The trend for makeup products that boast ingredients traditionally found in skincare has exploded in recent years, with the lines dividing these two categories becoming increasingly blurred. Such is the case with SPF makeup - there are now a plethora of makeup products available that offer sun protection to supplement your usual skincare, while still bringing their usual lash-lengthening, base-beautifying magic. To get you started with these hybrid products, we’ve curated the ones we’ll be reaching for at every social occasion this season, from weddings to boat parties, and more – for summer beauty with benefits.
Much like your skin and hair, your lashes also need protecting from the sun’s harsh rays, especially when you’re luxuriating on a boat – so opting for a mascara featuring sun protection could make all the difference to the health of your lashes this summer. Eyeko’s Beach Waterproof Mascara is one of the first SPF mascaras to hit the market, while its waterproof formulation makes it the perfect pick for a day on the high seas.
A DAY OF SPORT
Heading off to watch the cricket or to play tennis/hike/SUP with your friends this weekend? For such a casual affair, you’ll probably want to dial back your usual makeup for a more low-key, no makeup look – but that doesn’t mean eschewing makeup entirely if you don’t want to. We recently put out the word to you, dear readers, about your ride-or-die SPF favourites, and Mecca Cosmetica’s To Save Face SPF 50 seems to be a firm favourite in the comments – with good reason. It packs a powerful SPF punch, while unifying and perfecting the skin in a super subtle “lit from within” sort of way, so you can skip the foundation.
HITTING THE ROAD
Summer and road trips go together like face masks and Netflix – they’re truly a match made in heaven. But don’t forget the importance of keeping your skin protected while you’re on the road; just because you’re inside of a car doesn’t mean the sun’s harmful SPF rays can’t reach you, sadly. Don’t skimp on your usual face sunscreen (or forget to reapply it, a common rookie error) and give some TLC to your pout with a lipstick spiked with SPF. Our pick? Fresh’s cult classic Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Punch – it boasts an SPF of 15 and its suitably summery red-orange shade makes for perfect summer wearing.
These sunny months are always filled with weddings aplenty, which often see guests leave the house mid-afternoon and not stagger home before the early hours after an extravagant (and exhausting) day of celebrating, dancing and dining. Such festivities call for makeup that can go the distance – and any sun protection is an extra (highly appreciated) boon. Bare Minerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow ticks both boxes – it’ll stay put on your lids without smudging all day, while helping to protect the delicate eye area from sun damage.
A GARDEN GATHERING
What could be lovelier than a balmy afternoon spent socialising in the surrounds of a lusciously leafy garden? Not many things, TBH. And while you’re enjoying Pimm’s cocktails and canapés on the lawn, you still should keep sun protection front of mind. Keep cheeks looking chic with Dr. Perricone’s No Blush Blush for a seamlessly natural glow, which offers broad spectrum protection of SPF 30. Because after all you want your cheeks to be rosy pink, not sunburnt red.