The best primers and foundations with spf protection!

by 40+Style

The best primers and foundations with spf protection!

Summer has started and you are feeling the heat. Have you checked if you’re wearing enough SPF protection? Do you know if you have enough protection with just your foundation?

We all know about wearing sunscreen, but do we have enough in our daily makeup to combat those harmful UV rays?

The most important thing to look out for when choosing a foundation is whether the foundation contains SPF protection. Most foundations do include SPF protection, although it may be very limited.

However, that doesn’t mean you will have to apply sunscreen on top or change your foundation. It just means that you need to apply an SPF Primer before applying your foundation.

When purchasing foundations with SPF and SPF Primers, you are better off investing in a trusted product, rather than wearing cheaper versions. It’s your skin after all!

Here are some of the best makeup products with SPF.

Recommended SPF Primers

Recommended SPF Foundations

Do you use primer and / or foundation? What are your favorite brands?


Kelly is 40+Style’s makeup and beauty expert writer. She is a professional makeup artist currently residing in Singapore. For more information or bookings contact her through her website.

1 Patti

I’m using L’Oreal’s Miracle Blur as primer and sunscreen (spf 30), often I don’t add anything over it except blush. Good list here!

2 Renee

Thank you for this list. I had 2 spots of basal cell carcinoma removed from my nose this year at the age of 44. I am very fair, and while I haven’t tried to “tan” since my teens, I should have taken better care of my skin in my 20s and 30s. Wear your SPF, ladies!


I am using the Laura Mercier primer and I love it ! Great post!
x Nina

4 Greetje Kamminga

Foundation is something I never use. Strange but true.

5 Pam (Grey is the New Black)

I use Mineral Fusions spf 40 moisturizer as my base. I love it.

6 Elaine

I have very fair skin with freckles so sun protection is a must for me. For a number of years I have used Clinique Super City Block Broad Spectrum 40 SPF, a tinted product, for everyday. When I want more coverage I have used Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation SPF 37 with Shiseido pressed powerSPF 30 however they offer a limited number of shades and lately the Light shade I’ve been using for years is looking kind of yellow on my skin. Recently I tried Clinique Moisture Surge SPF 15 foundation with the Super City Block and am pleased with the results. Good coverage and color match but very sheer. Does not look like I’m wearing foundation.

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