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These 5 SPF Setting Sprays Protect Your Melanin and Your Makeup

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Photo Artwork: Joy Adaeze

Here in the magical world of beauty we love products that can pull double duty. Especially in the summer because when the temps rise, killing two birds with one stone can feel like a superpower. Enter SPF setting sprays. Here, sun protection and makeup setting sprays join forces to provide the perfect way to apply SPF without disrupting makeup. Our type of superhero. 

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Here’s why we’re obsessed. With all the SPF info out there, we know not to play any games when it comes to protecting our melanated skin. But if you’re wearing a full face of makeup and heading outdoors for long periods of time, it can seem difficult to feel fully protected from the sun’s harsh rays. That’s where sunscreens formulated for the face—and even more awesome, sunscreens designed to set your makeup—come in clutch.

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Here are our current faves we’ll be adding to cart.

HABIT Facial Sunscreen Mist SPF 38

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We were first introduced to this product during a late night marathon scroll on the beauty side of Tiktok (IYKYK) and the intrigue set in immediately. A facial sunscreen designed to go over makeup? We’re listening. HABIT Facial Mist hydrates and soothes the skin while delivering 38 SPF. Plus it’s vegan and cruelty-free with a fresh cucumber scent. 

Soleil Toujours SPF 30

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Like most beauty editors. we’re a sucker for packaging so this Soleil Toujours SPF 30 was already high in the running. What sealed the deal for us is that it contains hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin E to support and hydrate your skin after applying makeup. Soleil Tujour is hydrating, waterproof and contains aloe vera juice. Beauty and brains, we’re sold.

Pacifica Glow Baby Brightening Setting Spray SPF 45

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In its sunny orange bottle, Pacifica Glow Baby Brightening Setting Spray SPF 45 is formulated with 3-in-1 suncare, skincare, and a makeup setting spray. It contains vitamin C, sea algae, and sea minerals to hydrate and condition your skin. Imagine pulling this beauty out of your bag on a hot summer day. Epic.  

Morphe Sunsetter SPF 30 High-Protection Broad Spectrum Setting Spray

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Morphe’s SPF setting spray received almost 5 stars so we were immediately interested to see what sets (pun intended) it apart from the rest. And we were impressed by the findings. This setting spray goes the extra mile by protecting the skin against sun, blue light, daily environmental stressors, all with a simple spritz over your makeup. Plus it’s lightweight. Oh, we’re definitely interested. 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios UV Correct SPF70 Face Sunscreen with Niacinamide

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La Roche-Posay is a trusted name when it comes to sunscreen protection so we were immediately excited. Although not technically a makeup setting spray, it’s almost 5-star rating earned its spot on the list. This product is meant to be used on the face and is formulated with niacinamide to help visibly fade discoloration. La Roche-Posay also contains a powerful antioxidant complex that helps protect skin from free radicals caused by UV rays.  

You’ve heard all about our favorite SPF setting sprays. Which ones catching your eye for summer?

Joy Adaeze | Reflect Beauty author
Joy Adaeze

Joy Adaeze is a Nigerian-American Beauty and Style Editor, Content Creator, and Social Media Manager based in NYC. Her writing credits include ESSENCE, Huffington Post, Hello Beautiful, PopSugar, NY Mag’s The Cut as well as her personal style blog: www.JoyLovesFashion.com, which she created in 2009. You can find her on IG and TikTok: @joy_adaeze.

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