Makeup Monday: Sunscreen That Stays Put Under Makeup, Even on The Sweatiest Days

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Celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh, who keeps Reese Witherspoon and Chloe Grace Mortez looking fresh, notes that the products are paparazzi flash-proof, too.

Take a hint from that smear across your phone screen: It's not easy to wear foundation and sunscreen during the height of hot summer weather and have it all stay in place.

But there's a new sunscreen that's being hashtagged by celebrity makeup artists as a solution.

Mai Quynh, makeup artist to Chloe Grace Moretz and Reese Witherspoon, and Kirin Bhatty, who counts Freida Pinto and Kate Upton as clients, swear by La Prairie’s Cellular Swiss UV Protection Veil SPF 50. The artists both love the light-weight texture and wearability, even under makeup, for red carpet or outdoor press appearances.


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“There's no white cast so it's great for all skin tones,” says Bhatty, who takes into consideration the flashbulbs and cameras when prepping her actresses. “My clients don’t feel weighed down by the product.” She adds, “It’s so lightweight and hydrating that makeup just glides right on top.”

The La Prairie product claims to do double duty as an anti-aging formula as well as sun protection. According to the company, it inhibits melanin production, improves skin clarity and makes skin’s appearance brighter and more even.

So, essentially, more skincare out of just one layer, which could be a real bonus during the sweltering heat.

Given that this is a do-it-all product and that La Prairie is as luxurious a beauty line as it gets, the Cellular Swiss UV Protection Veil SPF 50 will run you $185 at for the 1.7 FL Oz tube.

Here are a few more non-greasy, sweat-proof options for keeping skin protected and that phone screen clear — at all price points.

Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen

Weightless SPF that blends effortlessly leaving a matte, pore-less finish.
($68 at


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EVE LOM?Daily Protection + SPF 50

Quickly absorbs into skin while brightening complexion and evening out skin tone.
($90 at


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ZO Skin Health Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30

A sun protection system that shields skin from UVA/UVB and HEV (high energy visible) light, and IR-A (infrared rays), all while smoothing skin and minimizing the look of lines and wrinkles. It’s also a primer, leaving skin ready for makeup.
($65 at


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H2O+ Waterbright Radiating Moisturizer SPF 35

A sunscreen that brightens the skin and adds radiance, courtesy of vitamin C.
($54 at


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Beautycounter Protect Stick Sunscreen

Free of toxic chemicals, this sweet smelling sunscreen stick is easy to control when applying to different areas of the face.


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