In the winter, wearing
sunscreen is easy: Your skin is dry, so it melts right in, and you’re good to go. But summer isn’t so simple, especially if you like to layer your products as much as we do. From chalky white lotions to thick, sticky formulas and annoying products that pill, sunscreen can really mess with your makeup. It also has a tendency to sit on your skin and create a sweaty-looking sheen.
If your crappy
sunscreen is sabotaging your glow, read on for 10 perfectly sheer, lightweight formulas that feel like nothing on your skin and mix flawlessly with makeup. Read more from Yahoo Style + Beauty:
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This clear formula feels like velvet on your skin, hydrates dry areas, and smoothes uneven skin, all while feeling super-lightweight.
Cover FX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen SPF 30, $44. (Photo: Sephora)
If sunscreen chemicals weird you out, Coola should be your go-to. This clear formula is vegan, cruelty free, non-GMO, and uses stem cells from iris, white lily, and honeysuckle to help repair damage. Major plus: It smells like a bouquet without using synthetic fragrances.
Coola Dawn Patrol Classic Primer SPF 30, $42. (Photo: Coola)
This sunscreen works to fill in lines, combat signs of aging, and protect against harmful UV rays by using a clear gel formula that makes your skin look airbrushed, even without makeup.
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $65. (Photo: Murad)
This lightweight, liquid formula melts into skin instantly and works well when layered with other products. Plus, you can skip an extra skincare step, thanks to its serum element.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios AOX Daily Antioxidant Serum with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $42. (Photo: La Roche-Posay)
This clear gel primer with SPF 30 is created specifically to look perfect under makeup, and it gets bonus points for protecting against pollution damage.
Urban Decay Urban Defense Complexion Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $34. (Photo: Urban Decay)
The sunscreen found in every “it girl” routine leaves you with a dewy, not oily, look using a perfectly sheer gel formula. It melts into skin, feels cooling in the heat, and improves texture. Need we say more?
Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35, $34. (Photo: Glossier)
Feels like any other lightweight facial oil but works like a sunscreen. This product is perfect as the last step in your skincare routine before makeup, and it looks dewy and hydrated when worn alone.
L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Facial Oil SPF 30, $20. (Photo: L’Oréal)
If you’re a sports sunscreen diehard, this is the perfect natural formula for you. Its clear gel formula is water resistant up to 80 minutes, and it’s quick-drying, nongreasy, and forgoes all the scary chemicals found in most sports sunscreens.
Bare Republic Clearscreen Sport Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $14. (Photo: Bare Republic)
This mineral sunscreen also protects from pollution damage and blue-light damage from devices. And its thin, quickly-melting formula smells subtly floral.
Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $65. (Photo: Murad)
Super Fluid may be white, but its liquid consistency melts right into your skin for a matte, hydrated finish. Plus, it’s free of oils, fragrances, parabens, and colors.
Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, $38. (Photo: Kiehl’s)