If there’s one essential beauty buy for summer, it’s got to be a great sunscreen—protect yourself, pretty please! In our quest to sun-proof our cosmetics arsenal, we turned to the industry’s top makeup artists to dish on their favorite products containing SPF. Take their advice and enjoy the summer sun face first, letting these standout formulas offer up their best defense from this season’s scorching rays.
Institut Esthederm Photo Reverse Body Spray, $82
"I swear by the Photo Reverse collection—its high protection formula helps guard my skin from the harmful effects of the sun so I feel confident that my skin won’t be damaged when I'm relaxing on holiday."
Estée Lauder DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme, $48
"For models, during shoots with strong light, humidity and high heat, this product is great. It’s light so your skin can breathe or sweat if it needs to. It’s a great summer cream."
Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation, $66
"This foundation has a special blend of SPF 20, vitamins & minerals to keep the look perfect all day long. It seamlessly adjusts to the skin, providing a velvety matte finish, while keeping the skin’s natural radiance."
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, $42
"The formula offers broad-spectrum sun protection with a SPF 30, compared to the usual 20 or 15 seen in other tinted moisturizers, which makes this a must-have for summer."
Clé de Peau Beauté UV Protection Cream SPF 50, $120
“I like to use this year round—it is incredibly protective & hydrating but also has such a luxurious texture that creates the perfect base for makeup that is neither too dewy or too matte.”
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation, $13
Esteemed makeup artist McGrath is fond of this Covergirl foundation—works overtime as a primer, foundation & concealer in addition to providing SPF 20 coverage. Quadruple threat? We think yes.