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Old 08-14-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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Anyone else have trouble wearing foundation over sunscreen? I put on the sunscreen, let it dry, then add my normal foundation, and it all ends up looking too light. Am I supposed to wear darker foundation to compensate for the pale color of the sunscreen? The foundation I have looks perfect on its own.
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Does your foundation have sunscreen already? Most do -- I had the hardest time finding a foundation without sunscreen because I don't want those chemicals on my face every day.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:05 PM
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Location: MA/NH
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Try a different sunscreen?

Ohiogirl81 - I read in O magazine that the spf numbers on those sunscreen foundations are very misleadingly high as the testing labs use a very thick application in their tests. And no one wears that thick a coating of foundation on their face.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I use Clinique city block sunscreen It seems to have a very, very light tint to it. So usually, I don't even need to apply foundation over there. When I do, it doesn't seem to make it lighter or darker.
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I don't use sunscreen on my face unless it's a day on the lake/beach, etc. when I'm not wearing makeup - for makeup use: I use an oil-free moisturizer w/sunscreen and then foundation - no color change at all.
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Helena, MT
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Why not just get a moisturizer with sunscreen in it? It will be much lighter and your makeup will go on easily. I usually wear a moisturizer with sunscreen and then makeup with sunscreen just to cover my bases.
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Most makeups have sunscreen built in. Unless I'm headed to the pool, I don't add anything extra to my foundation. If the sun can get through concealer, foundation, powder, and blush---more power to it!
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Try a different sunscreen?

Ohiogirl81 - I read in O magazine that the spf numbers on those sunscreen foundations are very misleadingly high as the testing labs use a very thick application in their tests. And no one wears that thick a coating of foundation on their face.
Yes, I have heard this too--that the sunscreen in foundation is probably NOT enough in and of itself for most women because of just the reason you mentioned.
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:16 AM
 
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Thanks, everyone! Looks like I'm the only one having this problem, so I'll try experimenting with other sunscreens (or other foundations). Or I could just wear a hat!
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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I use DHC #30 sunscreen, then Garden Botanika foundation primer, Garden Botanika foundation & concealer. This seems to work well for me. Try some different products until you find the one that works for you.
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