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explain sun-protection and make up routine to me please

(5 Posts)
Whenisitmysleepytime Wed 29-Jun-11 09:13:34

i'm a relatively new convert to wearing makeup on a regular basis but am now struggling to match it up with make up.
on saturday i just had moisturiser with spf 15 and foundation on top but i felt the effects of the sun. (not burnt just a bit pink as i stayed in shade with 2 month old dd)

talk me through how you do it - sun cream makes my skin feel greasy and moisturiser, suncream, foundation feels like too many layers.

TIA! smile

TattyDevine Wed 29-Jun-11 09:24:28

You need MAC's prep and prime SPF 50+.

So, wash your face or wipe it or whatever you do in the morning (I just do a quick wipe around with toner)

If putting on makeup straight away, and you don't have dry skin, apply your MAC primer 50+, and then your makeup.

If you aren't doing your makeup till later, you could do a quick dab of some not too greasy moisturiser, then use the MAC primer later when you do your makeup.

The primer is oil absorbing and de greasing and skin caring and 50+ SPF and kills many birds with one stone.

TattyDevine Wed 29-Jun-11 09:25:39

This bad boy

Rassy Wed 29-Jun-11 11:20:42

Tatty A few questions! Does the primer last all day or do you need to top it up during the day? Also, what is the difference between this and the Clinque City Block? Thanks!

TracyK Wed 29-Jun-11 11:26:09

Dermalogica Pure Light spf 30 is also good for under foundation. I used it instead of moisturiser and it gave me a nice 'brightness' to my skin. Think it may take away some previous pigmentations (?) too.
I may try that MAC stuff tho Tatty as it is way cheaper than the Dermalogica one.
Don't really need it though - only sat out 2 days since the beginning of April - been pissing down ever since - grrrrrrr.
I used to use City Block and liked it - it's got some colour in it - so more like a tinted moisturiser. But I used last years bottle recently and it gave me a bad rash - so it may have gone off. I find it a bit heavier and geasier that Pure Light.

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