How to Use Sunscreen Under Your Makeup

When you go to the races, you will inevitably be exposed to the elements, and most of all, the sun. Now, we all like a good tan, but too much is damaging to the skin, and will make you look older than you really are! Headpieces aren’t all that useful, either (unless you’re wearing a gigantic hat). The solution? Sunscreen. 

In part 2 of our interview with makeup artist extraordinaire and my good friend Narelle Hall, she teaches us how to properly use sunblock under makeup to avoid that chalky look.

Sunscreen is the number 1 protection against ageing and should be a part of everyone’s daily skincare routine. When out in the elements all day long, I believe you should use an individual sunscreen even if your foundation/ moisturiser has a sunscreen in it also.

As a rule when layering products on your face, always start with the lightest creams/ serums first and finish with the thickest. So using that as a guideline, your sunscreen should be the last cream you put on before your foundation. To avoid that white, chalky look, always use a sun cream designed for the face. These are not as thick as the ones meant for the body and therefore much easier to blend into your face. 

My 3 best picks are:

La Roche-Posay 50+


Not only does this product give you 50+ protection, it also comes in a BB cream with 3 different tones – making it impossible to leave a white, chalky residue.

Arbonne Liquid Sunshine SPF 30


This vegan, mineral sunscreen protects against UVA/ UVB rays, has a very lightweight moisturising formula, making it easy to blend into your skin.

Osmosis Protect SPF30


Ultra sheer and offering long lasting protection, Protect is also a vegan and gluten free product, plus it’s lightly hydrating at the same time.

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