Compact SPF 50

Avène’s Mineral Tinted compact uses a light cream-to-powder formula to protect you against UVA and UVB rays. It leaves your skin matte and non-greasy. The compact comes with a mirror and as an added bonus, you could actually use the product as an alternative to makeup.

Avène Mineral Tinted Compact
Makeup and sunscreen / Image: Avène

4. Eminence Sun Defence Minerals SPF 30

Eminence is an organic skin care brand and keeps you safe from the sun with its Sun Defence Minerals powder. The product is hypoallergenic and full of natural minerals. Enriched with vitamin A and E the powder combats free radicals that are linked to aging and a host of diseases. Eminence Sun Defence Minerals is available in different shades and if you go for the darker ones, you could also use it as a bronzer.

Eminence Sun Defence Minerals
Different shades of protection / Image: Eminence

5. Supergoop (Re)setting 100% Mineral Powder SPF 35

Supergoop’s (Re)setting 100 % Mineral Powder is a perfect addition to your beauty routine. Use it as a sun protecting setting powder to mattify your skin and make sure your makeup stays put. The powder is for all skin types and is said to smooth the skin’s appearance and reduce shine. Choose one of the 4 shades to complement your makeup looks.

Supergoop (Re)setting 100% Mineral Powder
Mattifying sun protection / Image: Supergoop

Now that your skin has been taken care of, what about your outfit? If you’re in the mood for a summery vibe, check out these gorgeous rainbow dresses for some dopamine dressing.

Ilona Braam

Ilona is a Digital Media Design graduate, content writer/creator and a whole bunch of other things. A few words that would describe her are jolly, creative, nerdy, curious and a bit dark.