This Influencer's Hack for Applying Sunscreen on Top of Makeup Is a Game Changer
Australian Beauty influencer Hannah English calls herself the sunscreen Queen, and thanks to this genius beauty hack, we will happily bow down! I was first alerted to her skillful ways when I interviewed the founders of Aussie sunscreen brand Ultra Violette, and they mentioned that Hannah had found a way to re-apply her SPF during the day without ruining her makeup. After a little digging I found her Instagram tutorial in her highlights and boy did she deliver.
Hannah applies a drop of the Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF50 Luminising Sun Serum to the flat side of her Juno & Co. Microfiber Velvet Sponge and slowly begins to dab and press the sunscreen around the high points her face, "this sponge doesn't absorb like a Beautyblender would, so it just presses it back into your skin, so you're not gonna lose product because obviously, we want to get as much sun protection as we can."
English is careful to avoid using a dragging motion so she doesn't take off her foundation, just gently dabbing until it's completely blended into her skin. At one point she shows the camera her sponge and how it's hardly pulled off any of her foundation, "my foundation's still intact; no redness has come through from underneath," she says.
"I do lose my blush and bronzer, though." A problem easily solved by reapplying them over her new layer of sunscreen. Hannah is left with a nice, dewy, sun-protected finish, sans white sheen.
Of course this doesn't guarantee full, long term sun-protection for a day out in the direct sun light, but it does provide a nice solution to your usual midday re-application struggles.