Reapply sunscreen over foundation with this hack
Reapplying sunscreen over makeup is not only tricky, but rarely done. While we know the deep importance of staying protected in the sun, most of the time we won’t top up our sunblock once foundation has been applied – it’s a task often put in the “too hard” basket. Lack of knowledge is to blame, with many of us not having the slightest idea of how to do it without messing up the makeup we already have on.
As reported by Allure, blogger Hannah English’s hack for reapplying sunscreen over foundation could very well change all this. Considering how prone we are to burning here in New Zealand, it might be wise to take notes.
While her preferred sunscreen isn’t essential to the method, the tool she uses is – and the good news is it’s available to buy here.
"This sponge doesn't absorb like a Beautyblender would, so it just presses it back into your skin, so you're not gonna lose product because obviously, we want to get as much sun protection as we can,” Hannah explains.
With her go-to foundation It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40 already applied from the morning, she applies sunscreen to the dry sponge and pats it into her skin, careful to use a dotting rather than dragging motion. “A little at a time is key to not ruin your foundation.”
She uses Queen Screen SPF 50+ Lightweight Sun Serum, however you could easily use a different product – just make sure it’s a thin, liquid formula.
"My foundation's still intact; no redness has come through from underneath," she says. "I do lose my blush and bronzer, though." Hannah fixes this by simply reapplying over the sunscreen.
The result? Skin that's fresh and glowy without looking like you've lost any coverage.
Main photo: @taylor_hill
Do you think you will try this hack?