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Tuesday 19 June 2018

Reapplying SPF Over Makeup - Can it be done?!

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One of the most important questions posed to mankind - can you re-apply SPF over makeup?! Ok maybe I’m exaggerating slightly but we all know how important it is to wear SFP, right?! Now I’ll admit over the years I’ve certainly been an SPF offender - I’ve not re-applied after swimming, I’ve not worn a high enough factor and even not worn any at all! *shudders* 

Now I always make sure I have SPF liberally applied before I leave the house. But, and it’s a big but, we all know SPF degrades throughout the day, gets rubbed off, sweated off etc, so we should be reapplying it every 2 hours. I don’t know about you but I think it’s a pretty big ask to reapply that often! Especially if you have makeup on! It’s not like you can rub a cream over your makeup is it!

So began the hunt for a holy grail SPF that I could apply on top of makeup! 

The first product I bought was Touch In Sol Pang Pang Sun Cutting Powder SPF 30 PA+++. This is a translucent powder that you can apply as a makeup setting powder or use throughout the day for touch ups if you’re oily. I bought this from Cult Beauty for £20. Touch in Sol are a Korean brand. The powder comes in a round container with a press to apply sponge applicator. The powder is meant to go into the sponge when you depress it for easy application. Sadly I couldn’t get it to work! So I applied it with a Fenty touch up brush that I carry with me anyway. It applies and blends well. It does however leave a slight white cast. Luckily I’m super pale so it pretty much blends in. The powder definitely helps control oil. They re’s no fragrance. All in all it’s a great product to have with you and touch up your makeup and SPF at the same time! The only thing I’m not too sure about is how effective the sun protection actually is. With a cream SPF you’re advised to apply a generous amount to ensure adequate protection. I don’t know if this applies to SPF in powder form but as it’s very finely milled you can probably have a decent level of protection from a fine layer of powder. 
In summary; Pros - Controls oil, high level of protection. Cons - messy to apply, white cast. I’d give it 7/10. 

The second SPF I’ve tested is Kokuryudo - Privacy UV Face Mist SPF 50+ PA++++ which I ordered from YesStyle for £10.84. It promises to top up your SPF throughout the day by spritzing a fine mist over your makeup. It’s also moisturising. I’ve given this mist a good testing during hot weather. It’s portable and easy to apply. It’s a fab fine pump mist so doesn’t disturb your makeup at all. It quickly dries, leaving no residue. There’s no fragrance. I can’t sing it’s praises enough! 
In summary; Pros - easy to apply, high protection, no white cast, doesn’t disturb makeup, great value. Cons - none!! 10/10!

The third product I’ve tried is Garnier Moisture Bomb Multi Protecting Hydrating Mist SPF 30. I chose this as part of my Latest In Beauty monthly subscription box, but it’s also sold from Boots and Superdrug for £10. This product is designed to be sprayed over makeup to protect and hydrate. It’s an aerosol type spray so you have to ensure you shake it first else just air comes out! It’s a compact can. It doesn’t feel like there is much product in it. It applies well but I found it incredibly greasy. It basically left a layer of oil sat on my face that you can’t rub in! Not great. It’s also quite strongly fragranced. 
Summary; Pros - portable, high level of protection. Cons - greasy, will run out quickly, strong scent. 2/10. 

So there’s a clear winner - well done Kokuryudo! K-Beauty wins again! What’s your go to SPF?


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