Whether you are going on a tropical vacation or just hitting the beach, do not shy away from wearing that crucial SPF this summer.  It's a hard choice to prioritize looking your best or protecting your skin, but these days make-up companies are making products that solve that problem so you don't have to sweat it.  We have found some amazing products that will keep you protected and looking fresh all day long.  Facial mists with SPF, bb cream, and SPF foundations all provide protection against those harmful rays and can be worn along with or in the place of your make-up.  Mists are great when you are wearing a full face make-up look and do not want to mess with that.  BB Creams and SPF foundations are perfect for those days you are spending a lot of time in the sun and you still want to have some make-up look going on.  Below are our top picks.


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Pixi by Petra Sun Mist has SPF 30 and soothing chamomile and bamboo extracts.  Spray it under or over your make-up. $18 click here to shop.

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If you have fair skin and SPF 30 just doesn't cut it, try the Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF 50 make-up setting spray.  Not only does it offer great protection, it will keep your make-up look in place all day long.  Spray on whenever you need to refresh.  $38 click here to shop.

BB Creams:


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This BB Cream by Smashbox has SPF 35 and comes in 5 shades.  We love it because it has good coverage that lasts all day long.  $50 click here to shop.

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SPF Foundations:

This IPKN Moist and Firm Beauty Balm moisturizes, brightens, and gives skin a matte finish with SPF 45.  Talk about killing four birds with one stone.  $35 click here to shop. SPF Foundations:

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Eau Thermale Avene High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50 offers high protection and sheer coverage.  It's hydrating and good for sensitive skin.  $36 click here to shop.

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Hello Flawless' Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation with SPF 25 offers less protection (but still a decent amount) with a higher coverage.  $48 click here to shop.          

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