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Problems applying make up over sun cream

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FayeTulehrer Mon 04-Jul-16 11:56:27

I seem to have a permanently shiny face because of the sun cream I apply under my make up. I've tried using different sun screens and also switched between using mineral make up and bb creams over the top but I always end up looking shiny.

Are there any tricks to minimising the shine?

Indecisivejo Mon 04-Jul-16 11:57:45

What sun cream are u using snd what have you tried?

Indecisivejo Mon 04-Jul-16 11:58:51

Also have u tried applying a lighting dusting of loose powder over the sun cream BEFORE applying your foundation/bb cream etc? May sound odd to use powder first but it is a good tip

finnmcool Mon 04-Jul-16 12:00:11

I use Neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch sunscreen factor 30 and it doesn't make me shiny.

Indecisivejo Mon 04-Jul-16 12:10:16

That was meant to say a light dusting not lighting!

Blueberryblueberry Mon 04-Jul-16 12:16:53

I use a garnier Ambre solaire face and neck cream (spf50) let it dry in and then make up on the top. It's the best I've tried, I'm v pale and wear it everyday in Summer

FayeTulehrer Mon 04-Jul-16 13:41:43

Thanks for all the tips. Currently using sun sense although was using clarins before that. Might try the dry touch stuff and the powder underneath.

PlanBwastaken Mon 04-Jul-16 13:43:54

You need Japanese sunscreen! Biore and Hada Labo are probably equally good, the latter even works as a primer. You can get them on eBay, Google for reviews first to see where to start. The difference to western brands is incredible.

LittleMysMoominMamma Mon 04-Jul-16 13:52:06

I second the rec for Japanese sunscreen, I use the Biore Watery Gel under makeup every day, it's bloody great stuff!

Absolutelynothingelse Mon 04-Jul-16 14:00:55

I've been using ultrasun for face and it works as a brilliant primer for my makeup.

Scarydinosaurs Mon 04-Jul-16 20:08:15

Dermalogica do a lovely primer that is also a sunscreen! I adore it. It's like a foam, it's so soft!

I would try Biore. It's great. No shine. I'm on about my fourth tube. Good price also.

Indecisivejo Mon 04-Jul-16 20:43:03

Just to clarify I didn't mean powder before the sun cream I meant after the sun cream and before foundation

MassiveStrumpet Mon 04-Jul-16 20:45:16

Have you tried Clinique City Block?

suchafuss Mon 04-Jul-16 21:45:36

Biore from me too!

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