In 2019, we still live in a world where not nearly enough people use sunscreen. That's why it's so cool that more people in the beauty community are talking incorporating sunscreen and other UV-protectant products into their routines. From products with SPF to the best sunscreens for deep skin tones, more people in the beauty community are seeking out ways to protect their skin.
That's why Twitter went UP when an influencer from the Twintorials YouTube channel shared a way to reapply sunscreen to your face without messing up your makeup.
Despite how cool and convenient this sunscreen makeup tutorial looks, the viral video had estheticians on Twitter screaming on the inside because, well, it's actually not effective.
"This is truly such a minimal amount of sunscreen," Lily, a New York–based esthetician, shared. "This is SPF 60. She’s barely getting like SPF 30 with this application. And then, the beauty blender is absorbing some, so it’s even LESS. SPF setting sprays and setting powders would be more effective."
Tiara Willis, who's the founder of Makeup for WOC on Twitter and a newly licensed esthetician, also shared similar sentiments.
Willis also explained *why* sprays and powders are better options than using sunscreen on a Beautyblender.
"I've been tagged in this a few times so here are my thoughts," she wrote. "Kudos to her for wanting to reapply her sunscreen. But it's more efficacious to use powder sunscreen or sunscreen setting sprays. With those products, you can get a thicker and more even application."
"And her makeup is pretty too," Willis added.
Overall, at least this viral video got more people talking about exactly how to add sunscreen to a face with makeup *and* what the most beloved products are.
Yay for Twitter! So many people began recommending the best sunscreen products to apply after makeup! Some of the favorites are actually really affordable. Among the most frequently mentioned are Sun Care Sun Protection Mist SPF 50 ($11, Ulta), Super Goop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist With Vitamin C Broad Spectrum SPF Mini ($13, Sephora), and Tarte Tarteguard Mineral Powder Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($28, Sephora).
See? There's no excuse not to make sure you take care of your skin this summer *before* and *after* applying your makeup.