How To Wear SPF With Make-up
Hello friends! Today I want to share How To Wear SPF With Make-up and talk about the brand new product from Garnier; Ambre Solaire Over Makeup Super UV Protection Mist. This stuff is a game changer and a true summer handbag hero and it’s inspired me to share some tips and tricks on how to wear SPF with make up, because let’s be honest, it’s not as easy as it sounds!!
Your foundation SPF is not enough!
It’s true! One of the biggest misconceptions about foundations with an SPF is that it will give you all the protection you need. NOT TRUE! If your foundation has an SPF 50 built into it, it’s usually enough for the winter months, but not summer, Why? Because you wear such a light layer of foundation you don’t get enough of a SPF coating on your face, plus you still need to reapply SPF, and it’s unlikely you will reapply your foundation multiple times a day. Don’t get me wrong, a foundation with SPF is good for winter, but it’s not enough for summer. You need more! Think of SPF in your foundation as a bonus, but please remember it’s not enough!
Should I apply moisturizer before sunscreen?
Yes! The order should go; serum, moisturiser, SPF, foundation. The SPF should be a generous layer and personally I allow it to soak in a little before I apply foundation. If it’s a sunny day, try and reapply the SPF every 2-4 hours. If you are wearing a fairly heavy foundation and powder, it can be worrying reapplying SPF, which is where the new Ambre Solaire Over Makeup Super UV Protection Mist comes in handy. It’s specially formulated to wear under, or over make-up.
Can I skip moisturizer and use sunscreen?
Yes, many people skip moisturiser and go straight from serum to sunscreen, as the sunscreen locks in the serum and generally has a moisturising base. It obviously depends on your skin type and the SPF, but if you feel like your skin can do without moisturiser, you can skip it! Experiment and see what works best for you!
How to reapply SPF over makeup
If you wear very little make-up and tend to just apply a little lipstick, a smudge of eyeshadow and a little eyebrow pencil, then you won’t struggle to reapply your SPF without disturbing your make-up, but if you wear a little more face make-up it can be daunting applying a SPF lotion over foundation and powder. However, it is possible! Apply your first layer of SPF as your last layer of skincare – before make-up. And then apply Garnier’s Ambre Solaire Over Makeup Super UV Protection Mist over the top of your make up. Shake before use and hold about 10-20cm from your face and mist your entire face and neck. You want a good covering to give you as much sun protection as you need, so spray for about 5 continuous seconds. Reapply every 2-4 hours.
- Apply SPF as the last step of your skincare
- Consider any SPF in your skincare or foundation as a bonus
- Mist your face with Ambre Solaire Over Makeup Super UV Protection Mist over the top of make-up
- Reapply every 2-4 hours, depending on the weather and sun exposure
- Cover your entire face and neck with the mist; spraying for around 5 continuous seconds
Garnier Ambre Solaire Over Makeup Super UV Protection Mist Review
Finally, I just wanted to give you a little review of the amazing new Ambre Solaire Over Makeup Super UV Protection Mist. This product is a true summer handbag hero! It’s housed in a little can, perfect for putting in your handbag, you can quickly mist your face, chest, back of the hands-on-the-go and you don’t need to worry about checking your make-up in the mirror after you use it, it’s completely make up safe and doesn’t even need rubbing in. It’s affordable and easy to find wherever you are shopping and because it’s a nice fine mist it gets in all those nooks and crannies. Oh and if you are like me and your skin dries out in the summer under foundation, then it’s infused with Hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated, refreshed and comfortable. Speaking of which, it’s also great for sensitive skin. It’s a refreshing mist which smells clean and fresh. For the price, ease and effectiveness, it’s brilliant!
Garnier & Sustainability
When it comes to sustainability, Garnier are really doing amazing things, especially for such a huge brand! They are using more recycled and recyclable materials, more sustainable sourcing, investing and using more ‘green’ science, using more renewable energy and are approved by Cruelty Free International. But truly, this is just the top line, there’s way more that they are doing and planning for the future! It’s pretty amazing!!
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