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10 Foundations We Love That Also Offer SPF

Jun 5 2014 - 8:00am

On a daily basis, it's hard to remember how important it is to wear sunscreen. Luckily, InStyle [1] has rounded up the best SPF-infused foundations. Now, applying sunscreen can be just a part of your morning beauty routine.

Confession time: While we try to be as diligent with our skin care routine as possible, there have been one or two times (OK, maybe more) when we've forgotten to finish with a light layer of SPF. If you're like us, or you want to give your BB cream some extra insurance, then these SPF-infused foundations we rounded up are for you!

These aren't your old-school, heavyweight formulas — the new class of lightweight formulas also boast extra benefits for your skin. Case in point: Amorepacific's Time Response Foundation [2] ($90). The product glides on with a sheer finish and is infused with elements like green tea and bamboo sap to boost your hydration levels. We're also loving the Giorgio Armani [3] Maestro Cream Compact [4] ($64), which can be swept on as a finishing touch and mirrors the qualities of a couture fabric to fit your complexion like a glove. But the options don't end there! We rounded up our top 10 list of SPF-infused foundations to ensure that your skin stays flawless and protected all Summer long.

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Giorgio Armani Maestro Cream Compact, SPF 25

Just like Giorgio Armani [9]'s covetable dresses are tailored to flatter your curves, the label's innovative Maestro foundation [10] ($64) is meant to fit your complexion in the same way. The silky formula drew inspiration from Mr. Armani's love of ultrafine superorganza fabric, and uses a blend of argan oil, vitamin E, and lightweight waxes to ensure that the makeup is just as flexible on your skin.

Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Foundation, SPF 18

Consider this Amore Pacific foundation [11] ($90) to be a BB cream with extra insurance. The flawless finish it imparts is a preview of the effect nourishing ingredients like green tea, bamboo, and red ginseng will have on your bare skin with extended use.

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Foundation, SPF 20

Even if your beach vacation seems like a lifetime away Guerlain's Terracotta foundation [12] ($53) can help you fake a believable glow — sans orangey finish. The bronze pigments mimic the sun's rays to add a touch of warmth, but the SPF 20 infusion prevents any real-life UV damage from taking place.

Philosophy Hope in a Jar Foundation, SPF 20

In a move we've been waiting on for years, Philosophy has combined its famed Hope in a Jar [13] ($39) moisturizer with a satin finish foundation for the ultimate makeup bag must have. Even if you're running on zero sleep, one swipe imparts a luminous, refreshed appearance and shrinks even the most problematic pores to a minuscule size.

Elizabeth Arden Rx Mineral Skincare, SPF 27+

Whether you need a boost in hydration or a quick fix for your breakouts, Elizabeth Arden's mineral makeup [14] ($39, physicians only) has you covered. Each of the blendable powders target and fix your most pressing complexion issues — acne, aging, hydration, or uneven tone — and work overtime to block free radicals and environmental elements that could further irritate your skin.

Shiseido UV Protective Compact Foundation, SPF 36

Shiseido's streamlined foundation compact [15] ($36 for foundation, $8 for compact case) is small enough to tuck into your beach bag for any seaside touch-ups, and the gorgeous '70s-inspired pattern makes for a perfect accent to your printed bikini.

Bare Escentuals Bareskin Foundation, SPF 20

It's like your clean, naked skin — only better. Bare Escentuals' BareSkin Foundation [16] ($29) provides a sheer veil of coverage so that your natural complexion still peeks through and is infused with skin-friendly ingredients like vitamin C, jojoba, and lilac stem cells to target and correct imperfections below the surface.

Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation, SPF 20

Talk about beauty and brains — Josie Maran's one-size-fits-all foundation [17] ($34) takes the guesswork out of finding your perfect shade with its ability to seamlessly blend in with just about every skin tone. You'll never have to worry about that telltale makeup line again, and even better, your complexion will benefit from the hydrating infusion of pure argan oil.

Benefit Big Easy, SPF 35

Thanks to Benefit's cream-to-powder formula [18] ($38), achieving an airbrushed effect is easier than ever. The airy foundation almost melts into your skin and dries to a matte finish that won't budge, even in peak humidity.

YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation, SPF 20

What do you get when you cross a potent antiaging serum with a velvety foundation? YSL's hybrid formula [19] ($69), of course! The skin care ingredients work to correct uneven tones and improve texture, while the added dose of SPF 20 provides extra insurance against the sun's line-inducing rays.


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