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6 SPF Sprays That Won't Ruin Your Makeup

AKA protection without any sacrifices.

Design by Betsy Farrell

The catch-22 when it comes to sunscreen is that applying, and then reapplying it, through the day can be at odds with our makeup. The wrong formula can turn your second-skin foundation application into a cakey, pastey nightmare. Thankfully, a slew of cutting-edge SPF sprays are solving this conundrum–with some even doubling as setting sprays. To ensure that your skin and face beat are well taken care of this spring/summer, stock up on one of these protective mists.

Coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF30

This SPF 30 formula is 70% certified organic (AKA great for sensitive skin) and will seal your face beat in with a lightweight matte-finish. 

Coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF30, $36; sephora.com.

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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Sheer Mineral Sun Spray SPF 50

This sheer, water-resistant formula is completely sweatproof, even staying put and providing UVA/UVB protection after 40 minutes of activity. 

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Sheer Mineral Sun Spray SPF 50, $42; sephora.com.

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Hampton Sun SPF 55 Continuous Mist

If you'll be out in the sun or on the beach, this formula uses a special emollient, Polycrylene, for water resistance. Plus, it's also got a slew of skin-fortifying vitamins and calming aloe vera extract. 

Hampton Sun SPF 55 Continuous Mist, $32; hamptonsuncare.com.

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AmorePacific Resort Collection Sun Protection Mist Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

This ultra-lightweight sun protection is infused with two powerful K-beauty ingredients: Soothing Matsutake mushroom and hydrating bamboo sap that also cools the skin.

AmorePacific Resort Collection Sun Protection Mist Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen, $32; sephora.com.

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Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50

This 3-in-1, non-greasy SPF 50 spray sets makeup without disturbing it, controls shine, and shields the skin against photoaging with SPF 50. 

Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50, $28; sephora.com.

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Shieseido Ultimate Sun Protection Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

This whisper-light, non-sticky veil provides broad spectrum UV protection with xylitol, which helps the skin retain its natural moisture and boosts levels of hyaluronic acid.

Shieseido Ultimate Sun Protection Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, $36; ulta.com.

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